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Europe 2013 Day 7 – London, Buckingham Palace, London Bridge, Eye of London, Big Ben

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by Troy Grosfield
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August 9th, 2013
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London Eye The eye of London is a giant ferris wheel that gives you a bird’s eye view of all of London. It looked pretty cool, but was £20 to ride and didn’t look to eventful or long so we decided not to go on it. Big Ben Big Ben is a giant clock tower … read more

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Europe 2013 Day 2-6 – TomorrowLand

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by Troy Grosfield
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August 9th, 2013
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TomorrowLand is a music festival in Boom, Belgium that attracts some of the top DJ’s in the world and brings in people from about as many countries as the olympics Travel We took a high speed train from London to Brussels, Belgium that actually goes under the the English Channel. The TomorrowLand organizers put everyone … read more

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Europe 2013 Day 1 – London, King’s Cross Station, St. Pancras International, Clink Hostel, O’Neills Pub

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by Troy Grosfield
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July 25th, 2013
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And so the journey off to Europe for round 2 to this amazing continent begins. Like last Europe trip, once again jet lag took its toll. I wanted to sleep on the flight over, but ended up watching two movies and drinking with Andrew which made the flight go by fast, but also meant no … read more

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Europe Trip Thoughts

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 14th, 2010
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Here are my thoughts about my trip to Europe. Music I was very surprised to hear American music in almost every country we were in. I didn’t realize American music had such a global influence.  The locals love it and even if they don’t speak English they will likely be able to sing an American … read more

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Europe Day 16 – Athens, Aegina

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 10th, 2010
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Today we saw the true beauity of Greece. We took a cruise to Aegina, one of the Greek islands, today. It’s a great change up from the hectic crime ridden streets of Athens. We took a boat looked and felt like a cruise ship. The inside was huge and split up into 3 different sections. … read more

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Europe Day 15 – Athens, Beach, Protests

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 9th, 2010
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It has been pretty hard to find wifi around Athens so far.  There are internet cafes around, but most don’t have wireless.   I started wandering around in search of wifi.  I had a map that showed an RSS symbol that signified it was a wifi hot spot area. I couldn’t see any wireless signs … read more

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Europe Day 14 – Athens, Acropolis, Piraeus

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 8th, 2010
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Witnessed another run in with security. Saw a security guy run down two men after they apparently stole something. Later found out that they are just trying to sell umbrellas in areas they aren’t allowed. Acropolis Went to visit the Acropolis today.  There is much more than what meets the eye with this place.  They … read more

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Europe Day 12 – Rome, Museum of Saint Angelo, Piazza Navona

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 6th, 2010
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National Museum of Saint Angelo We went to the National Museum of Saint Angelo next to the Vatican today. It looks like a huge fort and was used to protect the Pope. You can go all the way to the top of the museum where you probably have one of the best views in Rome. … read more

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Europe Day 11 – Rome, The Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Roman Forum

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 5th, 2010
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Trevi Fountain The Trevi Fountain was incredible.  It reminded me a lot of Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, but made me realize how much Caesar’s Palace was just a small imitation of Rome. It’s a group of giant statues and fountains and is surrounded by shops.  This is a huge tourist attraction that brings in … read more

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Europe Day 10 – Rome, The Vatican, Corte di Cassazione

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 4th, 2010
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Driving into the center of Rome was everything I imagined it would be and so much more. My initial impression of Rome from what I had heard from others and seen in pictures was the thought that Rome was only about 3 main attractions: The Vatican The Coliseum The Spanish steps I was very wrong. … read more

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