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06/14/2007 09:47:05 AM · #251
Is anyone driving to or through Amsterdam on July 1st? I need to get there to catch a plane to Barcelona. Or can you tell me where can I buy train tickets to Amsterdam? Thanx!
06/14/2007 09:57:43 AM · #252
I bet Gary or Nasty can give you information about train tickets from their, they went to Amsterdam last year from where we are at that time.

06/14/2007 10:45:57 AM · #253
we're taking a ferry from oslo to kiel and will be driving from kiel (north germany) to muenster on friday morning.
i'm pretty sure we are going to take the same road down south as usual: through hamburg and hannover.
we could pick up someone on the way
just send me a pm:)
06/14/2007 03:58:38 PM · #254
Originally posted by talikf:

Is anyone driving to or through Amsterdam on July 1st? I need to get there to catch a plane to Barcelona. Or can you tell me where can I buy train tickets to Amsterdam? Thanx!


We got some people from Amsterdam coming (ajschel for example). Unfortunately I am not returning home right away, so I cannot take you there.

I think you can buy the traintickets at the Muenster trainstation, it is close to the workshop place so you could check it out before it starts.


06/14/2007 04:00:26 PM · #255
Originally posted by lowonenergy:

I bet Gary or Nasty can give you information about train tickets from their, they went to Amsterdam last year from where we are at that time.


They went by car. I was sitting on a streetcorner when suddenly a little red car full of sweaty exhausted hungry people came around the corner with a hangover look in their eyes.... That had to be them.


06/14/2007 08:49:15 PM · #256
Thanks all!

I will be flying out of Dortmund instead, it should be easy to get a train ticket from Munster to Dortmund so I don't have to buy it in advance, right??
06/14/2007 11:28:02 PM · #257
Originally posted by Azrifel:

Originally posted by lowonenergy:

I bet Gary or Nasty can give you information about train tickets from their, they went to Amsterdam last year from where we are at that time.


They went by car. I was sitting on a streetcorner when suddenly a little red car full of sweaty exhausted hungry people came around the corner with a hangover look in their eyes.... That had to be them.

Haha yeah... Good times man, I forgot about that
06/15/2007 11:09:56 AM · #258
only 2 weeks more! youhouuuuuuuu! :D

Tali, yes, you do not need to buy you train ticket in advance. Even 5 min before departure should be ok.

See you guys/gals :)


06/18/2007 09:51:38 AM · #259
Alright, here's my dillemia. I've been fighting with this for awhile but this past week brought a run of bad luck that made me concider not going to the GTG even more.
So, reasons to go:
1. My flight is non transferrable, non refundable, no credit. I can't get that 1300 back in any way.
2. never been to Europe
3. Get away from the kids, have some 'me' time
4. Get to learn and meet all you guys.

Reasons not to go:
1. We've moved(wasn't expecting this to happen when I purchased the flight in January). We have a new rent payment thats more than twice as much as our old mortgage, we still have our old mortgage(the house hasnt come close to selling) plus still paying for utilities there and here as well of course) so money is tight.
2. I've moved and I can't change my flight to leaving from here rather than atlanta so i'll have to have my family drive me there(6 hours away)
They will have to pay for hotel, food, things to do etc. in Atlanta while i'm gone.(I cant take the car by myself since we only have one useable car and my husband needs it in case of an emeregency with our diabetic daughter, and just to get out of the house with the kids)

While this was just the case I was still going to go so I didn't lose the money I already spent even if it ends up costing me another 1500.00 in the end for my boarding, food, cab fare, and my familys boarding, food, and entertainment.
BUT
this weekend the "check engine" light came on in my car. we just paid a couple thousand to fully fix our cars before making the 600 mile drive here when we moved and I have no idea how much more it's going to cost if there's an engine problem, and a possible medical problem arose for me. that I should get checked. I was going to wait until after the GTG so that I couldn't get any really bad news to make me sad or worried during the trip but I shouldn't put it off if I don't have to.

I don't know. I'm going crazy trying to decide. It comes down to:
Is it smarter to spend more money we dont really have to be able to use the money I've already spent on the flight and get to go? or Is it smarter to count that money as a loss and just stay home because the future probably holds some big expenses for us?

What do you guys think? I really need an objective opinion.

Crystal

Message edited by author 2007-06-18 09:52:32.
06/18/2007 10:26:27 AM · #260
i'm sorry Crystal, i can't think rationally at all and probably won't help, but i would love to meet you there.
:)
you pros #2 and 3 would be enough for me to go:)
good luck with your decision!

Message edited by author 2007-06-18 10:26:34.
06/18/2007 10:46:28 AM · #261
Cool, i just got confirmation from the hotel, will be staying there on the 30th (so i can have a few drinks and don't have to drive back)
looking forwards to meeting all of you!

wo-hooo!!
06/18/2007 10:47:12 AM · #262
Originally posted by jaded_youth:


Reasons not to go:
1. We've moved(wasn't expecting this to happen when I purchased the flight in January). We have a new rent payment thats more than twice as much as our old mortgage, we still have our old mortgage(the house hasnt come close to selling) plus still paying for utilities there and here as well of course) so money is tight.
2. I've moved and I can't change my flight to leaving from here rather than atlanta so i'll have to have my family drive me there(6 hours away)
They will have to pay for hotel, food, things to do etc. in Atlanta while i'm gone.(I cant take the car by myself since we only have one useable car and my husband needs it in case of an emeregency with our diabetic daughter, and just to get out of the house with the kids)

What do you guys think? I really need an objective opinion.

