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Postby Pinky Tuscadero » Fri Mar 06, 9:46 pm

Hi all. I have been reading posts as a guest for a while and thought I'd sign up. I have never been to Amsterdam. I have never been out of the US. I really want to go! It sounds like great fun, but I would not even know where to start. Any advice? I got my passport for Christmas and I want to break it in going to Amsterdam.

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Postby TAK » Sat Mar 07, 12:16 am

Welcome to Channels Pinky,
There's a wealth of information here. Just search around and ask questions.

When do you think you will coming?

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Postby Pinky Tuscadero » Sat Mar 07, 12:59 am

Nothing in stone (ha ha) yet. I need to find a travel partner. Plus I would like to get some kind of agenda. I will look around the site as you suggest. Thanks!

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Postby Chili Ed » Sun Mar 08, 4:18 am

Welcome aboard Pinky. Amsterdam is such a compact city, you will find it easy to navigate and get to all points of interest.

BTW, how's Leather? I always had a crush on her.

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Postby SkiBumming » Sun Mar 08, 1:00 pm

Since it is your first time out of the US, don't shortchange yourself. My advice would be to take as long a trip as possible and see more of the Netherlands and Europe. Train travel is easy, cheap and fun. See some famous art, eat some strange food, try new things.

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Postby mobiljenny » Sun Mar 08, 5:33 pm

Chili Ed wrote:BTW, how's Leather? I always had a crush on her.

Chili


Suzi Quatro, OMG I'm 14 again.

... The girls that did it for me, over the years; There's a strong commonality there.

:-)

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Postby SkiBumming » Sun Mar 08, 5:40 pm

Suzi Quatro---that's a blast from the past.

It blew my mind to discover that she has sold 45 MILLION records. Yikes.

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Postby Pinky Tuscadero » Mon Mar 09, 2:20 am

Chili Ed wrote:Welcome aboard Pinky. Amsterdam is such a compact city, you will find it easy to navigate and get to all points of interest.

BTW, how's Leather? I always had a crush on her.

Chili


Leather went to Lady Heather's School of Dominatrix. Graduated head (haha) of her class. She is currently working in Washington D.C. making loads (haha) of cash.

too funny!

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Postby F Z » Mon Mar 09, 2:40 am

Our love is alive, and so we begin
Foolishly laying our hearts on the table
Stumblin' in
Our love is a flame, burning within
Now and then firelight will catch us
Stumblin' in

Wherever you go, whatever you do
You know these reckless thoughts of mine are following you
I'm falling for you, whatever you do
'Cos baby you've shown me so many things that I never knew
Whatever it takes, baby I'll do it for you

Our love is alive, and so we begin
Foolishly laying our hearts on the table
Stumblin' in
Our love is a flame, burning within
Now and then firelight will catch us
Stumblin' in

You were so young, and I was so free
I may been young, but baby that's not what I wanted to be
Well you were the one, oh why was it me
'Cos baby you've shown me so many things that I've never seen
Whatever you need, baby you've got it from me

Our love is alive, and so we begin
Foolishly laying our hearts on the table
Stumblin' in
Our love is a flame, burning within
Now and then firelight will catch us
Stumblin' in
Stumblin' in
Stumblin' in
Foolishly laying our hearts on the table
Stumblin' in
Aagh stumblin' in
Mm stumblin' in
Now and then firelight will catch us
Stumblin' in
Oh stumblin' in
I'm stumblin' in
Foolishly laying our hearts on the table
Stumblin' in
Whoa stumblin' in
Aagh stumblin' in
I'm stumblin' in
Keep on stumblin' in
Now and then firelight will catch us
Stumblin' in

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Postby mobiljenny » Mon Mar 09, 5:36 am

Yep, that's some good shit.

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Postby Booblarama » Mon Mar 09, 11:00 am

You think ?

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Postby luvtick » Sat Mar 14, 4:43 pm

Go alone, Pinky...you may meet someone!

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Postby islandgurl » Sat Mar 14, 5:37 pm

luvtick wrote:Go alone, Pinky...you may meet someone!


Heed her advice, she knows of what she speaks. ;-)

Funny you should talk about "Stumblin In", FZ. Just had that song in my music trivia group the other day; it's like a name that tune kind of thing. You get a few seconds of the song and have to name it. I hadn't heard that song in forever, but remembered it and got credit (that's what counts) now it's in here. Kind a cool... weird, but cool.

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Postby Reefer Rogue » Mon Sep 14, 1:58 pm

I think it's funny how a lot of Americans don't even have passports..

Have you been yet?

You only live once you know..

Birdman

Postby Birdman » Mon Sep 14, 3:45 pm

Pinky's a dude.

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Postby Alicia » Mon Sep 14, 9:18 pm

Pinky Tuscadero wrote:Nothing in stone (ha ha) yet. I need to find a travel partner. Plus I would like to get some kind of agenda. I will look around the site as you suggest. Thanks!



Going solo is a great way to go! I've gone alone at least 9 times.

There is something going on everyday in Amsterdam. Especially if you are into going to museums and attractions which all close about 3 days a year.

Since this would be your first trip, just walking around will probably be exciting, taking in all of the architecture, bustling streets, shopping and food.

