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#1 Xi

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 05:37 PM

Given the chance to go to either Miami or Amsterdam for a long weekend (including Thursday and Monday), which would you choose?
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Posted 03 November 2010 - 06:01 PM

Maybe you could post threads with more descriptive titles?

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 06:02 PM

No.
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Posted 03 November 2010 - 06:04 PM

Depends on the time of year.

It also depends on whether you'll have this chance again.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 06:05 PM

March / April.

I'll have both chances again, though not in the next year or two.

But the questions is for the general public, not for myself.
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Posted 03 November 2010 - 06:12 PM

Depends whether you can/want to go to the beach. My memories of Miami are rather dim, but in this season I would go there just for the heat and beach.

I've been to Amsterdam twice (each time a couple of hours in between the flights) and somehow I feel I've had enough. I find the architecture rather gloomy. Not my favorite in Europe. I've seen the old town so my choice now would be either visiting the museums (except Anne's Frank which I've seen), visiting the modern parts of the city or...partying, which is not really my thing.

I don't regret visiting it though, just to have the experience.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 06:22 PM

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 06:29 PM

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 06:47 PM

I've been to Amsterdam twice (each time a couple of hours in between the flights) and somehow I feel I've had enough. I find the architecture rather gloomy. Not my favorite in Europe. I've seen the old town so my choice now would be either visiting the museums (except Anne's Frank which I've seen), visiting the modern parts of the city or...partying, which is not really my thing.

So, is the airport as amazing as the Dutch people like to make out? And aren't museums > beach?

Montreal. And take the money you saved to go see Armin have a good time.

That will happen either way.

Amsterdam. No doubt.

Even if you're paying? Is it worth the surcharge?
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Posted 03 November 2010 - 06:55 PM

Amsterdam.

Miami is so overrated - Blah. (I used to fly there every so often for business, grew tired after 3 visits)

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 06:56 PM

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 06:58 PM

Amsterdam.

Miami is so overrated - Blah. (I used to fly there every so often for business, grew tired after 3 visits)

(But it did take three visits?)

Me paying?

Not everyone is lucky enough to have rich contacts who fly them around the world.
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Posted 03 November 2010 - 07:06 PM

I really have little desire to go to Miami...

And KR was not overly impressed by the airport in Amsterdam...
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Posted 03 November 2010 - 07:14 PM

For a long weekend, Miami--but I hate flying international for less than a week away.
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Posted 03 November 2010 - 07:14 PM

Why is the choice limited between Amsterdam and Miami?

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 07:15 PM

So, is the airport as amazing as the Dutch people like to make out? And aren't museums > beach?


It's very big and there is a lot of shopping.

As for museums vs. beaches, I guess it depends. I love "cultural" trips and once I believed it's a waste of time and money to go on vacation to lie on a beach. But when I've went to Dominican Republic I actually enjoyed it very much. I guess I realized I need some variety, and sometimes you just feel like resting and taking it easy. Now I returned from a 2-weeks trip to Europe (including a couple of museums), and I feel I'm due for a beach.

Museums can be exhausting if you have to do them on a tight schedule. I spent 2 days in Louvre and the truth is I don't remember most of what I've seen. I realized I don't enjoy paintings so much - I have a feeling I can see as much on the Internet (granted, I'm not a connoisseur). So I gravitated towards objects/sculptures of the ancient Middle East and Egypt and I enjoyed those. But I think museums in Amsterdam are rather about paintings. There have Vermeer in the Rijkmuseum and I like Vermeer, but it's only four paintings.

So I guess it depends what beach, what museum and when. But again, I've been to Amsterdam not a long time ago, so I'm biased. It's natural I would go somewhere else now. And I've been to Miami 15 years ago and very shortly. So maybe it's "blah". I certainly think Orlando, Florida is "blah".

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 07:50 PM

Given the chance to go to either Miami or Amsterdam for a long weekend (including Thursday and Monday), which would you choose?

Given that choice, I would pick Florence. *sigh*

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I knew that would be you answer. :biggrin:
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Posted 03 November 2010 - 08:05 PM


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Posted 03 November 2010 - 10:57 PM

Amsterdam, no matter which season.

And while Schiphol airport, like most European airports, has more conveniences than US airports, I would not classify it as "amazing".
It's still an airport.... (feh).

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 11:30 PM

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