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Djemba_Villan

Spontaneous Trip Suggestions

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I would appreciate some inspiration from my VT travel aficionados.

I have 4 days worth of leave I MUST take before mid Feb, in addition to this I already have a big trip with the missus to Bali lined up along with 2 weekends away to Lake Como and Budapest over the year.

However...I want to rekindle my solo backpacking-vibe (I'm late 20s and happy to go hosteling still) which I haven't had a chance to exercise for a while so am in the market for a 3-5 day solo backpacking trip over the next 4 weeks.

- Happy to fly from anywhere Birmingham or South.

- Must be no more than ~5 hour flight each way

- Places to eliminate (have already recently been) - Barcelona, Iceland, Costa Del Sol, Balearics, Amsterdam, Krakaw, Dublin, Nice/Cannes, Zurich, Berlin, Paris, Prague, Rome, Amalfi Coast, Croatia, Bavaria, Lisbon, New York, Dubai

- I need to lose some weight and am dieting so somewhere I can enjoy a bloody good mooch would be preferred

-Some ideas I have currently are...Morocco Tangier-Marrakech over 3-4 days, Norway - Oslo & Bergen, Sweden - Stockholm & Gotenburg, Russia - Moscow & St Petersburg..appreciate any thoughts.

I'd appreciate any suggestions!

Edited by Djemba_Villan

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I hiked up to the top of Mt Toubkal (Atlas Mountains ) in a 5 day trip , 4 days hiking

flight to Marrakech and a couple of hour transfer

was about 50 miles of hiking All in , but the last bit the summit was proper back breaking stuff due to snow and altitude 

was just me and a guide and a book for the evening along with some beautiful scenery and starry nights

might tick a box for you ?

Edited by tonyh29

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St Petersburg ticks a lot of culture boxes , some nice church type  stuff worth seeing , hermitage museum , day trip out to gulf of Finland ( there is a famous home there whose name escapes me ) 

we took overnight train to Moscow and from there you can do red square , Kremlin etc ... great nightlife in Moscow ( but also slightly dangerous :) )

oslo I'm a fan of but you can get away with a couple of days , don't know about Bergan 

Stockholm - meh , but it does have a few charms 

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Skyscanner

brimingham as airport

"everywhere" as destination

see what floats your boat

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You really cannot go wrong with Copenhagen. Lovely City. So easy to get around. Beautiful.

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Croatia though not Zagreb

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Bilbao. Plenty of amazing food, lovely locals and loads of good places to explore in the area.

Tromso in northern Norway is lovely and you stand a chance of seeing the northern lights in Feb too.

Edited by One For The Road

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