Can you imagine vacationing in Europe someday?

Philippines
October 28, 2012 5:12am CST
I heard many people say, "I never can afford going to Europe, it's too expensive" and I can't blame them for saying it because I believe not so many people can really afford that extra luxery. Anyway, I also believe anything is possible and maybe if we dream enough and coupled with some luck we may find ourselves vacationing in different romantic places in Europe. It might even be our place for honeymoon someday for those who are not yet married...why not? LOL. Well, if we did have a chance to go to Europe which places in Europe do you want to travel to and what will you be expecting in your travels in one of the most sought after places for travelling? For those who did travel to Europe, this is your time to brag...I mean share your experience in this fantastic place which is only an imagination from us till now :)
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• Philippines
28 Oct 12
Yes, I can imagine myself touring in Europe. One way that I can imagine to get in there is through scholarships given in there. I might try to do it that way. But of course, I am trying now to be financially free to be able to live bountiful and be able to afford vacations in Europe in the near future. I just hope I can accelerate my yields and investments. The parts of Europe that really intrigues me is England, Paris and Italy. I am eyeing on them and hopefully I will be able to visit them. Who knows, I might have a great honey moon in Paris. How about you betterdays? What places in Europe would you like to visit? Maybe I can get some ideas from you. I will try to fill it into my basket of goals that needs to be accomplished during my lifetime.
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• Philippines
28 Oct 12
it would be a nice addition to your bucket list. goodluck AG! how are you?
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• Philippines
28 Oct 12
Hi there Myles! I'm doing good!How about you? Yeah, I am planning to put it on my bucket list. It should add pressure on me again, but will certainly add up to my motivation and inspiration. I have never been out of the country so setting up such a goal without even setting my foot out in the nearby countries yet will be challenging enough. Anyway, there is nothing wrong to imagine and dream.
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• Philippines
28 Oct 12
nothing wrong in dreaming... i was a hometown-girl and homebody who had never taken a flight until my first year working after university. i never thought i'd travel the country and some parts of asia... but it came true. it was no longer just the books and mags i was reading or pictures i saw from the net... when i touched foreign soil. so dreaming is good. goodluck! keep motivated and inspired!
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• Philippines
28 Oct 12
a definite yes. i've only been to 7 asian countries and i really really wanna do europe someday. first on my list is the vatican city. it's a place my mom dreamed on visiting one day and we (my sister and i) plan on making it happen. i've also been invited several times to italy thru a family friend and distant relative. someday, we'll take that offer. ohh i could live on authentic italian pizza and pasta. hehe after seeing the movie, under the tuscan sun... i wanted to visit tuscany. the place just pulls me. i can't explain it. the movie isn't that very remarkable, but i liked it. one of my friends had a recent european tour and she told me paris is really beautiful both daytime and during the night. many has penned it the city of romance... and well... i'll know when i get there. i believe the continent has a rich culture and beautiful spots to offer. it would be a dream vacation for family, for friends and even a romantic getaway. or it can be a cultural learning experience.
• Philippines
28 Oct 12
Yeah, I would love to set foot into Italy someday. I am intrigued by the country when I see it on the movies too. Wow! A European tour would be great! Now I can see myself saving up and investing hard to pull out future funds for such trips in the near future. May we get to visit the places we would like to see!
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• Philippines
28 Oct 12
cheers to that AG!
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• Philippines
29 Oct 12
Wow mylesnarvaez, eating Italian pizza in italy? Mama mia!!!! delisiyosa! :D Yes, I would love to bring my mother someday to Italy but not only to taste real Italian pizza but also to visit vatican because my mom is quite religious. I haven't seen the tuscan sun movie, but paris is indeed one place I dream of going to someday. Yes AgentGulaman, let us dream together and who knows...the three of us might meet each other there :)
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
29 Oct 12
Italy, France, Turkey (some part of the country lies in Europe, right? Lol), Belgium, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom. And many more actually. Those are the countries in Europe that I would really come to visit. So I really hope for a miracle to happen. Heheheh..
