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Lonely Istari
06-09-06, 04:26
OH my GOODNESS!! :jmp:

I am soooo excited! i am taking a trip through Liberty University to Europe!!! I am FINALLY getting out of North America!

It's going to cost me $3,100 which I absolutely don't have! haha! But I am determined to save it up! I am SOO doing this!!! We start in Dublin take a Ferry to Wales, then go to England and then we are taking an train that goes UNDER the ENGLISH CHANNEL to France!!! *dances* You have NO idea how excited I am!!!!

Here is the itinerary:

Dublin, LONDON, AND PARIS
May 20-June 1, 2007

Day 1 :
Depart from Roanoke and relax aboard your flight to Ireland.
Day 2-3 :
After clearing customs on Day 2, meet your EF Tour Director and take a stroll through “Dublin’s fair city,” capital of Ireland. A guide escorts your in-depth sightseeing tour on Day 3. Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral and view the illuminated Book of Kells, on display at Trinity College.
Day 4 :
Ferry across the Irish Sea to Wales with a stop at Beaumaris Castle. Then pass through Snowdonia National Park, home to over 800 square miles of moorland, mountains, lakes, and valleys, before spending the night in North Wales.
Day 5 :
Travel back in time to Elizabethan England as you explore the sights of Warwick and Stratford. See the dungeon and torture chamber at Warwick Castle, one of England’s great medieval structures. Next, visit Stratford, home of the great playwright, William Shakespeare. Tour the house where he was born and visit Anne Hathaway’s cottage, the thatched farmhouse of the Bard’s wife.
Day 6-7 :
On our EF walking tour, make your way along the Strand to Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square, and end your ramble in Covent Garden. Later, your guided sightseeing tour reveals London's historic highlights, from the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey and world renowned St. Paul's Cathedral. On Day 7, you might opt for a trip to Hampton Court Palace, the royal retreat that dates back to the days of King Henry VIII.
Day 8-9 :
Speed from London to Paris aboard the Eurostar train. During guided sightseeing, you’ll visit Notre Dame Cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe, and stop at the Eiffel Tower. Day 9’s walking tour takes you to the Tuileries and to the Louvre, for a glimpse of the Mona Lisa. To see the opulent lifestyle of Louis XIV, join us for an optional trip to Versailles.
Day 10-12 :
Extend your stay three days in the Normandy region, to include a visit to the D-Day beaches of World War II.
Day 13 :
Depart for home.

I could really use some prayers and ideas!! It's not going to be easy comming up with $3,100!

Neteru
06-09-06, 04:30
... you might opt for a trip to Hampton Court Palace, the royal retreat that dates back to the days of King Henry VIII. ...If anything, do that for sure. :tmb:

DREWY
06-09-06, 04:33
Thats so cool LI. With the Uni? How many with you?

http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/signs134.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org) Put that towards the collection!

Pictures please!

Lonely Istari
06-09-06, 04:36
Thanks for the donation DREWY! :hug: I will be sure to post pics! But i'm not going till May :( there will be 50 in the group. :jmp:
here are some of the places we'll be visiting
IRELAND
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v505/DeBoRaH85/moher.jpg (http://photobucket.com/)
WALES!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v505/DeBoRaH85/wales-llanthony.jpg (http://photobucket.com/)
ENGLAND!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v505/DeBoRaH85/tower_bridge_sunset.jpg (http://photobucket.com/)
PARIS!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v505/DeBoRaH85/paris_1.jpg (http://photobucket.com/)
VERSAILLES!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v505/DeBoRaH85/versailles.jpg (http://photobucket.com/)
NORMANDY!!!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v505/DeBoRaH85/normandy04.jpg (http://photobucket.com/)

ITS GOING TO BE SOOO GREAT!! :)
If anything, do that for sure. :tmb:

:wve: I know! I definitely want to! I'm so excited about the book of Kells too and Versailles!! oh my goodness... Every single thing in this trip is so awesome!

DREWY
06-09-06, 04:42
Oh well at least now you only need $3099.98! Glad to help

Neteru
06-09-06, 04:51
NORMANDY!!!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v505/DeBoRaH85/normandy04.jpg (http://photobucket.com/)LMAO :D Sorry, but that pic is just so funny LI. Lots of nice pics of famous landmarks, and then we have Normandy. Oh, lovely. :D And even funnier, it could be anywhere. :vlol:

One thing I will say about London. Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Parliament, Buckingham Palace. You might be surprised when you see how small they actually are.

