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Forum: European Delivery 01-10-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By CarSwami
My family and I took the train to Normandy from...

My family and I took the train to Normandy from Paris a couple of years ago and met up with a tour guide who took us to all the D-Day sights. He was extremely knowledgeable and we all agreed that we...
Forum: European Delivery 01-10-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,545
Posted By CarSwami
Airfares were actually quite good in 2007 and I...

Airfares were actually quite good in 2007 and I got hotel rooms at the Hilton, Marriott and comparable hotels for about $70 per night using Priceline. I know that the exchange rate is much better now...
Forum: European Delivery 01-09-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,545
Posted By CarSwami
Even when my family and I did an ED in 2007, I'm...

Even when my family and I did an ED in 2007, I'm not sure that I saved any money compared to what I would have spent if I had simply bought the car at my local dealership. There were four of us on...
Forum: European Delivery 10-24-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,473
Posted By CarSwami
Hi Tim Do you know who has the book that...

Hi Tim

Do you know who has the book that used to be at the previous ED location Freimann (spelling?). It would be great if that book could be scanned in as well. Thanks.
Forum: European Delivery 08-22-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By CarSwami
I would definitely get full insurance coverage if...

I would definitely get full insurance coverage if you are going to rent a car. My colleague in I were in Munich on business last year and he got nailed by Hertz for small blemishes that would not...
Forum: European Delivery 08-22-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,412
Posted By CarSwami
Congratulations and have a wonderful time during...

Congratulations and have a wonderful time during your ED. You and your wife are going to love it.
Forum: European Delivery 07-27-2016, 04:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By CarSwami
When you go up the Schilthorn and Jungfrauhoch,...

When you go up the Schilthorn and Jungfrauhoch, my recommendation is to get a head start in the morning. My experience in Switzerland tells me that the mornings are clear and nice, but that clouds...
Forum: European Delivery 05-24-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,770
Posted By CarSwami
Can you clarify if you are referring to the BMW...

Can you clarify if you are referring to the BMW dealer in Silver Spring, Maryland or is it a different dealer? If it is the Maryland dealership, can you share the name of your CA? Thanks.
Forum: European Delivery 04-21-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,789
Posted By CarSwami
I was in London a day after the November attack...

I was in London a day after the November attack in Paris, and I visited London, Paris and Amsterdam last month. Apart from a higher state of alert than I've experienced before (e.g., scanning of...
Forum: European Delivery 03-06-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 967
Posted By CarSwami
I rode the Thalys train from Paris to Amsterdam...

I rode the Thalys train from Paris to Amsterdam (via Belgium) last week and there were no passport checks or problems on the train. But I did have to put my luggage through an X-Ray machine and go...
Forum: European Delivery 03-06-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,725
Posted By CarSwami
Fantastic. I loved the video and also got a kick...

Fantastic. I loved the video and also got a kick out of seeing how much joy you felt during your ED. Absolutely brilliant!
Forum: European Delivery 01-11-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,595
Posted By CarSwami
I did the same drive (Munich, Prague, Vienna,...

I did the same drive (Munich, Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Munich) during my ED in 2007 and we had a blast. But if memory serves me right, we spent three nights each in Prague and Vienna and still did...
Forum: European Delivery 09-07-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,877
Posted By CarSwami
Since you said that you were interested in beer,...

Since you said that you were interested in beer, I would definitely recommend the monastery at Klosters Andechs where the monks have been brewing beer for centuries. It is on the outskirts of Munich...
Forum: European Delivery 09-07-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 49,817
Posted By CarSwami
Cuz we in Bimmerfest are secure in our admiration...

Cuz we in Bimmerfest are secure in our admiration for our cars and are willing to give a MB enthusiast help when he/she comes here for advice!:)

Actually, this type of question has been asked and...
Forum: European Delivery 09-07-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By CarSwami
I completely agree with the above advice. The...

I completely agree with the above advice. The only other piece of advice for you (assuming that you have not driven in Europe before) is to familiarize yourself with some of the road signs and road...
Forum: European Delivery 09-07-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,614
Posted By CarSwami
Have lots of fun in your new 535xi GT. And send...

Have lots of fun in your new 535xi GT. And send reports along the way.
Forum: European Delivery 08-13-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By CarSwami
I definitely agree that Geneva and Zurich are not...

I definitely agree that Geneva and Zurich are not very interesting and that Luzern, Interlaken and the Bernese Oberland region (think Murren!) will be much more interesting. However, keep in mind...
Forum: European Delivery 08-13-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By CarSwami
I agree that FRA is a terrible airport for...

I agree that FRA is a terrible airport for transit passengers. Especially if one has to go from one terminal to another. I have transited through FRA over a dozen times in the past two years and...
Forum: European Delivery 08-03-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,899
Posted By CarSwami
It has been a long time since I transited to the...

It has been a long time since I transited to the USA through LHR after arriving there from a non-UK airport, but my recollection is that I had to go through security (but not immigration). The...
Forum: European Delivery 07-27-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By CarSwami
Another option is to plan to get to Munich a day...

Another option is to plan to get to Munich a day before your pick-up so that even if your flight is delayed or cancelled, you will get to the Welt on the same day as your delivery (most flights from...
Forum: European Delivery 07-18-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,292
Posted By CarSwami
I travel to Europe at least 6 times each year...

I travel to Europe at least 6 times each year from the East Coast and I feel that traveling to Europe is harder than coming back. Upgrading to business class really helps because the flat beds help...
Forum: European Delivery 07-06-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,446
Posted By CarSwami
I've been to Kloster Andechs twice but both times...

I've been to Kloster Andechs twice but both times were in the winter when the outdoor beer garden was closed. However, the beer and pretzels were still good in the restaurant! I'd love to go there in...
Forum: European Delivery 05-13-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By CarSwami
I agree with the others who have said that there...

I agree with the others who have said that there can be a long line for the bus that takes visitors up to the castle from the ticket booth. When I was there last year in March (supposedly off-season...
Forum: European Delivery 05-13-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By CarSwami
I agree with the others, stay outside town and...

I agree with the others, stay outside town and you will enjoy yourselves a lot more. I stayed one night in Salzburg in a chain hotel and one night outside town in a family owned Gasthaus, and the...
Forum: European Delivery 04-17-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,073
Posted By CarSwami
In one of the sticky's on the Audi World forum,...

In one of the sticky's on the Audi World forum, you will find a reference to Sarah Toycen who is in charge of marketing of Audi in America. If you send her an E-mail or PM, someone will get back to...
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