My Fiancee and I are looking to take off for Paris, Italy, and Amsterdam. Early July as a honeymoon...goal is 1 week each country. I figure if we are going and dont want to be too rushed...we should stay at least a week.
We are open to where in those location, but also want the most bike friendly and pedestrain friendly areas to visit that these or other European countries can offer.
We have a friend in Florence that might host a few days for us. Otherwise we would like to travel to nearby Italian origins to Florence perhaps as well during out week in Italy.
Inexpensive places to stay short of sharing rooms at a Hostel...also of interest. B&B's, hotels near fun stuff, etc.
In terms of bikes: I would love to get a bike in Denmark to bring per train to Italy and Paris after enjoying them there. I have heard of buying last years models for a good price at bike shops. We would love to get a set of Gazelle Impalla's or similar modern Dutch bikes to take home after our 3 week trip. Have a bike shop in Italy pack them up for us for our flight.
We have looked into Craigs list for house swaps. My Mom has property in Loreto, Baja Mexico she rents out. It would be nice to swap with someone in fab locations where we could enjoy culture and history at these countries, we just do not know much about swapping homes.
Anyone have recommendations?
Happy New Yr!