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• Philippines
30 Oct 12
Good luck, MissPiggy! For me, it would be good if I could also bring home a French wife :D
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
30 Oct 12
Aaaaa...so you love French women!! I would rather try my luck (again) to get a Turkish husband then.
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• Philippines
31 Oct 12
Yes, I would say French women are beautiful but honestly I would prefer pinays :D Are Turkish guys attractive? I don't know but I know many women say Italians and French men are. Good luck! I hope you stumble upon one Turkish someday ;)
@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
29 Oct 12
I live in England, so naturally I have been to quite a lot of European destinations. I have visited few countries purely to experience the culture, such as The Netherlands, Czech Republic and Poland, and also the beach holidays around Italy, France and Spain. I am a particular lover of Spain and have probably visited a couple of dozen different resorts there, plus I am returning to Spain this weekend for 10 days. I can appreciate that this may sound very enticing to someone living a few thousand miles away, but the same applies here to someone visiting The Philippines. I would love to visit your country but the cost would be quite high due to the air flight, which is close to 7000 miles. You also have much easier access to such places as Malaysia or Australia, which again would be far more expensive from my home.
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• Philippines
30 Oct 12
I hope you have a great trip coming, Asylum. Anyway, you're most welcome to visit our country. I didn't know our country is that far away from England and I didn't know that Australia is not far away from where I live, is this true? I thought all along that Australia is part of Europe, so is that a wrong belief? If Australia is near, then I would really want to go there especially to be able to have a chance to watch the Australian Tennis grandslam as I am a fan of tennis.
@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
30 Oct 12
Australia is a couple of thousand miles south of The Philippines, which I admit is much further than I had realised. The Pacific Ocean is less populated than many parts of the world, which does tend to give a false impression when looking at a map. However, Australia is the opposite side of the world from Europe. You may thinking of Austria, which is a part of Europe.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
31 Oct 12
It actually counts as part of Australasia or Oceania, which includes New Zealand and a selection of the islands in the surrounding area.
@GemmaR (8526)
28 Oct 12
I actually live in Europe, so most of the holidays that I go to are around the other parts of Europe that are close by. I think that one of the nicest places that anybody could possibly visit around here is Italy, because of the fact that the scenery is nice and there are a lot of attractions. You can go to plenty of museums and this means that you are able to find a lot out about the place that you're visiting without having to put all that much effort into it. I would very much like to go back there one day because I enjoyed it so much the first time.
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• Philippines
29 Oct 12
Hi GemmaR, that is really nice! How is living in Europe like? Can you tell us more about the people, what activities we could do there and interesting places to go to besides the museum in Italy? Because you live there now, for us people who are still dreaming of going there someday, is it really a place worth dreaming of in terms of having a fun trip? Anyway, I hope you could go to Italy again and you could then share with us more your experience there. Happy mylotting!
@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
29 Oct 12
Hello GemmaR, I also live in England and am currently residing in Manchester. I agree that Italy is a very good choice, although my personal favourite is Spain.
• Philippines
30 Oct 12
I think several European countries are mentioned that I forgot are part of Europe. Does anyone know all the countries in Europe, how many they are and maybe their particular cultures? Spain has a great influence in our country the Philippines because there were times when our country were conqured by Spain. Lots of spanish words are adopted in our language so spanish is the easiest foreign language for us to learn.
• United States
28 Oct 12
I would love to visit Europe. It is one of my goals in life. I am not sure which country I would go first but it would probably be where one of my DJ's that I promote or book lives. I think that would be the safest thing to do is go where I have a contact that can show me around and hang out with me if I go alone. I have a lot of choices due to this so I don't know which I would choose first. Ideally however, I would love to spend a reasonable amount of time (like a month) over there that way I can visit other countries as well and not be restricted to time limits.
