TheRaider.net
 

Go Back   The Raven > Off Topic > Globe-trotting
User Name
Password

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-21-2006, 11:01 AM   #26
Doctor Jones'89
IndyFan
 
Doctor Jones'89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Italy: Gubbio
Posts: 219
You're absolutely right they're f***ing us with Euro (our Europen money) and in Italy there is also a tax on everithing called "IVA", so for example a videogame in the States costs 45$ in Italy it should cost around 35 Euro but with the Iva you'll pay it around 45 euro: 57 dollars (there is an economical crisis that you can't possibly immage ). But I don't wanna bore you ...there will be so much to say about our thief govern...
However Italy is simply amazing, and if you like archeology, you won't lose it!
Doctor Jones'89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2006, 04:33 PM   #27
Magda
IndyFan
 
Magda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 774
One of things I remember when I visited Italy three years ago is the small bottle of Coca-Cola I bought for three Euros or about five US dollars in Rome. That is the probably the most expensive soft drink I have ever purchased. :O
Magda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2006, 07:24 PM   #28
Violet
Moderator Emeritus
 
Violet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Host City of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Australia
Posts: 3,196
Thanks guys. In regards, to Italy, I actually am an Italian citzen as well as being Australian. I would loved to have gone to Italy to see my heritage but, it's even more expensive than going to LA and Las Vegas.
Violet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2006, 08:04 PM   #29
Violet
Moderator Emeritus
 
Violet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Host City of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Australia
Posts: 3,196
Yay! I'm on plane in 2 weeks from this Thursday (rest of the world's Wednesday). Within a couple of weeks, I'll be at the Temple of the Forbidden Eye!!!
Violet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2006, 09:38 PM   #30
Violet
Moderator Emeritus
 
Violet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Host City of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Australia
Posts: 3,196
LA and Las Vegas

Yes, as many of you know, I am going to LA and Vegas. I'm on the plane in two weeks!!!!! Yay!
Violet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2006, 02:41 AM   #31
Magda
IndyFan
 
Magda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 774
I hope you have tons of fun! I like Los Angeles better than Las Vegas purely because I live in Vegas, and I get bored of the Strip that other people covet so much. It's really a place for people twenty-one years of age and over. The casinos, clubs, and hotels probably won't interest me until I can actually enter gamble or drink alcohol without getting a fake ID confiscated.

However, I am sure you and your family will find plenty of other stuff that all of you can enjoy. The shopping is wonderful (if you're are into it like I am), and the sites surrounding the city are worth seeing. Are you going to the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon?
Magda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2006, 07:28 PM   #32
roundshort
IndyFan
 
roundshort's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Napa CA
Posts: 4,097
Ahhh two of my favorite places to go in America. LA (all of southern California rock! Sure it is kinda dirty, traffic sucks, people are crazt, and the smog, but there is a ton to do. Disnery, of course is a must, but all of the OC is actually pretty cool. As I have never seen the show, I still like the beach there. Pasadena is a wicked cool plac esp. up around the Ritz. The restaurants are good, but not like in Northern California. Have fun, check out Melrose and Hollywood, it is really fun.

Vegas is fun as I have a bunch of friends there, so there is always a million things to do. The shows are funa nd getting better. Check out Pantom at the Venitan, a nice show, that is not too long. Also the New Beatles tribute thing is also cool. If you and your fam want to got o a great restaurant, Picsso is one of the best meals I have ever had, top 10 (that includes all the 3-star paces in Frnace I have been to. Also there are some cool musems and things. The Venitian usually has some great shows. The stuff in Belliago is fun to. Just go into all the big resorts and check them out. There is so much art and great things to see, it really is like no other place in the world.
roundshort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2006, 07:35 PM   #33
Pale Horse
Moderator
 
Pale Horse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: L.A.
Posts: 6,988
Quote:
Originally Posted by roundshort
LA (all of southern California rock!) Sure it is kinda dirty, traffic sucks, people are crazy....

Hey now, don't scare em off. We live here.
Pale Horse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2006, 07:41 PM   #34
roundshort
IndyFan
 
roundshort's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Napa CA
Posts: 4,097
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pale Horse
Hey now, don't scare em off. We live here.
Hell I live in Northern cali, where Traffic is worse, people are craizier, it is dirty, AND it is cold at night, still the greatest state in the greatest country in the world! California is what the 5th largest economy in the world, that is fun to think about!
roundshort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2006, 11:48 AM   #35
roundshort
IndyFan
 
roundshort's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Napa CA
Posts: 4,097
Quote:
Originally Posted by temple of john
Too late. I think most people living outside of the California area don't have a very good impression of the L.A. area.

It really is fun, I thought I would hate it now I jump at any chance to go and visit. Really Southern California Rocks!
roundshort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2006, 09:25 PM   #36
etobicoke indy
IndyFan
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Toronto,Canada
Posts: 53
hey i was planning a scenic trip to perhaps sunny and family based compton,or east la??? any suggestions???
etobicoke indy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2006, 02:41 AM   #37
Magda
IndyFan
 
Magda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 774
Vegas drivers make Cali drivers look like model citizens.
Magda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2006, 08:50 PM   #38
Violet
Moderator Emeritus
 
Violet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Host City of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Australia
Posts: 3,196
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pale Horse
Hey now, don't scare em off. We live here.

