Neither my son nor I have been there–he’s graduating this month, and will have time before he returns to Argentina. We have tossed around the idea of going there before he leaves. It’s between that and Eastern Europe. What would you recommend if you have a couple of weeks?
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I haven’t been to Eastern Europe – on the cards for 2013 – but Turkey is my favourite of all the places I have visited. If you do go leave enough time for Istanbul, at least four days. I could wax eloquent about it for hours :-)
What is the best time of year to go to Turkey? I will be asking you for recommendations! When you go to Eastern Europe, make sure you go to Prague. It is eye candy, with a rich and fascinating history.
HI Tess, you’re right about that. Vienna was in the midst of a terrible heat wave, and it was my son’s birthday. We took him into a fancy grocery store and let the kids choose whatever they wanted for a picnic. It was while we sat on the lawn that I looked up from our spot of shade, and saw the angel. Thank you so much for your sweet comments, and taking the time to share your thoughts. Warmly, Naomi
I haven’t yet, but I just wikipediaed it, and it is now on my radar! Vienna was indeed a beautiful city. We took the kids to some amazing palaces and garden, the historic center and cathedral. We were in the midst of a heat wave–well over 100 degrees– and one of the most beautiful things I saw there was on Eli’s birthday–it was the theater marquee advertising the brand new Harry Potter movie shown in English in an AIR CONDITIONED THEATER! Best birthday present ever, for all of us!