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1. Posted by frankie 75 (Budding Member 28 posts) 7y

Ok dear travellers
This is the dilemma. I have a good friend getting married in Brighton in September. I will be travelling from Australia. I have been to the UK before on extended working holidays in the past and been to Brighton and around London.
The problem is not so much the wedding but am trying to convince my partner to come alone and have a side trip somewhere as a vacation. But we can’t think off a location. As it is a long and expensive trip just to go to a wedding am trying to get ideas on where else we could go.
have been to following Paris, Munich and Venice ,all over Spain and Portugal.

We like Nature and history so pretty flexible. Don’t think Italy will win the boy over. Any over ideas please help don’t want to go alone. this may also be the last trip we take just the two of us planning on starting a family soon so want to take advantage of this opportunity.

2. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y

Fly to Dubrovnik in Croatia from Brighton (or somewhere near by). He'll love it if he has a passion for History and Nature.
Try it, if I'm wrong you're free to abuse me publicly here on TP.
Zaksame

3. Posted by frankie 75 (Budding Member 28 posts) 7y

Zaksame, Thanks for the idea but Croatia is not going to cut it hes against that for some reason or another, but I would love to go but hes the one paying so guess he ha the finel say. Anything else??

4. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Amsterdam is well worth a visit if you've never been here before. It's a very historical city with city centre buildings dating back the 14th Century. In spite of it being the capital of the Netherlands, it's very peaceful and even though I've lived here for 28 years, I still enjoy a leisurely stroll around the canals. Here's the Wikipedia - Amsterdam site which explains its history.

You can rent a bike to get around if you don't like walking. See Orange bike or take a longboat ride around the canals: Canal bus.

There's a good choice of museums and art galleries such as the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijskmuseum which contains Rembrandt's "The Nightwatch" just up the road from there.

Definitely worth a visit!

[ Edit: Edited on 29-Apr-2009, at 04:58 by Blinq ]

5. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Transylvania - Romania. The weather will be ideal for walking (Romania is the sunniest country in Europe) and not too hot like July and August.
Plenty of flights to Bucuresti from just about every capital city and hub airport (ie.... Frankfurt, Manchester, Barcelona, Milano) in Europe.
The mountains and lakes are spectacular and the prices are lovely too - for food, drink, trains and hotels.
Enjoy your trip.

6. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

What about someplace in the UK? I found Salisbury and Bath quite interesting, not to mention London, Oxford and Edinburgh. Brighton is not too bad either.

Since you are going to the UK anyway, why bother with flying to another European country when you got so much right in front of you?

You might also get better answers if you could write more about what you and your SO like. What would convince the boy to take a sidetrip? Any interests in particular? Old steam trains, football (soccer), big wooden sailingships,...?

[ Edit: Edited on 29-Apr-2009, at 11:42 by t_maia ]

7. Posted by kikic (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

And what about Corfu(Greece),it could be something special for you...it's not expensive,and it has a rich history that you can enjoy... -snip-

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

8. Posted by Buzzcock (Full Member 178 posts) 7y

Cornwall, it has a micro-climate you know.

9. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Cornwall - MicroClimate?? Please explain.

10. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 7y

How about Norway? Nature-wise it really doesn't get any better anywhere in Europe (yes, biased :)).