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I'm open to suggestions! Where to go in Europe in Feb/March?

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1. Posted by MelesMeles (Full Member 137 posts) 8y

Air Baltic is having a plane tickets sale in Estonia right now, and I'm tempted to go... anywhere!

It would be nice to spend a week or two away from home in February or March. And I am specially interested in (music) festivals or any other interesting events. Beautiful landscapes and cities are a bonus of course. I'll be travelling on budget. I've been thinking of Greece myself, but is it best out of the given choices at this time of year?

The offer is only good until the middle of March tho. Some possible destinations include, but not limited to Chisinau, Istanbul, Athens, Malaga, Barcelona, Rome, Zurich, Milan, Hamburg, London, Dublin, Berlin, Vienna and a bunch of cities in Scandinavia.

So, where is something interesting going on at this time of the year? If you have any ideas, please, share them!

2. Posted by S_Deisler (Respected Member 266 posts) 8y

Something interesting in terms of music?

3. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 8y

Well, there is the Cologne Carneval in the first week of February this year. You could fly into Hamburg and out of Berlin or vice versa and make it a tour of Germany. Feel free to contact me for details.

4. Posted by kdbcn2007 (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

In Barcelona (nearby on the coast at Sitges) there is "carnaval" in February (fantastic street party - outrageous costumes essential, loads of fun), for cheap places to stay I can recommend -snip-. The weather should be a lot milder than in the rest of Europe around that time of year, cheers

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please... ]

5. Posted by jaxstar84 (Respected Member 415 posts) 8y

if youre on a budget then id avoid scandanavia, its ridiculously expensive!

6. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 8y

I only recently went to Istanbul for a long weekend and I'm absolutely in love with the city. Not only there's so much to see and do, but also people are just amazingly hospitable. On top of that you'll have warmer weather than in most European cities (Germany will be very cold at this time of the year) and I believe the Istanbul Independent Film Festival will be on in late February/early March. Let me know if you need more info ;).

Steff

7. Posted by MelesMeles (Full Member 137 posts) 8y

Thanks guys for the ideas!

Cologne Carnival is really tempting. :) But instead of taking advantage of this offer on plane tickets, I've decided to go to the US this summer with a friend, to visit friends, whom I haven't seen in a long time.

And even though Scandinavia is veeerrrry expensive, I'm still gonna fly to Denmark in December, to visit the folk high school where I spent 5 of the best months of my life, earlier this year. :)

Istanbul is still on my to-see list, but in a year maybe! :)