Best Countries In Europe?
Replies: 24 - Last Post: Nov 29, 2011 5:53 AM Last Post By: LouisXIV
Nov 23, 2011 9:11 PM
But are you terminally ill? if not, don;t assume you have only one chance to see Europe.
Nov 24, 2011 12:22 AM
16If you had a close friend or family member that would only get the chance to see a few of Europe's great countries in their lifetime - what countries would you recommend to them
I would ask them what they want to see and do most and then suggest a few places that I liked and that may be of interest to them. If they'd tell me they want e.g. good food, castles, history or art, I'd ask them to tell me more about that.
There are no "good", "better" or "worse" countries in Europe, and even if I would approach your query subjectively I wouldn't be able to answer it. Every country I've visited so far had things I liked and things I liked less.
So back to square one: tell us in more detail how you envision your "best" trip to Europe and I'll see if I can give you some feedback based on that.
Nov 24, 2011 3:40 PM
17@Maestro: Doh. Guess it's a good thing I asked the advice then? In fact I want to go to all 3 of the countries you've listed. Now that I mention it - I circled basically every country in Europe when first walking through an entire list of the world's countries. Tough call. Got it down to a few on most continents, but Europe has got me pulled every which way.
Nov 24, 2011 9:57 PM
Nov 26, 2011 2:25 PM
19First off there is nothing "wrong" my reply. I've showed appreciation for all feedback given to me. Maestro's post is helpful to me and I am figuring it into my research. Different info is needed for different people. I've had no problems receiving destination ideas from many others based on my basic food / castle inquiries. I'm no expert in castles - I just know that they fall under my interests for viewing. My tastes in food don't really fall into "specific". I enjoy food. If you've been somewhere where you felt the food was exceptional and think it may be worth a look or stop - recommend it. No need to complicate the process.
If a foreigner walks up to me while I'm out in town and asks me for a good place to eat because they are a big fan of eating - it wouldn't take me more than a few minutes to tell them where and why.
Nov 27, 2011 6:33 AM
20Yeah, if you'd ask me for restaurant recommendations only for the town where I live, it wouldn't take me more than a few minutes to write them down either. The difference here is, however, that you're asking us to select "the best country" in Europe based on two very generic criteria; there are castles in every country, and there is good (and bad) food in every mid-sized or larger town on the continent. I've had excellent meals myself in countries not immediately associated with refined food, while I have had some really disappointing food in countries like France and Italy as well. I wouldn't recommend or dismiss a whole country based on a few exceptionally good or bad meals, though.
I thought I'd heard some sarcasm in the way you responded to Maestro's comment, hence the tone of my reply in #19.
Nov 27, 2011 11:13 AM
21Your profile says USA. That is a country that I am thinking of visiting next year and I would appreciate your advice on which states I should visit, and why.
Nov 28, 2011 4:12 PM
22Tony, come to Traverse City, Michigan. Would really enjoy meeting you. What time of year would you be thinking of coming to the US? We are only about 250 miles north of Chicago.
Why? Because it is God's country.
Nov 28, 2011 11:43 PM
23LouisXIV, thanks for the invitation. I am quite keen on sunbathing. How is the weather there in December?
I would gladly accept your invitation but I am now waiting for other posters who live in, or know the USA well, to give me their opinions, including eternaladventures of course. After all, some people might say that Hutchinson, Kansas or Waco, Texas have the right to the name "God's country" too. And Anchorage, Alaska must have some sort of claim to that title since that is where Sarah Palin comes from.
Who knows? With so many inputs, I might end up with a list of 23 must-see states. So much to see, so little time.
@eternaladventures. That is the dilemma that you are likely to end up with. You see, you placed your question on a public forum and therefore everyone who feels like answering will have their own preferences.
Nov 29, 2011 5:53 AM
24I really like living in Traverse City and I am sure you would like visiting the area, but in December for sunbathing I don't think so. But on New Years day we do have a group called the polar bear club that goes for for a swin in Grand Traverse Bay part of Lake Michigan.
You are still welcome though.
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