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Trip Start Jul 01, 2006
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Trip End Sep 11, 2006


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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Top 10 Places I recommend to people I know:
1) Cinque Terre, Italy
2) Biarritz, France
3) Hallstatt, Austria
4) Berlin, Germany
5) D-day Beaches (Normandy), France
6) Rome, Italy (from other trip)
7) Dingle, Ireland
8) Edinburgh, Scotland
9) Dublin, Ireland
10) Lucerne, Switzerland

Movies I plan to watch due to my trip:
- Wolf Creek
- Chopper
- Braveheart
- The Downfall
- Goodbye Lenin
- Wings of Desire
- Das Experiment
- Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)
- Once Were Warriors

Books I plan to read due to my trip:
- SHANTARAM by Gregory David Roberts
- Dubliners by James Joyce
- Mme Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
- books by Hans Christian Anderson

Books I have read on my trip:
- In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
- Reefer Madness
- Putinīs Russia
- The History of World War II by Hardell
- Farenheit 451

Things I would like to learn more about due to my trip (ie if need be, use Wikipedia!):
- Jellyfish
- Swiss Military and Offshore banking
- Stalin and Russian history
- both World Wars, D-day
- The Milgram experiment and the Stanford prison experiment
- Maori's

Things I missed while travelling:
- Simpsons/Seinfeld/Family Guy
- Renting a movie and having a beer
- Cheap groceries
- Pineapple Ice slushies
- Sports/Working out
- The news(on a timely basis!)

Random Stats:
# of times times I lost my shampoo - 5
# of times times I thought I lost my wallet or passport - 1012
# of days in Europe - 73 (July 1 - Sept 11)
Countries visited - 13
Approx # of cities visited - 40
Most travelling in 24 hour period (actually visiting) - 6 cities, 2 countries

Regrets:
- Not bringing my old student ID from Waterloo to use at museums etc. It would have worked and would have saved me hundreds of dollars... seriously.
- Not booking my flight home in advance. (however, if I had, I may not have gone to Sweden/Norway... so whatever)
- Not bringing more socks.. ewwwh. peweee.

Travel musts:
- Umbrella (better than a poncho)
- Jackknife, with can opener
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