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European Encounter 20 December 2011 - 4 Jan 2012

6 Aug 2011 ShazB asked

ShazB

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?

  • 17 Nov 2011 ShazB said

    ShazB

    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 :-)

  • 17 Nov 2011 Navi07 said

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    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:)

  • 18 Nov 2011 Jessikins said

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    Im kinda freaked out by staying in the old jail in Lucerne lol

  • 18 Nov 2011 ShazB said

    ShazB

    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

  • 18 Nov 2011 Navi07 said

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    Hi shazB , my name is navi, im from joburg, where u 4rm??

  • 18 Nov 2011 Grace said

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    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?
    Grace

  • 18 Nov 2011 ShazB said

    ShazB

    Hi Navi
    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 :-)

  • 18 Nov 2011 Grace said

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    oh is there a hotel list? is this on the Contiki web page? I

  • 18 Nov 2011 Grace said

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    I know how exciting 1 month will fly by!

  • 18 Nov 2011 ShazB said

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    Hi Grace
    Got if from the agent for visa purposes. Message me your email on facebook and I’ll mail it to you :-)

  • 18 Nov 2011 Jessikins said

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    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??

  • 18 Nov 2011 Cam. W said

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    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 :/

  • 18 Nov 2011 Jessikins said

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    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!!!!!!!

  • 18 Nov 2011 Jessikins said

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    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!!!!

  • 19 Nov 2011 Navi07 said

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    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:)

  • 19 Nov 2011 Cam. W said

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    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.

  • 20 Nov 2011 Grace said

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    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.

  • 20 Nov 2011 Jessikins said

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    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..

  • 20 Nov 2011 ShazB said

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    Hi

    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 :-)

  • 20 Nov 2011 Jessikins said

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    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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