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Old 11-28-2007, 01:44 PM   #1
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Check in Europeans!

Okay fellow people with less excess, feel free to check in!
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Old 11-29-2007, 03:04 AM   #2
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Old 12-01-2007, 06:55 AM   #3
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I'm still a yankee, but I live in Germany so here I am.
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:36 PM   #4
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A yank! We don't server ur kind 'ere.... Just kidding! Germany is not that far away, just the Baltic in between.
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Old 12-08-2007, 12:02 PM   #5
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Old 12-08-2007, 12:13 PM   #6
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Hey a frenchman! Have a cousin who lives in Paris.
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:58 AM   #7
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There's a few of us!

2009.. seems to far away :(
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Old 12-09-2007, 03:59 PM   #8
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Indeed... :( But I think that if we get a nice size group of people here we should have a little meetup somewhere in Europe when we have our Camaros in a few years. Anybody think that's a good idea?
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:27 AM   #9
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Oh yes. Maybe LeMans or somewhere in Germany to see what the thing can really do
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:44 AM   #10
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I'd be up for some kind of meeting. I am living in Bavaria indefintely as it is so I'll be around. Although I probably won't the Camaro until close to or in 2010.
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:34 AM   #11
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Me neither. If it comes to the UK in RHD (so they've hinted) that won't be until 2010 anyway...
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:31 PM   #12
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Well for me it will matter depending on how much I'm able to work in the nxt few years. I think 2010 is a good mark to have, also gives Chevy some times to get some of the kinks out of it.
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:57 AM   #13
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Not to Hi-jack the thread.... but I'm thinking of hitting up Europe next year for like a month or so with the boys..... where should we go, lol?

Why I ask is... cuz we don't know shit where to go and plus alotta countries there are language barriers. And I know a couple people at school that weren't very happy about some racial issues they came across while there.... so any places to avoid that... kinda of a multi-cultural group gunna be going there... don't want any problems....I was surprised to hear about this though.

And note i said the boys... so you know were gunna wanna hit up some places with ladies!
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:40 AM   #14
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I'd say London because I loved it when I was there. But if you want something more different I can always recommend Stockholm and Sweden in general. No need to worry about language barrier since most people in Sweden speak very good English.
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Yeah I second the notion that the vast majority of Swedes speak english exceptionally well.

I liked Stockholm, but it proved to be pretty pricey. Though London would be far worse I think.

Just curious, what is your ethnic background? I only ask since you specifically brought up racial prejudice, are you concerned it would be directed at you?
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Old 12-17-2007, 07:59 AM   #16
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I live 60 miles south of London (will be there this weekend too) and it's VERY expensive - but then again, it's not much better anywhere else in the UK. Which is why I worry that the Camaro will be not worth the £...

Anyway, I liked Paris - London can be fun too though.
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Old 12-17-2007, 12:10 PM   #17
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Yeah I second the notion that the vast majority of Swedes speak english exceptionally well.

I liked Stockholm, but it proved to be pretty pricey. Though London would be far worse I think.

Just curious, what is your ethnic background? I only ask since you specifically brought up racial prejudice, are you concerned it would be directed at you?

Yes and No, but I'm not so much concerned about just one guy being of ethnic background.... its just a concern for a group of people being of various backgrounds....like there is one japanese guy, one black, me being brown, a couple white guys, etc.... so after hearing that a couple of guys who were of ethnic backgrounds had a rough time, we kind of got turned off to the idea of heading out to Europe as a group...

Now I'm not saying Euro's are racist or anything.... but I presume its not as culturally diverse and North America.... and we just don't wanna get into trouble while were out there.... I know most places are cool with this kinda stuff, just a few odd ends Ive heard to avoid.... maybe you guys could extend on that I guess?

Btw.... the guys who weren't very happy were coming back from Amsterdam.


Also, Sweden sounds really cool.... Im Canadian.... so I love snowboarding and hockey! Go Naslund! (Im from vancouver)... and hopefully Forsberg comes back!

Been to the UK..... might do it again.... Germany... I wanna go there...not so sure rest of the pack wants to go... I mean where we suppose to go in Germany if we do go? Plus are there enough english speaking people there.... tried taking German language classes.... wow your guys words are long and hard to pronounce!Guten Tag!
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Oh man there is plenty to do in Germany. If you are into beer then Munich is the place to be. Berlin is just a great international city as is the Frankfurt/Wiesbaden area. There are castles everywhere if you like that kind of thing. Germany is just a great place. The nightlife in any large German city is pretty solid. I live near a medium sized city named Regensburg, and the night life here competes directly with major cities I've been to like Seattle, Atlanta, and St. Louis.

