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If you could pick one city and one season ..

Old Jul 10th, 2006, 03:22 AM
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If you could pick one city and one season ..

... to live in for a month while doing no work at all, just living. What city would it be and what colour would the leaves be?
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Old Jul 10th, 2006, 03:26 AM
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Hi K,

Paris - mid May.

Flowers are in bloom. Chestnuts are in blossom. Leaves are green.

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While I am not nearly as widely traveled as Ira, my vote is exactly the same.

Our first trip to Paris was in the middle of May, and it was an absolute delight. (Of course, we were told by a resident we met that it had rained every day for two weeks before we got there, so we got lucky and enjoyed perfect weather during our stay).

BUT...if you'd like to finance my free month in Paris I'll gladly go any month you choose!
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Old Jul 10th, 2006, 04:44 AM
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Floyds Knobs, Indiana - - my hometown - - in June, and everything would be green. Ideally, May would have been unusually rainy, and June would have only Camelot rain, from 3 to 5 am on Sunday mornings.

I love travel, and especially in Europe, but the thought of having a month at home to do the stuff I never get done (because I am always planning a trip to jet off somewhere) sounds like the stuff fantasies are made of!



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Been there, done that (Paris, I mean) and it was great, although I was working, and I'm not sure I would want to live anywhere without working in some sense (I don't consider that living!)

Tokyo. September.

The quality of life is incredibly high and everything in the city works: It's clean, quiet and safe -- and there are not a lot of tourists! Plus I like sushi.


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London in May: garden visiting in the morning, church concerts around lunch time, afternoon free lectrues, South Bank Centre in the evening, walking back across The Thames on Hungerford Footbridge in the night...

Leaves will be gentle green, but London will be most colourful with blooming spring floweres.
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Old Jul 10th, 2006, 06:49 AM
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St. Bart in winter
France/Italy in spring
Pennsylvania for summer
Napa Valley in the fall
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Old Jul 10th, 2006, 07:13 AM
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The south of Italy--Calabria--in September.
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Old Jul 10th, 2006, 07:16 AM
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London - June
Heidelberg - December
Portland, OR - September
Portland, ME - August
Phoenix, AZ - May
Dublin - October
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Ortigia/Sicily in April. Heaven on Earth!
OR even doing a whole month in Rome in March so I can better see all the little neighborhoods and learn Italian.
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Anywhere in Nova Scotia - mid September. The leaves would be every color possible in your imagining.

Paris - Late May. For all the resons Ira mentioned.

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Nice on May.
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I'll be meeting ira & co. in Paris...
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