Plenty of fine cities are an hour or so (or less) train ride from Amsterdam.
If you have time, you could take a trip to Germany or Belgium.

Agenda? Grab an Amsterdam specific guidebook, I like Let's Go Amsterdam, budget traveler that I am. Read it from cover to cover , scratch down notes of places that you want to visit and their opening hours. It will all fall into place.

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Postby NewYork, New York » Tue Sep 15, 4:30 pm

SkiBumming wrote:Since it is your first time out of the US, don't shortchange yourself. My advice would be to take as long a trip as possible and see more of the Netherlands and Europe. Train travel is easy, cheap and fun. See some famous art, eat some strange food, try new things.


Pinky.

Take SkiBumming's advice.

Don't just see Amsterdam, see as much of Europe as you can afford.

Make Amsterdam your first and last stop, but visit other parts of Europe as well.

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Postby Pinky Tuscadero » Fri Mar 26, 7:44 pm

Reefer Rogue wrote:I think it's funny how a lot of Americans don't even have passports..

Have you been yet?

You only live once you know..


In defense of "a lot of Americans", we can pretty much see everything here, without a passport. Do you want mountains? We have those. Do you want ocean? We have two of those. Do you want desert? We have those. Do you want big cities? We have those. Want islands? We have those. I even hear there is an "Oaksterdam" in California. Want people who don't speak English? We got those too. Sorry if I offend, but I haven't been on this forum in almost one year. I was surprised to see my original post on page one!

I finally went to Amsterdam and I had a blast. I will only say that the t-shirts and bumper stickers are correct. They say Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go to Amsterdam. I was a bad girl.

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Postby Dano » Sun Mar 28, 3:15 pm

Pinky Tuscadero wrote:
Reefer Rogue wrote:I think it's funny how a lot of Americans don't even have passports..

Have you been yet?

You only live once you know..


In defense of "a lot of Americans", we can pretty much see everything here, without a passport. Do you want mountains? We have those. Do you want ocean? We have two of those. Do you want desert? We have those. Do you want big cities? We have those. Want islands? We have those. I even hear there is an "Oaksterdam" in California. Want people who don't speak English? We got those too. Sorry if I offend, but I haven't been on this forum in almost one year. I was surprised to see my original post on page one!

I finally went to Amsterdam and I had a blast. I will only say that the t-shirts and bumper stickers are correct. They say Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go to Amsterdam. I was a bad girl.



My name is Dano, and I approve this post

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Postby Alicia » Fri Apr 02, 3:22 pm

Reefer Rogue wrote:I think it's funny how a lot of Americans don't even have passports..

Have you been yet?

You only live once you know..


I think it's really sad how a lot of Americans don't even have passports...
talk about really, really missing out!

Here's a link that gives some insight into possible reasons why:
http://www.theexpeditioner.com/2010/02/ ... assport-2/

Pinky, I'm glad to read that you had a great time.

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Postby Old Fart » Fri Apr 02, 11:09 pm

Alicia wrote:I think it's really sad how a lot of Americans don't even have passports...


The United States is 2.5 times the size of Western Europe. There is a lot to do and see here. As your link pointed out traveling abroad is quite expensive and out of reach for most Americans. I can get in my car and drive 3,606 miles in one general direction and never have to show anybody my passport.

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Postby matty223 » Fri Apr 02, 11:38 pm

Alicia
, im with you imo i think most americans are afraid to leave the county
For the OP go enjoy yourself if you go alone so be it , wen do you plan on going???

Alicia wrote:
Reefer Rogue wrote:I think it's funny how a lot of Americans don't even have passports..

Have you been yet?

You only live once you know..


I think it's really sad how a lot of Americans don't even have passports...
talk about really, really missing out!

Here's a link that gives some insight into possible reasons why:
http://www.theexpeditioner.com/2010/02/ ... assport-2/

Pinky, I'm glad to read that you had a great time.

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Postby mobiljenny » Tue Apr 27, 5:06 pm

I'm still completely in love with Suzi Quatro.

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Postby DrFeelGood » Sat May 01, 3:22 am

In many respects Amsterdam is a great choice for your first outa states adventure . For good advice on things to see or do there, ask here. Find a combo flight and hotel deal you can afford and you can spend a few days to a couple of weeks....that easy. For a daytrip you could take a train to Paris, spend a day and be back in Amsterdam at nite. Back to my subject.. DO IT as soon as you can, get out of the country and start adding things to your life you only get from travel. 1000 times the amount of travelers here are the folks who never went anywhere, well maybe Iowa, they talked about it but that was it. Dont spend ur cash at Potawatomi.

Forever is a dream. Now, get the money, grab a pal for your first trip and get here. tick tick

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Postby worldcitizen1723 » Sat May 01, 7:03 pm

there is absolutely NOTHING that compares to travel and experiencing other cultures. There is no bigger thrill than to be in a land where you can not speak or read the language. Finding ways to communicate, experience the kindness of strangers and seeing the world from a new perspective, are an unbeatable part of

That said. Amsterdam, in MHO is the absolute best city in the world. (and they even speak english. lol) Get your feet wet, do follow the advice of others and at least do a day trip to paris or brussels or both.

ENJOY AND SOAK IT IN.


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