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European Getaway now possible! #232773
08/22/2020 12:23 PM
08/22/2020 12:23 PM
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Virginia wishing STJ
TomB Offline OP
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USA Travelers are you ready for a European Getaway!
The time is now!

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“Every time I open a bottle of wine, it is an amazing trip somewhere!” José Andrés
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Re: European Getaway now possible! [Re: TomB] #232774
08/22/2020 12:25 PM
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California
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Haha Tom! Saw your headline and my heart leaped!

Re: European Getaway now possible! [Re: TomB] #232786
08/22/2020 02:04 PM
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Lakewood, Colorado, USA
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Genius! Made my day. I need a good laugh so thanks for that Tom.


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-When life gives you lemons, ask for a bottle of Tequila and salt
Re: European Getaway now possible! [Re: TomB] #232797
08/22/2020 06:30 PM
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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Heading to Helen, GA in a couple months for Octoberfest. Does that count?

Re: European Getaway now possible! [Re: TomB] #232802
08/22/2020 07:39 PM
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Swing over to I-75 and Dublin is not too far off the beaten track for a stout wink


“Every time I open a bottle of wine, it is an amazing trip somewhere!” José Andrés
Re: European Getaway now possible! [Re: TomB] #232815
08/22/2020 08:23 PM
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Lake Norman, NC
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I’m a fan of a good Oktoberfest. I’ll have to look into that.

Re: European Getaway now possible! [Re: TomB] #232839
08/23/2020 04:11 AM
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U.K. and Spain
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Excellent. Could have included Birmingham in the tour as well. Let me see if I can find a photo of Birmingham, UK, that makes it look like it is worth a visit. Might not be that easy


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Birmingham does claim to have more canals than Venice` ( https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjo...ver-network/birmingham-canal-navigations ) but they are not perhaps quite as picturesque.

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Re: European Getaway now possible! [Re: TomB] #232849
08/23/2020 07:59 AM
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Haaaa!!!! You did get my attention!! We had lunch with my mom in Berlin two weeks ago!!

Re: European Getaway now possible! [Re: TomB] #232858
08/23/2020 09:29 AM
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Central Florida!
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Tom--there is a Paris in Virginia also. Dear friends of ours, Jim and Mary Ruos, lived near there. Jim has passed, unfortunately, but it always gave us kind of a giggle to travel to Paris..


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Re: European Getaway now possible! [Re: Jeannius] #232873
08/23/2020 10:59 AM
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I lived and worked just outside of Birmingham for a while and it is certainly worth a visit. I wish that they spoke English there, though... Their native language is "Brommie" which bears only a superficial resemblance to what we consider to be modern English. I got along well after a bit, but will not forget listening to the night watchman at the place I was working (next to Spaghetti Junction) tell me a story for at least 10 minutes and not understanding a single sentence. But I nodded my head at the appropriate pauses and that seemed to satisfy him.


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Re: European Getaway now possible! [Re: TomB] #232879
08/23/2020 11:40 AM
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road town
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Brommie is spoken in a Minor key in England one of the only accents to do so, its why it grinds you to listen to them

Re: European Getaway now possible! [Re: sleepychef] #232894
08/23/2020 03:00 PM
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Is that right? Never knew why it sounds so unpleasant and, as Zanshin said, unintelligible, just know that it does. Funnily enough, the neighbouring Black Country accent sounds quite pleasant although equally as hard to understand.

I'm a Scouser and my home city's accent divides opinions. It can sound wonderful but also pretty horrible and be difficult to understand. Having left at 8 years old though and lived in several different parts of England (and the BVI for a couple of years) my accent is pretty hard to identify.


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