Post # 1
So we’re leaving for Europe in a month for a month. FI and I have both lived there, he was in London, Bern and Paris and I was in Tuscany – we travelled alot while we were there. We’re planning to wander but have spent enough time in the popular areas Spain/Germany/France/Italy/etc – so this time looks more like Croatia, Ukraine, Poland, Turkey, Czech Republic, Russia and some of the UK, with the idea to go places neither of us have been.
Tell me your favourite less-popular place in Europe that you would recommend seeing and why!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada
Budapest in Hungary is amazing! full of history, amazing baths, fab food, food markets and the catacombs below the city is not to be missed.
Also have you considered Scandinavia? Stockholm is beautiful city as well, lots of history. Grab a coffee and cake in one of the many tiny cafes in Old Town, have brunch at Djurgarden and check out the Wasa museum – a complete wooden ship from the 1500’s which sank on its maiden journey but that was brough up in the 1060s. its so detailed and beautiful.
Post # 4
prague is stunning and istanbul is amazing!
Post # 5
Have you been to Austria? Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck are all good choices. Prague is an amazing city as well, very beautiful.
Post # 6
Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful places in the world, although it does seem to be a popular tourist destination these days.
How about St Petersburg for a city break and then a tour around the Lake District or Cotswolds?
Post # 7
@MrsGo: YES I will add Budapest to my list – thank you! When you say baths do you mean hammam/turkish style bath? Always wanted to experience this.
We considered Scandinavia and may end up there but are planning to possibly go back in the fall as Fiance has a conference in Copenhagen.
@LilDrAnya: Both are on my list, seriously cannot wait to be in Istanbul.
@mkelove: I have spent time in Vienna and Salzburg – oh the coffee!! mmm – but now that you remind me my grandmother grew up in Innsbruck and I would like to be there if we have a chance. Good thinking!
Post # 8
@mkelove: Oooo – Saltzburg is magical!
Post # 9
@MrsGo: +1 to Budapest.
I spent a year in Romania and loved it. It’s a little further away though, and my favorite parts were visits to small villages. From what I saw, the villages in Hungary were very similar. I guess the same probably goes for most of Eastern Eurpoe. Prague was beautiful too.
If you’re feeling like getting off the beaten path a bit, Sighoara and Brasov Romania are pretty interesting and if you’re into Dracula/history you can get some interesting stories.
Post # 10
Istanbul and Dubrovnik are my dream destinations. Go to Croatia!
Post # 11
Slovenia is a beautiful place. Probably my favourite place in the world is Lake Bled 🙂 Ljubjana is beautiful for a couple of days, you can go up to the castle on the hill and eat authentic food at their restaurant, while looking at amazing views. Bled is easy to get to, less than an hour on the train, and so beautiful, especially when the weather is nice and you can go for a dip!
Stockholm and Croatia are still on my list, can’t wait to go.
Post # 12
@MeghN: +1 to Dubrovnik. It is one of the more unique places I’ve been. I went on a cruise though, so I don’t know if its possible, but I would probably try to figure out what days there wont be any cruises before you go. It’s relatively small and when you have thousands of people getting off the boat at the same time it takes a while for people to spread out. We did end up on a nice little beach though. I still have a ton of these little blue rocks I found, not nearly as pretty when they’re dry haha
I need to leave this post because it’s making me so jealous of your vacation.
Post # 13
@bella128: Copenhagen and Amsterdam are beautiful!
Post # 14
Dubrovnik was amazing! It is a bit touristy but doesn’t feel crowded or anything. So jealous of your trip! Enjoy!
Post # 15
@mkelove: plus one. I still dream of Vienna.
Post # 16
commenting to check back later!