Disney on Saturday! So long, cunts!

To travel to Europe

What do you need, passport, currency.  I got my passport about 2 months ago, vacation coming up; may take a week.

Just curious?
Permalink Send private email Bot Berlin 
September 13th, 2006 12:09am
An idea of where you'll stay?

You'll need a visa, but tourist visas can usually be obtained at the airport when you arrive.

Any particular destination? Or just "Europe"?
Permalink Send private email Steel McLargeEsquimaux 
September 13th, 2006 12:19am
You pretty much just need a passport and an ATM card.
Permalink world traveler 
September 13th, 2006 12:19am
Must be a true American. Europe is a continent not a country dumbass.

Stay in Alabama!
Permalink Dan Denman 
September 13th, 2006 12:21am
LOL.  He didn't say country, fool.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 13th, 2006 12:24am
First visit? Try to do something pre-organized, visit a friend, take a tour or something like that. Traveling by yourself could leave you a bit puzzled about how different everything is and it might take you a while to land on your feet. For example, you won't typically find motels to just drop in on the same way as in America.

As others said too, take an ATM card and credit card and don't bother too much with changing currency in advance or taking travelers checks.
Permalink Send private email bon vivant 
September 13th, 2006 12:31am
"For example, you won't typically find motels to just drop in on the same way as in America."
Well, no, but as you'd be going in the late "shoulder season" it probably won't be too difficult.  If you're feeling frisky, there's always hostels, which for some reason Americans think are exclusively for the under-25 set (they're not).  "Let's Go Europe On  A Budget" is a good all-around source.
Permalink Send private email Jöhn Härën 
September 13th, 2006 12:48am
"LOL.  He didn't say country, fool."

Another American idiot. Stay in Chicago bitch - oh wait you can't even afford to leave Chicago.

Poor black bitch!
Permalink Dan Denman 
September 13th, 2006 12:54am
"Europe is a continent not a country dumbass."
Europe is a state of mind.  Dumbass.
Permalink Send private email Jöhn Härën 
September 13th, 2006 12:55am
Denman can't get pussy that won't pay.

Poor wimpy white masturbating Denman!
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 13th, 2006 12:57am
Dammit.

Kinda ruins it if you get it wrong.

Poor Denman can't get pussy without paying!
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 13th, 2006 12:58am
And what exactly are you getting by NOT paying? another fat black bitch? :)

Loser!
Permalink Dan Denman 
September 13th, 2006 2:06am
"For example, you won't typically find motels to just drop in on the same way as in America."

Sure you can, they're called "hotels". And unless they're fully booked, you can just walk in and ask for a room. Just like in the States...

If Berlin's American I'm pretty sure you don't need a Visa if you're staying in the EU, ask the travel agent. Where are you heading?
  -tim
Permalink Send private email a2800276 
September 13th, 2006 4:18am
"You'll need a visa, but tourist visas can usually be obtained at the airport when you arrive."

I'm struggling to think of a European country that doesn't have a visa waiver for US citizens. Belarus? Russia? And for those you'd need to go to a consulate. (Visas issued on entry are effectively border crossing stamps.)

"You pretty much just need a passport and an ATM card."

Mastercard or Visa, or if it's a debet card, Visa Electron or Maestro/Cirrus. Amex isn't widespread. In most of the EU you can go for surprising periods of time without ever needing cash.

"For example, you won't typically find motels to just drop in on the same way as in America."

Any European city center is full of hotels, and the purpose of motels (bed and nothing else) is served by hostels. Unless you go in high season, accomodation on short notice should not be a problem.
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
September 13th, 2006 7:26am
Russia is one country that needs a visa (plus sponsorship by a tourist office, etc etc)

Any country in western Europe, as well as some of the former Soviet bloc countries (Estonia may be one) doesn't require a visa for Americans.

Language might be an issue if you've never been to a foreign country.  Try starting with the UK or Ireland -- it's English, but just different enough to not freak you out.

Italy would work, if you tend to speak with your hands.
:-)
Permalink xampl 
September 13th, 2006 8:49am
All the Italian you need to know as a tourist is "Un' pizza con carne e vino tinto, per favore."

All the EU member states are visa-free for US citizens, AFAIK.
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
September 13th, 2006 9:14am
"And what exactly are you getting by NOT paying? another fat black bitch? :) "

My girlfriend is actually a little too thin for my taste.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 13th, 2006 1:57pm
American citizens don't need visas if they're staying in the EU for up to 3 months. You can travel between countries, but the Visa starts counting the moment you enter the Schengen space.

Don't forget the Euro is stronger than the dollar, and the British Pound is stronger than the Euro. Wherever you travel, be prepared for the expenses.

After all this, I recommend Ireland. They speak english, there's a sizeable american expat community you can rely on if something goes terribly wrong, and the locals are pretty friendly.
Permalink Funny Bünny 
September 13th, 2006 5:22pm
"After all this, I recommend Ireland. They speak english..."
Kind of ;-)
Permalink Send private email Jöhn Härën 
September 13th, 2006 5:36pm

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