What are we missing?

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Sep 4th, 2004, 03:48 PM
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What are we missing?

We've been to Munich, Paris, Venice, Rome, Paris, London and little side trips each time, enjoyed them all. Is there somewhere we need to go in Europe that we haven't? We'd like to go in Jan, Feb,or March next year and don't particlarly want it to be say below 30 degrees. Any ideas?
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Sep 4th, 2004, 03:59 PM
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Well, how about:

Spain
Portugal
The rest of Italy
the rest of France
The rest of England
The rest of Germany
Scotland
Wales
Ireland
Netherlands
Benelux
Switzerland
Austria
All of central europe
All of eastern europe

I won;t mention Scandinavia since it may be too cold
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Sep 5th, 2004, 01:41 AM
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If you want that sort of temperature in Jan or Feb, your best choice would be the Canaries or Madeira. In March Andalucia or Sicily, with a feast of fine cities enter the scene.
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Sep 5th, 2004, 01:55 AM
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I don't think you'll get 30 degrees even in the deep south- Canaries, Cyprus etc.

Try Africa or the Caribbean.
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Sep 5th, 2004, 02:14 AM
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You seem to like big cities with little side trips. So I'd suggest Prague, with a side trip to Ceske Krumlov.
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Sep 5th, 2004, 02:18 AM
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Which 30 degrees?

The odd system used by 5% of the world's population?

Or the one the other 95% of us use?
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Sep 5th, 2004, 02:57 AM
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Ah, I hadn't thought of that

Well, I can't say, in that case where you "need" to go, but since you identify the places you've been as cities, ones you might like to see would include Edinburgh, Prague, Barcelona, Athens, Florence, Munich, Grenada, Lisbon, and Dublin.
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Sep 5th, 2004, 03:53 AM
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>The odd system used by 5% of the world's population?

Or the one the other 95% of us use?<

Is quantity better than quality?
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Sep 5th, 2004, 04:11 AM
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<<Is there somewhere we need to go in Europe that we haven't?>>

There's no place you NEED to go. Obviously, you've not yet seen most of Europe, so you could keep taking new trips for many years to come and not run out of new places to see in Europe. Go to a place that appeals to your imagination, or that you've studied about. If no place particularly interests you, you don't HAVE to travel.
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Sep 5th, 2004, 04:34 AM
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This may be quite obvious, but you are referring to 30 deg Farenheit scale temperature, right?

Strongly recommend Andalucia, Spain and Portugal.
 
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Sep 5th, 2004, 08:19 AM
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It really makes it easier when talking to or about Europe... go ahead and get used to using Centrigrade for temperature and the 24 hour clock for times.

Or put an F after the 30 if the conversion is too bothersome.
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Sep 6th, 2004, 06:03 AM
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I was referring to farenheit, sorry for the confusion.
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Sep 6th, 2004, 11:28 AM
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Spain, Portugal, Greece, Sicily, Malta? Confirm your winter temperatures with look at any weather website.

The spots you mentioned visiting before are all major cities, so if that's an interest maybe Spain including Madrid, Barcelona, and Sevilla with day trips to coastal towns?
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Sep 6th, 2004, 01:04 PM
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Agree with Spain. Also, the rest of Italy and Southern France would fall in your parameters.
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Sep 6th, 2004, 02:37 PM
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The metric system is sooooooo boring--talk about the ill effects of globalization! Dumbing down on a worldwide scale.








Heh, heh.
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Sep 7th, 2004, 04:42 AM
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Hello,

For that time of year . . . and presumably your interest in large cities as a base my first three choices would be:

Barcelona, Barcelona and Barcelona.

Why? Barcelona is a vibrant city with tons of things to do, similar in substance, breadth and depth to the destinations you mention. Day trips to a variety of places/sites from mountain regions to the seacoast are easily accessible and near.

Of course I am prejudiced, my wife spent a portion of her childhood near Barcelona.

Whatever your choice, have a great trip.
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Sep 7th, 2004, 06:03 AM
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I would say your next trip needs to be Barcelona since you haven't been to Spain. Also how about South of France, Cinque Terre, Florence?
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Sep 7th, 2004, 09:39 AM
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I agree that there are endless places in Europe still to explore. For places within your temperature range, go to weatherbase.com, and click on "Vacation Finder". Enter in the month you want to travel, and the minimum acceptable temperature. It will show you where you can go for that temp (at least hisortically).

Bear in mind that even if temps are in your acceptable range, in coastal resort places like the Amalif coast, that is the low season and many of the better restaurants and hotels will be closed. Also, the Vacation Finder won't show how often it may rain in that month, for that you need to go to the city listings on the weatherbase.com site.

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Sep 7th, 2004, 11:01 AM
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Lucky . . . .

I find it hard to believe that your question is for real? "Is there somewhere we need to go . . . ?" Perhaps you didn't mean to say it quite that way, but your choice of language implies some sort of obligation. You "need" not go anywhere. If, on the other hand, need means "should you," as in, what is proper, then it would appear that you are approaching travel as some sort of status activity. If that's the case, go to the Riviera, spend a lot of money and brag to your "friends."

Otherwise, if you are simply looking for travel suggestions, like the other posters have indicated, the list of places in Europe that are delightful destinations is somewhat endless.
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