Tue Jul 25th, 2006 at 06:32:16 PM EST
Last Saturday Colman and I arrived back from our holiday on a barge on the Grand Canal. We were a bit confused being back on dry land...felt a bit stunned really. So proceeded to make a short list of places we might like to go on holiday in 2007. After eliminating various destinations due to distance and realistic estimates of the time needed to visit those places properly we settled on Europe...yes, mainland Europe.
We've decided to find our way from Dublin to Istanbul and back by train (and ferry for that little hop between Dublin and Holyhead!) stopping in various towns and cities along the way. We would probably be aiming to do this next May.
The question we have is...where should we stop off? Our initial list is as follows:
- Dublin to London
- London to Paris
- Paris to Toulouse
- Toulouse to Geneva (via Lyon?)
- Geneva to Venice
- Venice to Vienna (maybe Florence in there somewhere?)
- Vienna to Budapest
- Budapest to Sofia
- Sofia to Istanbul (via the place we need to be to get a train to Istanbul!)
...Anything we should add or change? Any hints/tips on trains in those areas?