• Philippines
29 Oct 12
Hi DragonflyKingdom, staying for a month in Europe should be fantastic! One week would definitely be very short and 2 to 3 weeks just right, but staying for a month I would say would be the ideal and you could really do a lot already visiting several places in Europe in that span of time. Well, as I can see it is highly possible for you to go there due to having some contacts there already. Let us know if you are able to go there and share your experience with us :)
• United States
16 Nov 12
I will definitly share for sure. I even created a task for mylotters to help me find destinations but it did not post. Then I tried another and it did not post. I have contacted my lot but no answer even though they have my money so we will see what happens next. I see they have no problem deleting comments and discussions quickly however lol
• Philippines
21 Nov 12
Really? Maybe because most of mylotters haven't been to Europe either so they can't suggest a good destination for you and those who have already been there probably does not do tasks here. lol
@airasheila (5459)
• Philippines
28 Oct 12
Hi there, Well, Europe is one of the country I always dream of to be. Wishing that someday I can see and witness in person the Eiffel Tower in Paris. If only I have the means, I will gonna apply for a visa so I can achieve my dream. But, what to do, I do not have that much money for the visa application. How I wish, a great miracle will happen and will allow me to go to Europe particularly in Paris to personally take a picture the Eiffel Tower. Wondering a Fairy God Mother will grant this wish to me very soon.
• Philippines
29 Oct 12
Eiffel Tower at Night. Such a beautiful site! - Here is your beautiful eiffel tower at night, airasheila. Someday you may see it in actuality when you find a way to go to Paris. Good luck!
Hello airasheila, Well, I really hope your Fairy God Mother do come indeed. Anything is possible! Maybe one day you got a great opportunity that gives you great income, or you may win the grand lottery, get an unexpected inheritance from someone..lol, and many other possible ways. It could be that somebody will petition you or you applied for work there and passed the application. For me, I guess I would rather go there for leisure than work, then I could really focus only on enjoying the place :)
• Philippines
29 Oct 12
Hi there, I do believed that anything is possible through prayers and petitions. And I am really looking forward that my opportunity to go in the City of Paris will come true. As I love to see the Eiffel Tower in person. Honestly, if my opportunity to have a good employment in Europe comes, I will inform you and thank you for opening this topic. Who knows, what you have said will come true. The world is round and we cannot really predict what will happen tomorrow. Hence, if that good opportunity will be permitted by God, then so be it.
• Philippines
30 Oct 12
No problem, airasheila. Just don't forget to petition me. LOL
@bizness (841)
• United States
28 Oct 12
I WOULD LOVE TO VISIT EUROPE! There are so many places I want to see...London, Paris, Venice, ahhhhh.....the list goes on! You are right it is very expensive, but there are sites that you can actually get vacations for reasonable pricing...you book in advance, off times of the year, etc. Maybe I will go and then be able to tell all my friends on Mylot about it!
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• Philippines
29 Oct 12
Hi bizness, yes I do hope you are able to get there and then you could tell us how great your trip was. Then maybe it would be our turn next time :) Anyway, your idea of saving money by booking in advance didn't come to my mind but it is an excellent idea! I never travelled in other countries so it didn't come to my mind how advanced booking could save trip expenses.
@bizness (841)
• United States
29 Oct 12
I have done some searching just to see the deals out there and sometimes the savings by booking in advance are anywhere from $1000 to $1500 in savings. Pretty good. Oh and I'll make sure I'll share if I go!!
• Philippines
30 Oct 12
Yeah pizza!!! I hope I could help this kid out...l - This kid really needs some help, and I'm sure he can't finish off that pizza :)
That is great, bizness. Don't forget to share some Italian pizza as well :D
• India
28 Oct 12
Europe is my dream continent.... its a romantic continent....climate and and infrastructure are amazing....no other country protect the ancient like Europeans..,
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• Philippines
29 Oct 12
Yes, and even their accent seems romantic as well as the people. I guess if I learn British accent very well, women could find me more attractive when they talk with me. I may feel like Pierce Brosnan while I talk :D
• Philippines
29 Oct 12
Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. - "Just call me Bond, James Bond."
The charming Pierce Brosnan as Agent OO7.
