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may might be bad, but i'm a little surprised by the hate for florence. it's one of the most beautiful cities i've been to ... and the art is amazing. i know it's a bit like admitting you love a carpenter's song, but seeing the David was really amazing ... you approach it through a long hall of partially formed sculptures, so it kind of emerges out of the rock. the light there is absolutely amazing as well. everyone looks beautiful. doubt that y ou'll be needing the help though.
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the city itself is amazing, its just so full of tourists, I really felt overwhelmed by the tourists. also, the food is meh, compared to other parts of italy. while I really loved seeing some of the extraordinary art in Florence, I realy love walking around a nighborhood in an italian city and seeing a cool fountain or small peice of art, or sitting down to a nice neighborhood meal with real italians.
post #77 of 152
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i just read michael lewis' "boomerang" and he goes on at quite some length about the german fascination with scatology. the book is about the financial crisis, of course.
Definitely true. We very often use "Scheiße" ("shit") and "Arschloch" ("asshole"). Our "Scheiße" is like your "fuck". I couldn't imagine a German movie though where they say "scheiße" for a couple hundred times (and actually I don't want to).

Where were we a gain? Right, honeymoon..
post #78 of 152
granted, you don't go to Florence for the food (though I do want to get out to Dario Cecchini's places one of these years). they seem to have the same approach to cuisine as back-bay bostonians (hi vox!). pretty decent wines, though.
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Well, you could go visit Enoteca Pinchiorri. devil.gif
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granted, you don't go to Florence for the food (though I do want to get out to Dario Cecchini's places one of these years). they seem to have the same approach to cuisine as back-bay bostonians (hi vox!). pretty decent wines, though.

Terrible, but fUll of self-importance?

Fucking iPhone I'm not fixing any of that v
post #81 of 152
While i've got bunch of well traveled fellows all in the same thread:

My fiance and I live in Seattle and are getting married next June 29th in New Hampshire. We're looking around for places to "mini moon." Just looking for a 3-4 day getaway that wont break the bank and will have some nice weather.

So far in the running are:

Somewhere in the caribbean (Dominican Republic?)

California wine country


At the moment I'm kind of leaning towards california wine country because I'm not keen on having a long flight to NH, then a long flight to the caribbean, then a really long flight home. Also, I'm afraid the caribbean might be too hot in early july?

Any input or other suggestions? Places in california to consider?
post #82 of 152
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Congrats! There's a Meadowwood package on gilt city right now. Think it's for 3 days. Looks really beautiful. Or if you want cheaper just stay at Olema Inn and drive around Pt. Reyes and Marin County. You will need a car.
post #83 of 152
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While i've got bunch of well traveled fellows all in the same thread:
My fiance and I live in Seattle and are getting married next June 29th in New Hampshire. We're looking around for places to "mini moon." Just looking for a 3-4 day getaway that wont break the bank and will have some nice weather.
So far in the running are:
Somewhere in the caribbean (Dominican Republic?)
California wine country
At the moment I'm kind of leaning towards california wine country because I'm not keen on having a long flight to NH, then a long flight to the caribbean, then a really long flight home. Also, I'm afraid the caribbean might be too hot in early july?
Any input or other suggestions? Places in california to consider?

what about montreal, quebec? for 3-4 days those places are great
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what about montreal, quebec? for 3-4 days those places are great

Also in that direction: the Canadian Maritimes- Nova Scotia/PEI/Newfoundland. WIth just 3-4 days, maybe just Nova Scotia. Beautiful that time of year.
post #85 of 152

Not a fan of wine country.

 

If you're in the NE and want an active vacation, then a hiking/road trip through the Adirondacks would be great. Or feeling a little more adventurous, hit Montreal then drive through the Eastern Townships of Quebec. NS is also a great idea. Fly into Halifax and do the south shore, then take a short plane to Cape Breton and drive/explore the Cabot trail. 

 

 

I think you have better options than the  DR in the Caribbean. 

 

lefty

post #86 of 152
Thanks for the replies, everybody!

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Not a fan of wine country.

If you're in the NE and want an active vacation, then a hiking/road trip through the Adirondacks would be great. Or feeling a little more adventurous, hit Montreal then drive through the Eastern Townships of Quebec. NS is also a great idea. Fly into Halifax and do the south shore, then take a short plane to Cape Breton and drive/explore the Cabot trail. 



I think you have better options than the  DR in the Caribbean. 

lefty

Where else would you recommend? I'm drawn to the DR mainly because I've hear that it can be inexpensive, and I'm a big fran of their cigars!
post #87 of 152

Mexico. You can find value with as much chillax as you need.  Look at Tulum if you have a few more bucks or Isla Holbox for a great less expensive vacation. Buy your cubans at the airport.  The caribbean can be pretty expensive and filled with idiots.

 

 

Don't discount the NE of the US if you don't know it well. You can easily spend a few fun days touring Maine for example.

 

It would be helpful if you posted what type of vacation you're after - city/beach/adventure/relax.

 

lefty

post #88 of 152
^ thanks. NE is out because my fiance is from NH so NE doesn't feel special to her. Definately looking for a relaxing vacation. Most interested in a beach, wine country notwithstanding.
post #89 of 152

If you like drinking wine, then I guess wine country is something to see. I lasted 23 minutes. Think there are nicer parts of CA.

 

Not sure where an inexpensive caribbean holiday is to be found. Jamaica maybe. Cuba if you're up for the travel challenge. 

 

What I do like about Holbox is that for the most part it is a quiet little fishing village. No cars on the island. Things may have changed somewhat in the last few years, but you could get a reasonable room on the beach for $65. Lunch consisting of fresh grilled fish, guacamole and two beers was $6. Bit of a bitch to get there as you have to fly to Cancun, bus/car to the top of the Yucatan, ferry across, then golf cart to your hotel.

 

Good luck.

 

lefty

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