Tales of Home [2]

+12
David H
chris63
Ally
azriel
Amarië
Mrs Figg
Lancebloke
halfwise
Pettytyrant101
CC12 35
Norc
Eldorion
16 posters

Page 3 of 40 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4 ... 21 ... 40  Next

Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by Norc Tue May 14, 2013 9:52 am

Eldorion wrote:Yeah, there are a bunch of Tolkien sites I'd basically have to hit up if I came anywhere close to the UK, and Oxford is on that list.

Since meeting so many people from Northern Europe on this forum I'd be curious to go to Scotland or Scandinavia or somewhere like that I don't know if it'd be practical.

yupp, it's practical, you go almost anywhere with a train ticket (interail) although, won't get you to the arctic circle Rolling Eyes

and if you've had some car-driving-hollidays on norway, the distance Berlin - Paris is nothing, just saying. It's much "smaller" than US.
Norc
Norc
Khaleesi

Posts : 19247
Join date : 2011-12-21
Age : 26

http://nimrail.deviantart.com

Back to top Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by Mrs Figg Tue May 14, 2013 12:58 pm

Eldo dont go to Scotland its full of ginger haired crabbits. Oxford is gorgeous & medieval, London is fascinating and cool, and Manchester is full of rain. Barcelona is probably the best city in Europe (its got a beach and Gaudi) if you come to Florence i'll show you round. Paris is full of French so dont bother.
Mrs Figg
Mrs Figg
Eel Wrangler from Bree

Posts : 24658
Join date : 2011-10-06
Age : 91
Location : Holding The Door

Back to top Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by Pettytyrant101 Tue May 14, 2013 1:41 pm

Eldo dont go to Scotland its full of ginger haired crabbits.- Mrs Figg


Thats a plus point Mrs Figg!! Mad

Norc is right though Eldo compared to traveling in the US its all a lot smaller- I mean if you go to England through the Channel Tunnel you can be in Scotland within a few hours, ok you still have to pass through England but thats just a burden that has to be borne.

_________________
Pure Publications, The Tower of Lore and the Former Admin's Office are Reasonably Proud to Present-



A Green And Pleasant Land

Compiled and annotated by Eldorion.


- get your copy here for a limited period- free*

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yjYiz8nuL3LqJ-yP9crpDKu_BH-1LwJU/view



*Pure Publications reserves the right to track your usage of this publication, snoop on your home address, go through your bins and sell personal information on to the highest bidder.
Warning may contain Wholesome Tales
Pettytyrant101
Pettytyrant101
Crabbitmeister

Posts : 44551
Join date : 2011-02-14
Age : 50
Location : Scotshobbitland

Back to top Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by Amarië Tue May 14, 2013 2:14 pm

England/UK is on our "must see" list, but we want the kids to be a bit older first before we go so they can enjoy the sights. You lot do have the same crappy weather as we do, so until then we head for summer and sand and warmer waters.

_________________
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."
-Marcus Aurelius

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Lolcat-petting2
Today the Shire, DarkPlanet cat. Tomorrow... THE WORLD!

 #amarieco
Amarië
Amarië
Dark Planet Ambassador

Posts : 5184
Join date : 2011-06-10
Age : 40
Location : The Dark Planet Embassy, Main str. Needlehole.

Back to top Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by Amarië Tue May 14, 2013 2:21 pm

Mrs Figg wrote:Eldo dont go to Scotland its full of ginger haired crabbits. Oxford is gorgeous & medieval, London is fascinating and cool, and Manchester is full of rain. Barcelona is probably the best city in Europe (its got a beach and Gaudi) if you come to Florence i'll show you round. Paris is full of French so dont bother.

I wanna visit! cheers And me and you can go about being arty farty and Finrod and the kids can... meh... do whatever. Laughing

We had a couple of days in/near Trieste last summer, we were wondering if we should see more of Italy this year. We still haven't decided where to go... Us, the kids and a large caravan. We really should decide soon.

