Time to book vacation, any suggestions?
Well, now that my partner's vacation time has been approved for 2006, it is time for us to decide where to go. I am open to any and all suggestions. Any secret place you've been to and would like to share? I want it to be in Europe or the near vicinity. Right now we are leaning towards Paris for a week and then take an overnight train to Barcelona. Then staying there at least 4 nights and fly back to Duesseldorf. If you're providing suggestions I would appreciate links to websites, for example apartmentsinparis.com....something like that. Thanks in advance!
UPDATE: Further clarification...1. 2 weeks; 2. in May, 3. Preferably larger cities, 4. Somewhere not too hot, like maybe Scandinavia. We are leaning towards Scandinavia and a side trip to St. Petersburg, Russia. Finally, I am very sensitive to water. I get sea sick VERY easily. We took our first cruise in November 2004 and I was sick the whole time. If I am getting on a boat I have to take medication so we will avoid any water trips. I hate it, because this is a fairly recent development. I use to love boats and water. I'd rather be at the beach than anywhere, but not any more. We considered easycruise.com and try to see the French Riviera really cheaply, but I cannot imagine getting on another cruise ship.
SECOND UPDATE: We have already booked our flight from Duesseldorf to Paris. We will be in Paris for five nights and then we booked a train from Paris to Nice where we will be staying for eight nights before flying on dba back to Duesseldorf.