Name a city in Europe

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Loves_Shizuka, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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    ....I should visit.

    I am lucky enough to once again spend the summer gallivanting round the place like the irresponsible tart I am.

    So...TELL ME WHERE TO GO!

    I have no criteria; two places already on the list - Berlin and Cologne. Where else should Loves_Shizuka go and make a fool of himself? Europe is my oyster! :cheer:


    Danke, merci and thank you! :D
     
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  2. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Where in Europe have you been already?
     
  3. gingercrush

    gingercrush New Member

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  4. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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    ^Ok, half my first post didn't happen and I don't know why.

    I MEANT to say I've spent a lot of time in Germany already (hence going back to Cologne and Berlin to see friends) and other than that I've been to Bucharest, Amsterdam and Helsinki. So.... elsewhere!
     
  5. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

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    I was going to say Skopje, but then I saw you tacked on the bit about visiting it. :shuffle:
     
  6. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Paris, South of France, Florence, Rome.
     
  7. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

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    Everyone should go to Paris at some point or another :)
     
  8. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    Prague, London, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm
     
  9. Lyinna

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    Scotland is nice. Brugges is a small city with a lot to see.

    And obviously Switzerland is THE country to visit
     
  10. screech

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    Stockholm is amazing. I fell in love with the city when I visited for a few days and it's really easy to get around. Plus, you have the bonus of so many people who can speak fluent English.
     
  11. briancoogaert

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    Of course, Paris.
    Buildings are beautiful, and bars and restaurants so nice.
     
  12. Mozart

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    Vienna
     
  13. Rob

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    Paris
    Vienna
    Florence
    Rome
    Barcelona

    One I haven't visited but everyone says I should
    Prague
     
  14. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

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    I think Rob nailed it with his suggestions. I would add London.
     
  15. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    i also like lisbon and cyprus (so small you will hit all the cities w/o trying), i pick my favorites based on the eating
     
  16. Jenya

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    Not a city, but go to the Balkans - the Croatian and Montenegrin coasts, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Lake Ohrid in Macedonia. All amazing places, wonderful people, much cheaper than Western and Central Europe, and gorgeous scenery/interesting history. Some of the places (Croatian coast in particular) do get touristy in the summer, but a lot of them (Bosnia, Albania) are still off the beaten path of most tourists.
     
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  17. *Jen*

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    Stretching the definition of Europe, but...ISTANBUL! And Saint Petersburg. Oh my :swoon:
     
  18. orbitz

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    Istanbul !!!

    One of the Greek islands like Santorini. It's touristy but gorgeous.
     
  19. orbitz

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    What's going on with Switzerland?
     
  20. *Jen*

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    It's beautiful. But expensive. Slovenia, however, has Swiss landscape at a fraction of the cost...
     
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    Budapest, Prague, London, Stockholm.
     
  22. Artemis@BC

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    Most of my faves have already been listed (Vienna, Prague, Paris, Barcelona, London) but I'd add Edinburgh, York, Liverpool, and Dublin.

    And ever since the movie I've wanted to go to Bruges. :D
     
  23. smurfy

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    London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Madrid, Granada, Rome, Salzburg......
     
  24. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    Munich- I loved it.
    Rome - So much to see!
    Geneva- Beautiful city

    The ones I would like to visit- Vienna, Frankfurt, Warsaw, Budapest, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Sochi (in Feb. 2014 :lol:)
     
  25. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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    Thanks for the suggestions so far everyone; certainly looking into all of them!

    Can I ask if anyone here has any experiences of Belgrade and the Baltics (Particularly Tallinn and Riga) please?

    Keep 'em comin'! :D
     
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  26. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    We would get along on a trip. I travel to eat, mostly.
     
  27. Lyinna

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    There's a lot of beautiful sceneries, the Alps, very old cities & big museums.
    That's not a very touristic place in summer.

    I just made this sugesstion because it's where I come from.
     
  28. kwanfan1818

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    Tallinn is a fantastic city. There's wifi everywhere, so many people speak English, and beautifully, it's still affordable, it has a gorgeous, restored old city and beautiful parks, great food, terrific small opera and ballet companies, Hortus Musicus, if you like old music. It's very walkable, but has an extensive public transportation system, including a cheap city bus from the airport to the center of town. From Tallinn you can also take day or overnight trips to smaller cities (more like towns) in the countryside. (I had very good Indian food in a small restaurant in Parnu.)

    You can also take a ferry to Helsinki from Tallinn. There may also still be a drunken overnight ferry to Stockholm from either Helsinki to Tallinn.

    Barcelona is an incredible city.

    Iceland is an incredible country, but it's more an accumulation of experiences, rather than x days in Reykjavic.
     
  29. Mozart

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    My SIL and her family immigrated to Canada from Belgrade. I'll ask her about it.
     
  30. alexikeguchi

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    My father is from Belgrade, and I have been a few times. It's nice and inexpensive compared to western Europe but has relatively little to see. The fortress of Kalemegdan is interesting and affords a nice view of the Danube and Sava rivers, and there is a nice cafe scene along Knez Mihailova. That's about it. The people are lovely, though, and the food is delicious (as long as you're not vegan...) Within the former Yugoslavia, I actually think Ljubljana had the most charm, plus the scenery in Slovenia and parts of Croatia is breathtaking.