Peter, I've actually emailed you yesterday, regarding spotting around AMS. If you think you'd be there, it would be great to meet up with you. I've been reading your site religiously for the past week, it's great!
Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 2): Why, of all the places on this planet, would you want to go to Hannover?!?
Russian arrivals my friend. My SVO trip fell thru, so BCN and HAJ are the next best things. Gotta have something to do at night or if the wx craps out tho!
In Amsterdam on the 17th (i know, one day late) a huge sail event will start. A good number of clippers and sailing ships will probably arrive early so a stroll around the river might be interesting on the 16th.
ME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1648 times:
In Barcelona, start at the Plaza de Catalunya and simply explore that great city. It basically is a relatively "new" city of the late 19th century and NOT medieval. In Amsterdam, get along the Grachten, and enjoy. In Geneva, the lake is the major attraction with the big fountain. There also is a medieval town on the RiveGauche. In Zurich, just as in Geneva, the lake and the river are the prime attraction, plus the old city on both sides of the river.
NonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1635 times:
Quoting AirKas1 (Reply 7): If you plan on spotting the 14th (the day you arrive) I might bump in to you. If not, enjoy your stay.
I can't promise anything because I'm dependant of "my guests", but maybe see you at AMS.
Sweet man, hopefully we will. We'll be spotting as long as the sun is out. Which isn't looking likely right now.
Waterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1581 times:
I spent a month in barcelona last summer, it's a beautiful city. If you are in to architecture, make sure you visit some of the Gaudí creations around the city, with the most famous being the Sagrada Familia cathedral (if you're not afraid of heights, climb the spiral staircase to the very top of the spires, it's an incredible view) and also Parc Guel, a very pretty area. Also, the underground excavations of the old roman city are pretty damn amazing... have fun.
Highpeaklad From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1561 times:
How could you miss out LHR !
Visit the sex museum in AMS on Damrak just down from the central station, its worth it just to see the faces of people trying not to look too interested in the pictures! Or try the Anne Frank house to bring you back down to earth.
Also do not eat the space cake. I had a whole piece and 2 hours later was completely off my face - and for the rest of the day until the following morning. Stick to the herbal cigarettes instead.
If you don't like heights do not climb the Sagrada familie in BCN ! - I've never been more terrified in my life.
I'm going to AMS at the end of August so feel free to point me in the right direction if you do anything cool.
Have a good trip !
Don't try to keep up with the Joneses - bring them down to your level !
As Hannover was pretty much destroyed during WW2, there not much left of old structures. If you´d like to see some old buildings, a hop to Celle or Hameln (or "Hamelin" as in the tale "Pied Piper of Hamelin") would be recommended. Both are reachable by train.
Trains to Celle: local trains 45 min - highspeed 18 - 28 min (different route)
Trains to Hameln: local 45 min