Croatia is lovely though, lots of castles everywhere. Smile

_________________
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."
-Marcus Aurelius

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Lolcat-petting2
Today the Shire, DarkPlanet cat. Tomorrow... THE WORLD!

 #amarieco
Amarië
Amarië
Dark Planet Ambassador

Posts : 5184
Join date : 2011-06-10
Age : 40
Location : The Dark Planet Embassy, Main str. Needlehole.

Back to top Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by Eldorion Tue May 14, 2013 3:06 pm

Lancebloke wrote:Are you looking to visit Europe for touristy reasons or something else bringing you here?

Touristy reasons. Smile My window of opportunity for studying abroad has closed, but I realized that I was only really interested cause about visiting Europe, not studying there. Razz There are a lot of people I know who I would love to meet up with if I get the chance to go, including people from this forum. Very Happy
Eldorion
Eldorion
You're Gonna Carry That Weight

Posts : 23311
Join date : 2011-02-13
Age : 27
Location : Maryland, United States

https://purl.org/tolkien

Back to top Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by Eldorion Tue May 14, 2013 3:07 pm

Norc wrote:well.. no house parties?

In my case ... no. Laughing

Norc wrote:'don't you like.. get lost? whenever i am at a loss i go towards the sea, because the main road is by the coast, adn i can always see the sea. you know. fjords and mountain, not much room to flat out super-suburbia.

There are actually a fair amount of hills and trees to break up the monotony here, but I can still walk for hours and see basically nothing but houses and strip malls.


Last edited by Eldorion on Tue May 14, 2013 4:24 pm; edited 1 time in total
Eldorion
Eldorion
You're Gonna Carry That Weight

Posts : 23311
Join date : 2011-02-13
Age : 27
Location : Maryland, United States

https://purl.org/tolkien

Back to top Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by Eldorion Tue May 14, 2013 3:10 pm

Norc wrote:yupp, it's practical, you go almost anywhere with a train ticket (interail) although, won't get you to the arctic circle Rolling Eyes

and if you've had some car-driving-hollidays on norway, the distance Berlin - Paris is nothing, just saying. It's much "smaller" than US.

I've had car vacations of ~10 hours just to get up or down a portion of the U.S. East Coast, so I don't mind sitting in a car (or train, which is much better). Razz I haven't looked into the logistics of getting around Europe in a while though cause I don't know for sure if it'd be possible to go.

Mrs Figg wrote:Eldo dont go to Scotland its full of ginger haired crabbits. Oxford is gorgeous & medieval, London is fascinating and cool, and Manchester is full of rain. Barcelona is probably the best city in Europe (its got a beach and Gaudi) if you come to Florence i'll show you round. Paris is full of French so dont bother.

Thanks for the warning. Laughing Florence is one of the cities we visited when I was five and we went to Italy but I don't remember the first thing about it. If anyone wanted to meet up while I was on vacation though, I'd be down -- I'm sure it'd be a lot of fun. Very Happy

Pettytyrant101 wrote:Thats a plus point Mrs Figg!! Mad

Norc is right though Eldo compared to traveling in the US its all a lot smaller- I mean if you go to England through the Channel Tunnel you can be in Scotland within a few hours, ok you still have to pass through England but thats just a burden that has to be borne.

Laughing I didn't realize it took that short of a time. I'll have to adjust my thinking about distance and national size. Razz
Eldorion
Eldorion
You're Gonna Carry That Weight

Posts : 23311
Join date : 2011-02-13
Age : 27
Location : Maryland, United States

https://purl.org/tolkien

Back to top Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by azriel Tue May 14, 2013 3:24 pm

well if ever our paths crossed on your travels, youde get a "Hiya" from me ! Very Happy Nod And So would anyone else. sunny

_________________
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish.”
"There are far, far, better things ahead than any we can leave behind"
If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you always got

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Th_cat%20blink_zpsesmrb2cl

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Jean-b11
azriel
azriel
Grumpy cat, rub my tummy, hear me purr

Posts : 15286
Join date : 2012-10-07
Age : 61
Location : in a galaxy, far,far away, deep in my own imagination.

