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  1. Natacha

    Natacha New Member

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    Hello!

    Thought I would say hi and introduce myself. I'm Natacha, I'm 30, and I'm from Montreal, Canada. My grandfather served during WWII in Sicily.

    I travel solo every year to follow my passion for the war, mostly in the eastern European countries, and I'm pretty much always planning a new trip! My main interest is the Shoah and the camps, I've visited several of them over the years. For example my avatar is a pic I took in Bełżec last summer.

    I speak both English and French and I speak a very bad German, which I'm learning on my own.

    On a non-history note, I'm a metalhead, a lab technician and a caffeine addict.

    See you around!

    Natacha
     
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    Welcome to the forum.
     
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    The_Historian Pillboxologist Patron  

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    Welcome to the forums!
     
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    Welcome to the forums, that's awesome you've been able to travel to so many historic places!
     
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    Welcome to the forum! Rich A. in Pa.
     
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  6. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    G'day and welcome...(im a metalhead too...old stuff early Slayer etc)
    Australia was involved in the war...I hope you are planning a trip down under!
     
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    I'm sure you love Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Van Halen, and of course......Akka Dakka (ACDC)
     
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    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Grrr...they ARENT metal!
    Even Akka Dakka is heavy rock...sorry. : )
     
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    my apologies CAC.....I just wanted to get you excited :D
     
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    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Then join the line behind the women...!
    Speaking of ACDC...watched a video of him (Bon Scott) in an earlier band...where he "sang" and played the recorder!!!!

    But we digress....
     
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  11. Natacha

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    Next trip is Estonia and Latvia, in fact! But hey, Australia, maybe one day!

    And sorry guys, I'm more into black metal hehehe
     
  12. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    OK...Im into thrash...I do remember Lordi from the Eurovision song contest...hope you caught it!
     
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    I do know Lordi! Not through Eurovision though, never watched it! Seems to be quite the show!
     
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    Hi.

    So, you are a Dark tourist !!!

    someone who likes military and war related places, battle grounds, castles, fortifications, crash sites , etc. ...

    about learning languages,

    I wish you luck.

    it's good.

    i've learnt RU, HY, HU, RO, PL, SK, and CZ on my own.
     
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    Yes I guess I would call myself a dark tourist: camps, bunkers, massacre sites, battlegrounds. It comes from a real interest in WWII, needless to say. I wouldn't be spending so damn much on these trips if I didn't have a genuine passion. For me, history is not only in books, I have to go see these sites in person, to get a feel of the place.

    And how I wished I spoke so many languages like you! German is really kicking my ass but I'll get it eventually. Next is Polish!
     
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    80% of English is a derivative of German...shouldn't be that hard! : )
     
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    Welcome to the Forum! Fellow newbie here, and I gotta say this is a great forum. I'm really interested in traveling as well, and the Battlefields of Europe is a huge dream of mine to do someday, especially the Eastern front.
     
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    I'm with Bill on this one, if I had the money I would visit battlefields of WW1 and WW2 across the world, but I still have yet to go to a Civil War battleground, so that's priority for me.
     
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    The problem with us North Americans is the damn plane ticket... that's 1000 to 1500 Canadian dollars depending on the season. That's a big part of a travel budget!

    I budget like crazy to afford these trips and live pretty simply but I wouldn't live otherwise :)
     
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    Yeah flying here in the states is expensive, but not as expensive for you poor souls in Canada.
     

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