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Hi EdwinSome great recommendations here, and I'd also add Ronda into the mix. It's a pretty town with plenty of amenities for visitors, and you can easily spend a few nights there. It's also not too far from the coast - you could do it as a day trip ... See More
Hi JanetAs others have said, Bologna is wonderful!You can also walk to the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca, (which Paul mentioned in his response) through the city's famous porticoes. They run the full 4km from the centre to the Sanctuary.A day ... See More
Hi John,Italy is a wonderful country full of architectural and historical riches. As previous responders have said, it's also easy to travel by train.I'd agree with previous replies about Sorrento / Christianity. However, if you're into history/archi... See More
Hi Liane,You can take the Piccadilly Line tube (subway) from Heathrow to Green Park (about 50 mins duration). Change there for the Victoria Line to London Euston (another 5 mins).Virgin trains to Liverpool depart from London Euston.Have a wonderful t... See More
Hi everyone,My boyfriend and I have booked a three-week trip to Mexico in October/November, and want to start with a week of language school. I have conversational Spanish skills already, he has a few words.We've been looking at the Mazatlan area... See More
Hi ChristieI echo Miklos's answer about the markets. The main market hall in Budapest has loads of cheap eateries, plenty of locals eat there.One of the street foods is langos - battered and deep fried potato - try it locals' style, which is smothere... See More
Hi Jenn,Thailand is a wonderful country.My recommendation would be to do as the local women do - shorts for the beach, not for the cities. I felt far more comfortable to "blend in" at least a little bit (giant height aside!). Knee length skirts are a... See More
Hi RobertBarcelona is an incredible city - you can't miss the Gaudi architecture, which many of the previous respondents have mentioned.There's also loads to see and do in the surrounds as well. For a day trip, how about the monastery in the mountain... See More
Hi Mark, it depends whereabouts in Italy you are. Outside the main touristed towns and cities the waiters may not necessarily speak English. Effort is definitely appreciated no matter where you are, and - as Ashley & Ryan said - the word for pizza is... See More