Amsterdam was a problem? That is odd since that is one of the more diverse cities in Europe. As far as racism Germany, the German's are pretty cool, unless you happen to be Turkish or Russian, and then you might have some problems. Oh and sometimes they have problems with letting Americans into clubs, but that is mostly because of young soldiers stationed here that get drunk and cause problems, but you are Canadian so you should be good to go
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Yes and No, but I'm not so much concerned about just one guy being of ethnic background.... its just a concern for a group of people being of various backgrounds....like there is one japanese guy, one black, me being brown, a couple white guys, etc.... so after hearing that a couple of guys who were of ethnic backgrounds had a rough time, we kind of got turned off to the idea of heading out to Europe as a group...

Now I'm not saying Euro's are racist or anything.... but I presume its not as culturally diverse and North America.... and we just don't wanna get into trouble while were out there.... I know most places are cool with this kinda stuff, just a few odd ends Ive heard to avoid.... maybe you guys could extend on that I guess?

Btw.... the guys who weren't very happy were coming back from Amsterdam.


Also, Sweden sounds really cool.... Im Canadian.... so I love snowboarding and hockey! Go Naslund! (Im from vancouver)... and hopefully Forsberg comes back!
I can only speak for Sweden and say that I'd be surprised if you had any trouble, we have a lot of immigrants. Sure there are racist assholes, but they're a minority. Plus when you start speaking people will immediatly identify ya'll as Americans and a lot of extra patience safeguards will kick in!

Sorry, just kidding, but I'd be surprised if you had a hard time with this.

As for hard times, I don't think it's as hard getting into Europe as it is getting into the US. DHS gave me a bit of a rough time last summer when I went to see my now ex. The stuff you have to put up with looking like a taliban on your passport photo...and being to honest on your entry into the US form...

And yes, Sweden is really lovely. Snow is not always guaranteed though, not all winters are as cold as this one.
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I can only speak for Sweden and say that I'd be surprised if you had any trouble, we have a lot of immigrants. Sure there are racist assholes, but they're a minority. Plus when you start speaking people will immediatly identify ya'll as Americans and a lot of extra patience safeguards will kick in!

Sorry, just kidding, but I'd be surprised if you had a hard time with this.

As for hard times, I don't think it's as hard getting into Europe as it is getting into the US. DHS gave me a bit of a rough time last summer when I went to see my now ex. The stuff you have to put up with looking like a taliban on your passport photo...and being to honest on your entry into the US form...

And yes, Sweden is really lovely. Snow is not always guaranteed though, not all winters are as cold as this one.
cool-cool.... we might do sweden then!
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Oh man there is plenty to do in Germany. If you are into beer then Munich is the place to be. Berlin is just a great international city as is the Frankfurt/Wiesbaden area. There are castles everywhere if you like that kind of thing. Germany is just a great place. The nightlife in any large German city is pretty solid. I live near a medium sized city named Regensburg, and the night life here competes directly with major cities I've been to like Seattle, Atlanta, and St. Louis.

Amsterdam was a problem? That is odd since that is one of the more diverse cities in Europe. As far as racism Germany, the German's are pretty cool, unless you happen to be Turkish or Russian, and then you might have some problems. Oh and sometimes they have problems with letting Americans into clubs, but that is mostly because of young soldiers stationed here that get drunk and cause problems, but you are Canadian so you should be good to go

Thats awesome then... I personally been wanting to go to germany for a long time now.... you guys have some wowfully beautiful girls there man!

Although I did go to germany once before... just an overnight stay in frankfurt.. didnt really do anything... was so damn cold!
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Hey Germany definitely has some beautiful girls, and well....Sweden speaks for itself.

Most girls in Germany, well Germans in general, smoke. So that may or may not be a problem for you.

I don't think there are a lot of smokers in Sweden, at least I don't really remember there being that many when I travelled there last year.


It is cool as shat here right now. Mid to upper 20s during the day...it is times like these that I miss ol' Cali.
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Hey Germany definitely has some beautiful girls, and well....Sweden speaks for itself.

Most girls in Germany, well Germans in general, smoke. So that may or may not be a problem for you.

I don't think there are a lot of smokers in Sweden, at least I don't really remember there being that many when I travelled there last year.


It is cool as shat here right now. Mid to upper 20s during the day...it is times like these that I miss ol' Cali.

hahaha.... who are you kidding man.... hot girl that smokes.... as long shes hot!

yES sweden does speak for itself... tall, hot , blonde girls... wowee!

Yah man, I have an audi..... and i went to get a new battery put in from a local performance euro shop thats owned by germans.....this guy that just came from germany like 5-6 days ago as an apprentice comes out to change it in a t-shirt and a cut-off over-all in like 7 degrees(celcius) with a bit of snow on the ground out and im all wearing a big huge jacket...and he's all laughing at us with our big jackets on... he's like wait till you hit up frankfurt in the winter, then you'll know what cold is.
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