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Old 08-05-2017, 08:52 PM
 
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My favorites:

Paris
Munich
London
Amsterdam
Dublin
Barcelona
Lisbon
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Old 08-06-2017, 01:28 AM
 
Location: On the road
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It's weird the undefined sense of a city seeming more (or less) "European" than others. I wonder what exactly it is that gives us this sense, baroque architecture? Byzantine domes? Busy street cafes surrounding a big square? Workers wearing pants with reflective stripes?
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Starting a walkabout
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We all have our choices and our own taste but this one surprised me.
I have lived and worked in London in the late 80's and have visited it quite a few times even after I was working elsewhere in UK. It is a bit like NYC. A great place to wander, sight see, people watch and eat great food. But expensive. I am happy I did both when I was young and single did not earn much (hence pay high taxes) or have to raise a family. But now, i would rather visit both cities than stay there.
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:09 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I'm a bit perplexed that I never really visited London much despite doing a fair amount of travel over the years. When I was younger it held quite a bit of mystique for me due to it's music & depiction in books & movies I grew up with. But it was expensive & I have family in Ireland so I would hurry through it the 2X I was there. Also when I had the money to travel I wanted someplace a bit more "exotic" or foreign rather than an english speaking country with folks that looked like me - same reason I've never bothered with Australia.

I know, more's the pity & my loss, I'm sure I would find it fascinating but even now I am planning future trips to the mediterranean & returns to asia....

On my last & "longest" stay, certainly less than a week, hard to remember since it was 45 years ago, I popped into a local pub enticed by a mimeographed paper handout on the street & saw a hippie busker who, I just found out last year, later became a Dr Who!
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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If you play the points and miles game, London can be a good place to burn loyalty points. Last time we were there, I burned down my points balance to get a studio apartment (upgraded to a one bedroom because of status) for a week, and it was nice to be able to relax a bit and do a takeway dinner back at the lodging rather than having to sit through a restaurant or pub dinner.
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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I also like Riga
Cool! I'm going to be there for a day next summer. Now I'm looking forward to it more. What was it about the city you liked so much?
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Old 08-06-2017, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Ithaca, New York
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I enjoyed the city center, it was in the spring I would not recommend during the winter.
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Old 08-06-2017, 06:38 PM
 
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I've been to:
Dublin
London
Paris
Amsterdam
Geneva
Florence
Munich
Vienna
Budapest
Copenhagen
Stockholm
Helsinki
Tallinn
St. Petersburg


Of that group my favorites were Budapest, Stockholm and St. Petersburg. Honorable mention to Tallinn, which isn't a place you need to spend a week, but was a really cool city to spend a couple days. Very walkable with cool architecture in this walled city.
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Old 08-09-2017, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Paris, Vienna, Lisbon
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Ithaca, New York
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I would like to go to Pristina, Kosovo. Does anyone know the city and would recommend it to a tourist?
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