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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice 14:14 - Nov 17 with 2104 viewsLord_Lucan

Normally I would go somewhere and get hammered but the future ex wife and I thought we would like to go somewhere where we can actually do or see something rather than just go from bar to bar.

Unfortunately this isn't my area of expertise and all suggestions are welcome.

Berlin would be the sort of place but I've been there a couple of times already.

Cheers chaps.

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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 17:27 - Nov 17 with 641 viewsStokieBlue

I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 17:24 - Nov 17 by floridablue

Copenhagen, only been once just before xmas in the early 80s. The tivoli gardens area with the markets were superb, would love to visit again myself.


Am going in December but apparently the Tivoli Gardens now close for the winter which is a bit annoying.

SB

Nothing else needed

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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 17:27 - Nov 17 with 641 viewsBarcaBlue

I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 16:11 - Nov 17 by GlasgowBlue

My Mrs has booked a weekend away next month to a town in the south of France called Carcassonne. Don't know much about it other than it isn't far from Toulouse and the flights were £10 return through Ryanair.


Ideal for a weekend away - will be fresh and maybe quite windy this time of year though.
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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 17:31 - Nov 17 with 629 viewsBarcaBlue

Ljubljana is my latest favourite place but was also recently really impressed bu Padua and Innsbruck.
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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 17:37 - Nov 17 with 613 viewsfactual_blue

I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 14:15 - Nov 17 by SpruceMoose

Lisbon?

Bruges?



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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 17:45 - Nov 17 with 603 viewsSpruceMoose

I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 17:37 - Nov 17 by factual_blue



That'll be Moose Jaw, Canada. I'm from Moose Jaw, Suffolk.

We ain't friendly there.

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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 17:49 - Nov 17 with 598 viewsLord_Lucan

I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 17:25 - Nov 17 by Pinewoodblue

Weekend in Norwich, late Feb, would be a treat.

Seriously someone mentioned Carcassone can recommend it. Ryan air used to fly there direct from Stansted not sure they still do.


Carcassonne eh, third mention of the place.

What's so good about it?

Must admit it would take a lot to get me to France without a fishing rod in my hand.

I've just visited the Carcassonne tourist information and even on the English version half of it is in French, they just don't help themselves do they.

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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 17:51 - Nov 17 with 594 viewsBanksterDebtSlave

Did you intentionally word this like a lonely heart's advert ?
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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 17:54 - Nov 17 with 591 viewsBanksterDebtSlave

I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 16:11 - Nov 17 by GlasgowBlue

My Mrs has booked a weekend away next month to a town in the south of France called Carcassonne. Don't know much about it other than it isn't far from Toulouse and the flights were £10 return through Ryanair.


Superb part of the world, spent many years grape picking in the region and it is steeped in history of the Knights Templar !

Roquebrun is a lovely little place in the foothills of the Pyrenees not far away and worth a drive !
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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 17:57 - Nov 17 with 581 viewspistonbroke

Varna is ok
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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 17:58 - Nov 17 with 581 viewsGlasgowBlue

I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 17:54 - Nov 17 by BanksterDebtSlave

Superb part of the world, spent many years grape picking in the region and it is steeped in history of the Knights Templar !

Roquebrun is a lovely little place in the foothills of the Pyrenees not far away and worth a drive !
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It seems to got some really positive reviews from folk on here and I recall Guthrum saying he was also there earlier this year so well done to Mrs GB for booking it.

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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 18:01 - Nov 17 with 574 viewspinewoodblueboy

I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 17:49 - Nov 17 by Lord_Lucan

Carcassonne eh, third mention of the place.

What's so good about it?

Must admit it would take a lot to get me to France without a fishing rod in my hand.

I've just visited the Carcassonne tourist information and even on the English version half of it is in French, they just don't help themselves do they.


Lovely castle, great restaurants, not to big either so easy to get around.

Edinburgh. Had a great time there also.
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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 18:02 - Nov 17 with 569 viewsfactual_blue

I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 17:45 - Nov 17 by SpruceMoose

That'll be Moose Jaw, Canada. I'm from Moose Jaw, Suffolk.

We ain't friendly there.


That's quite obvious.

Although the town's interesting reimaging of the pound shop is worth a visit. It's of course £15.99 land.

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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 18:10 - Nov 17 with 552 viewsLord_Lucan

I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 18:01 - Nov 17 by pinewoodblueboy

Lovely castle, great restaurants, not to big either so easy to get around.

Edinburgh. Had a great time there also.


Mmmm

Feck it, I think I'll go to Haarlem.

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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 18:13 - Nov 17 with 545 viewsGuthrum

Vilnius. Old Town, Gediminas Tower, decent bars (Bix Baras good for the beers and rock music). Reasonably cheap. Many people speak English, plus signs in the centre of the city.

Day trip out to Trakai Castle.
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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 18:18 - Nov 17 with 536 viewsGuthrum

I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 15:34 - Nov 17 by Lord_Lucan

Thanks to all.

I think this is the first year since the 1981 final that I haven't been to Amsterdam but there is absolutely no way I could go there and not get on it. It's a complete no no. I was toying with going to Harlem but I know I would stay on the train. I have tried to go to Harlem before.

Seville and Valencia - been to both and wasn't that impressed with Seville, I thought I was central but maybe I wasn't.


