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Do you have a favourite city break destination?

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A_man_called_CHIOG

A_man_called_CHIOG  Male  South East London
23-Jan-2020 08:08 Message #4768924
In the Uk or elsewhere.
Blue-Poppy

Blue-Poppy  Female  East Yorkshire
23-Jan-2020 08:21 Message #4768930
Edinburgh, Prague, Paris (although it's deteriorated over the last few years), Barcelona, Galway, San Francisco, Zadar and Budapest. All places I'd choose to return to.
wonderoushen

wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
23-Jan-2020 10:51 Message #4768953
No I'm woefully untravelled, but I'd like to go back to Istanbul.
Templar2013

Templar2013  Male  South East London
23-Jan-2020 11:23 Message #4768958
I like Amsterdam for a relaxed break and fly over a few times each year. In the uk it would be York.
Minnie-the-Minx

Minnie-the-Minx  Female  Hertfordshire
23-Jan-2020 13:05 Message #4768969
Not really, I wouldn't choose to visit any city as my top priority. If I want a break of any kind, I usually head straight for the most remote godforsaken low population destinations on the planet.
My favourite cities are usually the kind that are some thousands of years old, crumbling and had to be re-excavated for us to see them at all today. Machu Picchu was pretty nice. Tikal and Chitchen Itza are still both high on my list of places that I would like to visit. Bit far for a weekend break from here though. :)
RoseyCheeks

RoseyCheeks  Female  Nottinghamshire
23-Jan-2020 15:55 Message #4768974
Favourite so far was Seattle. Only had 2.5 days but packed so much in and so much to go back for one day. Such a chilled funky City with so much going for it.
HotOrWot

HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
24-Jan-2020 06:18 Message #4769027
Canterbury and Kent generally.
Colonel_Blink

Colonel_Blink  Male  Buckinghamshire
27-Jan-2020 23:39 Message #4769367
I never tire of visiting York. An interesting city and I’ve always found it a very friendly place.
JustLyn

JustLyn  Female  Cheshire
28-Jan-2020 16:19 Message #4769394
I too like York but locally more frequently visit Chester.

I was pleasantly surprised by Glasgow last year and also plan to return to Bristol.
wonderoushen

wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
28-Jan-2020 18:42 Message #4769401
Lol Templar, I fancy relaxing in Amsterdam too. Although I'd love to visit the art galleries as well as the coffee shops.

I used to be like you to Minnie, but now I live in a rural place I'd want a break somewhere where I can do some of the things I can't do at home, like visit musuems and galleries.

I used to like visiting Bath when I lived nearby.
Greencare

Greencare  Female  Berkshire
2-Feb-2020 09:00 Message #4769653
Berlin. I always enjoy visiting Berlin and look forward to going back.
Minnie-the-Minx

Minnie-the-Minx  Female  Hertfordshire
2-Feb-2020 11:49 Message #4769677
lol I don't even do those things when they are on my doorstep, wh.
Just the thought of catching a train into London gives me the collywobbles.
Templar2013

Templar2013  Male  South East London
2-Feb-2020 11:56 Message #4769679
wonderoushen I like visiting museums and galleries too as well as relaxing boat rides. There are a lot of quirky rules surrounding visits to cafes and coffeeshops but it’s a very friendly place.
wonderoushen

wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
2-Feb-2020 18:33 Message #4769698
Minnie thats understandable London's horrible, but maybe the residents of other major citiesfeel the same?

Cassis

Cassis  Female  Cambridgeshire
3-Feb-2020 03:58 Message #4769710
New Orleans and Quebec City
Tramontana

Tramontana  Male  Greater Manchester
3-Feb-2020 11:17 Message #4769738
I've been to Krakow a couple of times in the last twelve months.

So much history and wonderfully preserved architecture.

The biggest surprise was the number of great but modestly priced restaurants.
QueenMab

QueenMab  Female  Dorset
7-Feb-2020 12:23 Message #4769983
New York, Brussels, Spain, Paris & Bath
Tramontana

Tramontana  Male  Greater Manchester
7-Feb-2020 13:06 Message #4769986
Budapest and Bratislava are next up on my agenda :-)
Gilpin

Gilpin  Female  Middlesex
8-Feb-2020 21:57 Message #4770119
Used to like Paris on the Eurostar, it has or used to have an atmosphere all its own, but not so great now with the protests. Know Rome quite well, used to go by Europe's TGV, overnight, waking up in a different country. I think they're the only 2 I really like.

Well St. Petersburgh, actually Beijing, that is really different and a fascination, like cities and foreign countries.
Colonel_Blink

Colonel_Blink  Male  Buckinghamshire
8-Feb-2020 23:30 Message #4770129
Tramontana I thought bratislava was a Greek dessert lol. Seriously it’s a lovely part of the world.
brisinger

brisinger  Male  Lancashire
9-Feb-2020 02:22 Message #4770135
Prague was a beautiful city when it was first accessible. When I was using it of a stop off point for travelling to to the Moravian Karst I was horrified. It's turned into a glorified version of Disneyland with tourists on segways nearly knocking you over on the pavements :'(
Brno and Plzen are much more interesting alternatives. I'd love to go back to Plzen for the annual Historical & Folk Festival (10-14 June this year) it's one of those hidden gems I fell across that the tourists don't know about... or at least didn't.
brisinger

brisinger  Male  Lancashire
9-Feb-2020 02:27 Message #4770136
https://youtu.be/GYwoICZswEo
Traditional carnival
https://youtu.be/_40zucZD040
...and if you can stand the length a wonderful piece for free theatre with battle scenes and everything :)
https://youtu.be/ok0ZTFstXFM
brisinger

brisinger  Male  Lancashire
9-Feb-2020 03:25 Message #4770137
Cities aren't really my first choice though although Moulay Idriss was interesting. I'd much rather go to the remotest places in the world far from the madding crowd which is probably why I turned to trekking.
NoSaint

NoSaint  Female  Devon
11-Feb-2020 14:14 Message #4770367
I love cities and the countryside depending on my mood. My favourite city is Barcelona.
guess-my-name

guess-my-name  Male  West Yorkshire
4-Feb-2021 12:51 Message #4806092
Berlin, been 7 times now and it amazes and awes me every time I go back!

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