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Offline ms_button

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A few days break....
« on: Jun 11, 2008, 08:12:07 PM »

So as many of you know, my exams finish tomorrow!  :D This is the end (I hope!) of six years of carefree student life and the start of my life as a Professional Person! Scary.... :-\

I would like to go somewhere after my results come out, for just a few days, to get my head around it all. I am already going on a big group holiday later so I'd like to go on my own. I have done a fair bit of travelling alone, and have always really enjoyed it.

I'd like to be somewhere not too lonely, i.e. a city, but not a big scary one where I'll feel overwhlemed. I want to sit in some parks reading, drink coffee in some cafes, wander the streets, maybe go to an art gallery or two, but I'm not overly fussed about entertainment.

I hate heat, although being summer it's unavoidable, so what I really mean is not very hot is a plus rather than a minus for me!

I only want to go for a few days, so UK or Europe is best, and somewhere I can get to within a few hours. I don't have huge amounts of money, but the second holiday is very cheap, so flights, maybe under a hundred quid?

Suggestions, lovely beeries?  :)  :-*

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Re: A few days break....
« Reply #1 on: Jun 11, 2008, 10:56:56 PM »
Scotland.   The scenery is beautiful

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Re: A few days break....
« Reply #2 on: Jun 12, 2008, 04:45:37 PM »

Berlin.
:D  Oodles of cafes, museums & a few decent parks. And Knut.


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Re: A few days break....
« Reply #3 on: Jun 12, 2008, 05:40:42 PM »

Cork in Ireland... Beautiful!

Paris is stunning --but pricey

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Re: A few days break....
« Reply #4 on: Jun 12, 2008, 06:16:28 PM »
Edinburgh or Amsterdam. I imagine flights would be cheaper within the UK. Or how about somewhere like Bath?

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Re: A few days break....
« Reply #5 on: Jun 12, 2008, 07:29:42 PM »
Spent 3 days in Amsterdam about a year ago, fab... friendly, reasonable pricewise, everyone speaks english if needed, loads to do if you want, or just sitting around if you dont

Likewise a 4 day break in Rome a few years ago. felt really safe, again loads to see if you want, loads of places just to sit and have coffee and watch the world go by. Everything in walking distance ... and fab roast chestnuts outside the Vatican !
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Re: A few days break....
« Reply #6 on: Jun 12, 2008, 07:46:44 PM »
How about Lisbon? Trams, great coffee and custard tarts, fab views, wonderful art gallery etc etc etc
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Re: A few days break....
« Reply #7 on: Jun 12, 2008, 09:41:55 PM »
Congratulations!
How about Bruges? It's free to travel within Belgium if you buy a eurostar ticket to Brussels, and Bruges is gorgeous - lots of green space, canals and cafes, lace and nuns, and its smaller than Brussels.
Or else Edinburgh was a good idea too :)

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Re: A few days break....
« Reply #8 on: Jun 12, 2008, 09:46:06 PM »
can u travel to avignon on teh free travel??

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Re: A few days break....
« Reply #9 on: Jun 12, 2008, 09:47:27 PM »
Nope - because Avignon is in France  :D Would be nice if France did something similar, but sadly, no...

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Re: A few days break....
« Reply #10 on: Jun 12, 2008, 09:50:52 PM »
oooooo - u can go to krakow - i have never been there - and never knew it existed until, at the airport waiting for the departure to spain, an announcer kept calling for a passenger for krakow. this continued for about 20 mins, and then soon after an old lady came running (well sort of) to the departure gate and asked in broken english about her flight The attendent then pointed out the window

and since then we have wanted to go there - anyone know if we are romanticising the city based on a an old dear's forlorn tale - or if will be a memorable experience  ;D

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Re: A few days break....
« Reply #11 on: Jun 12, 2008, 09:53:25 PM »
Nope - because Avignon is in France  :D Would be nice if France did something similar, but sadly, no...
:-[ i knew that - but somewhere i deep inside a voice saif belgium - another place i have wanted to visit since watching a tv series "meisie van avignon" - which of course was dubbed!! anyone know what the original title of this series was?

sorry i am full of useless (and tedious to most) anecdotes this evening - shutting up now
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Re: A few days break....
« Reply #12 on: Jun 13, 2008, 12:39:13 PM »
 I was thinking Amsterdam actually. Have been there before but would quite lik to go again (and without parents, this time!) Lisbon sounds nice too though, will keep it in mind. Also was considering Cork so I'll look into that one.

I adore Berlin but I'm saving that for an all-night clubbing trip  ;D My lovely friend in Edinburgh who I used to visit has now left, sadly. And Bath is beautiful, but the home town of one of my closest friends so I'm there fairly often anyway!

Yay! I can start planning things!

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Re: A few days break....
« Reply #13 on: Jun 19, 2008, 11:11:29 AM »
How about Lisbon? Trams, great coffee and custard tarts, fab views, wonderful art gallery etc etc etc

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Re: A few days break....
« Reply #14 on: Jun 19, 2008, 09:25:31 PM »
Amsterdam is heaving with tourists already, especially at the weekends, so best avoided until Autumn, two of the major art galleries are closed for rennovation.

How about Copenhagen if you can afford it, otherwise on a smaller budget and reachable by train Antwerp or Ghent. ( Ghent has a very famous steet festival at the begining of July)

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