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DAFINADafina posted on trina's (trina) profile

Thanks Trina for all the great info. I'll be going on my European Magic Winter Tour in exactly 5 Days!!! (12/5/13-12/15/13) I swear it hasn't hit me yet that I'll be going to 7 countries (London,England, Amsterdamn,Netherlands, Rhine Valley & Munich,Germany, Venice,Italy, Lucerne,Switzerland, and Paris,France)...yeah I think after I go out and buy winter clothes and have to pack all this shyt is when it will finally hit me! LoL. Anywayz I just have to ask when you went on your European Magic Tour on 5/25/12 did u really go to all the places you had listed on your 'Must-See Must Do List" Did U arrive early like a few days to see all things in London? If not, What would U suggest the top 3 or 4 things from each country to do? I'm also going during the winter time ( I know sucks) but as far as clothes, would u say u over packed? If u didn't what did u take with U? What did U wish U had taken or not taken? I'm sorry I'm asking sooo many questions but I'm tryin to get a feel of what Important stuff I need to take & what stuff I shouldn't take. I definitely want 2 make sure I have enough space in my suitcase for souvenirs. Please tell me if what I've purchased soo far is good. Mini First-Aid Kit, Allergy/Antihistamine, Naproxen, Bismuth or Pepto Bismo Tabs, Bisacodyl or Laxative, hey u never know!, Imodium AD or anti-diarrheal tabs, Simethicone or Mylanta Gas relief...Like I said U never know!! LoL. and Emergen-C or Airborne Immune packets (to add to water) and my usual multi-vitamins and personal wipes. I know I heard of the famous "Contiki Cough" that's why I bought a lot of the otc products...a.k.a. medicine cabinet. Will Not forget the Hand Sanitizer...I heard U want to have that and is it true U want 2 bring toiliet tissue??? I seen a lot of people say they wish they had brought that....hmmm???? Well if there is anything else I missed, Please do enlighten me. If I don't get a response back from, I totally understand given I'm asking these questions at the last minute....LoL. :-)

Posted 10 months ago

DAFINADafina posted on trina's (trina) profile

Thanks Trina for all the great info. I'll be going on my European Magic Winter Tour in exactly 5 Days!!! (12/5/13-12/15/13) I swear it hasn't hit me yet that I'll be going to 7 countries (London,England, Amsterdamn,Netherlands, Rhine Valley & Munich,Germany, Venice,Italy, Lucerne,Switzerland, and Paris,France)...yeah I think after I go out and buy winter clothes and have to pack all this shyt is when it will finally hit me! LoL. Anywayz I just have to ask when you went on your European Magic Tour on 5/25/12 did u really go to all the places you had listed on your 'Must-See Must Do List" Did U arrive early like a few days to see all things in London? If not, What would U suggest the top 3 or 4 things from each country to do? I'm also going during the winter time ( I know sucks) but as far as clothes, would u say u over packed? If u didn't what did u take with U? What did U wish U had taken or not taken? I'm sorry I'm asking sooo many questions but I'm tryin to get a feel of what Important stuff I need to take & what stuff I shouldn't take. I definitely want 2 make sure I have enough space in my suitcase for souvenirs. Please tell me if what I've purchased soo far is good. Mini First-Aid Kit, Allergy/Antihistamine, Naproxen, Bismuth or Pepto Bismo Tabs, Bisacodyl or Laxative, hey u never know!, Imodium AD or anti-diarrheal tabs, Simethicone or Mylanta Gas relief...Like I said U never know!! LoL. and Emergen-C or Airborne Immune packets (to add to water) and my usual multi-vitamins and personal wipes. I know I heard of the famous "Contiki Cough" that's why I bought a lot of the otc products...a.k.a. medicine cabinet. Will Not forget the Hand Sanitizer...I heard U want to have that and is it true U want 2 bring toiliet tissue??? I seen a lot of people say they wish they had brought that....hmmm???? Well if there is anything else I missed, Please do enlighten me. If I don't get a response back from, I totally understand given I'm asking these questions at the last minute....LoL. :-)

