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Help me select a city in Europe for late Oct early Nov trip

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by GusW, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. culverwood

    culverwood Well-Known Member

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    Madrid if it is only a couple of days. Paris or Rome if it is longer.
     
  2. MetroStyles

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    Italy is good because there is tons of shit within a short train ride if you base yourself in the center/North. Rome/Florence/Bologna/Milan/Siena (my fave).
     
  3. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    For Cleveland, this involves visiting twelve months a year and even then, I am not sure how dramatic the improvement is.


    - B


    But Cleveland has such compelling videos!
     
  4. ter1413

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    Amsterdam!
    Just because!
     
  5. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    Italy is good because there is tons of shit within a short train ride if you base yourself in the center/North. Rome/Florence/Bologna/Milan/Siena (my fave).

    So true. Get up early and in a hour or two be in yet another historic city with great food, clothes, museums and wine in time for lunch [​IMG] . This gives a lot of options......
     
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  7. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    Based on my travels the past few years I wouldn't really call Budapest nor Vienna off the beaten track. Their centers seem to be overrun with tourists as much as Paris, London, etc. At least in the summer and right now for Vienna. I imagine there will be fewer tourists come Oct/Nov. YMMV of course.

    I meant farther away from london
     
  8. Matt

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    Edinburgh is awesome, and just a few train hours from London. Amazing city.

    Russia maybe? St Petersburg is incredible.
     
  9. Sartorial1

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    Venice: If the moon works for you,
    keeping the tides in check,
    this is one of the best times of the year to visit Venice.
    The heat of summer is gone,
    making it cooler for you,
    and the canals less aromatic.

    I like a little hotel called Loconda Orseolo.
    Ask for a corner room with a double canal view.
    It's less than a minute from St. Mark's Square.
    It is entered via a quiet private courtyard.
     
  10. ld111134

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    Barcelona is perfect for a shorter visit.
     
  11. fritzl

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    I meant farther away from london

    half an hour flight time.
     
  12. poorsod

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    Paris. Charvet, Marc guyot, camps de luca, corthay, delos, Gomez and etc. There might also be other nice things to do in Paris. Maybe.
     
  13. globetrotter

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    half an hour flight time.

    brussels, paris and amsterdam are easy train rides, no need to visit an airport. everything else in europe is, essentially, the same - a flight.
     
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    brussels, paris and amsterdam are easy train rides, no need to visit an airport. everything else in europe is, essentially, the same - a flight.

    correct.
     
  15. otc

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    Lisbon or Madrid

    not sure how the weather is that late but it is probably still nice. Would suggest a day/half-day trip to either sintra or segovia respectively.
     
  16. SField

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    Venice: If the moon works for you,
    keeping the tides in check,
    this is one of the best times of the year to visit Venice.
    The heat of summer is gone,
    making it cooler for you,
    and the canals less aromatic.

    I like a little hotel called Loconda Orseolo.
    Ask for a corner room with a double canal view.
    It's less than a minute from St. Mark's Square.
    It is entered via a quiet private courtyard.


    I'm sorry but Venice sucks. I think I can not go there for the next 30 years and not feel the poorer for it.
     
  17. wildkin

    wildkin New Member

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    Lisbon or Madrid

    not sure how the weather is that late but it is probably still nice. Would suggest a day/half-day trip to either sintra or segovia respectively.



    Agreed, can recommend Madrid!
     
  18. Sartorial1

    Sartorial1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry but Venice sucks. I think I can not go there for the next 30 years and not feel the poorer for it.
    If you don't like it,
    you don't like it.
    No apology necessary.
     
  19. Scrumhalf

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    Any particular reason you suggest it for late Oct?

    Sorry, been away for a few days, hence the late reply. I was there in October of last year. The weather wasn't too bad- a bit nippy but nothing an overcoat and scarf couldn't take care of. But it wasn't warm for sure, so if that's a consideration, then perhaps something further south is the answer.
     
  20. delakingois

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    Copenhagen/Stockholm maybe? If the warmth isn't a requirement I mean...
     

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