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European Encounter 20 December 2011 - 4 Jan 2012
Hello is anyone going or considering going on this tour. I've booked alreay and would like to get to know others going on this tour?
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Welcome Vince and Explorer from Canada. So far your the only non South African and Australian we know off on this tour.
just over a month to go guys – I need to start packing :-)
Hi everyone!! il also be doing this tour, il be solo coming from S.A..
looking forward to it as it is my 1st time going overseas:)
Im kinda freaked out by staying in the old jail in Lucerne lol
hi Explorer 1319341 where about in SA are you from? your name?
Lol Jess at least we’ll have a big group it should be an cool experience. dont worry worse case we just wont sleep lol
Hi shazB , my name is navi, im from joburg, where u 4rm??
Hey Jess and Shaz- How do you know we are staying in an old jail? do you have itinerary? that will be scary but cool!
Hello Navi are you all packed and ready?
I’m from Durbs.
Hi Grace – I think Jess probably googled the hotels off the hotel list. I also rem seeing something like that wen I googled the places but that was ages ago.
One month to go now :-)
oh is there a hotel list? is this on the Contiki web page? I
I know how exciting 1 month will fly by!
Got if from the agent for visa purposes. Message me your email on facebook and I’ll mail it to you :-)
Hey guys!! I got it from my contiki package?? From the travel agent!? Some hotels are great some so so.. So true it will be good with a big group of us. But we’re there two nights!!!! Do u want me to write the hotels here??
I can’t wait for the gaol. And yeah Jess it’s a good idea for those who haven’t got their brochure yet :)
only 25 more days I’m getting fairly excited all though I’ve still got to go work and save all of my cash for spending now :/
Ok here it is:
Amsterdam 2 nights hotel ibis schiphol
St goar 1 night hotel montag st goar
Lucerne 2 nights lowengraben jail hotel Lucerne
Innsbruck 1night hotel Dollinger
Venice 1 night air motel mestre
Rome 2 nights park Roma cassia hotel Roma
Florence 1 night hotel nil Florence
Nice 2 nights du midi hotel nice
Lyon 1 night chateau de fontager serves sur rhone
Paris 2 nights kyriad hotel port D’ivry hotel
There we go!!!! Innsbruck Rome and Paris hotels I thought were the best the other are good and the jail still freaks me out lol come one TWO NIGHTS!! Lol sure this trip is gonna be lots of fun!!!!!!!
Lol cam I need am saving for spending money now too. I’ve become so stingy I won’t go out or do anything cos I keep tellih myself that money would be better towards Europe. It’s such – boring life at the moment!!!!
Thats cool shazb so we both from sa:) who else is 4rm S.a??Hi Grace, not ready yet, still busy writing exams so il get ready when im done with exams:)
The jail sounds really cool, im xcited:)
Can anyone please tell me for which country do we get the schengen visa for, is it france?? im abit confused:)
Sick Jess thanks for that. And I’m completely the opposite. I had the money but I spent it all going out :/ so no I’ve gotta work again.
Nav sorry but I’ve got no clue ‘bout the schengen visa, or what it is either. Hope Aussies don’t need ’em.
The Venice hotel is not on the island of Venice so that will be interesting. Thanks for putting them up Jess :) Cam I am not 100% sure if we need them but I do not think so. I am contacting some offices tomorrow but on trip advised it says Australia’s are exempted.
No Aussies don’t need it :) and that’s ok not a problem. Haha cam that is extremely bad of you!!! I’m being such a tight ass… Keep telling myself that if I suffer now I’ll have so much more fun in Europe!!!! Oh is it not on the island Of Venice… That’s interesting..
You Aussies are lucky its such a schlep getting the VIsa’s. We need to get a UK & a Schengen Visa.
Navi we need to apply via the French Embassy. Did you get your UK visa yet?
Hmmmh was looking forward to Venice and we only spending 1 night there.
I’ve also tightenened the purse strings & with our Rand being so weak we need to save up quite a bit for Europe. Jess I can totally relate. I think to myself do I really need this or would I rather be spening that money in Europe…..lol
Guess what guys? Exactly one month to go :-)
Glad im not the only one… Michael isn’t concerned about money at all which concerns me more!!!! Oh that’s so exciting can’t believe how quickly it’s going…
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