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What would be your ideal tourist destination in Europe this time around?

Old Sep 20th, 2007, 08:43 PM
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My husband and I are heading to Venice and Paris in November. Then back to Paris in late January, early February with two of my employees. These two great people has been my rock and has been so supportive, I just want to show them my gratitude.
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Old Sep 21st, 2007, 12:18 AM
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Hubby and I are travelling to Scotland,Belgium,Amsterdam and Paris mid November for 4 weeks. Then home to cook Christmas lunch,for the first time in many years as I usually work.
Thingorjus it really itsnt that far and it is worth it when you are here. Just dont do a quick trip. You will love Ausralia I am sure!
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Old Sep 21st, 2007, 12:44 AM
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Hmm, we just left Croatia after 40 plus days ( fantastic) and now are in Slovenia working our way up to Prague and Krakow and then down to Italy before it gets cold and rainy.

As a spoiled Californian who does not like cold, dark cloudy days or rain, I think Andalusia, Spain is the best place to do winter in Europe.

We head to our gorgeous 15th century tiny white village in early Nov and start traveling again in late March. If I get in skiing mood I can do that, or go to the beach ( or both in the same day).

We like to follow the good weather during our seven months of travel phase. So, this coming year, we will start with more of Morocco and onto Portugal in the spring, then onto northern Spain, Ireland and UK, Scandanavia, perhaps Germany and more of France. Still need to do fly in's to Russia, Egypt and African Safari, but not sure of the timing yet.

I will plan more specifically when we are wintering in Spain.You might also get some ideas from our blog as we have been traveling Europe for over a year now:

http://www.soultravelers3.com/

Re: "Istanbul (is that easier or harder than say, Madrid?)."

Istanbul is easier!! Turkey is a FABULOUS ( and cheap) country with the best hospitality in the world. They go out of their way to make your trip easy and they loooove children.

But if you go to Istanbul, Clifton, you can not miss Capadoccia ( or many of the other super sites). You will love it!!

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Old Sep 21st, 2007, 02:12 AM
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Empty bank account so no trips on tap, so to answer the question, "Where is your ideal trip?", I'd take a plane ticket to anywhere in Europe and thumb my nose at any possible nasty weather.
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Old Sep 21st, 2007, 09:37 AM
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irishface, I sympathise.

While I have my Croatia trip coming up, I have been saving a few pounds here and there for 2 years now to fund this solo trip. There is barely enough in the coffers though!

And as for the Bulgaria ski trip, well I am still paying off last year's on a zero per cent credit card, and will be seeking out another zero per cent card to pay off this trip! LOL, or maybe not...

Realistically, with mortgage rates shooting up here in the UK, and the so-called 'credit crunch' beginning to bite, I cannot see myself travelling at all in 2008, due to an empty bank account like yourself.

Wishing you health, wealth and happiness though, and hope the W word pulls through for you.
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Old Sep 21st, 2007, 09:41 AM
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Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia and Italy next Spring.

Slow Travel it ain't!

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Old Sep 21st, 2007, 03:01 PM
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Maitaitom, have been to all the places you listed except for Poland. You will absolutely love it!
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Old Sep 21st, 2007, 07:10 PM
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Next summer 3 days London - Wimbledon, 5 days Germany, 4 days Holland - jazz festival, and 3 days Paris. I can never get that close to Paris and not add a few days to visit.

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Old Sep 22nd, 2007, 06:03 AM
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Hey there WTNow,

Thanks for the input and you hit on my one big issue. No matter where I am, there's always something so close that I need to see it too (you know, as long as we're there anyway). Since we haven't been repeating destinations for a while now, it makes sense to do it while we're there.

But - we're probably going to work in some shorter trips with the baby and try to stay put, so maybe it'd be best to save Turkey for a time when we get around more, for a longer period. I really do and always have wanted to see Cappadocia.

Hope your travels are treating you well. Still settled in the village in Spain? We toying with the idea of doing the same sort of thing with Ireland in a few years, but no set plans yet.
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