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Which is your preferred form of travel?

  1. Plane

  2. Train

  3. Boat

  4. Bus

  5. Car

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  1. discovery

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    100 days without porn!!

    To celebrate, I took a trip to Austria. Poor Austrians. When they travel abroad, they are often the victims of being misunderstood as Australians, or the victims of people joking that they're being misunderstood as Australians, hearing that the speaker loves kangaroos or koalas or something. It's a tough life.

    If you want a calm, peaceful place to visit, Austria is the place. It is also extremely clean and orderly. When you get out of the cities, you are surrounded by traditional architecture straight out of The Sound of Music, and it is easy to find yourself skiing in the Alps or on a boat on a lake. There are also ruins of castles, old churches, and quite the cafe scene. Vienna will keep you very busy with all of its historical sites and museums if you want to up the pace a bit.
     
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  3. This morning I took a quick trip to Andorra, a tiny country that I had never heard of before. It is sandwiched between France and Spain and just to show them who's boss, the Andorrans speak a language called Catalan, which is derived from "Vulgar Latin." There are many places to shop in Andorra and lots of mountains and hiking trails.
     
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  4. Looking forward to that one.
     
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    Nice! Vulgar Latin. I think it would be really cool if American English were called Vulgar English. As some of my California friends say, Bitchin'. Glad you had a great trip. It's even more rewarding when it's to a place many people don't even know exists.

    You'll be there before you know it. Travel Board Updated!!
     
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  6. GottaBFree

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    I’m still in Algeria.

    I took a quick car tour around the country and was surprised by the landscape. I saw places I’d love to camp and hike. Even the desert looked like the kinds of desert I like to spend time in. Reminded me of Northern Arizona, but with the unfamiliar plants I’d have to go to the other side of the world for.

    I’m in Constantine right now.

    Beautiful mosque and architecture. The gorge has an amazing view.

    It’s been so long since I have traveled I’m going to continue to be over here for at least another day if you need me lol.
     
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    So good to have you back GottaBFree!

    Yes, Algeria is a magical place. And no worries if you want to stay another day. Actually, when I travel, I usually spread it over 3-4 days and really soak up the experience. In fact, I just watched Rick Steves' Vienna last night on Youtube, after first visiting Austria on Thursday. I treat my travels like video game levels, where they become 'unlocked,' and I can revisit them anytime I like. (Case in point, I watched another Afghanistan video two days ago). I am not allowed to watch any future travel videos until I have earned them, the only exception being if I am going there soon in real life and want to use them to help plan my trip.

    Travel Board Updated!!
     
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    Just enjoyed some cool seabreezes on the Caspian sea in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. It's a modern city with a beautiful historic old town, and home to about 2 million people. The old town is really interesting. The streets were designed in such a way as to 'trap' invading armies. Because of the narrowness and seemingly random directions of the streets, invaders would both get lost, and also not be able to turn their horses around to retreat. Meanwhile, patriotic residents who lived in the houses above would pour tar, boiling water, drop rocks, etc. Unlike Ice Cube, the invaders had to say it was not a good day. There is also an interesting and quirky museum in the old town dedicated to tiny miniature books, which is worth a visit.

    For lunch, I had some traditional flatbread with cream. The owners brought me back to the kitchen to let me watch them cook it. They had a giant cauldron, which looked like a classic witches' cauldron, which was empty but burning on firewood. They slapped the dough all around the sides on the inside, where it stuck, and this is how it cooked. Crazy stuff.

    Had a great time in Baku. Looking forward to seeing more of the country.
     
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    Into the B’s.... impressive

    The narrow streets sound interesting. If I was an invading soldier I’d rather just set a torch and then go back to my boat than deal with that lol.
     
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    Yes, the B's! Thanks man. Now only 25 more letters to get through lol
    True. I think the invader going through the old town streets and getting trapped would be great for a re-enactment, a la Civil War battlefield re-enactments. Would be super fun, either as the invader or the civilian from above. As long as its not real tar, boiling water or real rocks.
     
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    Confetti and tourists get to be a raider and thrower. It would be huge lol. We should all apply for jobs on the tourism board lol.
     
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    It'll be a blast. Just two more days till Andorra for you, Mr. Free!
     
  13. GottaBFree

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    I bought my plane ticket. I don’t know how to pack yet cause I don’t look that up until the day of departure. Hopefully I don’t need to do any laundry day of!
     
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    Andorra's a shopping paradise, you can buy what you need there lol
     
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    You weren’t kidding. Stuck in the middle of France and Spain they are all about duty free shopping. A 3 hour bus ride from Barcelona, this is by far my favorite location on the list so far.

    I’d like to spend 2 days in Andorra for real. A day to shop and hang out and a day to hike. Looks like a great destination on a European trip.
     
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    @discovery Applying for passport and on my way to Afghanistan!

    Edit: Visited Kabul, Afghanistan, the parks remind me so much of the NYC parks. Seems like the parks are the best place in every city, from Kabul to New York.
     
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    Yeah definitely. Did you buy a 2nd piece of luggage when you there? I hope so, for all your duty free stuff. Glad to see you flying the friendly skies again, GottaBFree.
    Travel Board Updated!!
     
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    Excellent adipath! Have you watched the passport video?
     
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    Yes, also watched the Afghanistan video!
     
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    Good stuff my man!
    Passport Issued!!! :emoji_customs:
    And Travel Board Updated!!
    Welcome to the Discovery Travel family, adipath.
    Just four more days, and you're off to Albania!
    (Love your signature, by the way :D)
     
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