Today is an answer to Mary's question, "Where would your dream vacation be right now?"
My friends, I am not a tropical person, I do not like hot. You will probably not ever hear me moan to be on a beach somewhere. As beautiful as a lot of these places are, they are not somewhere I would like to spend an entire vacation, but maybe a weekend. I like history and architecture. I like cobble stone roads and big iron fences. I also like big cities, I love the hustle and bustle. I like riding the metro/tube what have you. Thankfully J likes at least the history part. My dream vacation would be to travel across Europe by train. I'd like to start at the beaches of Normandy, go through France. Another stop in Paris would be fine, I could never get enough of Paris. Travel though Belguim and see a lot of Germany and then travel through Austria.
I chose this question today, because my Mom and I might take another jaunt somewhere in December and I am trying to decide on a place that isn't going to break my bank. I was thinking Krakow, Prague, or maybe Budapest. These are places J has no desire to go to, whereas, I think they would be neat. My Mom's suggestions were Istanbul, St. Petersburg, Hong Kong, South America, or Azerbaijan. St. Petersburg was my first choice but after further look, it appears the city is the twelfth most expensive city in the world and sigh, that my friends is out of this girl's budget. I was perusing at work on my break and a coworker though I was nuts looking up Riga, Odessa, and other foreign places that apparently no one wants to visit but me. We haven't been able to discuss it since she is in China with no internet access. She is a traveler, who luckily gets to travel a lot for work, which luckily for me gets her lots of frequent flier miles.
I have a Where I've Been on my facebook profile and yes I'd like to go to Libya someday. The Roman ruins I saw on The Long Way Down were amazing. It might be hot there though.
Anywhere you want to go?