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      05-12-2010, 01:09 PM   #155
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I would just like to say, that it a brilliant photo essay of your ED trip.
Keep up the great work and THANK YOU for sharing these.

Outstanding!
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      05-12-2010, 01:18 PM   #156
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Hands down one of the best ED trip i have seen!

Simply amazing!
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      05-12-2010, 01:27 PM   #157
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fluidkaos, your diary is outstanding, and your photographs show understanding and insight. Many thanks.
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      05-12-2010, 01:38 PM   #158
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Wow very very nice trip! I see you went to holland/amsterdam.
Im glad to see you liked our Queens-day. In every big city there are masses of people drinking beer and having fun! I was 3 days totally wasted haha. It was awesome. Girls were for the picking etc But im so jealous of your car! Great ride!
Thnx for the great story and photos!
I wish you luck with the waiting time.

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      05-12-2010, 01:52 PM   #159
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If anyone ever gets the chance to do Euro Delivery, you will NOT be disappointed. Thank you for sharing! Certainly brings back memories from when I went :P
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      05-12-2010, 01:53 PM   #160
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Wow those are some sweet photos!!! Great trip!! Makes me want to go back and pick up a car this time (I didnt do Euro delivery...NEVER AGIAN will I make that mistake....lol)
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I rode that same cable lift up Zugspits and then snowboarded down the other side. What a great place! I also spent some time in Fussen and the Neuschwanstein are. Your pictures bring back great memories!
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If you don't mind sharing what were your total travel expenses to do this? Gas? Hotels? Road Tolls?

I am hoping to be able to do something similar in about a year and want to know how much I need to start budgeting.
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wow - thank you for sharing such an amazing trip. my wife and I spent 9 days last August doing ED. we also went to Prague and Vienna - we can't wait to go again!
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      05-12-2010, 02:17 PM   #164
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stunning trip...
much better than just a "usual europe trip"

btw, what is that thing on the front bumper grill? a fog light?
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      05-12-2010, 02:19 PM   #165
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random question but what camera and lens/lenses are you using during this trip
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coolest trip ever!
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      05-12-2010, 04:37 PM   #168
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Fantastic pictures. I need to take a longer Euro Delivery trip the next time I do it.
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Thanks again everyone! Glad you enjoyed my pictures.


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Wow very very nice trip! I see you went to holland/amsterdam.
Im glad to see you liked our Queens-day. In every big city there are masses of people drinking beer and having fun! I was 3 days totally wasted haha. It was awesome. Girls were for the picking etc But im so jealous of your car! Great ride!
Thnx for the great story and photos!
I wish you luck with the waiting time.

Greetz
Queen's Day was amazing. It completely transformed the city. I was there 6 days on vacation, so I wasn't sober for any of them since I didn't have to worry about driving. Had to be the biggest party I've ever been to, and I've been to some big ones. Rock'am'Ring @ Nurburgring comes to mind. 3 days, 3 stages, 100 bands, and 75,000 people.

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I rode that same cable lift up Zugspits and then snowboarded down the other side. What a great place! I also spent some time in Fussen and the Neuschwanstein are. Your pictures bring back great memories!
There were still plenty of people skiing and snowboarding when I went up there. I wasn't dressed to join them though.

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stunning trip...
much better than just a "usual europe trip"

btw, what is that thing on the front bumper grill? a fog light?
That is the radar sensor for the Active Cruise Control. It really is a great system for steady traffic, or areas where passing is not an option.

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random question but what camera and lens/lenses are you using during this trip
I've got a Nikon D50, and for most of the shots I used the standard kit 18-55 lens, until I broke it. But, that gave me the excuse I needed to get one of the lenses I've been wanting to buy for a while, the Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX ED VR. A polarized filter makes a lot of difference too. Cuts on glare, sharpens the colors, and really brings the blue out in the sky.

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If you don't mind sharing what were your total travel expenses to do this? Gas? Hotels? Road Tolls?

I am hoping to be able to do something similar in about a year and want to know how much I need to start budgeting.
It was a month long trip, so it wasn't cheap. As I mentioned at the beginning of my post, I was paying my brothers way (although if your married, costs would be similar with a spouse) Air fare was really reasonable, about $800 per for round trip. Gas for the car was about $1000 for the month with $90-$110 per fill up depending on the country. For the whole trip I averaged 22mpg, including city, highway, 2 trips to Nurburgring, and lots of 100+ Mph cruising. For the whole month in hotels it was about $4,500 with nothing too fancy. You could end up spending a lot more, or a lot less depending on what you are looking for. German road use tax and city congestion stickers are included in the program. The other highway toll stickers came out like this: Czech - $25, Slovak - $15, Austrian - $10, Swiss - $35. Most of the other EU countries, to my knowledge, don't require highway toll tags. I couldn't tell you how much I spent on food, and random stuff along the way, because I didn't really keep track of it.
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Thanks for sharing. Truly amazing. Next BMW definitely getting ED.
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      05-12-2010, 04:50 PM   #171
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man we must have crossed paths in amsterdam cause i was there on queen´s day (friday i think) and left monday...great memories on those pics.
especially the ones riding the cable to the highest mountain in germany. birds at over 3000m!!!
congrats on the car...looks great
Probably, but among the 1,000,000+ people out there, who's to say. Time before last when I was up on the Zugspitze one of those birds decided to use my back as a toilet while I was having lunch at Germany's highest beer garden.
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fluidkaos,

Thanks for all of the wonderful photos and the walk down memory lane of my own month long ED-trip back '06, makes me want to return!

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      05-12-2010, 05:02 PM   #173
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wow sounds like fun...
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      05-12-2010, 08:01 PM   #174
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wow, fantastic shots and great review! thanks for sharing with us.

btw, for the front EU plate, did they have to drill holes in your bumper or did they just use adhesive? I want to do Euro Delivery, but I would hate to bring the car back here with holes in the bumper.
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Wow! stunning pictures, and a beautiful car! congrats! =)
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nice car!!!love the interior-saddle is the best!great photos!!!
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