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Old 06-12-2013, 04:10 PM   #51
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**** Taco is the winner of the Vacation Threads for the 2013 offseason.

He gets to go to Deutsche land and I get to drive to Missouri with the fambly, grapes of wrath style.

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Pick pockets are not so much of an issue in Germany. They're pretty prevalent in Paris and Rome.
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Trying to speak the local language is always good advice. When I went on my eurotrip a few years back I was able to say "I don't speak _____" "do you speak English?" In French, German, and Italian. What little bit of French I did know allowed me to order sandwiches and stuff and the locals really do appreciate the effort.

edit: don't bother at really touristy places though, everyone speaks english.

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Totally agree on the printed copies of your documents in a separate bag -- along with an emergency $100 just in case someone steals your wallet or backpack (it happens, especially at airports).

Pepto Bismol & Imodium? He's going to Germany, not New Delhi.
There is going to be a period of time when he will not have access to a Walgreen's - and besides, I heard Taco likes the 'German sausage'
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Awesome tips in this thread! Never travelled across the pond before. Wishing it wasn't over father's day weekend, but oh well.
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As a stupid military brat living in Germany I was dared to do it as I got off our school bus (we lived off base). I can attest that this is indeed frowned upon.
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Awesome tips in this thread! Never travelled across the pond before. Wishing it wasn't over father's day weekend, but oh well.
So you going to Berlin or what?
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So you going to Berlin or what?
Munich is where the fun is at.
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After you land find a parch of grass and take off your shoes and walk around barefoot on the ground. This will keep you from suffering jet lag. I know it sounds silly but it works. It is called earthing. look it up.
...and hang large magnets from your testicles while doing the 'fish slapping' dance.

Sounds silly......because it is, but the Germans will love it.
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Munich is where the fun is at.
I've been to both cities. Munich is traditional beer and brats. Fun to visit. Berlin is a completely unique place with the best partying on the planet and fascinating history... but I'm obviously biased because I live there now (just moved from NY). I couldn't live anywhere else in Germany.

For Tacos purposes as a married family man I'd say both cities will be great to visit. For people that love to party there's no place better place than Berlin. I also don't think there's a better place to live because of a well educated and open population, a laid back approach and arguably the best creative scene on the planet.
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...and hang large magnets from your testicles while doing the 'fish slapping' dance.

Sounds silly......because it is, but the Germans will love it.
You guys are good at displaying your ignorance;

http://www.amazon.com/Earthing-Most-.../dp/1591202833

google it and enlighten yourself.

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(NaturalNews) The simple idea of Earthing yourself is coming into sharper focus as one of the easiest ways to reduce jet lag and encourage healthy flying. Earthing, or grounding yourself as it is otherwise known, is the act of connecting with the Earth as a way of reconnecting to the electrical energy of the Earth's field. Due to modern ways of living we have lost this habit that was once second nature to us. Urban living, Geopathic stress, Electromagnetic pollution and other factors have widened the gulf between us and our contact with nature. Grounding is possible because the Earth gives off an inexhaustible number of negative electrons. The principle within the idea is that contact with the Earth rebalances the positive charge we build up through living. This is necessary for healing and good health.

The discovery that the Earth gives off these negative electrons was made while laying telegraph poles across America during the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century. These electrons are also called free electrons and they move at the speed of light to balance the charge we are carrying, once we connect with the Earth. They mop up free radical damage (inflammation) and slow the aging process. Interestingly there is a recorded study that demonstrates how grounding yourself regularly reduces the amount of cortisol you produce to within normal ranges. Abnormal cortisol production can be a tell-tale sign of excess inflammation.

Most people live with little or no direct contact with the earth, and an even smaller number walk around barefoot unless they are on holiday. So most people are chronically inflamed. Your typical jet lagged flier is no different; they are surrounded by technology in the workplace and many other stressors. The sharp rise in illnesses related to auto-immune/stress related diseases is a statistic that illustrates this point. While connecting with nature may seem like a luxury or pleasant pastime, science is establishing and verifying it as essential for good health.

Flying is an extreme representation of this disconnection from Earth. As a flier you spend a lot of time off the ground and in the further reaches of the Earth's atmosphere. This is a double-edged sword for fliers. You don't get the benefits of the healing negative electrons and as you move through the atmosphere you lose connection with the Earth's frequency. Another experiment by the California Institute of Human Sciences demonstrated that the human body checks for its reference to the Earth every ninety seconds. It is easy to see how imbalance can occur in the body on a flight lasting several hours. Grounding yourself takes on a very real meaning from this point of view. This is one part of the jet lag picture most approaches doesn't address.

