Three weeks, three countries - help me make it awesome
January 24, 2014 7:41 PM Subscribe
I've got the (unexpected) opportunity to spend four solo weeks in Europe in March. I'd like to go to three cities and spend a week in each, book-ended with a couple of days in London at each end. But there are SO MANY cities! Help me choose - special snowflake criteria after the jump.
posted by Gwendoline Mary to Travel & Transportation (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Special snowflake-y criteria:
+ I'd like to be reasonably leisurely about this trip - hence three cities rather than a whirlwind tour
+ I don't like tours - very much the independent traveler
+ I speak German quite well, and enough French to get by. I don't mind coping in another language but if I could avoid miming for the full three weeks, that would be good.
+ sights I might enjoy would include art galleries, anything I can photograph, museums with a particular topical focus, architecture
+ activities that I might like could include bike tours, cooking classes, language courses, and live music
+ my budget is somewhere between high-end luxury extravagance and shoe-string back-packer. I'm willing to skimp on accommodation, I'd like to eat well with the occasional fabulous meal, and I'm happy to spend on experiences rather than stuff.
+ in the past I've been to Paris, Berlin, Hamburg, Austria, Denmark, Greece, Northern Italy, and Spain. I'd go to any of them again, but it would also be fun to try somewhere new.