Philip Blazdell on worthwhile cities
Philip's been all around Europe (amongst other places), and he gave his take on some of the cities we're kicking around:
from your list, here are some initial thought of the things I would do or
UK & Ireland
Edinburgh – festival, drink scotch
Dublin – drink Guinness, go to a pub, drink..
London – go clubbing, see a show, go to the British museum, eat a curry
Glasgow – go see a footy match
Liverpool – see Abbey Road, see some footy, take the ferry across the Mersey
Manchester – great for clubbing, footy and shopping
Newcastle – er? I do hear it has a cracking night life….
Oslo – Viking museum, lots of museum, the main street on a sunny day,
Stockholm – Ice bars, the harbour, the old town (except when its snowing and
Helsinki – the parliament, cathedral, lovely food. See some Ice hockey.
Paris – Louvre, Notre Dam, walk along the Seine…
Rotterdam – its just a dump and not too safe
Brussels – beer, French fries and lots of mussels
Amsterdam – art galleries. Rijksmuseum, red light district, visit Ann Franks house… essential….
Frankfurt – er…. visit our office?
Berlin – Pretend you are Liza Minelli and go drinking…
Vienna – walk along the river, eat cakes, go to a classical recital..
Rome – Vatican city, the coliseum, the Spanish steps
Barcelona – I think I have been here – maybe the Picasso museum?
Lisbon – ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Bomb the place please…
Munich – beer, beer and er, beer… Munich Beer Festival
Antwerp – not the best place unless you want to buy diamonds…
Luxembourg – I passed through here once – lots of banks and nothing else
Bordeaux – oh, just the wine…
Zurich – ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. So so dull. you could visit our
Interlaken – I know a magnificent hotel here but like the rest of CH I find it dull… eat lots of chocolate though
Venice- magnificent galleries, trips to Murano and Burano….. wonderful
Milan – get mugged at the station as I nearly did last week
Strasbourg – wonderful wine, gateway to the black forest, magnificent clock
tower, EU parliament
Eastern Europe & the Balkans
Prague – good food, cheap beer, lots of art
Warsaw – Chopin’s head (don’t ask its a long story). Opera is excellent and cheap.
Krakow – wonderful cloth market, trips to Auswitz and Salt mines are essential
hope this helps,