4.27.2009

Where to dare?

Max and I will be celebrating our 2nd--count 'em 2--anniversary in a few weeks and we would like to go away for the weekend. The problem is we have no idea where we'd like to travel. So I turn to you, my blogger friends, who I have so woefully neglected the last couple months, for weekend-getaway ideas. Would you help a sister out? Where should we go?

And PS: Don't even think about suggesting Mexico right now.

19 comments:

sprizee said...

You're in Barcelona right now, right? Ooh, head out to Madrid and then day trip it to Toledo. Also, you should definitely check out the Valley of the Fallen. Not a ton of locals go there since it's sort of controversial, it being a civil war memorial built by the winning fascist reign (headed by Fransisco Franco). His tomb also happens to be there. But the structure which was carved right out of the mountain is seriously breathtaking.

http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/spain/madrid/fallen/fallen.html

It's hard to see the scale of just how gigantic the whole place is.

Lisboa, Portugal is another great option. Close, beautiful weather and so many great sites to see and food to eat. I'm all about the food. Have a pastel de belem for me!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sprizee/438647278/in/set-72157600007699912/

Sagey said...

Jerez in southern spain. Go sherry tasting.

kenju said...

I'd be going to Rome or Florence! I can hardly believe it has been 2 years since we spoke on the phone. Congratulations!

GutsyWriter said...

Wish you had more time and I'd recommend Ambergris Caye, Belize, as well as the Mayan Ruins on the mainland. They speak English in Belize.

eusmaca said...

Africa safari...!
and congratulations, I still remember the you before Max and Charlie and I'm so happy for you...

ian in hamburg said...

Africa safari for two days is a little pushing it. Hey, look at the giraffe! Time to go.

It would be nice to explore the backroads of Catalonia, find a small spot and chill. Just get away from the crowds.

oreneta said...

Andalucia and the Alhambra before it gets too hot.

headbang8 said...

Go to Barcelona. It's a great city. Romantic, artistic, a great place for an anniversary.

What's that you say? Oh, right.

Dan-E said...

south beach.

Paula & Skip said...

Seville!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mallorca (Spain)

Dallas said...

How about one of the islands off of Spain? Canary Islands or Mallorica.. My husband is going to Lanzarote for a company holiday in a couple weeks - I'll let you know if he recommends it.

The Big Finn said...

Paris! Direct flights on EasyJet from Barcelona.

A Touch of Dutch said...

Congrats!

I'm with Sagey: Jerez, and also with Anonymous & Dallas: Mallorca.

vailian said...

Dubrovnik or Palma de Mallorca

utenzi said...

Congratulations on getting to the two year mark, Diane. Since you both love to dance, I'd stick to a big city where there's lots of dance clubs for your trip. Have fun!

AmyB said...

Two years already? Congrats! Crazy to think I've been reading you for longer than that (since before you met Max)! I love that we've both come so far. As for places to go, I'm not well-versed in surrounding areas to your neck of the woods. I defer to those above. Or Google! ;o)

Yelli said...

Congrats on your 2nd anniversary! What about Sardinia? The food and beaches were amazing...

Jill said...

What about Majorca? My girlfriend lived in Palma for a few years and LOVED it!!

Happy 2nd anniversary!