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  • DaisyD 2 Oct 2005 18:54:09 11,816 posts
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    Each year a friend and I travel to a European city for a day. It initially started as a Christmas Shopping trip, but rapidly changed to a whistle stop taster day incompassing some sights and a spot of lunch . . . oh, and the odd bit of shopping thrown in for good measure. We fly out on Stansted on Ryanair, as we can do it for under 30 return. Problem is, I'm not sure where to go this year. Can anyone recommend a city worth visitng that's easy to get around and has some sights worth seeing?

    Edit: Check here for a list of places Ryanair fly to as we're restricted by this, unless anyone can recommend an equally cheap carrier.



    Edited by DaisyD at 19:09:05 02-10-2005
  • Deleted user 2 October 2005 18:56:39
    venice
  • DaisyD 2 Oct 2005 18:59:10 11,816 posts
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    Sorry - thought I'd added where we've already been - we've done Barcelona and Venice already.
  • Deleted user 2 October 2005 19:00:57
    Rome, beutiful city, loads to see

    Edited by Aggot at 19:04:58 02-10-2005
  • DaisyD 2 Oct 2005 19:01:59 11,816 posts
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    I thought Madrid too, but can't see a flight there. What's in Milan apart from shops? I was considering Berlin, but maybe going there anyway.
  • DaisyD 2 Oct 2005 19:03:03 11,816 posts
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    Aggot wrote:
    Rome, beutiful city, loads to see

    Edited by Aggot at 19:04:58 02-10-2005
    Rome's lovely - went there for the weekend earlier this year.
  • DaisyD 2 Oct 2005 19:22:02 11,816 posts
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    What about Stockholm? I understand theres a christmas market and I can fly there from Luton and back for under 30 inc taxes.
  • Deleted user 2 October 2005 19:23:07
    Haven't checked Ryanair 'cause the site's being ghey for me, but Vienna is a gorgeous city that's well worth a visit. I want to move there with my girlfriend one day.
  • Deleted user 2 October 2005 19:25:08
    Paris?
  • DaisyD 2 Oct 2005 19:36:15 11,816 posts
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    Thank's for all the sugguestions. Just spoken to my friend and she also thiks Stockholm would be good, so I'm booking it.

    Therefore this thread's changed to "Things to see & do in Stockholm in a day".
  • GrayFox 2 Oct 2005 19:59:02 1,698 posts
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    Cracow, Prague...If you're into this kind of oldschool clime.
  • Sid-Nice 2 Oct 2005 22:07:28 15,848 posts
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    The police force nowadays, allowing the Bobby to pick the location they which to command in. :)
  • DaisyD 2 Oct 2005 22:08:28 11,816 posts
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    Flight tickets booked. Stockholm guide, map and swedish phrase book ordered. Now all I need to do is wait for December. :)

    Anything I have to see?

    Edited by DaisyD at 22:12:50 02-10-2005
  • Monsta 2 Oct 2005 22:25:05 1,276 posts
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    Vanquish wrote:
    Paris?

    I've always wanted to spend one night.....

    /coat
  • silentbob 2 Oct 2005 22:38:32 29,510 posts
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    How about saving up for a bit and actually staying for more than one day? Otherwise it's almost as if you're going just to add flags to a map.

    Barcelona in a day? Not a chance!
  • Nemesis 2 Oct 2005 22:43:11 19,535 posts
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    What about Geneva? Quick trip across and you're an hour away from Les Gets which is a nice small town and you can nab a cheap hotel and spend some time in the mountains as the weather should still be good.

    If it's a city though....gotta be Rome.
  • DaisyD 2 Oct 2005 22:45:55 11,816 posts
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    I'd love to, but it's a sad fact that I have no one to go with. I've tried organising my mates to go on holidays and stuff before, but it never happens. But I get a taster and know that I'd want to go back. And I believe that you should go somewhere you've never been every year.
  • Nemesis 2 Oct 2005 22:48:31 19,535 posts
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    Manchester? ASBO Capital of the UK!

    /chirp of insects
  • Deleted user 2 October 2005 22:48:42
    Bloody good choice! There's lots to see, anything more specific you're after? I hope Sthlm gets snow in December, new snow esp. in the middle of the city is magic when everything looks like a Christmas card. :)
  • deem 2 Oct 2005 22:54:14 31,664 posts
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  • silentbob 2 Oct 2005 22:58:58 29,510 posts
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    DaisyD wrote:
    I'd love to, but it's a sad fact that I have no one to go with. I've tried organising my mates to go on holidays and stuff before, but it never happens. But I get a taster and know that I'd want to go back. And I believe that you should go somewhere you've never been every year.
    It's an excellent ethos. Just I'd be worried that I'd taint a particular place with a rushed visit and possibly never visit again.

    Madrid was a good example, our forst day there was awful (as was the travelling) - second day was fantastic and I'd highly recommend it to anyone now.

    There is one place I'd recomment - and you might be able to do it justice in a day. Granada - go and see the Alhambra - it's a days visit in itself and it's totally amazing! Should be able to get there fairly cheaply too.
  • warlockuk 2 Oct 2005 23:14:45 19,492 posts
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    Hamburg Lubeck? I think you can get a taxi cheap if there's enough of you or the busses to the Reeperbahn...

    I guess Norway etc are all good if you book up early.
  • DaisyD 2 Oct 2005 23:20:43 11,816 posts
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    I know what you mean. Luckily I've not been tainted so far and would love to go back to the places I've been with the right company. Even have 100 worth of vouchers for Thomas Cook to put towards the right holiday. :)

    The other thing is I want to see as much of the world as I can in my lifetime, but can't see how I'll ever have enough time or money to see as much of the world as I'd like, so my day's tasters are a good way to see bits of the world that I may never be able to go back to in the future.
  • TheRealBadabing 2 Oct 2005 23:21:20 1,869 posts
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    DaisyD wrote:
    Thank's for all the sugguestions. Just spoken to my friend and she also thiks Stockholm would be good, so I'm booking it.
    /looks up...Nope no mention of Stockholm from any forumites.

    Gentlemen, here we have a classic example of womanitis: Let's ask for advice but no matter how much sense you make, no matter how many years you spend studying the subject, no matter how often you do the exact same thing, it's all irrelevant unless her friend agrees.

    No offence DaisyD ;)

    /edit ...and I hope you have a load of fun

    Edited by TheRealBadabing at 23:26:53 02-10-2005
  • DaisyD 2 Oct 2005 23:24:33 11,816 posts
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    LOL. None taken. Although she does need to agree afterall she is coming with me. :)

    Usually I make my own decisions tho. ;)
  • DaM 3 Oct 2005 13:12:34 17,348 posts
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    Don't go to Oslo...obviously it'd be pricey, but the definition of Oslo is a bit loose...Torp is about a 3 hour bus trip from Oslo.
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