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    Stranded in Portugal

    Well due to the Volcano, I'm stranded in Portugal on a business trip and the earliest I can get back to Iowa is on Tuesday. So I basically have 4 days of fully paid for European vacation. Anyone have any suggestions of things to do/see in this part of the world? I'm in Lisbon now, but I could get on the train and go anywhere in Portugal or even into Spain or southern France. I figure the volcano has given me a once in a lifetime opportunity...might as well take advantage of it.



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    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    Are you married? Spring break hook-up in Ibaza?


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    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    Southern France is pretty sweet.



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    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    Quote Originally Posted by shawn_200m View Post
    Well due to the Volcano, I'm stranded in Portugal on a business trip and the earliest I can get back to Iowa is on Tuesday. So I basically have 4 days of fully paid for European vacation. Anyone have any suggestions of things to do/see in this part of the world? I'm in Lisbon now, but I could get on the train and go anywhere in Portugal or even into Spain or southern France. I figure the volcano has given me a once in a lifetime opportunity...might as well take advantage of it.
    I don't have any ideas except to say that you've lucked out and go for it!!



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    Re: Stranded in Portugal

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    Are you married? Spring break hook-up in Ibaza?
    Yep, married.....wife is very jealous that she's in Iowa at the moment.



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    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    Ever seen eurotrip? Lots of ideas there.

    Definitely hit up Bratislava.



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    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    Quote Originally Posted by shawn_200m View Post
    Yep, married.....wife is very jealous that she's in Iowa at the moment.
    Ohhhhh, nevermind on the spring break hook-up. Euro-Disneyland might be a safer bet.


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    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Ever seen eurotrip? Lots of ideas there.

    Definitely hit up Bratislava.
    Nowhere. Near. Germany.



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    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    Also make sure you hit up The Monument des Poissonieres.

    It's a monument to all the local fishermen who were lost at sea.

    Frommer's says it's supposed to be..."quite moving."



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    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    Take a day and go to Rome. Not sure if a ferry or boat trip there is possible but a very historic city to see.
    I know a lady that was supposed to be home yesterday from Holland and now home at the earliest Tuesday.


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    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    Sucker - Missing the Spring Game. Ha Ha!



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    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    Man----that would be so darn fun. I'm guessing you are also on per diem from your job.

    I'd head to the beach. Or to Spain.

    I'll be pulling for an extra day or two for you :)



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    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    Quote Originally Posted by shawn_200m View Post
    Yep, married.....wife is very jealous that she's in Iowa at the moment.
    Uuummm, what was your address again?


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    Re: Stranded in Portugal

    I spent a summer in a place called Arcachon, west of Bourdeaux in southern france. There's a good casino there. it's a beach resort town. near there you can go to the dune de pila, which is a pretty crazy sand dune ([ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14PfJKKs7So]YouTube - Dune de Pila[/ame]). Otherwise you can get to Nice which is pretty nice too.


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