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Doppelgangers and the Danube

I saw someone who looked just like Noah at the Sunnyvale train station this morning. That he had the same beard helped a lot I suppose.

Did anyone else gets the 'Carnegie Mellon presents some European tour' thing? It actually looked pretty interesting, fancy pseudo-old train through Poland and Slovenia, then fancy pseudo-old boat down the Danube. Naturally expensive, it's about 10 days (May 25th - June 5th) and ~$2500 per person at the cheapest, without airfare. But that's not *too* bad. It will have to be thought about. Bryan, it could be a pre-honey moon! With friends! Trey needs to get out more - where I can see him. Laurel needs to go on a trip to somewhere other than Japan... I need to get to know Eli better because I think he's cool... Noah - eh, it's too conventional... Or hey, the Lewandowski's could take over the train... Someone else going that I knew (other than J+P+B) would certainly be a draw. But it's still way expensive. I could go much cheaper on my own... but I am also hella lazy. How much money am I willing to pay to be lazy? How much money am I willing to bet that this trip will be dominated by grey haired alumni rather than my contemporaries?

And how much money would I need to spend on assistive geeky technology?? ;-) I'd need a wide angle lens for the inside of the boat/train naturally... I wonder how much a wide angle for a 1.5 crop Nikon DSLR camera costs? Cheaper than the equivalent fullframe... Bet I can't find one used yet though. :-P

(Edit: Ouch, a "10.5mm f/2.8G ED AF DX Fisheye" (16mm equivalent) is ~$600. Not surprising really. Want. Must not buy.)

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angelbob
Oct. 29th, 2004 09:44 am (UTC)
Noah - eh, it's too conventional...

Heheheheheh

Thank you. I'm honored.
shoebox_bird
Oct. 29th, 2004 12:07 pm (UTC)
Actually, I'd love to go on a trip with you, Kat. $2500 without airfare seems steep though - particularly given I'm buying a house next week. :). Hmm.,, maybe we could swing something....
katharos
Oct. 30th, 2004 10:17 am (UTC)
Ok, then we'll just fly over, buy eurorail passes and stay in hostles for a couple of weeks. :) That sounds like more fun anyway.
eub
Nov. 2nd, 2004 12:30 am (UTC)
I've still never been to Europe, except for Berlin, and technically the Helsinki airport. And it sounds like a good crowd, except possibly for these gray-haired alumni, depending.

Canada -- Canada is a little like Europe. I believe they have trains, too.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 4th, 2004 12:30 pm (UTC)
You don't want the fisheye
Don't get that $600 fisheye lens; that would distort everything. What you really want for landscapes is this non-distorting 14mm lens for $1300.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=201421&is=USA
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