The Americans at film school have already tried scaring me off from LA. Rather amusing.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Magda
However, I am sure you and your family will find plenty of other stuff that all of you can enjoy. The shopping is wonderful (if you're are into it like I am), and the sites surrounding the city are worth seeing. Are you going to the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon?

Not sure about the Grand Canyon. I think we'll probably go to Hoover Dam. The Americans at film school also said that Grand Canyon was pretty far away, like in Arizona or something. I'm not that good with American geography, so I don't really know if they were telling the truth.
Violet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2006, 09:19 PM   #39
Magda
IndyFan
 
Magda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 774
Far from Las Vegas? It's probably two hours away.
Magda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2006, 09:23 PM   #40
Violet
Moderator Emeritus
 
Violet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Host City of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Australia
Posts: 3,196
2 hours isn't too bad. Have you been there?
Violet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2006, 09:26 PM   #41
Magda
IndyFan
 
Magda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 774
Yes, I have been there twice, and it never seemed very far when driving from Vegas. It probably depends on the amount of traffic on the road. You may be able to find tours that take you to the Grand Canyon and arrange for you to stay one night so you don't have to rush. When you arrive in Vegas, I would check with the hotel you are staying in to see if they can refer you to any tours. If you can't do Grand Canyon, you can definitely find a ton of other stuff to do.
Magda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2006, 09:29 PM   #42
Violet
Moderator Emeritus
 
Violet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Host City of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Australia
Posts: 3,196
I'm going to stay at MGM Grand for 5 nights. I would think they'd have plenty of tours coming out from there and shows as well.
Violet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2006, 09:40 PM   #43
Magda
IndyFan
 
Magda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 774
I haven't been to any shows myself, but I hear they're wonderful.
Magda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2006, 11:35 AM   #44
roundshort
IndyFan
 
roundshort's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Napa CA
Posts: 4,097
MGM has KA, a cirque du Soleil, which like all cirque shows is awesome! If you like the Beatles (one of the greatest bands ever, Check out LOVE at The Mirage, it is Killer. Mystere at TI (Treasure Island) is still very cool. But the two best are Blue Man Group and Phantom both at the Venetian. These are all quailty shows, but they all cost a lot!

Vegas is some of the best people watching you can do anywhere in the world. You have everything! Eurotrash, Rednecks, Latin "Ganstas" we will sit and just watcht he people go by! You will h ave a lot of fun in Vegas.
roundshort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2006, 09:25 PM   #45
Violet
Moderator Emeritus
 
Violet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Host City of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Australia
Posts: 3,196
Thanks for the advice everybody. I'm on the plane in 2 days. So this might be the last time I post for 3 weeks. So behave for the mods while I'm gone.
Violet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2006, 10:20 PM   #46
Moedred
Administrator
 
Moedred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: California
Posts: 4,892
Comfortable walking shoes! The most important thing your whole family needs to bring to Vegas. Spend a day walking the strip, wandering into casinos. They all kinda smell like ashtrays (except maybe the Wynn), but the decor gambling revenue can buy is awesome.
Moedred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2006, 12:38 AM   #47
Violet
Moderator Emeritus
 
Violet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Host City of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Australia
Posts: 3,196
Yep, did that Modered. Just thanking everyone for their advice and I'm now back home safe and sound. Had a great time, would have been better if it weren't for the food being soooooooo bad in America. I got food poisoning from the MGM Grand.
Violet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2006, 12:46 AM   #48
Violet
Moderator Emeritus
 
Violet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Host City of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Australia
Posts: 3,196
Anyone miss me????

Yep. VI is back!!! I just got off the plane yesterday. Recovering today. Film school tomorrow. It's all good. Man, I bought loads of stuff back. I bought two Indy shirts (one Raiders, one Mickey as Indy), an Indy mug (for me to drink my favourite tea, chamomile), an Mickey as Indy baseball, an Temple of Forbidden Eye map and two Indy postcards and a Mickey as Indy riding the ride pin. That was just at the Indy outpost. I also went to Planet Hollywood and found "Snake Surprise" and "Monkey Brains." At Downtown Disney, I found the Grail Knight's sword (no photos of that unfortunately). But, yeah a great adventure that even Indy would have been proud to go on.
Violet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2006, 01:08 AM   #49
Kill Cavalry
IndyFan
 
Kill Cavalry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: California
Posts: 115
Heck, I live only a couple hours south of the Indy outpost and I still haven't been there in years...Glad to hear you had a good time!
Kill Cavalry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2006, 10:18 AM   #50
VP
Moderator Emeritus
 
VP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Suomi
Posts: 3,426
Miss you? Well not really, since it was only such a short trip. If you had been away for months then perhaps.
VP is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:16 PM.