To come full circle an older study by Durham University in England found that cortisol levels were higher in long haul stewardesses than in short-haul stewardesses. The long haul stewardesses made an average of one transatlantic trip per week while the short-haul ladies mostly stayed within Europe. The take away from this for fliers wishing to avoid jet lag is the further you travel the more you need to ground yourself on arrival. It is as simple as taking your socks and shoes off and walking on the Earth for thirty to forty-five minutes. When that is impossible, packing the latest grounding technology with you on your trip can be a handy alternative.


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I've been to both cities. Munich is traditional beer and brats. Fun to visit. Berlin is a completely unique place with the best partying on the planet and fascinating history... but I'm obviously biased because I live there now (just moved from NY). I couldn't live anywhere else in Germany.

For Tacos purposes as a married family man I'd say both cities will be great to visit. For people that love to party there's no place better place than Berlin. I also don't think there's a better place to live because of a well educated and open population, a laid back approach and arguably the best creative scene on the planet.
Munich is eh, but the Bavarian Countryside is sweeeeeet. Do the Romantic Road towns, especially if you like old ****.

And whoever said bring doody medicine, trust that person. Just because it isn't India, doesn't mean the change in water/food won't give you the ****s. I learned this the hard way.
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I've been to both cities. Munich is traditional beer and brats. Fun to visit. Berlin is a completely unique place with the best partying on the planet and fascinating history... but I'm obviously biased because I live there now (just moved from NY). I couldn't live anywhere else in Germany.

For Tacos purposes as a married family man I'd say both cities will be great to visit. For people that love to party there's no place better place than Berlin. I also don't think there's a better place to live because of a well educated and open population, a laid back approach and arguably the best creative scene on the planet.
By the way, how did you get a visa?
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Baja I do t get the earthing thing at all. Are they saying that the bare feet absorb the negative electrons or whatever? This makes zero sense.

Being barefoot should have nothing to do with it. The feet are a thick calloused area. They do t absorb we'll at all. Otherwise peor would drink un purified water through their feet. Or do drugs through their feet.

One other thing, aren't all the atoms or electrons negatively charged? If they weren't then when we sit down that part of our body would stick to the chair. Or when we grab a pencil if we were not negatively charged, our fingers would stay attached to the pencil.?

How do bare feet have anything to do with that?
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There is going to be a period of time when he will not have access to a Walgreen's - and besides, I heard Taco likes the 'German sausage'
He better go easy then, ice is not so easy to find over here.

I wouldnt count on using dollars either. True Durango some places accept them, but many dont. Those that due are usually around the US bases. There are a couple of places I frequent that do 1 for 1 euro/dollar days that I will hit up, but probably not so helpful for Taco...unless he wants to go eat after DROPPING OFF MY KRISPY KREME!

Also, while your ATM card will work just about everywhere (good tip to call the bank letting them know your overseas), outside of your hotel/rental car company, many places wont take an american credit card. I had to get an EC card for use on the economy. Definitely dont go to a restaurant thinking you can pay with an american credit card.

I wouldnt worry about toilettries in your carry on, if your bag gets lost they will give you a kit (had this happen), but a change of sox/underwear (assuming your wearing them these days) is a good idea and doesnt take much space.

The beer over here is higher in alcohol content, after traveling you wont metabolize it the same either, meaning you will get drunker faster. Dont wind up passed out in some new countries bathroom while people photograph you wrapped around a toilette (had this happen). Hopefully your not traveling alone.

Keep your wallet in your front pocket. I have gotten so used to this that it no longer feels normal having it in a back pocket.

Be ready for lots of coins. The euro has coins in 1 and 2 dollar denominations.

When they say the price, they say the second number first. For example 28 would be 8 and 20, only in german achtunzwanzig. This always throws me off. My German sucks. I just keep handing them money until I run out or they give me change.

If your riding the tram make sure you buy your ticket before getting on. They have people who will fine the hell out of you if you ride without a ticket, and there is no one to pay once on board. Some people have a card so they dont have to scan anything, there is a little place to insert it. This confused me watching what everyone else was doing at first until my wife informed me I was an idiot.

There is a ton to see. Great castles, churches, museums, walking the cities, its a beautiful country.
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I've been to both cities. Munich is traditional beer and brats. Fun to visit. Berlin is a completely unique place with the best partying on the planet and fascinating history... but I'm obviously biased because I live there now (just moved from NY). I couldn't live anywhere else in Germany.

For Tacos purposes as a married family man I'd say both cities will be great to visit. For people that love to party there's no place better place than Berlin. I also don't think there's a better place to live because of a well educated and open population, a laid back approach and arguably the best creative scene on the planet.
The parties in Amsterdam aren't beaten anywhere. I know this to be true. I almost got laid a hundred times in the 6 months I spent there.
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Munich is eh, but the Bavarian Countryside is sweeeeeet. Do the Romantic Road towns, especially if you like old ****.

