Best place you've ever travelled to?

Best place you've ever travelled to?

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HTP99

15,281 posts

88 months

Tuesday 29th October
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Coilspring said:
loughran said:
I think Rome is difficult to beat. It's not too big and you can walk around the major sites in just a weekend if you're short on time.

Get a copy of Eyewitness Rome 2019 and stay somewhere in the Centro Storica. We use an AirbnB 30 metres from the Pantheon and walking around Rome late at night and early in the morning, off season is just great.
I don't understand why anybody would go to Rome twice.

A hole, with some fantastic architecture next to slums and similar.
Isn't Rome hugely expensive too?

Big-Bo-Beep

74 posts

2 months

Tuesday 29th October
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all very interesting places it has given me some good ideas about places to visit very helpful thanks

toon10

4,447 posts

105 months

Tuesday 29th October
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It really depends on what you want and what you like. For me some of the...

Best:
Budapest
Berlin
Krakow
Thailand
Bruges
Tallinn
Prague
Hamburg

Average:
Rome
Sopot
Amsterdam
Luebeck
Rotterdam

Worst:
Anywhere in the Netherlands other than the above
Barcelona
Dubai
Milan
Pretty much everywhere in Spain I've visited although Malaga was OK.

There's a whole host of other cities and countries which slot somewhere in between.

I'll let you know how I find Bratislava and Vienna next week.

loughran

1,479 posts

84 months

Tuesday 29th October
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HTP99 said:
Coilspring said:
loughran said:
I think Rome is difficult to beat. It's not too big and you can walk around the major sites in just a weekend if you're short on time.

Get a copy of Eyewitness Rome 2019 and stay somewhere in the Centro Storica. We use an AirbnB 30 metres from the Pantheon and walking around Rome late at night and early in the morning, off season is just great.
I don't understand why anybody would go to Rome twice.

A hole, with some fantastic architecture next to slums and similar.
Isn't Rome hugely expensive too?
Not if you take some sandwiches and a flask.

I wish I'd not mentioned Rome now.

How about Venice ? What's Venice like ?

Nezquick

1,300 posts

74 months

Tuesday 29th October
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Robertj21a said:
loughran said:
I think Rome is difficult to beat. It's not too big and you can walk around the major sites in just a weekend if you're short on time.

Get a copy of Eyewitness Rome 2019 and stay somewhere in the Centro Storica. We use an AirbnB 30 metres from the Pantheon and walking around Rome late at night and early in the morning, off season is just great.
Vowed never to return to Rome after 2 visits marred by thieves, pickpockets and child beggars. A view shared by many others I gather.
I thought Rome was fantastic and didn't see any thievery or child begging. Yes, there were the usual wide-boys hanging round trying to get people to buy things but we just ignored those. It's like any other city - you just have to be sensible.

To add to this thread, we've just got back from the Amalfi Coast and that was pretty hard to beat.

I'd also second the driving holiday from Vancouver into BC and to Calgary. We motor-homed it and it was a truly fantastic few weeks.

V10leptoquark

5,165 posts

165 months

Tuesday 29th October
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My favourite place to have visited is the Jungfrau area in Switzerland.
Take the train to the top of the mountain, from Interlaken up past Lauterbrunnen, Wengen and then to the top of the Jungfrau. On the way down go via Grindlewald and then back to Interlaken.
Fantastic day out that will take more or less the full day.

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https://www.planetware.com/photos-large/CH/switzer...


Been to quite a few foreign lands but the Alps always retain their top spot for beauty and accessibility.

Coilspring

577 posts

11 months

Tuesday 29th October
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HTP99 said:
Isn't Rome hugely expensive too?
Expensive yes, especially food and hotels.

Wose than other similar cities, not really.

But for me its been there, seen it, wouldnt spend time or money re visiting.

Coilspring

577 posts

11 months

Tuesday 29th October
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loughran said:
Not if you take some sandwiches and a flask.

I wish I'd not mentioned Rome now.

How about Venice ? What's Venice like ?
Venice.

Another place where I wouldnt return. Great/good place for 2 days possibly 3 but no more.

Expensive ? Very !

SunsetZed

1,042 posts

118 months

Tuesday 29th October
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I loved Fiji, one of very few places I have properly switched off.

No internet, relaxed people and stunning pacific scenery made for a very laid back holiday.

joshcowin

3,214 posts

124 months

Tuesday 29th October
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Nezquick said:
To add to this thread, we've just got back from the Amalfi Coast and that was pretty hard to beat.
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Try Puglia then, it is amazing compared to the crowded, touristy Amalfi coast!

toasty

5,512 posts

168 months

Tuesday 29th October
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The one place I thought that I could live for my remaining days (providing I had a house with all mod cons and a steady supply of provisions i.e. cold beer) was Sesriem, Namibia. Vast, empty and so serene.


joshcowin

3,214 posts

124 months

Tuesday 29th October
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One place for the rest of my life - Puglia (Lecce area) it is the only place I have been where everything is better than you thought it would be and nothing is over hyped. The people are lovely, the food is decent, the way of life suits a holiday perfectly, oh and the driving isn't crazy!

