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Where for a week.... Malta? Sardinia? Morocco? Slovenia/Croatia?

Where for a week.... Malta? Sardinia? Morocco? Slovenia/Croatia?

Aug 11th, 2007, 01:23 PM
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Where for a week.... Malta? Sardinia? Morocco? Slovenia/Croatia?

I am headed to Tuscany and want to take a week or so to visit somewhere new with a friend (late September). I'm having the hardest time deciding between Malta, Sardinia, Morocco, and Slovenia/Croatia. Looking for some sun, hiking/walking, interesting towns, culture, good food. Any thoughts??
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Aug 11th, 2007, 01:36 PM
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Well hailing from Malta I cannot not suggest that you visit our country. Sun we have plenty, walking you can do it as much as you want but Sept would be too hot & humid for walking/hiking. Intersting towns ?? well being a relatively small island, we do have interesting cities. We boast in historical and archelogical sites and museums especially since we have the oldest temples which are believed to have existed way before the pyramids. check out the following sites
http://www.visitmalta.com/main and
http://www.aboutmalta.com/HISTORY/ and http://www.mta.com.mt/

As for the other countries, well havent been there myself and would love to visit, though been to Tunisia and maybe culturarly I prefer Tunisia to Morocco. Its your choice
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Aug 11th, 2007, 01:36 PM
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I really enjoyed Malta; I was there for a week in the month of October, and the weather was gorgeous. There's an interesting thread here: http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34569518 which also includes a link (down near the bottom) to my Malta pix; it's very photogenic!

Morocco is fascinating, as well; my favorite spot there was Marrakesh, but it's been quite a few years since I was there. Tangier I'm not really terribly keen on in comparison to Marrakesh, Fes, Rabat.

Slovenia and Croatia are still on my go to list!
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Aug 11th, 2007, 01:45 PM
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We were in Morocco in April. Fes (Fez) was my favorite city in Morocco. Marrakech was well behind, as to me, Fes felt more authentically old Morocco. But there's so much to Morocco. It's so diverse - like the Sahara desert, the coastal cities, the Avenue of the Kasbahs and the Atlas mountain towns and it's all total immersion into a very, very different culture.

But with one week? I haven't been to your other choices, but I might suggest saving Morocco for a trip where you had more time. We had nearly three weeks and sort of wished we'd taken the final days that we spent in Spain and devoted those to Morocco as well.
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Aug 11th, 2007, 02:30 PM
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salsa:

I agree with Clifton...one week would be rushed, and doubtful if you can get the full flavor of such an exotic destination in that period of time. Two weeks minimum...we did it twice for three+ weeks each time and feel there is a good deala we missed.
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Aug 11th, 2007, 02:32 PM
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Croatia is near ( Istria and Dubrovnik )
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Aug 11th, 2007, 04:29 PM
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Sardinia is closest. Here is an article from today's New York Times:


http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/08/12...tml?ref=travel
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 09:49 AM
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Thanks to all! We've decided to rent a car and do Slovenia and Croatia. Will let you know how it turns out!
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 09:59 AM
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With just a week, doing Slovenia and Croatia ( the main part) may be too much. I'd suggest limiting yourself to Slovenia and the Istriapart of Croatia. We stay in Piran (because we like to stay on the coast) and do day trips to places in Slovenia and Istria. A lot is doable with a car. Or you could split your time between Lake Bled, Piran, and a place in Istria such as Rovinj.
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 10:55 AM
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Sicily? Large Island, more history than they know what to do with, great food and an active Volcano.
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