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Mookish Deity Most High

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Anniversary getaway


So, this year my man has managed to get his holidays over our anniversary (we didn't get to do much asides from a lovely dinner last year) so I'm trying to think about where I'd like to go. We have the first two weeks of July.

We aren't "laze on a beach all day and get pissed all night" kind of people. We like sightseeing, nice food - asian, indian, mexican, italian etc all good, he can speak some German and I know basic basic French but will learn basic phrases in any language really just to get by.

Can tolerate heat (would prefer warm over cold), went to Hong Kong on honeymoon and survived :)

Somewhere with a "friendly" reputation preferred but not absolutely essential. We've found that most people will be friendly if you attempt a little bit of basic language.

Nowhere with really strict "public decency" laws like Dubai - I'd like to be able to kiss him in public without worrying about getting thrown in jail or something!

Nowhere really expensive (Switzerland just about skint us last holiday!).

Any suggestions???



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Norway? :) It don't have to be that expensive, I'll tell you how :)

What I would do would be to ferry-hop and drive (or hitch hike) around the northern Atlantic islands, orkneys, fryar, shetland, island etc. Bloody cold though, so perhaps not your thing. And July probably isn't the best month to go.

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If you've got two weeks you've got a good amount of time to do a few places. You could train around Germany and do various different things.. Vague things. Or Amsterdam, there's so much to do there!

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"Little Red" Ruby wrote:

If you've got two weeks you've got a good amount of time to do a few places. You could train around Germany and do various different things.. Vague things. Or Amsterdam, there's so much to do there!


I agree with Ruby, Amsterdam is a really good place to go for a short break, there's a bit of everything- lots of culture, nice boat trips to go on, museums, plus the architecture is really pretty. It doesn't feel spoilt by tourism either. Then of course there's the red light district with porn shops galore, if you wanted things to heat up a bit.

I went in May one year and it was absolutely freezing, but by July it might be a little warmer.



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Rome! We Loved it, cheap deals, great sights, pasta and pizza and amazing ice cream! If your considering it I would recommend our hotel, it was very good location vise, you could walk everywhere and they were super friendly and it was nice and clean!

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If you can afford the plane tickets, you could come to Montreal (Qubec). This town is often described as one of North Americas leading cultural centres. The museums are incredible and in summer, there's some amazing festivals. Montreal International Jazz Festival (June 8-July 7) is one of my favorite things in the world! There's more than 100 ethnic and cultural communities in the town so you would have plenty of choices for nice food. People are very friendly and most of them speak English and/or French.

If you're interested, I can recommend you hotels and restaurants that are affordable.

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Ohhhh some awesome ideas! :) Ferry travel really doesn't suit me (I get quite sea-sick) so that's that one out.

We did the touring thing last summer so we're looking to not have a lot of travel this time during the actual holiday.

Ohhh Canada...hmmmmm...the other place on my list of places I'd love to go is New York...wonder if we could do either of them.

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The ideas that I had were probably more suited to 1 week, but I've been pondering this for a while now. Rome certainly came to mind, as did the Amalfi Coast. There are some great things to do if you're brave enough to get behind the wheel of a car in that area (though I believe that the car hire can pose problems cost-wise because if the massive risk of accidents, with excesses of a few thousand euro...) Herculaneum is absolutely amazing, and you can see the crater at the top of Vesuvius too. Sorrento's lovely, I don't know about the cost of hotels (parents generally go for whatever's the most expensive place, and I shall not complain =P ) but having stayed there for a week in the summer, food and such is cheap and yummy (but there are literally no restaurants serving other than pizza/pasta.)

My parents waxed lyrical about Lanzarote. We're quite get-up-and-go people, don't do a lot of lying on beaches, but they loved driving around the various towns and going over to Fuerteventura on the ferry. Also said the food was good, with a lot of different kinds of restaurant.

Vienna's a lovely city, but expensive... the weather is likely to be okay (25 degrees, perhaps a little rain - the weather sort of breaks some time around the start of July and you get it hotter and drier). The way to get cheap flights is to go from Edinburgh to Bratislava on Ryanair. Considering the connection time going via Amsterdam/Heathrow it's faster as well. Food isn't great, but I lived there for long enough that I can tell you masses about where to go and what to see.

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