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Things for a sport-mad teenager in Europe in January

Things for a sport-mad teenager in Europe in January

Old Jul 17th 2004, 5:25 pm
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Q
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I am planning on going to Europe in January 2005. I plan to travel from
London to Munich, Venice, Florence and Rome with a 14-year-old son who has
strong interest in sport and little else. We plan to do snow sports in the
German Alps and in northern Italy but I also want to take in some other
things. I would appreciate any help that I can get on ideas of what might
appeal to him in these places that I can offer as bribes to get him to tag
along graciously on the things I want to do. If anyone can suggest things in
other towns along the way that would be likely to appeal I can consider
reasonable diversions.

Please don't tell me I am dreaming

Thank you in anticipation.
 
Old Jul 18th 2004, 12:37 am
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"Q" wrote
    | I am planning on going to Europe in January 2005. I plan to travel
    | from London to Munich, Venice, Florence and Rome with a 14-year-old
    | son who has strong interest in sport and little else.

If he likes tennis, there is the tennis museum at Wimbledon
http://www.touruk.co.uk/london_museu...is_museum1.htm

Cricket Museum at MCC St Johns Wood
http://www.touruk.co.uk/london_museu...et_museum1.htm
The MCC is reputedly the world's oldest sporting museum and its collection,
dating back to 1864, contains some of the most priceless artefacts in the
cricketing pantheon. The urn donated to the England team on its 1882-3 test
series defeat of Australia, now known as The Ashes, is on display as is kit
used by the likes of Sir Donald Bradman, Jack Hobbs and Shane Warne.

Rugby Museum at Twickenham
http://www.touruk.co.uk/london_museu...by_museum1.htm

There are some participatory and spectator activities listed at
http://www.londontourist.org/active.html

Owain
 
Old Jul 18th 2004, 8:53 am
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"Q" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > I am planning on going to Europe in January 2005. I plan to travel from
    > London to Munich, Venice, Florence and Rome with a 14-year-old son who has
    > strong interest in sport and little else. We plan to do snow sports in the
    > German Alps and in northern Italy but I also want to take in some other
    > things. I would appreciate any help that I can get on ideas of what might
    > appeal to him in these places that I can offer as bribes to get him to tag
    > along graciously on the things I want to do. If anyone can suggest things in
    > other towns along the way that would be likely to appeal I can consider
    > reasonable diversions.
    >
    > Please don't tell me I am dreaming
    >
    > Thank you in anticipation.

skiing, ice skating...January is the best time for winter sport.
However I think it could be fun to attend a soccer game in Europe,
whether in Munich (Bayern), Florence (Fiorentina) or Italy (Lazio, AS
Roma). you can buy tickets on the Internet for most venues
 
Old Jul 18th 2004, 11:34 pm
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On 2004-07-18, laurent <[email protected]> wrote:
    > skiing, ice skating...January is the best time for winter sport.
    > However I think it could be fun to attend a soccer game in Europe,
    > whether in Munich (Bayern), Florence (Fiorentina) or Italy (Lazio, AS
    > Roma). you can buy tickets on the Internet for most venues

I have seen some UK based ticketsellers offering football tickets
outsidet the UK, for highly inflated prices. I saw tickets offered
for twice the number of POUNDS than the number of EURO that they
actually cost. For the examples here, just buy them at stadiums.
 
Old Jul 20th 2004, 7:48 pm
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Thank you for these tips. I doubt that museums would be a lot of interest
even sporting museums, but I think a soccer match would go down well.

Any other tips will be graciously accepted

"Q" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I am planning on going to Europe in January 2005. I plan to travel from
    > London to Munich, Venice, Florence and Rome with a 14-year-old son who has
    > strong interest in sport and little else. We plan to do snow sports in the
    > German Alps and in northern Italy but I also want to take in some other
    > things. I would appreciate any help that I can get on ideas of what might
    > appeal to him in these places that I can offer as bribes to get him to tag
    > along graciously on the things I want to do. If anyone can suggest things
in
    > other towns along the way that would be likely to appeal I can consider
    > reasonable diversions.
    > Please don't tell me I am dreaming
    > Thank you in anticipation.
 
Old Jul 20th 2004, 8:36 pm
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Tim Challenger
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On 18 Jul 2004 13:53:38 -0700, laurent wrote:

    > Europe, whether in Munich (Bayern),...

Not in January - football winter season break.

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Tim C.
 
Old Jul 20th 2004, 8:52 pm
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Ice skating/hockey - Plenty of rinks around, indoor and outdoor, plus
local games to watch.

Tobogganing/sledging - some of the tracks are scary.

Indoor sports: in most larger ski resorts you can find either indoor tennis
and/or squash courts, if not in a separate complex then in one of the
larger hotels.
There may also be a climbing wall if he wants to try free-clmbing.

There's certain to be parascending/paragliding jumps available either alone
or tandem with an instructor.
In southern Germany try sailing or windsurfing on the Chiemsee, but I think
that might be a *touch* too cold for that. Is there a convenient lake near
Rome?

And of course swimming. Most ski resorts will have a pretty nice pool often
with a heated outside pool as well as an indoor one.

You might be lucky and stay near a bungee-jumping point, although the one
I'm aware of generally closes down in Winter for lack of interest, and the
water they splash you into is frozen ;-)

--
Tim C.
 
Old Jul 22nd 2004, 7:43 am
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What part of England will you be visiting?, so i can advise you on
possible Football (Soccer) matches.

Regards,

Ben Smith
 
Old Jul 23rd 2004, 4:10 pm
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In England we wont be going too far out of London

"Q" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I am planning on going to Europe in January 2005. I plan to travel from
    > London to Munich, Venice, Florence and Rome with a 14-year-old son who has
    > strong interest in sport and little else. We plan to do snow sports in the
    > German Alps and in northern Italy but I also want to take in some other
    > things. I would appreciate any help that I can get on ideas of what might
    > appeal to him in these places that I can offer as bribes to get him to tag
    > along graciously on the things I want to do. If anyone can suggest things
in
    > other towns along the way that would be likely to appeal I can consider
    > reasonable diversions.
    > Please don't tell me I am dreaming
    > Thank you in anticipation.
 
Old Aug 2nd 2004, 6:53 am
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Jesper Lauridsen
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On 2004-07-21, Tim Challenger <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On 18 Jul 2004 13:53:38 -0700, laurent wrote:
    >> Europe, whether in Munich (Bayern),...
    > Not in January - football winter season break.

The break ends 22/1.
 

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