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Going to Europe this July

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  1. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    France and its crimes of passion....I'll stay a Brit and its crimes of fashion..
     
  2. Totenkopf

    Totenkopf אוּרִיאֵל

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    I cannot blame you! Zese French girls love zer big strong acadien men. (They also do not like it when you try to do their accent)

    I think the Ardennes will be absolutely possible, we will almost certainly be staying with a friend of hers in Brussels, and she has offered to let us use her car for whatever we please. I am quite eager to see the region, I have an uncle who frequented the area when he was on leave from CFB Baden, and I heard several stories from him about finding many relics in the hillside ( ;) ) so it is a must!

    Done and done. I`m bringing a sizeable amount of pocket change just so I can stuff my carryon luggage to the brim for the trip home with militaria, shes going to make a list of the local flea markets! :)

    The French meaning for immersion has several additional aspects to it....

    I`ll take a onesie proudly showing her majesty's colors anyday over crimes of passion... the French cannot be trusted!
     
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    The trip details are finalized, sadly I couldn't organize a WW2 tour of sorts partly due to finances, but we will be seeing WW2 sites in where we will go.

    The plan is: 2 weeks in Lyon, 2 weeks in the Alpes, 3 days in Paris, a week in Berlin. Some wiggle days in between as well.

    Due to me being a terribly morbid person, I am making certain we will be seeing the catacombs in Paris, I will try to get in some photos of that if it is allowed (or I will rather sneak them). Also going to see places like the Stasi HQ in Berlin, the Gestapo HQ in Lyon, and will be trying very hard to get in a tour of the remaining Flakturm in Berlin. Given that we will be in Berlin for a week, we will probably venture out of the city and see some nearby sites. If anyone knows of any noteworthy (WW2 or otherwise) places in or in the vicinity of Berlin, toss them out! We wish to see as much as we can.

    Where we will be in the Alpes, there are many ruins of Saradinian-era fortresses including a large barracks and star fort apparently, so there will be many pictures of that too.

    Two more weeks!
     
  4. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Ive been to the Stasi In Berlin mate...took a load of documents away in the day...You'll enjoy that one...
     
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    Make sure you take lots of pictures, even illegal ones, then post them here. Have fun.
     
  6. Otto

    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Glad to hear the trip is coming together. I second Lou's assignment to take lots of photos.

    Safe travels Totenkopf.
     
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    Yes! But from there on out, we are going to see the "uncommon" tourist sites, it is the lady's first time to Berlin as well, but she is leaving the Germany planning to me as she is planning for France. Thus I'm googling with all my might in order to make an awesome plan.

    I'm getting a Nexus 4 phone which has a pretty decent camera on it, I am filling up all 11.5 gigs with pictures! As well as perhaps an audiobook for the long-ass trip to get there, my flight is 6 hours hours, and I have to sit at Frankfurt for 5 hours before my 1 hour flight to Lyon :bleah:

    Edit: Danke Otto and Lou, this fish out of water will be having a time!
     
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    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    The food Tote...the food...don't sit on a railway platform...even their stations have decent eateries...not the fast food..some good places to eat will surround you...Go get a bottle of Moselle and some of their peppered type chicken....excellent..I'd wait for a train quite happily in Germany.
     
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    This lady better not be the reason you haven't been in the mood for Darkest Hour!
     
  10. Milleniumgorilla

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    Just in case you haven't seen this already

    http://www.berlin.de/en/
    http://berliner-unterwelten.de/home.1.1.html



    I would recommend:
    - The German Historical Museum (Hitlers Globe, an 88 mm, Flak, lots of documents and small arms apart from this really interesting artifacts from German history like Wallensteins sabre or Frederick the Greats jacket)
    http://www.dhm.de/ENGLISH/
    -the Olympic Stadium if you wanna see Speers architecture
    - The Pergamon Museum (the Ishtar Gate!)
    http://www.smb.museum/smb/standorte/index.php?p=2&objID=27&n=15
    -The Egyptian Museum (with the bust of Nefertiti)
    http://www.smb.museum/smb/sammlungen/details.php?objID=2
    -Zitadelle Spandau (a Rennaisance Fort)
    http://www.zitadelle-spandau.de/

    maybe we could meet for a beer or two on the weekend

    Grüße
    Philipp

    Edit: and of course http://www.bvg.de/index.php/en/index.html
     
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    Totenkopf אוּרִיאֵל

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    Thanks Philipp! The travel site was very helpful,much easier to plan out the sightseeing for each day with that, and we will be hitting up the museums as well! We'll be staying in Kreuzberg, which according to what I've read, is a melting pot of cheap ethnic food, Turk and Kurd markets, and an absurd amount of per capita drinking establishments. We'll be out most nights and I'm sure my girl would be happy to meet you as well, as we are hoping to meet some people at where we will stay.

    I leave on Tuesday, so this'll be my last post for some weeks.

    -Enjoy your July/August everyone! This is Dustin the irregular poster, signing out!
     

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