Monday, March 15, 2010

An American Vidiot in Europe ... Part I

Posted By on Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 6:00 AM

The Vidiot is in Spain on business this week. As I collect interesting anecdotes to relay (whether related to film, television, food or otherwise), I will pass them on.

In the meantime, here are two quick pieces of advice: If traveling to Europe by plane, avoid Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. I was warned beforehand, but the itinerary dictated I land there. It's kind of a nutty landing pad and it was miraculous that I reached my connecting flight, even with an hour's layover.

Oops! Looks like a few more travelers may have lost their bags.
  • Oops! Looks like a few more travelers may have lost their bags.
Secondly, do your damnedest to not check baggage on overseas flights — especially those provided by Air France. I made the mistake of packing heavily so I'd look sharp for my business meetings and now I'm here, the night before the first day of meetings and I've got no change of clothes or toiletries on hand. So, I'm preparing myself to be known as the stinky guy in the corner wearing a two-day-old Boise State hoodie, cargo pants and Nike running shoes during the proceedings.

Sorry if I've inadvertently given a bad name to all other Idahoans on this side of the Atlantic. I wanted to show off my Boise State affiliation to the Euros and now people are going to associate the school with B.O. Great ambassadorship, Vidiot.

More stories to come.

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