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European Trip: Things we wanted to Google

2 November 2011 2,571 views 20 Comments

If you’re like me, you are constantly Googling things. I love learning so Google is like crack to me since almost any piece of information I could want is right at my fingertips.

While Adam and I were on our over two week vacation in Europe this September, we decided not to deal with paying for international calls and data charges so we put my iPhone in airplane mode. I’ll write a separate post later on how you can use your smartphone abroad without incurring extra charges, but for now, just know that we rarely had access to the web while we were away.

The thing we missed most was Google, followed closely by email, the mapping app, and Yelp. So, we created a list of things we wanted to Google when we came home. And here it is. Mostly for us, but you may find it interesting (on various levels) also.

Berlin
Entrements
Indian Tonic
Dehydration urine
Spandau Ballet
History Currywurst
Brandenburger Tor Berlin Wall
Post-war division Germany
Dogs Germany
Berlin Wall Gallery artists and organization
Men kissing Berlin Wall East Side Gallery

Amsterdam
Yoko and John Yoko and John curled up picture day he was murdered
Restaurant Anna Red Light
XXX Amsterdam sign
Amsterdam oldest church prostitution
Mariska PIC
History Prostitution Amsterdam
History Drugs Amsterdam
Numbers windows Amsterdam Red Light
Amsterdam swans
Hebrew monument Amsterdam
Calvinist
Dutch cheeses
Rijstaffel
History coffee shops Amsterdam
How did Theo Van Gogh die
Sid Lee
blauw
Netherlands most bicycles per capita
Netherlands miniature horses ponies

Bruges or Brugge (Belgium)
Cows lie down rain
young cheese old cheese low countries
De Garre history
Eglantine
Mirabelle

Paris
Pay bathrooms culture Europe
No toilet men’s bathrooms Europe
Maruice Raval
Au Bon Marche or Le Bon Marche Paris
U.S. cheese laws
benefits raw milk cheese
how many Whole Foods stores
Pascal Beillevaire
Warm milk cheese making process
Modern cheese shop no counter climate control
Meilleur Ouvrier France
Fete des Jardins
Jardin des Tuileries
Pont des Arts

Provence
Trees in Avignon
Difference between Port and Tawny Port
charcuterie
History of French or France in Texas
Rock formation Vaison-la-Romaine
Truffles kinds regions
chocolate truffle vs. chocolate praline
wine less expensive water France
Summer truffle fall truffle winter truffle black truffle
White truffle Italy
Hammers carved Pont du Gard
digestive reason cheese end of meal
Master of the House lyrics Les Miserables
Dog culture dog training France
Rocks Marquis de Sade chateau
France zone artisinal
Arbouse tree fruit digestif
La Occitane meaning
difference between petanque bocce ball
men only play petanque
How calanques Cassis formed
Why so many carousels France
Cassis town cassis fruit
French baguettes boulangerie Saturday night
History bidet why not in French hotel bathrooms

So that’s how our crazy minds work.

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  • http://www.bootsintheoven.com/ Rachel @ boots in the oven

    Ha!  We've been living the Airplane Mode lifestyle since March, and I definitely know what you mean about withdrawal (ESPECIALLY from Maps!).  I also keep thinking of FB and Twitter updates I want to make and then forgetting them when I'm back in WiFi.

    At the same time, though, it's been nice to just sit at meals with Logan, neither of us playing on our smartphones.  And I've done a LOT more reading (with the Kindle app, of course) than I do at home – the Internet definitely can be a big distraction, especially if the books I'm trying to read are dense!

  • Michelle Cheng

    Very impressed with the amount of Googling you guys must do!  That's a LOT of Googling.

  • jodibart

    Keep in mind that's over two weeks of potential Googling though :-)

  • jodibart

    I always wonder how you guys are able to post so much but did notice that the posts DRASTICALLY went down once you got to Africa and the Middle East. I know what you mean about the vacation from connected-ness. It's nice! If there's anything you want to remember, I HIGHLY recommend using the notepad feature on your iPhone and cut and paste when you are connected later.

  • http://www.bootsintheoven.com/ Rachel @ boots in the oven

    Ha!  We've been living the Airplane Mode lifestyle since March, and I definitely know what you mean about withdrawal (ESPECIALLY from Maps!).  I also keep thinking of FB and Twitter updates I want to make and then forgetting them when I'm back in WiFi.

    At the same time, though, it's been nice to just sit at meals with Logan, neither of us playing on our smartphones.  And I've done a LOT more reading (with the Kindle app, of course) than I do at home – the Internet definitely can be a big distraction, especially if the books I'm trying to read are dense!

  • Michelle Cheng

    Very impressed with the amount of Googling you guys must do!  That's a LOT of Googling.

  • jodibart

    Keep in mind that's over two weeks of potential Googling though :-)

  • jodibart

    I always wonder how you guys are able to post so much but did notice that the posts DRASTICALLY went down once you got to Africa and the Middle East. I know what you mean about the vacation from connected-ness. It's nice! If there's anything you want to remember, I HIGHLY recommend using the notepad feature on your iPhone and cut and paste when you are connected later.

  • http://www.TexasOnThames.com Laura

    And yet, once upon a time we all travelled and lived without smart phones! Amazing.

    On another note, how have I never seen that picture of Yoko Ono and John Lennon? Have I been living in a cave?

  • jodibart

    I can't believe that you never saw that picture either!

  • jodibart

    I can't believe that you never saw that picture either!

  • jodibart

    I can't believe that you never saw that picture either!

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