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post #46 of 56
I think Prague and Barcelona are both wonderful places, but it really depends on personal preference. Barcelona seems more relaxed "Mediterranean" and coastal whereas Prague is very much a "European" city that looks historic.
post #47 of 56
Three days is enough for Paris if you only have 8 days total. Prague is beautiful but not so cheap as it used to be, and the weather can still be iffy. I'd go to Barcelona and get a cheap flight from there back to Geneva. Otherwise you have to take an overnight train. The weather in Europe right now is really shitty, hope it gets better soon.
post #48 of 56
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The weather in Europe right now is really shitty, hope it gets better soon.

+1, f..... cold
post #49 of 56
Is the train easiest and most efficient way to get from Paris to Barca?
post #50 of 56
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Is the train easiest and most efficient way to get from Paris to Barca?

Take the TGV (high speed train) from Geneva to Paris. It takes about 4 hours and you need a reservation in advance. I am not sure about taking the train from Paris to Barca. The TGV probably runs from Paris to Toulouse but then you still have a long way to go. Check what flights are available with discount airlines (easy jet, germanwings, etc.). Otherwise you will probably have to take an overnight train, which isn't bad because it saves you hotel costs for the night, but can still be more expensive than a flight.
post #51 of 56
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Take the TGV (high speed train) from Geneva to Paris. It takes about 4 hours and you need a reservation in advance. I am not sure about taking the train from Paris to Barca. The TGV probably runs from Paris to Toulouse but then you still have a long way to go. Check what flights are available with discount airlines (easy jet, germanwings, etc.). Otherwise you will probably have to take an overnight train, which isn't bad because it saves you hotel costs for the night, but can still be more expensive than a flight.

Thanks. I can see some flights for 60-70 euros, which seems to be much cheaper than the train. Anyways, currently thinking 3 days in Paris, and 4-5 days between Barcelona & Madrid.
post #52 of 56
Any other recommendations for to places to eat or things to do in Geneva? Will be staying in the Paquis area.
post #53 of 56
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Any other recommendations for to places to eat or things to do in Geneva? Will be staying in the Paquis area.

a stone throw from all five star hotels.
post #54 of 56
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a stone throw from all five star hotels.

Really don't want to be paying 5 star hotel prices for food for every meal. Any nice bars or places you recommend I check out in the area?
post #55 of 56
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Really don't want to be paying 5 star hotel prices for food for every meal. Any nice bars or places you recommend I check out in the area?
i've only been once over the weekend. i enjoyed it very much. i remember a very nice pastry take away right behind the "Bristol". very good stuff and very reasonable. did you pm ajv?
post #56 of 56
I spent time in Brussels and liked it a lot.

Here are two recommendations I have:

Wittamer on the Grand Sablom for some expensive chocolates. Get the pineapple one. It's magical.

There's a restaurant Les Brassins at 36, rue Keyenveld. It was recommended by the NYTimes in their 36 hours of Brussels column and we really liked it. Probably nothing terribly special in terms of haute cuisine, but it was good and the prices were good. http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/07/08...l/08hours.html It's kind of hard to find to mark it on a map first.

I would also recommend taking a tour of the great Art Nouveau architecture that Brussels has to offer. Victor Horta and other architects really did a beautiful job. We did a bus tour through a company the name of which I can't possibly remember. Well worth it. And surely to put Brussels ahead of Berlin aesthetically. (sp?)

And there's the new Magritte museum which is supposed to be great.

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