Posted 10 months ago

DAFINADafina posted on trina's (trina) profile

Thanks Trina for all the great info. I'll be going on my European Magic Winter Tour in exactly 5 Days!!! (12/5/13-12/15/13) I swear it hasn't hit me yet that I'll be going to 7 countries (London,England, Amsterdamn,Netherlands, Rhine Valley & Munich,Germany, Venice,Italy, Lucerne,Switzerland, and Paris,France)...yeah I think after I go out and buy winter clothes and have to pack all this shyt is when it will finally hit me! LoL. Anywayz I just have to ask when you went on your European Magic Tour on 5/25/12 did u really go to all the places you had listed on your 'Must-See Must Do List" Did U arrive early like a few days to see all things in London? If not, What would U suggest the top 3 or 4 things from each country to do? I'm also going during the winter time ( I know sucks) but as far as clothes, would u say u over packed? If u didn't what did u take with U? What did U wish U had taken or not taken? I'm sorry I'm asking sooo many questions but I'm tryin to get a feel of what Important stuff I need to take & what stuff I shouldn't take. I definitely want 2 make sure I have enough space in my suitcase for souvenirs. Please tell me if what I've purchased soo far is good. Mini First-Aid Kit, Allergy/Antihistamine, Naproxen, Bismuth or Pepto Bismo Tabs, Bisacodyl or Laxative, hey u never know!, Imodium AD or anti-diarrheal tabs, Simethicone or Mylanta Gas relief...Like I said U never know!! LoL. and Emergen-C or Airborne Immune packets (to add to water) and my usual multi-vitamins and personal wipes. I know I heard of the famous "Contiki Cough" that's why I bought a lot of the otc products...a.k.a. medicine cabinet. Will Not forget the Hand Sanitizer...I heard U want to have that and is it true U want 2 bring toiliet tissue??? I seen a lot of people say they wish they had brought that....hmmm???? Well if there is anything else I missed, Please do enlighten me. If I don't get a response back from, I totally understand given I'm asking these questions at the last minute....LoL. :-)

Posted 10 months ago

Default_avatarExplorer1201960 posted on trina's (trina) profile

Hi Trina, How was the trip!!??? What did you end up doing? any suggestions? Do you think there is time to see Rheinfels castle in st goar? Thanks! -Hayley

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    it was AMAZING! We didn't have time to see Rheinfels castle in St. Goar. You get To Urbar (where you're actually staying) about late afternoon, have dinner, go to wine-tasting, go to this cliff overlooking the river (amazing views) then before you know it, the night is over. We left early morning after breakfast to go to St Goar to check out the beer stein, Birkenstock and cuckoo clock stores for about 2 hours then off we went to Innsbruck. Crazy schedule but def worth it.

HariHari posted on trina's (trina) profile

hmm.. I'm impressed with the list of places u suggested for London!! U left off one significant place! "Madame Tussaud's museum" .. Don't miss it!!

