Winter Getaway

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Darlings, I need your help! On the 31st of December, Balazs and I spontaneously promised ourselves that we'll go for a little off-season Holiday somewhere in Europe in the first part of this year. So yesterday I spent my whole afternoon looking at different places, daydreaming about all the amazing art, architecture and beauty we could see. The thing is, now we are in a huge pickle as we can't decide which we should go for. The choices are Rome, Prague, Madrid or Amsterdam. We were also considering Venice or Paris but since we have already been there, it would be nice to go somewhere new this time around.

So, here is the question for you, which one would you go for? Have you been to any of those cities before? Which one would be the best in your opinion for a pre-season city getaway? We are thinking a week-long stay late winter early spring. Shoot away! Thank you:) xo

P.S: A beautiful GIVEAWAY Wednesday is coming up!
P.P.S: The impulsive traveller!

(Photo by Daniela Beckmann)

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm jealous, take me with you!! I'd choose Rome, Italy. My sister went there for her honeymoon last October and she had a blast.

Diana Mieczan said...

Anonymous, how wonderful!

Eliza Jane said...

I absolutely ADORE Prague (or, as they say it, "Praha"). It is SUCH a beautiful city. And nearby, just a half hour or so train ride away, is a little church entirely made of human bones (the area was a mass grave site during the plague). I think you may have actually blogged about this once. It's creepy, for sure, but it's also incredibly amazing.

Jillian Manesh said...

i have never been too amsterdam so i would want to go there! and ride bikes :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Martie @ Spunkyrella said...

Well that´s a tough one! I think it depends on when you guys wanna go because there are cities that need to be enjoyed during warmer months like Rome.

Personally I´d go for Lisbon. It´s not very touristy and I´ve never been there. But to choose within your list, I´d say Madrid.

It´s such a beautiful city, Diana. The Museo Reina Sofia is impeccable - I couldn´t stop Ooohing and aaahing. The shops, boutiques, food and people are just lovely and scrumptious. I´ve been there for a 3 day trip over the weekend a couple of years ago when a friend of mine studied abroad and I can really say it was one of the best mini-vacations I´ve ever had!

To the commenter above I want to say, before you go to Prag which seems to be the "it"place right now, come to Vienna - more history and sights, beautiful architecture and way better food.... also I live here, just saying :)

Hard choice to make, but there are worse things to choose from, I guess ;)

JeLo said...

Prague! It is so beautiful and romantic. The perfect couple getaway.

Claudz said...

I enjoyed Madrid but LOVED Barcelona. Can't you go there? Just amazing......Otherwise Amsterdam is easy to do for a weekend and in Spring it's all about the tulips!

Tiffany Kadani said...

Amsterdam! I've always wanted to go there. That and Iceland. I hear it's gorgeous.

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

i would pick madrid or rome - but really anywhere in europe would be dreamy!

Steph said...

I have been to all except prague (going in May!) and Madrid and of them, my hands down favourite is Amsterdam. I've been four times now and love it more each time I go. That's my vote. You'll have fun in any of them though. x

Kait said...

amsterdam has always been a dream of mine ;)

Merry Meri said...

I know it's not on your list, but consider Lisbon too! It's perfect for a shorter getaway because the city and surrounding locations (Sintra, Caiscias etc) are so conveniently situated. But if you're sold on the list you provided, I say Prague. I bet it's gorgeous in winter!! Can't wait to hear what you pick, xox

Merry Meri said...

It was October here, but to give you an idea!!! http://seektobemerry.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-sweet-escape-lisbon.html

Carmen said...

I should say Madrid, since I live here and I love my city. But Rome is always a hit (I have even spent Christmas there with the children, rainy and cold but still marvellous). Otherwise, Madrid. And the suggestions on Lisbon are also very right, it is a wonderful city!

Elsa de Diego said...

Wohoo! I am so happy for you guys. I've never been to either Amsterdam or Prague. I heard wonders about both of them. Now, Madrid vs. Rome, well, the good news is that you can't go wrong with any of them. They both have history, art, culture, great food, great people...Like my fellow Spaniard Carmen, I guess that I should be rooting more for Madrid, but to be honest, I went to Rome for the first time 2 years ago, and the city took my breath away. Seriously. :) Hope this helps! ;) Please keep us posted. Muah!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Claudz. I have been to Barcelona but not Madrid and I never regretted my decision. Barcelona is gothically beautiful, with so many surprises at every turn. It's an art lovers delight and the people are so friendly.

Polly Rowan said...

Before I even read the whole post I was going to suggest Madrid! I went there year before last with my boyfriend. It is beautiful, had lots of lovely architecture, and the culture there is lovely. We had so much fun wandering, shopping, boating, having lots of tapas and cocktails. Here is a post I did on it if that helps :) and I can recommend places to go!

http://arowantree.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/madrid.html

Tish said...

My answer complicates things...SEE THEM ALL! DO ALL THE THINGS! :) xoxo

Art Farm said...

What a fantastic problem to have!! I haven't been to any of these cities, but I would like to visit all of them. I think Prague would be beautiful in the winter time.

Diana Mieczan said...

Eliza, it sounds awesome to me:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Jillian, Amsterdam and bikes go so well together, don't they?

Diana Mieczan said...

Martie, next time around we will surely go to Lisbon and I really need to visit Vienna sometimes soon. We should have coffee!

Diana Mieczan said...

Claudz, Barcelona sounds magical as well:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Steph, have the best time in Prague this May!

Diana Mieczan said...

I love your post, Merry Meri:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Carmen, we chose Rome:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Polly, thank you for the link:)

Diana Mieczan said...

I wish I could, Tish:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Katie:)

Diana Mieczan said...

THANK YOU, thank you for all the amazing suggestions. Here is what we chose: http://diana212m.blogspot.com/2014/01/we-are-going-to.html We are so excited!!!!

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