Jacob x5
06-09-06, 05:30
That looks like a fantastic trip. To see one of those sights would really be something, but to see them all in the space of two weeks is amazing. You're going to have a great trip. Wish I was going. :cln:

Kamrusepas
06-09-06, 05:48
Sounds cool Istari, have fun :tmb:

Melonie Tomb Raider
06-09-06, 06:26
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so awesome, you go girl! :hug: :jmp:

I am soooo happy for you right now! Ireland?! WOW! :eek: That is awesome!!!!

Congratulations, you definitely deserve this! :hug: :hug: :hug:

Mad Tony
06-09-06, 06:26
Cool!
As it happens i'm going to the USA next year.
Hope you have fun :D

angelika
06-09-06, 07:28
Superb!!! But I'm not jealous.

I'm going to Rome next week! it's a pleasure trip for the employees.....:jmp:

Nicky
06-09-06, 08:12
Looks like an awesome plan, LI! :tmb:

One thing I will say about London. Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Parliament, Buckingham Palace.
That's not one thing, that's four things :ton:

Quiver.
06-09-06, 09:09
Also try to see leicester square...and the cinema "The Empire"...I love that cinema :)

Andromeda66
06-09-06, 09:17
You lucky chick :D
I hope you have a blast :hug:. You're going to love the ride through the English channel. Unfortunately for me, I took the plane to France :hea:

Have a great time :)

Tomb Raider Master
06-09-06, 09:33
Have a great time. :wve:

lita212
06-09-06, 12:05
wooo thats ace man. your sooo gonna love it in london its like the u.ks version of new york. just ace!!!!

Angelx14
06-09-06, 12:38
Omg. That is so awesome.:D Lucky you..(well, I live in Europe, but it's just not the same lol)

Lara Croft!
06-09-06, 12:38
Oh,I'm so jealous of you!!!!Be sure to take a lot of pics!!!

K.J
06-09-06, 12:47
You should visit us in Wimbledon Common:) (South West London).

Jamie18
06-09-06, 14:40
That looks like a great trip :tmb:

I just find it so funny that people would be excited about coming to Ireland!

Dublin is pretty fun though - are you allowed to go off and do your own thing at all or do you have to stay with a group? If you want I can PM you a list of things I would consider worth seeing. And you DEFINATELY have to find a good pub at night with live music.

Wales has some stunning scenery, and London is very exciting and really a great balance of history and being a hip modern city.

Paris is absolutely beautiful. You will not BELIEVE the Eiffel Tower when you finally see it.

raiderfun
06-09-06, 14:45
Oh well at least now you only need $3099.98! Glad to help
lol drewy ! :vlol:

jackles
06-09-06, 18:52
God bless you for being so excited!!! made me smile that did!!:D

ChocChipCookie
06-09-06, 19:01
Day 10-12 :
Extend your stay three days in the Normandy region, to include a visit to the D-Day beaches of World War II.


This is something I've often thought about doing, but never got round to it.

Have a great time! :tmb:

saray
06-09-06, 19:21
have a great time, i'm sure you'll enjoy it :)

GodOfLight
06-09-06, 19:33
good for you istari :tmb: it's always nice to leave the states and see the real world for its beauty :p :D :jmp:

Shauni
06-09-06, 19:42
Awesome!!! :jmp:

Are you in the People 2 People program? I was in that last year, and I was saving up for a trip to Paris, Switzerland, and Rome for 20 days ($5,300). Sadly, I didn't save up enough money for the trip.. I was sooooooo crushed. :( But you know what? The month that I would have been on the trip if I had been able to go, was the month that I ended up staying home and that's when I fell in love with who is now my boyfriend (going on our 4th month now, yay! hehe). :D

So even if you're not able to save up enough money in time, you might get an equal trade. Ya never know. ;) Though I really do hope that you get to go, I know the excitement!! :jmp: I'll be praying for you! :hug:

Neteru
06-09-06, 19:43
That's not one thing, that's four things :ton:It's one thing I said about four landmarks. So there. :ton: :D

ILG49ers
07-09-06, 02:43
That's so awesome! :jmp: I hope you have a great time when you go! :hug:

Melonie Tomb Raider
07-09-06, 03:55
Well thank you for sharing your experience Shauni, that is so sweet! I'm sure LI will appreciate your prayer too! And to add to that, I'll be praying too! :D

:hug: :hug: :hug:

Lonely Istari
07-09-06, 05:53
Thanks so much Mel and Shauni for remembering me in your prayers!! I could definitely use them... money is pretty tight right now but I am determined to go!

