Post # 32
@bella128: Prague. spend at least a day if not longer in Prague. my favorite city in the world and I’ve been to 15 countries/ 36 states so I’ve seen tons of cities. Oh and in Poland get Perogies it makes you realize that the frozen ones here dont even come close. The saurkraut in Germany is mouth watering- not all all like what we have here. Oh and there is fantastic gelato in prague near the clock. OMG that clock is amazing btw.
Post # 33
@bella128: My fiance and I went on a mediterranean cruise. A couple of days after he proposed we stopped in Split, Croatia….and we had one of our best experiences there!
Our ship sailed into Split and if you look at the location on Google maps, you can see where the ships sail in. We literally climbed up a small mountain/big hill: Marjan (the big hill out on the south-west peninsula). Just keep walking west on the shoreline, and I’m sure you can find it!!! The great thing about it is that it won’t be a highly trafficked/touristy area because a llot of people don’t want to make the treck, and Split isn’t a high touristy area anyways!
To this day we talk about the feeling of finally making it to the top where there is a huge lookout station (and well deserved benches, a croatian flag, etc). The view was spectacular and we were lucky enough to have witnessed the beginning of a storm hitting the mountains in the distance, while our location was beautiful and sunny 🙂 It is a very long treck, and a great bonding experience! We laughed at ourselves throughout the way, making jokes but also supporting each other. I’m making it sound worse than it was 😛 As long as you are in decent shape it isn’t bad. His pretty overweight parents and his younger sister, who were also on the cruise, would never have been able to do it with us. We saw joggers who were obviously crazy…
There are a few spring fed fountains on the way up that you can drink out of and fill your bottles up with, and when we went last summer (2012), a small zoo midway up. There are also some great stops for pictures on the way…This is a personal picture we took only half way. Of course, pictures don’t do enough justice. I have pictures of us at the top with the view behind us….but I’ll let your curioisity force you to do the climb and experience it yourself 😉
Post # 34
Croatia and Slovenia are fantastic! I especially loved Split and Ljubljana. You mentioned you’d gone to Spain before, but have you visited Portugal? If not, I’d recommend considering it, as well.
Post # 35
@bella128: I’m surprised no one has mentioned Greece.
Post # 36
Agree with the Lake District and Cotswolds!! So gorgeous!
What about Hebrides Islands? If you’re looking for just beautiful scenery, they have that (plus romantic seclusion and some nice places to stay!) 🙂
Post # 37
Bosnia is gorgeous, and super cheap too. Mostar was fabulous!
Post # 38
So happy to hear so many mentions for Prague, Budapest and Vienna, I will be going to Greece this year and hope to do a tour of Central Europe.
Post # 39
Lake Bled in Slovenia.
Its a picturesque lake in Slovenia surrounded by tall mountains. In the center of the lake is an old church, the only way to the old church is via an old fashioned covered wooden ferry or wooden roatboat (you can rent these, but make sure the rower is strong!!). There is a bell you ring in the church for good luck. Very fun, I’ve done it twice. My Fiance and I are planning on going there for our 5th Anniversary and doing a vow renewal. The scenery is just stunning!!
Post # 40
People haved already listed some gorgeous must-see places. I’ll just add a few: Copenhagen, Nice, Versailles, Bavaria (specifically, Munich and Augsburg), Oxford, the Lake District, Karlovy Vary.
Post # 41
I love Moscow!
Riga, Latvia is fun. The old city is beautiful
Post # 42
+1 to Bath. It’s such a beautiful, historic city, and the Crescent Hotel is just lovely.
Post # 43
2 cities close to my heart are Dijon (a quick train ride from Paris). My family’s from there so I visit whenever I’m in France and I love the old area.
and Granada in Spain (where my Fiance proposed) is magical, has a thousand yr old palace, white buildings and a beautiful Hammam, a real blend of Spain and Morroco 🙂
Post # 44
We did a 12 courntries in 12 months challenge last year. My favorite place we visited was St.Petersberg. In the snow. I just loved it. Also loved Dubrovnik, we had an amazing apartment with a glass wall overlooking the old town and harbour. Gorgeous.
Post # 45
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
So many fabulous places. My favorite European spots are Budapest, Brugges, Salzburg, Port-au-Cap (France), Heidelberg (Germany), Cinque Terre, Bologna, and Modena (Italy), and Dingle (Ireland).
Post # 46
Another vote for Dubrovnik! Then again, maybe I’m a bit biased since thats where my boyfriends from… The coast is just amazing… Never get tired of those sunsets… Last time we were there was 2 years ago and spent 2 months… Even after such a long stay i couldnt get over the beauty of the place!