And whoever said bring doody medicine, trust that person. Just because it isn't India, doesn't mean the change in water/food won't give you the ****s. I learned this the hard way.
Munich is not that great if you're into the history and culture aspect of travel. Just feels like a big city... but the nightlife is amazing. Actually, most of Germany was rebuilt after WWII... so even the medieval architecture is a modern recreation of real Germany.

Berlin felt ultra-modern when I was there. It's hard to believe while walking through the Brandenburg Gate and realizing the Hitler himself planted all those Linden trees. Seriously eerie.

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After you land find a parch of grass and take off your shoes and walk around barefoot on the ground. This will keep you from suffering jet lag. I know it sounds silly but it works. It is called earthing. look it up.
You're telling me if I roll around in the grass for a few minutes I won't suffer from jet lag?

I will try this next month. I will be flying from Japan to Hawaii and onto Florida. I'll let you know if it's bogus or not.
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You're telling me if I roll around in the grass for a few minutes I won't suffer from jet lag?

I will try this next month. I will be flying from Japan to Hawaii and onto Florida. I'll let you know if it's bogus or not.
If you actually eat some of the dirt, it works even better -- the positive ions get all up in your colon.
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If you actually eat some of the dirt, it works even better -- the positive ions get all up in your colon.
Makes sense.
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Munich is not that great if you're into the history and culture aspect of travel. Just feels like a big city... but the nightlife is amazing. Actually, most of Germany was rebuilt after WWII... so even the medieval architecture is a modern recreation of real Germany.

Berlin felt ultra-modern when I was there. It's hard to believe while walking through the Brandenburg Gate and realizing the Hitler himself planted all those Linden trees. Seriously eerie.
Seeing as I am dating a Dutch chick that left for the better parties in Berlin I'd disagree as much as one could without having been to Amsterdam.

If you think it's modern you were probably around the Unter Den Linden / Mitte area. Kreuzberg, Kreuzkoelln (bordering Neukoelln) and Friedrichschain are where the fun is at Walking the old Stalinallee (Franzozischerallee), the former soviet showcase street, is a fascinating trip through the hideous / beautiful / tacky grandiosity of DDR Berlin.

A lot of Munich was rebuilt, but there is plenty to see in German that is truly old. The Nazi buildings were the ones sturdy enough to survive and in Munich they do. Hitler's old office is a locked up storage area now (I peeped through the key hole). I see how WW2 history is fascianting to many visiting the country but for me what happened after, specifically in Berlin, is what's really interesting because of the conditions it laid for this insane, awesome, hedonistic culture that exists there. You see 70 year old couples partying at clubs. If you were locked up behind a wall for most of your life, why wouldn't you? It's a joyful place. In Bavaria I do recommend Neuchwanstein (sp?), mad King Ludwig's Bavarian castle, which the Disney castle was based on.

RE: Visa I haven't started working yet but sponsorship is easy provided you have skills relevant to tech. They want Americans in Berin (I'm a US citizen after all). It's underpopulated at 3 point something mil in a city built for 6. You can get a 4 year work visa (standard), a 1 year freelance, a 2 year German language visa (requires an intensive course) or a 1 or 2 year artist's visa. I have a buddy that's been there for the past 10 years using these back to back while he DJs. He's close to hitting his max.
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So your the guy that allllmost got laid in Amsterdam Your last name wouldnt happen to be Bigelow would it?

Chris, you know how many Germans I meet that have lived their whole lives without having traveled to Berlin? Tons. Depending on where Taco is flying into, in a week he is likely never to set foot in Berlin or Munich. So much to see in any part of the country, I wouldnt recommend wasting a ton of time criss crossing it.

So whats your itinerary Taco? Hard to give too much more advice without at least knowing what city your flying into.
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Baja I do t get the earthing thing at all. Are they saying that the bare feet absorb the negative electrons or whatever? This makes zero sense.

Being barefoot should have nothing to do with it. The feet are a thick calloused area. They do t absorb we'll at all. Otherwise peor would drink un purified water through their feet. Or do drugs through their feet.

One other thing, aren't all the atoms or electrons negatively charged? If they weren't then when we sit down that part of our body would stick to the chair. Or when we grab a pencil if we were not negatively charged, our fingers would stay attached to the pencil.?

How do bare feet have anything to do with that?
There is a ton of information about this just google earthing + jet lag you will get many hits that will answer your questions or just try it next time you fly.It's easy and it's free. I really don't know why so many on this board are so resistant to new ideas especially one like this that is so east to try. I sleep every night on a earthing sheet and it does make a difference. here are two well known experts that endorse earthing http://www.foodrenegade.com/earthing-on-dr-oz/

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You're telling me if I roll around in the grass for a few minutes I won't suffer from jet lag?

I will try this next month. I will be flying from Japan to Hawaii and onto Florida. I'll let you know if it's bogus or not.
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