At the moment I am living in Barcelona and really loving it. This is a fantastic place where old meets new and basically all the cultures are combined.
NOt only do you have the mouintains right next door, the sea is at the feet of the city and the amount of musea and places to visit are amazing!
anyway, i live here so if you would like to get some hot tips just let me know as I am an insider for many forums!
Well for me I loved Prague when I was there but three months would be too long for me there, I was in the Czech Republic for a short time, about ten days and I spent three of them in Prague. The architecture was breathtaking, the people friendly and compared to home it was really cheap !
For three months if it were abroad it would be Roma or Napoli, yet again the buildings and history are amazing, the people are friendly and open, in general I love Italy and hey I support Lazio so I could see there matches if I stayed in Roma......
If I remain through to my home I would say that Dublin has a lot going for it, it is either a place you are going to love or hate. You don't come here for the weather but the athmosphere and the abundance of foreign nationals make it more open and ever changing. The people in general are friendly, approachable and game for a laugh. I agree with Baz that staying in Dublin can be as bad as any city in the world if you don't know the area but don't rule out the Northside of Dublin either ( I live in the northside and though there are areas to avoid in general it has improved a lot). If you were coming here for three months you would probably have to work as it it very expensive, though drink is expensive, in general €4.20-5.10 depending on the pub you can still get a pint for €3 in the older pubs at happy hour or during matches.... Food can also vary in price but in general it isn't too expensive, the easiest tell tale sign is - suits ! if the customers are wearing suits its normally on an expense account - avoid these places !!!!
Okay now I'm rambling so i'll stop
one thing I forgot but you probably would have gathered out of the cities I have been though for pure talent for a guys holiday it's Budapest with Zagreb a close second, for girls holiday it's Zagreb.
Have been told by a fellow traveller in budapest that Siberia had even better talent and they're very friendly in the best possible way supposedly as they are not so used to foreigners.
Siberia is strange like that, and any westerner is unlikely to have a problem if they so wish that way. They are looking for a way out of (a) Siberia and (b) Russia, and any Westerner is of interest to them as an ends of means even if not for any other reason.
Wow, once this thread got rolling, there were actually some pretty helpful replies, so thanks. I believe i have settled on lower France for now, checking out Eze Village and la-Roque Gageac among the other, larger cities. See you there!
How can no-one have mentioned Rio yet???
I just came back from a trip to Russia in July.
I went to Moscow and St. Petersburg also known as Leningrad to some people.
St. Petersburg is so beautiful. It's very peaceful and quiet.
The people are friendly. It's exactly the opposite of Moscow!
The buildings there have great architecture.
That place is rich with history, arts and culture.
I went to a number of museums, catched a ballet show - the swan lake.
Went for a boat cruise and i stayed at a hotel facing the Baltic sea!
Definitely a must for travellers.
When i think of the terrorist attack in Beslan recently, I'd say I'll go to St Petersburg no matter what!
Hey Zanif, I was there in July ! We could have been on the same street without knowing it
Yeah, I do like St.Petersburg. It is full of history (short but turbulent) and beautiful buildings. Some very run down areas as well, but that almost adds to the charm.
After travelling a bit more since then though, I'd put Budapest at the top of my list. A very cosmopolitan city, full of history, amazing architecture with a greatly varied cultural influence. It's beautifully positioned on the Danube, not nearly as touristy as Prague (I like it, but it feels like Disney Land), great food and nice baths to relax in on a hot day.