City - Berlin is a great, went to San Francisco 7 years ago was also amazing but have heard its changed

Touring - Sri Lanka, wildlife, culture, scenery, food all so different.

V10leptoquark

5,165 posts

165 months

Tuesday 29th October
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Coilspring said:
loughran said:
Not if you take some sandwiches and a flask.

I wish I'd not mentioned Rome now.

How about Venice ? What's Venice like ?
Venice.

Another place where I wouldnt return. Great/good place for 2 days possibly 3 but no more.

Expensive ? Very !
Agree with that.
Venice is one of those extremely over hyped places that becomes a case of "been there done that", tick it off the list.
We found it to be very busy, very expensive, with a good few people having little respect for others in terms of politeness. The place looks like it is crumbling apart when you are close up and its generally a bit of a case of glad to get out of there at the end of the day.

I am wondering what effect the new tourist charges will have on the place - because they do need to reduce the numbers of people in one place during peak season.

djc206

5,627 posts

73 months

Tuesday 29th October
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toasty said:
The one place I thought that I could live for my remaining days (providing I had a house with all mod cons and a steady supply of provisions i.e. cold beer) was Sesriem, Namibia. Vast, empty and so serene.

Hopefully not Windhoek lager because it’s bloody awful! And also don’t leave you shoes outside, my wife had one of hers nicked from outside our tent by a Jackal in the night.


toasty

5,512 posts

168 months

Tuesday 29th October
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djc206 said:
toasty said:
The one place I thought that I could live for my remaining days (providing I had a house with all mod cons and a steady supply of provisions i.e. cold beer) was Sesriem, Namibia. Vast, empty and so serene.

Hopefully not Windhoek lager because it’s bloody awful! And also don’t leave you shoes outside, my wife had one of hers nicked from outside our tent by a Jackal in the night.
One of our group also had a bag stolen by a jackal on our first night. She did manage to get it back but the strap was chewed through. Maybe the same jackal?


Kenty

3,588 posts

123 months

Tuesday 29th October
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Best
Japan - for the people, culture and history
USA - the Utah parks especially
Maldives for sheer luxury and relaxation
New Zealand for scenery
Australia - because i want to live there - oh and nearly as far away from Brexit as you can get!

HustleRussell

17,122 posts

108 months

Tuesday 29th October
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Salisbury, to see the internationally famous cathedral, known for its 123m spire

Shaoxter

3,430 posts

72 months

Tuesday 29th October
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If you want somewhere quiet then Northern Norway, amazing scenery everywhere you look and great roads in great condition with hardly anyone on them. Would love to do a road trip in my own car there but it's too far. Also Northern Lights there. Iceland has loads to see for a small island as long as you avoid the Golden Circle crowds.

If you want more hustle and bustle then Tokyo is like nowhere else, and the rest of Japan is pretty special too.

But my favourite place in the world is the Maldives, in a water villa with no internet. Word of warning though - every other non-Maldives beach holiday you take after that will just feel inadequate.

Allanv

3,207 posts

134 months

Tuesday 29th October
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For the last 13 years it has been Canada BC & AB, either road trips or stay in the same place and drive out to a mountain.

Last year we hired a RV for a road trip AB / BC / AB and this is the best way to see it to be fair.

This year it was the Yukon and Alaska, a 3200 kms road trip with absolutely stunning scenery again an RV.

Europe

Baden Baden, I loved but it was a work trip so didn't see everything.
Rotterdam, great place and going back for the weekend in December.
Iceland, apart from no trees wonderful place.

UK
Snowdonia or anywhere in North Wales.
Cornwall


Robertj21a

7,227 posts

53 months

Tuesday 29th October
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toon10 said:
It really depends on what you want and what you like. For me some of the...

Best:
Budapest
Berlin
Krakow
Thailand
Bruges
Tallinn
Prague
Hamburg

Average:
Rome
Sopot
Amsterdam
Luebeck
Rotterdam

Worst:
Anywhere in the Netherlands other than the above
Barcelona
Dubai
Milan
Pretty much everywhere in Spain I've visited although Malaga was OK.

There's a whole host of other cities and countries which slot somewhere in between.

I'll let you know how I find Bratislava and Vienna next week.
Interestingly, I'd agree with you on just about all of that. Vienna is good, Bratislava less so.