Posted over 2 years ago

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I'm going on my first ever trip to Europe in 6 days! After 5 months of obsessively searching the internet for must-see's and must-do's during my time there, here is the list I've come up with. Any tips/corrections/additions will be greatly appreciated. Hope this helps! ; ) P.S. The places mentioned are in no particular order. LONDON 1) Trafalgar Square - Nelson’s Column, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Strand 2) Piccadilly Circus - Eros Statue 3) Leicester Square - caricature artists, “Theatreland” sign, celebrity handprints 4) West End 5) British Museum - Rosetta Stone, Elgin Marbles, Nereid Monument 6) The Monument - monument to the Great Fire of London 7) Tower of London - Beefeater tour, Crown Jewels, Cullinan I, Bloody Tower, Traitor’s Gate, ravens 8) Tower Bridge 9) St. Paul’s Cathedral 10) Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre 11) London Eye 12) Westminster Abbey 13) Big Ben 14) Houses of Parliament 15) Buckingham Palace - Changing of the Guards 16) Wellington Arch 17) Portobello Road Market 18) Covent Garden - Royal Opera House, Bow St Police Station 19) Royal Observatory - Prime Meridian Line (stand on both east & west hemispheres of the Earth) 20) Royal Mews - by tradition, Windsor Grey horses pull the Queen’s carriage; Gold State Coach - used at every coronation for 300 years 21) Cleopatra’s Needle - brought to London from Alexandria; erected on September 1878 on the Thames Embankment;1 of a pair of identical obelisks (other in Central Park, NY); time capsule buried under it 22) Benjamin Franklin House 23) Queen’s Gallery 24) Harrods - famous shopping store 25) 10 Downing Street - residence of Prime Minister 26) escalator in Angel Tube Station - Western Europe’s longest escalator (318 steps); Northern Line (close to Russell Square) 27) British Library - see Shakespeare’s first folio and Magna Carta 28) Temple Church - home to Knights Templar 29) Kensington Palace - where England’s princesses lived, including Diana 30) Kensington Gardens - statue of Peter Pan 31) 221B Baker Street - official home of Sherlock Holmes 32) Little Ben - across Victoria station 33) Tyburn Tree in Hyde Park - site of tree used for death by hanging; London’s main site for executions 34) 10 Hyde Park Place - smallest house in London (3.5 feet wide) 35) smallest police station in London - southeast corner of Trafalgar Square; inside a lamppost; marks the exact center of London (?) 36) day trips: Stonehenge, Cotswolds, Windsor Castle, Warwick Castle, Bath, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, etc AMSTERDAM 1) Anne Frank House 2) Red Light District 3) Royal Palace 4) Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug) 5) National Monument 6) I Amsterdam sign at Museumplein 7) Van Gogh Museum 8) Heineken Factory 9) Floating Flower Market - only floating flower market in the world 10) Prinsengracht , Keizersgracht, Herengracht - canals; World Heritage Sites 11) The Jordaan - Amsterdam’s Greenwich Village with canals; see “hofjes” (tiny enclosed parks) 12) Dam Square - heart of the city 13) 8 windmills - De Gooyer is closest to city 14) Beurs van Beriage - top floor has panoramic views 15) The Tulip Museum 16) The Resistance Museum 17) Rembrandt House 18) Amstelkring Museum Our Lord in the Attic - hidden church 19) Royal Concertgebouw 20) West Church - Rembrandt’s grave ST. GOAR 1) Rheinfels Castle 2) Loreley statue MUNICH 1) Marienplatz 2) Hofbrauhaus - world’s most famous beer hall 3) Alter Peter - Munich’s oldest church; climb 297 steps for amazing views 4) Asam Kirche - baroque church 5) BMW Museum - only BMW museum in the world 6) Statue of Bavaria - one of world’s biggest bronze statues; 66 steps for city views 7) Allianz Arena - donut-shaped UFO architecture; building changes color 8) Munich Residenz - former royal palace of Bavarian kings 9) Andechs Abbey - abbey run by Benedictine monks with brewery that started in 1455 10) Siegestor - famous arc; “gate of victory” 11) Frauenkirche - old church; see Devil’s Footstep (according to legend, left by the devil