I hope everyone's well, and yes, I am back! I'm afraid this is the -second- time I'm returning after a long absence, both times due to intense personal events/problems getting in the way of gaming. Needless to say, I feel terrible about leaving with such short notice. But, the point is, I've only recently gotten back into D&D; I'm running a tabletop game for the first time in forever and am looking to lurk or maybe even join a game on RDINN.
I just got back from Europe a couple weeks ago, and have started again at my old job. I have a new computer, new house (still renting), and am finished with school. After I finished school, I went through one of life's rough patches. So I decided to take what was left of my college fund and take a trip through Europe. I had a great time, and I'm now back in the swing of real life; I figure that now's probably a good time to get back into the swing of things in fantasy land. I'm not exactly setting the world on fire; those of you who know me know that I was getting a philosophy degree, and as such am now pretty much only qualified to wait tables.
In any case, I hope everyone got along fine without me and I'm looking forward to some gaming in the future!
I stayed in Paris for a little over a week, then went to Bruges and Amsterdam, visited Berlin, then stayed in the Czeck Republic for about two weeks (it was fantastic). This small town called Cesky Krumlov is a hidden gem of Europe; I could probably live there. After that, I was in Austria for a week, and took a day trip to Slovakia. I was in Munich for Oktoberfest, where I met up with some friends who were already traveling. After Munich, I dipped down into Italy and was there for another couple of weeks. I went up through Nice for a few days, heading west, and stopped in Monte Carlo for a day (but didn't spend the night). Then, I planned on spending a week in Spain, visiting Barcelona and Madrid, but I stayed for an extra week in a town called San Sebastian because it was awesome. After that, I returned to Paris for a week and then flew back home. To be honest, I was more than happy to get back after a few months abroad.
Austin, TX is still probably my favorite city I've been...
Posted on 2009-11-24 at 20:40:40.
Raven Resident Finn RDI Staff Karma: 68/3 980 Posts
That's pure coolness... Sounds a bit like my Interrail trip in 1990. O.o Jeesh! That's lifetime ago. Although I didn't get to spend quite that long traveling. Only 4 weeks or so. Wish I could go again.