Back to top Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by halfwise Tue May 14, 2013 4:08 pm

It's funny, even the rest of the French complain about the Parisians.

And yet I still want to go. Been saving it for someone special. Been a blasted long time. Mad Me and Petty will have to meet up in Paris sometime and blow all the romanticism to hell on a drunken crabbit rampage.

_________________
Halfwise, son of Halfwit. Brother of Nitwit, son of Halfwit. Half brother of Figwit.
Then it gets complicated...
halfwise
halfwise
Quintessence of Burrahobbitry

Posts : 18401
Join date : 2012-02-01
Location : rustic broom closet in farthing of Manhattan

Back to top Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by Lancebloke Tue May 14, 2013 4:36 pm

Some about the rest of the British about londoners. Bunch of arrogant, rude bastards. And then the tourists!!! Mad
Lancebloke
Lancebloke
Under covid agent

Posts : 4760
Join date : 2012-04-10
Age : 38
Location : Essex

http://www.lancebloke.com

Back to top Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by Pettytyrant101 Tue May 14, 2013 4:55 pm

My one brief experience of London long ago was that it was not a friendly city at street level compared to Glasgow which I was used to. Its almost impossible to sit alone in a cafe in Glasgow without someone eventually sitting down opposite you and just enaging in a bit of patter.

_________________
Pure Publications, The Tower of Lore and the Former Admin's Office are Reasonably Proud to Present-



A Green And Pleasant Land

Compiled and annotated by Eldorion.


- get your copy here for a limited period- free*

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yjYiz8nuL3LqJ-yP9crpDKu_BH-1LwJU/view



*Pure Publications reserves the right to track your usage of this publication, snoop on your home address, go through your bins and sell personal information on to the highest bidder.
Warning may contain Wholesome Tales
Pettytyrant101
Pettytyrant101
Crabbitmeister

Posts : 44551
Join date : 2011-02-14
Age : 50
Location : Scotshobbitland

Back to top Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by Lancebloke Tue May 14, 2013 5:12 pm

But that's just weird....
Lancebloke
Lancebloke
Under covid agent

Posts : 4760
Join date : 2012-04-10
Age : 38
Location : Essex

http://www.lancebloke.com

Back to top Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by Mrs Figg Tue May 14, 2013 5:14 pm

Amarië wrote:
Mrs Figg wrote:Eldo dont go to Scotland its full of ginger haired crabbits. Oxford is gorgeous & medieval, London is fascinating and cool, and Manchester is full of rain. Barcelona is probably the best city in Europe (its got a beach and Gaudi) if you come to Florence i'll show you round. Paris is full of French so dont bother.

I wanna visit! cheers And me and you can go about being arty farty and Finrod and the kids can... meh... do whatever. Laughing

We had a couple of days in/near Trieste last summer, we were wondering if we should see more of Italy this year. We still haven't decided where to go... Us, the kids and a large caravan. We really should decide soon.

Croatia is lovely though, lots of castles everywhere. Smile

well if you do come to Florence I would love to show you the best bits cheers
Mrs Figg
Mrs Figg
Eel Wrangler from Bree

Posts : 24658
Join date : 2011-10-06
Age : 91
Location : Holding The Door

Back to top Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by Mrs Figg Tue May 14, 2013 5:20 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:My one brief experience of London long ago was that it was not a friendly city at street level compared to Glasgow which I was used to. Its almost impossible to sit alone in a cafe in Glasgow without someone eventually sitting down opposite you and just enaging in a bit of patter.

