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    Cappo's European vacation

    In exactly One month I will be going on my first Euro trip for 2wks. The weather will be crappy but there will be less tourists. I will be visiting London, Paris, Amsterdam and Madrid. I'm planning on staying in hostels in each city except Madrid. Will be visiting familia there.

    Besides the popular touristy spots, can you recommend any sites, shops, clubs or anything out of the norm to visit?

    In Amsterdam, I will be there during this years Cannibis cup. I have a judges pass. So I'm looking forward to that. I won't be able to step into the red light district cuz I'll be with my GF. Unless I can escape for a few hours.

    Any tips on avoiding pick pockets, gypsies, etc?

    Hey Hank, I'll be looking for you in Amsterdam

    Wow this is my longest post ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cappo5150
    In exactly One month I will be going on my first Euro trip for 2wks. The weather will be crappy but there will be less tourists. I will be visiting London, Paris, Amsterdam and Madrid. I'm planning on staying in hostels in each city except Madrid. Will be visiting familia there.

    Besides the popular touristy spots, can you recommend any sites, shops, clubs or anything out of the norm to visit?

    In Amsterdam, I will be there during this years Cannibis cup. I have a judges pass. So I'm looking forward to that. I won't be able to step into the red light district cuz I'll be with my GF. Unless I can escape for a few hours.

    Any tips on avoiding pick pockets, gypsies, etc?

    Hey Hank, I'll be looking for you in Amsterdam

    Wow this is my longest post ever.
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    Ever want to try this while they are in Europe?:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shae
    Ever want to try this while they are in Europe?:


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    if you're in london

    places to go

    -camden market
    -the londen eye

    clubs

    -fabric
    -ministry of sound
    -camden palace

    things to avoid

    -brixton
    -stratford
    -anywhere that smells like a crack den
    -asians with backpacks on tube trains

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    Quote Originally Posted by cappo5150
    In exactly One month I will be going on my first Euro trip for 2wks. The weather will be crappy but there will be less tourists. I will be visiting London, Paris, Amsterdam and Madrid. I'm planning on staying in hostels in each city except Madrid. Will be visiting familia there.

    Besides the popular touristy spots, can you recommend any sites, shops, clubs or anything out of the norm to visit?

    In Amsterdam, I will be there during this years Cannibis cup. I have a judges pass. So I'm looking forward to that. I won't be able to step into the red light district cuz I'll be with my GF. Unless I can escape for a few hours.

    Any tips on avoiding pick pockets, gypsies, etc?

    Hey Hank, I'll be looking for you in Amsterdam

    Wow this is my longest post ever.
    You coming to Amsterdam? you plan on going back?
    This is the best city in the world!!!! once you've been here, you never want to go back!!!! on your GF, don't worry about her man, send her into the P.C. hoofdstraat, she will be looking at clothes all day long. This street is close to the Leidsplein and the Rijksmuseum. So you can take a nice tour trough the Red light district
    And Clubs in Amsterdam? Just go to the RembrandPlein, and you'll find everything you need. Also the Dam? it's not that great, but it's a good excuse for you to visit the red light district( it's 300mtrs), and If you need weapons or something there is a gun store right between the Dam and The red light district. It's called The Old Man( no I'm not joking).
    And if you really need a good time you need to visit the Old South part of the city, like The museumplein, the Van Baerlestraat Willemsparkstraat.

    Things to watch out for:
    - People offering you hotels for low prices, this is never true and you will pay a lot more then expected.
    - If you visit the red light district, watch out for gangs, pimps and drunk or hi tourists
    - "kutmarrokanen" "kutturken": immigrants, the bad kind. hang around every supermarket and big square. A few good ways to get rid of them are hitting them in the face, pull your gun out, just shooting one or two in the face will scare the rest of the pact.



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    Quote Originally Posted by THEUNIT(XXL)
    - "kutmarrokanen" "kutturken": immigrants, the bad kind. hang around every supermarket and big square. A few good ways to get rid of them are hitting them in the face, pull your gun out, just shooting one or two in the face will scare the rest of the pact.
    I will try not to use my strap when I'm there. Hey is Rotterdam worth visiting? How cold will it be next month?

