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This itinerary is an interesting commentary on the proposition that Turkey is part of Europe. If it is, then why are you just stopping at the border? One gets the feeling that the plan is to dab a foot into the exotic East...
by asdf on Wed Jul 26th, 2006 at 09:45:56 AM EST
Good grief.

Because we only have a fortnight plus a few days. Same reason we're not going to Berlin or starting in Sligo. If Istanbul was in the middle of Turkey we'd go there. It's on the edge.

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by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Jul 26th, 2006 at 10:10:35 AM EST
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By the same logic it's an interesting comment on the proposal that Italy is European since we're only going through the top bit.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Jul 26th, 2006 at 10:14:03 AM EST
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And what about Scandinavia? Are we no part of Europe at all?

Though in Sweden we actually refer to 'Europe' as something starting in Danemark and stretching south...

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by A swedish kind of death on Wed Jul 26th, 2006 at 09:23:42 PM EST
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Scandinavia is a whole holiday in itself!  That's another years work I think.


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by Sam on Thu Jul 27th, 2006 at 02:15:25 AM EST
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It's a wonderful trip, and it involves a combination of rail, ferry and bus. I'd time it to be in Rovaniemi on Midsummer.

Nothing is 'mere'. — Richard P. Feynman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jul 27th, 2006 at 04:29:59 AM EST
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Scandinavia is a whole holiday in itself!

Definitely.

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by DoDo on Thu Jul 27th, 2006 at 06:41:07 AM EST
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Edge? Istambul is actually a good 300 km from the border...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Jul 26th, 2006 at 10:25:17 AM EST
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