Manchester is very friendly, thats the only plus side I can think of. well its got some nice Victorian architecture, but thats it. the weather is lousy and its got some brooding moors, its a bit grim really. thats why Morrissey was so miserable, and Joy Division. 'oh Manchesteeeer so much to aaaanswer for'
Mrs Figg
Mrs Figg
Eel Wrangler from Bree

Posts : 24658
Join date : 2011-10-06
Age : 91
Location : Holding The Door

Back to top Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by Mrs Figg Tue May 14, 2013 5:22 pm

But I would far far far far rather have a Mancunian on a deserted Island than a Florentine. they are shit bags.
Mrs Figg
Mrs Figg
Eel Wrangler from Bree

Posts : 24658
Join date : 2011-10-06
Age : 91
Location : Holding The Door

Back to top Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by Norc Tue May 14, 2013 10:51 pm

Eldorion wrote:
Lancebloke wrote:Are you looking to visit Europe for touristy reasons or something else bringing you here?

Touristy reasons. Smile My window of opportunity for studying abroad has closed, but I realized that I was only really interested cause about visiting Europe, not studying there. Razz There are a lot of people I know who I would love to meet up with if I get the chance to go, including people from this forum. Very Happy

don't hesitate Smile srsly.. there is so much to see, Krakow is beutiful and so is prague, visit some consentration camps in germany, it'll give you some perspective (also seeing the amount of isralian soldiers), but you really ought to experience midnightsun;) there is a marathon .. Very Happy also ENLGAND! i need to go there some tiem Very Happy my sister and a friend are of there and i am super jelous.
Norc
Norc
Khaleesi

Posts : 19247
Join date : 2011-12-21
Age : 26

http://nimrail.deviantart.com

Back to top Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by Norc Wed May 15, 2013 8:01 am

it's nine in the morning. about now i get to know what exams i'll do..... D:
Norc
Norc
Khaleesi

Posts : 19247
Join date : 2011-12-21
Age : 26

http://nimrail.deviantart.com

Back to top Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by Norc Wed May 15, 2013 8:19 am

YEEEEEES ORALEXAMMMM!!!!
Norc
Norc
Khaleesi

Posts : 19247
Join date : 2011-12-21
Age : 26

http://nimrail.deviantart.com

Back to top Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by Norc Wed May 15, 2013 8:26 am

that sounds like a dental appointment, but it means i don't have a written exam in german or math and i am super happy. although it means i'de have to have a presentation in june in either chemistry, physics, math or geology. so i dunno if i really should be happy.
Norc
Norc
Khaleesi

Posts : 19247
Join date : 2011-12-21
Age : 26

http://nimrail.deviantart.com

Back to top Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by Lancebloke Wed May 15, 2013 11:21 am

Have you been drinking too much ribena nora?
Lancebloke
Lancebloke
Under covid agent

Posts : 4760
Join date : 2012-04-10
Age : 38
Location : Essex

http://www.lancebloke.com

Back to top Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by Norc Wed May 15, 2013 12:14 pm

no.
Norc
Norc
Khaleesi

Posts : 19247
Join date : 2011-12-21
Age : 26

http://nimrail.deviantart.com

Back to top Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by Mrs Figg Wed May 15, 2013 4:03 pm

Meanwhile in Manchester

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Bert-ernie-on-the-streets-of-sesame_zps2f3276db
Mrs Figg
Mrs Figg
Eel Wrangler from Bree

Posts : 24658
Join date : 2011-10-06
Age : 91
Location : Holding The Door

Back to top Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by Norc Wed May 15, 2013 4:04 pm

thank you for ruining my childhood.
Norc
Norc
Khaleesi

Posts : 19247
Join date : 2011-12-21
Age : 26

http://nimrail.deviantart.com

Back to top Go down

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Empty Re: Tales of Home [2]

Post by Mrs Figg Wed May 15, 2013 4:19 pm

Meanwhile in 'STRALIA

Tales of Home [2] - Page 3 Oh-australia_zps2b267e71
Mrs Figg
Mrs Figg
Eel Wrangler from Bree

Posts : 24658
Join date : 2011-10-06
Age : 91
Location : Holding The Door

Back to top Go down

Page 3 of 40 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4 ... 21 ... 40  Next

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum