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Schauermann

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- Autobahns are easy. Only about 30% are unlimited speed. Most of them are 120-130km/h, and there’s always roadworks to slow to down. You’ll sit in the right lane on 100km/h and the middle lane between 120-140. Give it 10 mins and you’ll be fine. I feel more nervous on Australian roads
That unlimited speed here has always been a very strange thing in my opinion. Even without a speed limit you hardly ever have the opportunity to drive really fast. Like you said roadwork, lots of other cars and after short distance a speed limit again.
On the other hand countries like Australia or America have a speedlimits while having lots of streets (cross country, very straight) where driving at 200km/h would probably half travel time compared top 100km/h.
 

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That unlimited speed here has always been a very strange thing in my opinion. Even without a speed limit you hardly ever have the opportunity to drive really fast. Like you said roadwork, lots of other cars and after short distance a speed limit again.
On the other hand countries like Australia or America have a speedlimits while having lots of streets (cross country, very straight) where driving at 200km/h would probably half travel time compared top 100km/h.
It’s always frustrating. I’m often going between Hamburg-Dortmund, and since last May, they’ve had roadworks on both the A1 via Bremen and the a2 via Hannover. Seriously frustrating - the trains have become my best friend


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It’s always frustrating. I’m often going between Hamburg-Dortmund, and since last May, they’ve had roadworks on both the A1 via Bremen and the a2 via Hannover. Seriously frustrating - the trains have become my best friend


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Absolutely. Couldn’t believe the roadworks on the A1 and A2 when I last drove from Koln to Berlin. Every 10-15km’s we seemed to be stopping.
The best thing about the German motorways though is people only go in the middle or left hand lanes to overtake and then quickly return to the right. Unlike Australian drivers who like to sit in the wrong lane for miles and miles
 

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My shout for advice guys.

Want to travel somewhere south in the middle of May with my partner and 2,5 year old. Looking for somewhere close to water as I miss the beach likecrazy.

Anyone got suggestions? I’ve only spent time in BCN and San Sébastien/Biarritz. Any feedback on Valencia/Malaga/Alicante/somewhere in Greece? Lisbon looks fairly expensive that time of year so I’ll give it a moss this time

Thanks in advance!


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My shout for advice guys.

Want to travel somewhere south in the middle of May with my partner and 2,5 year old. Looking for somewhere close to water as I miss the beach likecrazy.

Anyone got suggestions? I’ve only spent time in BCN and San Sébastien/Biarritz. Any feedback on Valencia/Malaga/Alicante/somewhere in Greece? Lisbon looks fairly expensive that time of year so I’ll give it a moss this time

Thanks in advance!


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Cannes. I have an apartment waiting for you. But seriously I would avoid Cannes, have you looked at Cadiz?
 

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I was bored of Manchester after 3-4 hours of being there.

If there are no EPL games on you could easily do a tour of both stadiums in a day.
Liverpool is the same.

Either watch an EPL game or sit in a shit pub. There is nothing else to do

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That unlimited speed here has always been a very strange thing in my opinion. Even without a speed limit you hardly ever have the opportunity to drive really fast. Like you said roadwork, lots of other cars and after short distance a speed limit again.
On the other hand countries like Australia or America have a speedlimits while having lots of streets (cross country, very straight) where driving at 200km/h would probably half travel time compared top 100km/h.
I sat between 160-200 kmh per hour when I drove from Berlin via Dresden to Munich.

Almost 80-90% of it was unlimited speed limits

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My shout for advice guys.

Want to travel somewhere south in the middle of May with my partner and 2,5 year old. Looking for somewhere close to water as I miss the beach likecrazy.

Anyone got suggestions? I’ve only spent time in BCN and San Sébastien/Biarritz. Any feedback on Valencia/Malaga/Alicante/somewhere in Greece? Lisbon looks fairly expensive that time of year so I’ll give it a moss this time

Thanks in advance!


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Kefalonia in Greece

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My shout for advice guys.

Want to travel somewhere south in the middle of May with my partner and 2,5 year old. Looking for somewhere close to water as I miss the beach likecrazy.

Anyone got suggestions? I’ve only spent time in BCN and San Sébastien/Biarritz. Any feedback on Valencia/Malaga/Alicante/somewhere in Greece? Lisbon looks fairly expensive that time of year so I’ll give it a moss this time

Thanks in advance!


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One of my Uncles has a small place down at Benalmádena on the Costa del Sol and we have visited him a few times down there and the area is fantastic. Only about half an hour from Malaga and the stretch of coast has some great little hideaways. Pretty cool amusement park and a couple of aquariums in the area too which always keeps the little ones amused
 

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Heading to Europe in 8 weeks, first time. Going to London, then to Berlin, Paris on and onto Monaco for the GP.
All up only 3 weeks.
Wondering if I have the time, what other countries to squeeze in there.
Also, will being an Australian up my chances with the ladies over there?
 

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Heading to Europe in 8 weeks, first time. Going to London, then to Berlin, Paris on and onto Monaco for the GP.
All up only 3 weeks.
Wondering if I have the time, what other countries to squeeze in there.
Also, will being an Australian up my chances with the ladies over there?
Your personality will determine that more than anything.

Monaco GP, if the weather is good, is brilliant. Such a great atmosphere... Might see you there.. Stars and Bars is usually my go to.
 

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Your personality will determine that more than anything.

Monaco GP, if the weather is good, is brilliant. Such a great atmosphere... Might see you there.. Stars and Bars is usually my go to.
Your personality will determine that more than anything.

Monaco GP, if the weather is good, is brilliant. Such a great atmosphere... Might see you there.. Stars and Bars is usually my go to.
Planning on just rocking up on the day and buying a general admission pass at the gate so I can walk around.
Will that work?
 

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Heading to Europe in 8 weeks, first time. Going to London, then to Berlin, Paris on and onto Monaco for the GP.
All up only 3 weeks.
Wondering if I have the time, what other countries to squeeze in there.
Also, will being an Australian up my chances with the ladies over there?
You can squeeze more countries you sound like you will be on a fairly tight squeeze with a fair bit of travelling. You will lose a bit of time heading from London to Berlin and then to Paris if you are flying. Any reason why you chose those cities and do you have to back track to fly home?
 

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My shout for advice guys.

Want to travel somewhere south in the middle of May with my partner and 2,5 year old. Looking for somewhere close to water as I miss the beach likecrazy.

Anyone got suggestions? I’ve only spent time in BCN and San Sébastien/Biarritz. Any feedback on Valencia/Malaga/Alicante/somewhere in Greece? Lisbon looks fairly expensive that time of year so I’ll give it a moss this time

Thanks in advance!


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You can squeeze more countries you sound like you will be on a fairly tight squeeze with a fair bit of travelling. You will lose a bit of time heading from London to Berlin and then to Paris if you are flying. Any reason why you chose those cities and do you have to back track to fly home?
Yeah its largely unplanned at this stage. I was planning on using the train to get most places, and yeah got to get back to London to leave.
Might have to leave it at London to Berlin to Paris and then find my way down to Monaco.
Berlin and Paris are the main two I want to get to.
 

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Yeah its largely unplanned at this stage. I was planning on using the train to get most places, and yeah got to get back to London to leave.
Might have to leave it at London to Berlin to Paris and then find my way down to Monaco.
Berlin and Paris are the main two I want to get to.
In can often be cheaper to fly in/out of other places rather than London. Also consider an open jaw ticket into 1 city and out of another. Nice is your closest international airport and has some connections or you could head to Milan by train which is closer than returning to Paris.
 

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Heading to Europe in 8 weeks, first time. Going to London, then to Berlin, Paris on and onto Monaco for the GP.
All up only 3 weeks.
Wondering if I have the time, what other countries to squeeze in there.
Also, will being an Australian up my chances with the ladies over there?
You realise they are cities and not countries right? 3-4 days london. 5 days paris. 5 days berlin and 2 days monaco is the mimimum time at each if you have never been to these places. That gives you another 5 days. Could choose another city or spend some time driving through country towns or hiking through the alps for some variation on the cities. For cities prague is near berlin and is a good contrast. Amsterdam is not a major detour between paris and berlin although the place is way overrated. Alternatively Provence is near monaco if you want to spend 5 days driving around hill top villages. Bernese oberland in switzerland is amazing for scenary and hiking. Can stay in a car free town on top of 500 metre high cliffs. I would usually recommend rome and florence but they would be big detours and you want to limit your travel time as 3 weeks isnt a long trip.
 

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Yeah thanks. Yes ,cities.
I think London, Berlin, Paris, Monaco will be the absolute maximum I can do.
Given I have to get back top London from Monaco.
Thanks for your advice.
 

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Heading to Europe in 8 weeks, first time. Going to London, then to Berlin, Paris on and onto Monaco for the GP.
All up only 3 weeks.
Wondering if I have the time, what other countries to squeeze in there.
Also, will being an Australian up my chances with the ladies over there?
If you have good banter and you're at least average looking, you will clean up.

Come to Poland, it's ******* awesome; the girls are incredible, and it is very cheap.

Depending on what you like, Krakow, Gdanks, Wroclaw.

It'll blow your mind.
 

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If you have good banter and you're at least average looking, you will clean up.

Come to Poland, it's ******* awesome; the girls are incredible, and it is very cheap.

Depending on what you like, Krakow, Gdanks, Wroclaw.

It'll blow your mind.
You ended up making it to Poland? That's awesome, I remember you messaging me about it a couple of years back! Where are you based?
 
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