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Re: Paris or the Netherlands?

Postby Sri Lanky » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:36 pm

I was on the Canadian Junior Men's Cross country team and this is what we did in Paris in 1980. I ended up 39th.
I competed against the guy who got third,Ed Eyestone,the next year in the NCAA's. I ran for the Badgers. That's why I ended up in Wisconsin.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980_IAAF_ ... mpionships

But I still prefer the Netherlands...for various reasons.
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Re: Paris or the Netherlands?

Postby ktrout » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:28 am

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Re: Paris or the Netherlands?

Postby stealth1 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:31 am

Been to France and Netherlands and would go to the Netherlands 10 times out of 10. NL is my second favorite place in the world.

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Postby el3so » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:37 pm

smallon is that you? The new nick had me confused but I remember your old avatar ;-)
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Postby stealth1 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:40 am

el3so wrote:smallon is that you? The new nick had me confused but I remember your old avatar ;-)


Avatar? What avatar? Why whatever do you mean my good man? ;======)
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Re: Paris or the Netherlands?

Postby Carol88 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:09 pm

Netherlands! I don't understand why people are so obsessed with Paris. It's dirty and boring. Just my 2 cents.
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Re: Paris or the Netherlands?

Postby nowonmai » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:37 pm

Carol88 wrote:Netherlands! I don't understand why people are so obsessed with Paris. It's dirty and boring. Just my 2 cents.


It's nice to see the Dutch Tourist Board on here.
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Re: Paris or the Netherlands?

Postby buffybot_in_beirut » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:10 pm

If you don't have the option of going to both places it's usually best to follow the crowds unless you have some special interests or deliberately want to go off the beaten track. I mean, there must be a reason why Paris is the world's most popular (or 2nd or 3rd) tourist destination. As for doing both, a train from Paris to Amsterdam takes between 3 and 5 hours for the fastest connection. Or you can fly. None of that will be cheap, but what in a western European metropolis is? Whatever you do in this area, just avoid Brussels.
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Re: Paris or the Netherlands?

Postby coldharvest » Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:50 pm

Spilt the difference and go to Belgium
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Re: Paris or the Netherlands?

Postby nowonmai » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:07 am

I prefer Brussels to either of them.
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Re: Paris or the Netherlands?

Postby Hitoru » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:50 am

Carol88 wrote:Netherlands! I don't understand why people are so obsessed with Paris. It's dirty and boring.


You probably are too.
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Re: Paris or the Netherlands?

Postby SamBam » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:47 am

If you're going in or coming up to their summer I'd say stay away from NL. Everyone is really cool and people are relatively friendly but at that time of year it's absolutely packed with foreign kids getting stoned and the Dutch just see you as another tourist (with a few exceptions of course). I spent a November there though and that was far better than the summer I had there on a separate occasion, people were more open and looking for a chat than at summer. But maybe stupid foreign kids getting high is your thing, they do get pretty loose. Weed is still legal for tourists in Amsterdam but not outside. Plus in summer you'll spend 1/3 of your time in line (usually behind old people who don't know what they're doing).

Having only spent a week in Paris I'd say go there, you'll have to learn some new language and there is just a different vibe. It's Paris and will always be Paris and fuck off if you don't like it. Amsterdam will be whatever you want it if you spend some money and stop trying to speak Dutch.
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Re: Paris or the Netherlands?

Postby ktrout » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:53 am

I've been to Amsterdam a couple of times and loved it. Such an amazingly historic, beautiful city.
I need to see Brussels and Paris at some point.
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