Shauni, that is such a sweet story and makes me feel better incase things fall through. :hug: hopefully they wont though!! And no I'm not with that group. It is a group through Liberty University.

Thanks everyone for your encouragement and tips and prayers!! :hug:

Lonely Istari
07-09-06, 05:55
Superb!!! But I'm not jealous.

I'm going to Rome next week! it's a pleasure trip for the employees.....:jmp:

WOW!!! that is great! Have a wonderful time Angelika!! Post pics when you get back!

KurtisLonely
07-09-06, 05:56
you may come to Holland too if you want, come to The Hague, i'll meet you there ;) :p

Lonely Istari
07-09-06, 06:00
That looks like a great trip :tmb:

I just find it so funny that people would be excited about coming to Ireland!

Are you kidding me?? That is what I am MOST excited about!! Do you know how LONG I've been dying to visit IRELAND??? lol

Dublin is pretty fun though - are you allowed to go off and do your own thing at all or do you have to stay with a group? If you want I can PM you a list of things I would consider worth seeing. And you DEFINATELY have to find a good pub at night with live music.

I am not sure how much free time we will have. I know there is a free time in London, but I'm not sure how much for Dublin. But we ARE going to a pub that is going to have live music!! :jmp: I think I am going to cry, I'm so excited!!!

I would love to hear some of the hot spots if you don't mind! :

Lonely Istari
07-09-06, 06:03
Oh well at least now you only need $3099.98! Glad to help

:vlol: You've helped a great deal, my friend :hug:

Lonely Istari
07-09-06, 06:05
LMAO :D Sorry, but that pic is just so funny LI. Lots of nice pics of famous landmarks, and then we have Normandy. Oh, lovely. :D And even funnier, it could be anywhere. :vlol:

:vlol: I guess I can see why you would say that, but the beaches of Normandy are very significant. D-Day!!

Nephili
07-09-06, 06:20
Sounds amazing Istari! Hope you have fun!

DREWY
07-09-06, 06:22
Egyptiangal not going too LI? Would be nice to share.

Another Lara
07-09-06, 12:53
OH my GOODNESS!! :jmp:

I am soooo excited! i am taking a trip through Liberty University to Europe!!! I am FINALLY getting out of North America!

It's going to cost me $3,100 which I absolutely don't have! haha! But I am determined to save it up! I am SOO doing this!!! We start in Dublin take a Ferry to Wales, then go to England and then we are taking an train that goes UNDER the ENGLISH CHANNEL to France!!! *dances* You have NO idea how excited I am!!!!

Here is the itinerary:

Dublin, LONDON, AND PARIS
May 20-June 1, 2007

Day 1 :
Depart from Roanoke and relax aboard your flight to Ireland.
Day 2-3 :
After clearing customs on Day 2, meet your EF Tour Director and take a stroll through “Dublin’s fair city,” capital of Ireland. A guide escorts your in-depth sightseeing tour on Day 3. Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral and view the illuminated Book of Kells, on display at Trinity College.
Day 4 :
Ferry across the Irish Sea to Wales with a stop at Beaumaris Castle. Then pass through Snowdonia National Park, home to over 800 square miles of moorland, mountains, lakes, and valleys, before spending the night in North Wales.
Day 5 :
Travel back in time to Elizabethan England as you explore the sights of Warwick and Stratford. See the dungeon and torture chamber at Warwick Castle, one of England’s great medieval structures. Next, visit Stratford, home of the great playwright, William Shakespeare. Tour the house where he was born and visit Anne Hathaway’s cottage, the thatched farmhouse of the Bard’s wife.
Day 6-7 :
On our EF walking tour, make your way along the Strand to Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square, and end your ramble in Covent Garden. Later, your guided sightseeing tour reveals London's historic highlights, from the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey and world renowned St. Paul's Cathedral. On Day 7, you might opt for a trip to Hampton Court Palace, the royal retreat that dates back to the days of King Henry VIII.
Day 8-9 :
Speed from London to Paris aboard the Eurostar train. During guided sightseeing, you’ll visit Notre Dame Cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe, and stop at the Eiffel Tower. Day 9’s walking tour takes you to the Tuileries and to the Louvre, for a glimpse of the Mona Lisa. To see the opulent lifestyle of Louis XIV, join us for an optional trip to Versailles.
Day 10-12 :
Extend your stay three days in the Normandy region, to include a visit to the D-Day beaches of World War II.
Day 13 :
Depart for home.