himself); contains crypts of city’s former archbishops 12) Mariensaule - statue of Virgin Mary at Marienplatz 13) Nymphenburg Palace - summer retreat of Bavarian royalty 14) Viktualienmarkt - food market 15) Neuhauserstrasse/Kaufingerstrasse - shopping area 16) Dachau Concentration Camp - one of the first & most notorious German camps 17) Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavarian Alps - inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle; 2 hours away by train INNSBRUCK 1) bobsledding - 100km/min in Olympic rail 2) Royal Palace 3) Golden Roof 4) Schloss Ambras (Ambras Castle) 5) Cathedral of St. James 6) Church of Innsbruck VENICE 1) gondola ride 2) Bridge of Sighs 3) Doge’s Palace 4) St. Mark’s Basilica 5) San Marco Museum - Loggia dei Cavalli 6) Campanile di San Marco - bell tower 7) Doge’s Palace 8) Church of Saints John and Paul Ca’ Rezzonico 9) Rialto Bridge - famous bridge; with street stalls 10) Basilica of St. Anthony 11) Campo del Ghetto 12) Arsenale - weapons building 13) I Tre Mercanti - food gallery near St. Mark’s Square LUCERNE 1) Wooden Chapel Bridge 2) Lake Lucerne 3) Mt. Stanserhorn 4) St Peter’s Chapel - oldest church in Lucerne (circa 1178) 5) Musegg Wall - series of 9 towers that are part of the walls surrounding the city 6) Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument 7) Hof Church - main cathedral of the city; old Benedictine monastery 8) Rathau Luzern - Italian Renaissance city hall 9) Lake Como 10) Glacier Garden PARIS 1) Paris Catacombs - a series of long, winding tunnels stretching a couple kilometers under Paris, packed with millions of neatly stacked bones excavated from various Paris cemeteries during the 18th century 2) Les Invalides - burial site of Napoleon Bonaparte 3) Versailles - King’s Wing, Hall of Mirrors, Queen’s Wing, Hall of Battles, Orangerie, Trainons, Marie Antoinette’s Hameau 4) Notre Dame Cathedral - gargoyles in tower, Point Zero (center of France), inspiration for Hunchback of Notre Dame 5) Latin Quarters - Shakespeare & Company Bookstore 6) Moulin Rouge, Nouvelle Eve 7) The Louvre - Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Winged Victory of Samothrace, Apollo Room 8) Ponts des Artes 9) Sainte Chapelle 10) La Conciergerie - gloomy prison famous as the last stop of victims of the guillotine including Marie Antoinette 11) Champs Elysees 12) Arc de Triomphe 13) Sacre Coeur Basilica 14) Canal St. Martin 15) Palais Garnier - inspiration for Phantom of the Opera 16) Eiffel Tower 17) Trocadero - best view of Eiffel Tower; 8 golden statues of 7 women + 1 man representing youth, flowers, the morning, nature, birds, gardens, spring & fruit 18) Saint-Germain-des-Pres 19) Montparnasse Tower - great views 20) Pantheon - at Luxembourg Gardens 21) Rodin Museum - amazing sculptures 22) Chateau de Pierrefonds - castle 23) Chateau de Fontainebleu - summer house of royalty 24) Chateau de Compiegne - summer house of royalty 25) Chateau de Vincennes - castle 26) Basilica Cathedral of St. Denis - where French royalty are buried 27) Passe Muraille statue - based on story about a man who can walk through walls then got stuck; Marcel Aymee square 28) Pere Lachaise Cemetery - burial site of Jim Morrison, Heloise & Abelard 29) River Seine 30) Place des Vosges in Marais district - oldest planned square in Paris 31) #22 Rue St Severin - skinniest house in Paris (2 windows wide) 32) Pont Neuf - Paris’ oldest bridge 33) Nicolas Flamel House on Rue de Montmorency - Paris’ oldest house (1407); philosopher’s stone to turn metal into gold 34) Pont Alexandre III - most romantic bridge in Paris (aka The Love Bridge) 35) Musee des Arts Forains - museum of carnival art; ride the bicycle carousel; seen in Midnight in Paris

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European Magic 5.25.12

Created a facebook group for our tour. Here's the link - https://www.facebook.com/groups/354849261244145/members/ I CAN'T WAIT! ; )

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European Magic - May 25th 2012

Anyone else going on this tour? 40 days to go! I can't wait!!!

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