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06:42 AM on 03/16/13 
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I saw them, and I may not be a big 'car person' but I prefer the Ferrari. Just looks better aesthetically.
11:57 AM on 03/24/13 
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You're from Switzerland, correct? Spent a weekend myself in Interlaken back in 2008; awesome little city. Spent a day in Zurich as well; kinda boring, haha.

Yes, I am. Really? That's awesome.. did you go for the festival by any chance? If you think Zurich is boring Geneva is a hole compared.. I find Zurich is a gorgeous city to walk in but I don't manage to get out there often.
02:58 PM on 03/24/13 
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Well I was in Interlaken for like three days in mid-November, so basically our group did all the winter stuff there, as the city is known to offer all kinds of adventure sports. Couple of us went paragliding, which was amazing. Snow in the Alps all around, with the city below; so fun. Probably only having a day to walk around a city like Zurich doesn't really show you what the city is truly like, but still. Yeah I haven't heard many great things about Geneva either. What part of Schweiz are you from?

Oh wow, that's pretty cool! I loved seeing the paragliders zipping between the mountains there..or anywhere else here for that matter. When I was in highschool I won a gift certificate to do it and never did..absolute failure on my part.
I guess you're right... aside from the boringness of some cities they are still some of the most scenic. I'm from the Lausanne area, pretty here too. Definitely need more than 3 days in Switzerland!
02:49 PM on 03/25/13 
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Got a gift certificate but didn't do it?? Gahhhh; yeah it was a crazy experience. Strap into a parachute with the instructor, and then he tells you to start running. So you start running, and you're about to run off a cliff, but then the chute catches air. And then near the end the guy starts doing barrel rolls, getting completely sideways at some points. Intense

Yeah I absolutely need more than 3 days in Switzerland; crazy how many incredible views are on offer around the country. The reason I was there in Switzerland was that I was studying in London at the time, and some of our group decided to spend the weekend there. I just checked out some pics of Lausanne; looks amazing, especially with the surrounding Alps, and then being next to Lake Geneva sure helps, haha. What's the music scene like there? Do a good amount of bands/artists make stops there, or do they tend to stick to a bigger city like Zurich? When I see bands tour Europe I think notice them including one stop in Switzerland. I got to catch a few shows in London while I was there, but hopefully one day I can catch some in other countries in Europe.

Oh wow.. sounds like a fantastic time just falling, haha.
Nice, you guys made the right choice to come here then! The music scene is decent.. I honestly don't know anymore in recent years. There are several big music festivals spread across the country which always bring in some good bands but other than that they'll go to Zurich or Winterthur (north of Zurich) to fill large venues. Smaller bands might go to Geneva or other small cities but it's rare. Bands generally don't come here because of the high tax rate.. and honestly I can't even afford tickets to go, everything is so expensive here.
I just checked what bands are coming out of curiosity in the coming months and so far I see 3 Doors Down and Nickelback...yup.
03:33 AM on 03/26/13 
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Ahhh yeah you use the Swiss Franc there; I remember being in Zurich and checking out a McDonalds, and seeing the prices of the value meals, I was like "Waaaaaaaaa?"; so expensive. And 3 Doors Down and Nickelback? Ugghh, a bit depressing.....I remember being in London and just being amazed at how many shows were happening all the time, by so many artists. I might be visiting London this fall, so hopefully I'm able to check out a show or two. Also thankfully, here in Minneapolis our music scene is pretty awesome; I'm hitting up three shows this week alone. Summer here is especially great for festivals.

Besides Switzerland of course, where else in Europe have you visited? Any favorites? Seen any shows in any of the other countries?

Hah, yes..12 bucks for a McDonalds meal and you'd spend that much for a small salad in a restaurant, ridiculous.
I've always been jealous of people who live in areas where they get to see bands more frequently like that.. I lived in the UK for 4 years during my studies but only managed to see a band once (again I couldn't really afford to go more) but it was worth it since they are one of my favourites (Idlewild).
I've been to Germany / France (not Paris unfortunately) / Netherlands / Italy / Czech Republic / Greece / Cyprus etc, a fair few haha. I absolutely loved Berlin when I went, and Rome is also fantastic. Amsterdam is pretty sweet, lovely to walk along the canals and cobbled streets with a nice rustic feel to it.. each city has it's own charm to it. There are still several places I want to visit..all in due time.
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Gahh work and my class keeping me busy.

So you studied in the U.K. for 4 years? Where/what city did you study in? Besides London, I've been to Bath, Brighton, Oxford, and York; and then in Scotland Edinburgh and the Isle of Skye, but that's it. Yeah that's a pretty nice list of places you've been; last three I haven't had a chance to visit yet. France is awesome, especially all the little towns scattered around the country. Have only driven into Paris, to leave via the airport, haha. Have been to Amsterdam twice now, but have only really explored the city center, the part most tourists visit. I've heard Brugge in Belgium is sort of similar/really nice, with it's cobbled streets and older buildings. My parents and younger brother have been to Berlin, and all loved it; I've only been to Frankfurt, which was kind of boring. I did Venice in Italy, but not Rome unfortunately. In general though, nice advantage you got there is the excellent train system all over Europe, making most big cities only a couple of hours away. Here in the U.S. everything is so spread appaaarrtttt, it sucks. Plus, your inter city transport is much better too, in regards to either an underground system or bus.

Just learned this week I'm most likely going back to Ireland and Scotland/England this fall with my parents; so pumped. Tax returns we do here most certainly help, haha

No worries.
Yeah, 3 years in Coventry and a final year in Falmouth- lovely little place. Went up north a couple times, leeds/manchester and also was in Bournemouth over a summer.. managed to visit London a couple times but I could never last there more than week..too busy for me. Would have loved to have gone up to Edinburgh.
Nice advantage yes, but a pricey one!

Oh that's awesome, nice one. How long will you guys be going for? that's a pretty big trip!



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