Re: [78attendees] We'll meet again...

Joe Touch <touch@isi.edu> Thu, 12 August 2010 16:57 UTC

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I agree that the Maastricht venue is more useful with a bike.

Similarly Anaheim is more useful with a car.

However, in Anaheim, there were numerous places to eat, or even grab 
quick snacks, within <5 minutes walking distance. The same was not true 
for Maastricht (just the neighboring hotel) or for Dublin. In the US, 
many were chains - welcome to the US, where chains are the norm ;-)

Joe

On 8/12/2010 9:51 AM, Mary Barnes wrote:
> Yes, there is information on that wiki, but as far as travel it pretty
> much duplicates what was on the host site as far as reaching Maastricht
> and the information as to getting around is focused entirely on the city
> center, in particular it notes that having a car can be painful, wherase
> in hindisght that would have been of a tremendous help to me. There's
> also no mention at all of the MECC. Again, if I were on holiday in
> Maastricht, which seems to be the central focus of any write-up, then no
> problems.
>
> I considered a bike, but that wouldn't have been any safer for me at
> nite than walking and there was lots of discussion on the list about not
> leaving bikes outside at nite and I don't think carrying a bike into my
> hotel at nite would have worked well.
>
> Mary.
>
> On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 10:44 AM, Miquel van Smoorenburg
> <mikevs@xs4all.net <mailto:mikevs@xs4all.net>> wrote:
>
>     On Thu, 2010-08-12 at 09:56 -0500, Mary Barnes wrote:
>      > The one advantage to Anaheim is there are oodles of tourist guide
>      > books that one can find that provide all the information ahead of
>     time
>      > as to what the situation will be. There were no such guide books that
>      > I could find about Maasticht - Lonely Planet for the Netherlands had
>      > one very small chapter that didn't get into any of the
>      > accessibility/how to get there issues.
>
>     http://wikitravel.org/en/Maastricht
>
>
>      > One thing that would have helped me tremendously would have been if
>      > renting a car had been described as a really good option for getting
>      > to Maastricht and convenience in reaching the venue for those of
>     us at
>      > hotels in the city.
>
>     I had a bike. MECC -> Downtown about 8 minutes.
>
>     Mike.
>
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