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European Must-Sees.

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by nairb49, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. nairb49

    nairb49 Senior member

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    Planned an 18 day trip to do a quick tour of Western Europe.

    Barcelona, Milan, London, Dublin, Paris

    I've backpacked for a couple months before through Barcelona, London and Paris so I've seen quite a bit of those places, but this time is quick, about 4 days in each stop. So, although I've checked frommers etc etc, I'm looking for suggestions from forum members for things to check out.

    Obviously in 4 days I won't check them all out, but if a few things keep recurring, I'll make some time for them. Especially Milan and Dublin since I've no idea outside of travel guide suggestions.

    Thanks for the suggestions.
     
  2. tiger02

    tiger02 Senior member

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    Barcelona--the womenfolk
    Milan--the womenfolk
    Dublin--Guinness (for strength), and the womenfolk
    Paris--ernest.

    Edit: London--shoes
     
  3. JBZ

    JBZ Senior member

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    Dublin - Guinness (for strength, of course), but also for the factory - you'll get a free pint at a glass enclosed bar with a great view of the city. Dublin has a tour bus that runs around the city and hits the major tourist sites. You buy a ticket for the day and can jump on and off the bus at your leisure (they run every 10 or 20 minutes or so, if memory serves).

    London - a lot of the touristy stuff is pretty fun if you're a first time visitor, particularly if you like history - Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the National Portrait Gallery, and St. Paul's Cathedral were all favorites of mine - and, of course, the shopping is great - personally, I'd skip the changing of the guard
     
  4. Saucemaster

    Saucemaster Senior member

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    Barcelona--the womenfolk
    Milan--the womenfolk
    Dublin--Guinness (for strength), and the womenfolk
    Paris--ernest.

    Edit: London--shoes


    LOL. Poor Paris and London.
     
  5. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    Barcelona--the womenfolk Milan--the womenfolk Dublin--Guinness (for strength), and the womenfolk Paris--ernest. Edit: London--shoes
    Barcelona--the womenfolk, more so other tourists than locals Milan--the womenfolk and the shopping. The supposedly world's first shopping mall, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele Dublin--Guinness (for strength), no womenfolk worth the effort, I've heard Paris--ernest, museums, just walking around and shopping London--all of the above Galleria VE: http://www.milanostyle.com/01/cityin...manuele_01.htm
     
  6. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    The Abbey is an absolute must see, particularly if you're from an Anglophone country or at all interested in English history.
     
  7. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Milan: Lake Como - four days in Milan in the summer is way too much.

    Dublin: if you have the time, go down to Glendalough and go hiking for a day. Stay in one of the hostels. A really fantastically beautiful place, and only like 3 hrs from Dublin.
     
  8. nairb49

    nairb49 Senior member

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    hahahah
    Thanks for the suggestions, I will certainly keep and eye out for the womenfolk.

    Excuse my ignorance, but when you refer to "ernest" in Paris, what is that?
     
  9. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    hahahah
    Thanks for the suggestions, I will certainly keep and eye out for the womenfolk.

    Excuse my ignorance, but when you refer to "ernest" in Paris, what is that?

    A chronic member/troll on this forum, something of a legend in his own time.
     
  10. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    what are your Paris dates? I'll be there May 27 for 3 days, meeting a couple of forumites. That coincide with your timing?
     
  11. nairb49

    nairb49 Senior member

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    Oh darn, I leave Paris May 23 to fly home.

    That would have been neat!
     
  12. designprofessor

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    It's been some time ago, but a little island called Skyros in Greece. Out of the way, but memorable for me.
    I've always been curious about Sicily. If you make it as far as Greece, take one more small flight into Istanbul.
     
  13. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A chronic member/troll on this forum, something of a legend in his own time.

    From what I understand, he's always glad to give a tour...
     

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