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
29 Oct 12
Hi! I really hope I can visit Europe someday. It's true, it's expensive to travel there. Anyway, I really would like to see the elegant edifices there. They are beautiful and elegantly designed. I also would like to be on top of the Eiffel Tower. :-) I hope God will grant my desires. :-)
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• Philippines
29 Oct 12
Hi edvc77, I also hope to be on top of the Eiffel tower someday. I remember my father used to show us the movie "An Affair To Remember" where the popular actor and actress of that movie have chosen to meet on that tower for their meeting place to get married at last. Sad that the actress have to meet an accident while she was so near the Eiffel Tower as she said to the actor that "it was the nearest thing to heaven" when they were able to meet again in the ending of the movie. It would surely be a great idea if we could be with our girlfriend or boyfriend on top of the eiffel tower.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
28 Oct 12
Ha no not really, and I'm not much of a traveller. A friend of mine whose a manager for a library just went there and saw Paris and London, and also Italy for her birthday with her friend Barb, her friend and daughter. She goes everywhere now and then and I have no idea how she can do that on a librarian's salary. She doesn't have kids though and is not married. I think she just lives with her mom, brother, SIL and their two kids so she doesn't pay much for rent, etc. either. I don't know if she even pays for her food. She is 50 yr old and this is what she does often, travels. Alot of the time alone to meet her other friends.
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• Philippines
29 Oct 12
That seems mysterious to me, having said that she is a librarian and she is able to travel to many different countries including Europe...wow, how did she do that? Maybe she is married to a rich man or have rich friends who answers her trip expenses. I am not much of a traveller as well, that is why I think travelling sometimes to an unknown faraway place should make it even more exciting and interesting. The first time will always give the biggest thrill, I think.
• Philippines
28 Oct 12
Well, yes of course. Europe is my dream destination. I'd love to be able to visit Paris, France. I'd also love to go to Italy, Austria and Greece. The place just seems so romantic and has this old charm to it and it is simply irresistable! I hope to spend my honeymoon in Europe, and a family vacation there as well.
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• Philippines
29 Oct 12
Yes, I would say Europe could be the most romantic places in the world. That may be the reason why so many people dream of having their honeymoon in Europe. Some of my Korean friends whom I teach English online had their honeymoon there.
• Philippines
28 Oct 12
Well I'm really hoping that I could spend my vacation in Europe someday. And I really wish that it will happen! :)
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• Philippines
29 Oct 12
Wouldn't it be nice if there really is a genie who would say "your wish is my command!" That would really be cool! Anyway, I imagine myself having a british accent after travelling to many European countries. :D
• Romania
28 Oct 12
For me it's very cheap. I live in Europe :P
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• Philippines
29 Oct 12
Hi BlackAmaranth, is it great living in Europe? Please share with us some of the places you enjoy and what types of activities would be fun there. Maybe in your case, I would also like to ask what countries you want to travel to besides your own country?
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
28 Oct 12
Well, I am European, so I actually traveled a lot in Europe so far. There are so many amazing places there, from historical places, to party islands, shopping Meccas and much more, so whatever you are looking for, you'll probably find it in Europe, you know? My favorite parts of Europe (out of the ones I have visited) have to be: London, it's just such an amazing city! Croatia, that has such a gorgeous coast line. Prague, that has an old city that looks like it belongs in a fairytale. Copenhagen, an amazing, fun city as well. And the countryside in a lot of countries as well, I especially love Portugal's southern part.
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• Philippines
29 Oct 12
Oh yes, how could we forget the popular London. I didn't realize Croatia is part of Europe because I thought it is a Russian country. Anyway, the places and activities you described really seemed very interesting so I hope that I could really find a way someday to go there. I have a feeling I probably would feel like a prince while I'm in that area. Who knows, I may even meet the King and Queen of England. LOL
• Philippines
28 Oct 12
Europe is my dream country. If in case I will have the opportunity and the money Europe is my first destination for vacation!!! ^_^ I ve always dream of being there, if not for vacation I would love to work in that beautiful country!!! And I love to earn money there of course because the exchange rate here in the PH is big. ANd when I m too lucky I want to migrate in Europe.
• Philippines
29 Oct 12
Everything starts with a dream, ofzhernandez. Good luck! I also hope my dream of travelling in Europe be realized. I wonder how many Filipinos are working there right now. I know in America and Canada, there are many but somehow I felt there would be fewer working in Europe. Does anyone know if my assessment is correct?