Crystal


I'm assuming there MUST be some sort of bus or public tranportation that can get you to the airport without having to uproot your family? Might not be an easy route to take but it has to exist. I'm sure you can make it happen, if you don't let the negatives get the better grip of the situation.

As for the tight money...it's not easy to tell you the right thing but I'll bet that you'll be able to get more money at some point in life where this expense will not even amount to a minor speed bump. Whereas this could be a rare once in a lifetime opportunity and the perfect setting for that "me time" that you gots have, every once and again.

Cheers!!!!

Oh....and when you're broke and starving, you'll still have all those fun, great memories form you're trip to Germany to keep you going.

Message edited by author 2007-06-18 12:18:33.
06/18/2007 10:51:32 AM · #263
Gotta agree with pawdrix their :)
06/18/2007 11:02:04 AM · #264
I don't know if this has been convered in the thread, but what is it that it is needed for the workshops, equipment wise?
06/18/2007 11:19:52 AM · #265
I thought only Canon is allowed...

:] (no, everything is fine I guess)
06/18/2007 11:23:15 AM · #266
Originally posted by Pano:

I don't know if this has been convered in the thread, but what is it that it is needed for the workshops, equipment wise?


2 Personal Assistants
1 Hair Stylist
1 Food Stylist
2 Make-up artists
3 Teamsters (to do whatever it is that they do)
Lot's of beer.
A stretcher for Pedro...and a Wheelchair for me.

...and in your case 1 Pentax K10D
06/18/2007 11:30:11 AM · #267
and a wig, just in case someone get shaved again ;-)
06/18/2007 11:36:28 AM · #268
Originally posted by lowonenergy:

and a wig, just in case someone get shaved again ;-)


LOL
06/18/2007 11:40:47 AM · #269
Crystal, I think you should come. Yeah, there are a lot of reasons why you shouldn't, but I think you should come anyway. As you said, the money is already spent, and as Steve points out, there will be more money down the road. The experience you'll get may enable you to get some of that more money through your work, too. And for purely selfish reasons, I think you should come because I really want to meet you!

P.S. Would it be cheaper overall for you to fly to Atlanta instead of boarding everyone there while you're gone? And you're more than welcome to stay in my room with me gratis. I have no idea if I snore. :-)
06/18/2007 12:18:20 PM · #270
Hi Crystal, Have you tried talking to your travel agent.
My mother flys form New Zealand to Germany pretty regularly, and always buys the cheapest unchangeable flights, and somehow always manages to change them without extra charges. Maybe there is an upgrade policy to upgrade your current ticket to a ticket you can change that won't cost you an arm and a family. If you booked online, then call the airline direct. You still have nearly 2 weeks to sort that out.

I know what you mean with money issues, I have just had a sequence of huge unexpected bills, but my problems don't sound nearly as bad as yours.

Good luck with the decision, and especially good luck with the health issue.

I look forward to meeting you.

Peter

Message edited by author 2007-06-18 12:19:22.
06/18/2007 12:30:10 PM · #271
Originally posted by aKiwi:

Hi Crystal, Have you tried talking to your travel agent.
My mother flys form New Zealand to Germany pretty regularly, and always buys the cheapest unchangeable flights, and somehow always manages to change them without extra charges. Maybe there is an upgrade policy to upgrade your current ticket to a ticket you can change that won't cost you an arm and a family. If you booked online, then call the airline direct. You still have nearly 2 weeks to sort that out.

I know what you mean with money issues, I have just had a sequence of huge unexpected bills, but my problems don't sound nearly as bad as yours.

Good luck with the decision, and especially good luck with the health issue.

I look forward to meeting you.

Peter


Yeah I tried all that. I was given a 25.00 credit for my trouble and the fact that it wasn't relayed to me before purchasing that it was unchangeable, that's it. nothing else can be done or changed(or so they say). I guess it's unanimous that I should try to make this work so I think that's what I plan on doing unless things get worse.
06/18/2007 01:52:37 PM · #272
Since jaded and I are gonna shack up (no comments from the peanut gallery!), that means I have a reservation for Friday and Saturday night that someone else can use. Just post here.
06/18/2007 02:00:18 PM · #273
Originally posted by Pano:

I don't know if this has been convered in the thread, but what is it that it is needed for the workshops, equipment wise?


A camera with a hotshoe and preferably a fast lens like your 50.


06/18/2007 02:37:05 PM · #274
aww damn. this is gonna be cool. I havent booked a hotel yet. any suggestions that are close to the one we are meeting in?
06/18/2007 02:55:05 PM · #275
By the way, I also meant to ask.. Is anybody who is going to the g2g thinking of selling a canon 85mm 1.8 or a canon 580ex flash? if yeah, hit me up, cause id be willing to lighten your camera bag :)
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