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    Yeah man Rotterdam is great, it's the economic center of The Netherlands!
    A lot of stuff to do over there!
    Next month? you can't tell over here man, it should be very cold right now but instead it's very hot! next week it could be very cold, but next month it could be very hot.
    And you better use it man, I'm locked and loaded all day everyday here man, people look peaceful over here but when shit goes of everybody panics. and your on your own. so stay strapped man!
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    just think if we deleted the two word only thread, the post whore thread, etc., then their post counts would drop to about half!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu
    if you're in london

    places to go

    -camden market
    -the londen eye

    clubs

    -fabric
    -ministry of sound
    -camden palace

    things to avoid

    -brixton
    -stratford
    -anywhere that smells like a crack den
    -asians with backpacks on tube trains
    Wow ministry of sound still around? They used to put out great club CD's back in the day. What's up with asians on the trains?

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    In Spain, a day trip to Segovia would be good. It's about 30-45 minutes north of Madrid. Segovia is on the other side of a large mountain range, so the check the weather before you go. When I went to Segovia, it was 80 degrees and sunny in Madrid, but it was about 60 and cloudy in Segovia. If you like roasted pig, there are several restaurants specializing in that.

    In Madrid, if you go to Plaza Mayor, don't eat or drink at the cafes there. A beer and a gin & tonic came to 16 euros. Luckily we had already eaten. It's not a bad place to walk around, though. Can't help you with clubs or restaurants.

    If you head to the southeast coast, Alicante is much better than Benidorm.

    Another possible day trip is Toledo, roughly an hour south-south-west of Madrid.

    Buen viaje.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cappo5150
    Wow ministry of sound still around? They used to put out great club CD's back in the day. What's up with asians on the trains?
    well some of them blow things up

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    aha gotcha.

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    Hey Captain, what about Valencia? I'm a sucker for Paella, I want to try some authentic food there. I was also thinking about visiting the Basque region. Ever been there?

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    You can buy that stuff in the UK. It's illegal in France.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shae
    Ever want to try this while they are in Europe?:


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    Quote Originally Posted by cappo5150
    Hey Captain, what about Valencia? I'm a sucker for Paella, I want to try some authentic food there. I was also thinking about visiting the Basque region. Ever been there?
    I haven't been to Valencia, but I was told that Barcelona was a better choice. On the north coast, I've only been to the Ferrol and La Coruna area (north, towards the west side). Ferrol is a working class town. La Coruna is more touristy (beaches, etc), but it won't be beach weather in the north in November.

    As for paella, I love that stuff. You can get it in many regions (Madrid, Segovia, Toledo and Alicante for sure). It wasn't too popular in the north area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick+
    You can buy that stuff in the UK. It's illegal in France.
    That doesnt surprise me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shae
    Ever want to try this while they are in Europe?:

    This stuff was legal in Spain, so I brought back a bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cappo5150
    This stuff was legal in Spain, so I brought back a bottle.
    Hope you like scrambled brains for breakfast, save some of the pain killers you brought back cause your head will need it in the morning. That stuff is like you've gone on a shroom and tequila binge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maniclion
    Hope you like scrambled brains for breakfast, save some of the pain killers you brought back cause your head will need it in the morning. That stuff is like you've gone on a shroom and tequila binge.
    Not as bad as this muck which someone left behind a couple of months ago.A dose of this the night before last, and I just think (maybe just maybe) that I've actually learned my lesson at last............The most god damned awful hangover yesterday in all eternity.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cappo5150
    In exactly One month I will be going on my first Euro trip for 2wks. The weather will be crappy but there will be less tourists. I will be visiting London, Paris, Amsterdam and Madrid. I'm planning on staying in hostels in each city except Madrid. Will be visiting familia there.

    Besides the popular touristy spots, can you recommend any sites, shops, clubs or anything out of the norm to visit?

    In Amsterdam, I will be there during this years Cannibis cup. I have a judges pass. So I'm looking forward to that. I won't be able to step into the red light district cuz I'll be with my GF. Unless I can escape for a few hours.

    Any tips on avoiding pick pockets, gypsies, etc?

    Hey Hank, I'll be looking for you in Amsterdam

    Wow this is my longest post ever.

    HAHAHA thats cool man!! just pm me when you know when you are in amsterdam and we can go train or just smoke some marijuana

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    Hank, I was there about a week and half ago. What a great city. Now I'm back in Good ol' USA.

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    Have a great trip.
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