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Late summer trip to Central Europe [Jun. 26th, 2007|09:36 pm]
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Having totted up my remaining holiday for the year, I've decided to take a late summer trip to Central Europe. Hilary's busy for the times I was thinking of, so it looks like it's going to be a lads trip.

Using the magic of Seat61.com, I have two destinations in mind, with an interesting journey there by train. (If you haven't seen Seat61.com before, I'd suggest a look. Just pick a country and discover all the interesting, low carbon ways of getting there)

Option number one is Ljubljana (Slovenia) via Venice. Afternoon Eurostar to Paris, sleeper to Venice, train to Ljubljana, with a stop off in Venice on the way back. WikiTravel has lots of nice things to say about Ljubljana, and I've never been to Venice before, so that's looking like a good trip.

The alternative is Prague via Berlin. While it's not necessarily the fastest route (Eurostar, sleeper and daytime train), it ought to have some really nice views on the way into the Czech Republic, and Berlin's said to be a great city to visit. Prague gets good reviews too, so it's going to be a tough call. Maybe I'll just have to do the other trip next spring :)

If you're interesting in joining us, and I haven't already prodded you about it, give me a shout. We'll hopefully be booking in a week or two's time. Otherwise, expect lots of LJ posts from random trains come September!
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[User Picture]From: brrm
2007-06-26 11:04 pm (UTC)
I too have good things to say about Ljubljana, and Slovenia in general. Photos are linked from this page, under 'Places', from "Slovenian Technology Museum, Vhrnika" to "Slovenia-Austria border".
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From: gagravarr
2007-06-27 09:20 am (UTC)
Photos all look nice, thanks for the tip :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-06-28 07:52 pm (UTC)

venice!

Venice rox!!! ...but Milan is the best city in Italy!

jc from Milan ;)
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