Was more impressed with The Hague area than Amsterdam, having both Delft and the beach at Scheveningen just a tram-ride away (in opposite directions, but it's the same tram).
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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 18:19 - Nov 17 with 529 viewsBanksterDebtSlave

Amman, Jordan......too far ?(5 hours)
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2008/apr/20/jordan.hotels
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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 18:26 - Nov 17 with 517 viewsLord_Lucan

I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 18:19 - Nov 17 by BanksterDebtSlave

Amman, Jordan......too far ?(5 hours)
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2008/apr/20/jordan.hotels


An interesting suggestion and one that ticks most boxes, the 5 hour flight is not an issue but the flight cost for a two or three day break is prohibitive I think.

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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 18:40 - Nov 17 with 492 viewsconnorscontract

What time of year?
What temperature extremes are acceptable?

What's LadyLucan's (or should that be "Your Nanny's"?) favourite food?

Quirky or mainstream?
Cool or traditional?
Peaceful or bustling?

I think you should watch a few episodes of Travel Man (Richard Ayoade's series (catch up on Channel 4 website)) with LadyLucan and then pick the one you like the look of.
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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 18:44 - Nov 17 with 483 viewsGlasgowBlue

I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 18:13 - Nov 17 by Guthrum

Vilnius. Old Town, Gediminas Tower, decent bars (Bix Baras good for the beers and rock music). Reasonably cheap. Many people speak English, plus signs in the centre of the city.

Day trip out to Trakai Castle.
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Looks beautiful

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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 18:59 - Nov 17 with 464 viewsconnorscontract

I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 18:40 - Nov 17 by connorscontract

What time of year?
What temperature extremes are acceptable?

What's LadyLucan's (or should that be "Your Nanny's"?) favourite food?

Quirky or mainstream?
Cool or traditional?
Peaceful or bustling?

I think you should watch a few episodes of Travel Man (Richard Ayoade's series (catch up on Channel 4 website)) with LadyLucan and then pick the one you like the look of.


But just to throw a few into the mix:

San Sebastian: amazing "Basque version of tapas" bar culture, washed down with a slightly fizzing dry white wine, the best value (and, higher up the scale several 3, 2 or 1 Michelin Star places, too). Just got a great buzzy feel to it.

Bordeaux: lots to see and do, including trips out to wine chateaux, museums, art galleries.

Reykjavik: just about worth the flight for two nights, but with more otherworldly experiences than anywhere else in Europe: outdoor thermal baths, walking through glaciers, watching whales, eating puffin.

I'm surprised no-one has mentioned Rome, but I'd also add Florence which has a huge amount of culture, art and history (and Pisa is nearby for a quick train trip if you want, too) the ice cream is stunning and you'll be able to understand at least half of any menu. If the two of you haven't been to Paris together for a romantic break then it is a must. Eurostar, definitely. Which is also an option to the under-rated Strasbourg (would have Christmas markets at this time of year) or (via Brussels) Bruges, which is beautiful and slightly pips Ghent (mentioned above) and both beat Brussels, in my opinion.

As above: Copenhagen, go across The Bridge to Malmo. Berlin is comsidered one of the coolest cities in the world (and the Western half of the city has a lot of the tourist stops).

Life's too short, innit?
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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 19:49 - Nov 17 with 435 viewsgerard1947

I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 17:58 - Nov 17 by GlasgowBlue

It seems to got some really positive reviews from folk on here and I recall Guthrum saying he was also there earlier this year so well done to Mrs GB for booking it.


Got me reading Kate Mosse's Languedoc trilogy, Sepulchre, Labyrinth and Citadel they're all set in that part of France. If you are into historical fiction they are great reads.
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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 13:29 - Nov 18 with 313 viewsLord_Lucan

Sorted!

The French place intrigued me because three different people suggested it but when all said and done I'm not overly keen on them as a people.

I spoke with a Polish customer this morning and she suggested Wroclaw, coincidentally Leslaw the blue eyed Polish sparky has popped in to see me and apparently that's his home town and he says it is fantastic. So Wroclaw it is.

On googling the place it also appears they have one of the largest beer festival in the planet in May so I think a lads trip is also on the cards.

I love Poland and The Poles.

Fine people.

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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 14:30 - Nov 18 with 280 viewsPinewoodblue

I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 13:29 - Nov 18 by Lord_Lucan

Sorted!

The French place intrigued me because three different people suggested it but when all said and done I'm not overly keen on them as a people.

I spoke with a Polish customer this morning and she suggested Wroclaw, coincidentally Leslaw the blue eyed Polish sparky has popped in to see me and apparently that's his home town and he says it is fantastic. So Wroclaw it is.

On googling the place it also appears they have one of the largest beer festival in the planet in May so I think a lads trip is also on the cards.

I love Poland and The Poles.

Fine people.


The French, or those of us who made the suggestion?

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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 14:35 - Nov 18 with 276 viewsLord_Lucan

I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 14:30 - Nov 18 by Pinewoodblue

The French, or those of us who made the suggestion?


Both.

I've just been googling the place and there is a supposedly amazing restaurant there that has no menu. You walk in, sit down and the chef pops over and asks what you fancy and he then cooks up a taste sensation.

Looking forward to it.

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I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 14:40 - Nov 18 with 268 viewsPinewoodblue

I seek 2 day shortish haul break advice on 14:35 - Nov 18 by Lord_Lucan

Both.

I've just been googling the place and there is a supposedly amazing restaurant there that has no menu. You walk in, sit down and the chef pops over and asks what you fancy and he then cooks up a taste sensation.

Looking forward to it.


Old Town is really interesting, new town built in the time of Napoleon not so much so. Went in restaurant you mention but had to leave early as wife was unwell.....something she ate.

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