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MountaingirlBC wrote:I fly into France mid-June. Will spend a week doing family stuff with my boyfriend, then we have a week to do whatever we want before he heads home. I plan to meet my climbing partner in Chamonix on the 26th for 2 weeks of climbing. Any suggestions as to how to spend the week before? I hate shopping. Have no interest in sitting in a cafe people watching. We'll spend a day in Paris and go to the Louvre but other than that, I don't have much interest in art/history right now as I figure I will have plenty of time to hang around in galleries & museums when my joints crap out on me. I guess I'm looking for more adventure/nature than culture right now. I'd like to see a little of Italy and Spain too if time permits. Any suggestions?
by MountaingirlBC » Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:03 pm
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by Charles » Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:26 am
MountaingirlBC wrote:Thanks so much for all the great suggestions. I feel like I have some good options now and that perhaps I'm not alone in being a cultural boob. I guess I'm just more interested in natural history than human history. In the grand scheme of things, we humans are just a blip in the fossil record. I guess being a geology student gives me a strange perspective on the history of this planet.
That said, I'm totally getting into the idea of throwing on backpacks and exploring some little villages (especially the ones with cheese! mmmmm I love cheese!) that we can access by trails and trains. My boyfriend won't be up for long days of hiking so this seems like a good compromise. I'm sure it would be easier to rent a car but I kinda like the idea of not having one. Kind of forces you to stop and smell the cheeses.
I'm going to print this thread out and start seeing how many of your ideas I can incorporate into a one week period. Definitely won't be your average/normal european vacation which is exactly what I want.
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