I could really use some prayers and ideas!! It's not going to be easy comming up with $3,100!

Wow that sounds like a real busy trip, but I bet it'll be amazing!

You'll LOVE Warwick Castle, I found it absolutely awe inspiring when I went there on a faily day out...you have to do the ghost walk aswell if you get a chance, that's very freaky!
William Shakspeare's birthplace though, I dunno if I should say, but I was told by my public archaeology lecturer at uni that it isn't really his birthplace, but the real house was down the road but was knocked down and built upon! :( But Stratford is a brilliant place to visit in itself, as it just shows such a quaint and historical side of England that you don't really get with London. Yeah you get the sense of history in London, but in Stratford it feels like time has stood still while London becomes more modern...

Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square are a must see, you should try and go to the National Gallery, I love it! Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral are wicked aswell and I'm sure you'll love them!

Paris I absolutely love aswell and can't wait to go back; the Notre Dame is one of the most amazing places I think I have visited in years and always stuck as my main and most loved part of Paris... the Louvre is fantastic apart from the crowds which can get really annoying ESPECIALLY around the Mona Lisa... be prepared to use ur elbows! ;)

The Eiffel Tower is great aswell and if you're not scared of hieghts you should deifnately take the elevator to the top...the view is amazing (the same goes for the top of Notre Dame).

Normandy will be a greta trip for you aswell, if a very sombre one... I did a similar trip when I was in school and we also visited Auschwitz. The whole trip really put things into perspective and I would advise anyone to do it, even tho it can be a very painful experience, it is a journey of a life time and I was so glad I took it!

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that you can get the moeny together as this sort of trip is one that should not be missed... Goodluck with it all and if you have any spare time while in London, look me up, lol! :D

Lonely Istari
07-09-06, 22:38
AL, thanks for the info! That ghost walk sounds awesome!! And you can bet your bottom dollar (or pound in your case, ha! sorry it's just an American expression I guess...) that I'll be taking that Elevator to the top of the Eiffel Tower!! :D

I would LOVE to visit Auschwitz! It would be very sad, but so interesting! Unfortunately there will be no trips into Poland or Germany this time :( I would so love to go there! Someday :)

Egyptiangal not going too LI? Would be nice to share.

She most certainly is going! Couldn't go without her!! She is actually the one who invited me along as she is the one that is attending Liberty University (hence her absence from the forums these days. She's been pretty busy.) Our dearest friend (sister in heart!) is coming too. It is going to be THE trip of a lifetime!!

I am soooo excited!! :jmp:

xMiSsCrOfTx
07-09-06, 22:42
You don't even know how jealous I am of you and half of the other forum members! So many people have been going there lately, and a lot of members LIVE there! Gah! Well, all I know is it'll be one hell of a time!

Lonely Istari
07-09-06, 23:01
MissCroft, hopefully you will get an opportunity like this, and if you do, you should not hesitate to take it! I have always done that and I have found that you just have to do it, or you never will! One of my favorite quotes in life is by Mark Twain:

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

I love it!

BoyTRaider
07-09-06, 23:04
Awesome! I'm happy for you! :tmb:

egyptiangal
08-09-06, 00:11
might i just add that I'm going w/ LI! :jmp:

w00t w00t!

Europe here we come!

Lonely Istari
08-09-06, 17:27
Europe here we come!

Look out! LOL :tea: