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Seeking a great vacation--any suggestions?

Seeking a great vacation--any suggestions?

Old Jan 26th, 2001, 05:15 PM
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Seeking a great vacation--any suggestions?

Been to Italy--loved it. Australia & New Zealand--fabulous. Jamaica--smooth.

Now we want something interesting and not too expensive where the climate is not too hot. We want to travel for about 2 weeks in the fall. Thanks for any tips!
Old Jan 26th, 2001, 05:56 PM
Call Me
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How 'bout Europe?...There are lots of countries there.
Old Jan 26th, 2001, 06:09 PM
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Central/Eastern Europe are still much less expensive than Western Europe. I spent two weeks in the Czech Republic and Hungary in Sept 99 and loved both of them. Budapest is a beautiful city on the Danube and has many sights/things to do. Prague has great architecture and was not damaged during the war. There are several side trips from both cities.
Old Jan 26th, 2001, 06:12 PM
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Old Jan 26th, 2001, 06:54 PM
the turnip
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Germany Germany Germany. Cruise the Rhine or better yet the Mosel. Stay in quaint little B&B's enjoying all the fall wine festivals. The people are so friendly, the white wines so delicious. THen head over to Rothenburg for Europe's best preserved midieval town. A day or two in Munich, perhaps Octoberfest if you're there in mid to late September. And finally finish off with Ludwig's magnicient castles in Souther Bavaria and a boat ride on the Konigsee. You could even easily add a trip to Salzburg in Austria.

Almost everyone speaks a little English and doesn't mind if your German is bad. The wine, food and of course the beer are all wonderbar. <sigh> What more can you ask for???

Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.

Cheers, the turnip
Old Jan 28th, 2001, 09:00 AM
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Old Jan 28th, 2001, 09:23 AM
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I totally agree with the Scotland suggestion. Edinburgh is a wonderful city full of history and Glasgow has turned into quite a nice city as well and offers some unique architecture. And the Highlands can't be beat for scenic appeal.

I, however, did not find Germany to be an appealing vacation destination. So many of the areas got destroyed in the was and many of the existing buildings are simply replicas of what used to exist. As for the people, I find them far from being the friendliest in Europe. I know several Germans personally through business and family and they would be the first to tell you that they don't strive to encourage tourism.
Old Jan 28th, 2001, 01:51 PM
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How about Turkey? We were there for only a week in September and loved it. There were nice beaches, interesting ruins, the people were friendly, food was good, accommodation inexpensive. It was also very easy to travel around. We're definitely planning to go back.
Old Jan 29th, 2001, 09:27 AM
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I'd suggest the Greek islands. Absolutely excellent - something for everyone, whatever you want you will find, and the weather should be pleasant but not scorching by September/October.

I can happily provide more info if you wish.

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