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Old 10-01-2014, 09:52 PM   #41
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I really did enjoy Southern Germany. People are very friendly.

But Munich was not cheap. Salzburg (Austria) seemed less expensive. The Austrians were also very friendly.
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Old 10-01-2014, 09:55 PM   #42
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Vienna is very pricey.
Maybe the outskirts though. I wouldn't mind staying in Heilegenstadt.
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You folks have given me a lot of homework.

Thanks.

I hope to pull this off in a year or two and you will hear back.
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A bit more homework? If I were to pick a city I would probably choose Maastrichti, Holland. Spent time there on several occasions and thought it was convenient for traveling around Europe. I did have a car and do not know if train travel would be convenient or not, but I suspect so.
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Hafta log in for this thread. The Navy is likely sending the family to Westfalia for 2 years. So I sure appreciate everyone sharing their experiences. If we go, we'll be living on the local economy (no base housing available).

I've never been to Germany, but I can easily recommend Andalucia, Portugal, France, or Italy. The lifestyle of Southern Europe is tough to beat if you're looking to have a good time.
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Wow, I didn't know Paris was in the Davis Mountains! And I wish Florence were that close to me - wow! And Vienna is in Louisiana? Dang!
Scheisse! According to this map, I was born in Helgoland!

Lots of good suggestions here but, I would use the weather as a major factor if I was you.
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I love Rome and lived there for a year, have visited many times since, and know the historic center well. But in the summer it can be very hot and most Italian apartments will not have AC.
Berlin is a great city, very inexpensive, full of history and culture, and cosmopolitan. I don't care for German cuisine, but Berlin has anything you want to eat. English is widely spoken.
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Rome is too hot in the summer.

Berlin too cold?

Only time I visited in mid July, it got very windy and there wasn't enough sun.
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Looks like Strasbourg is right on the border of Germany. So weather not as nice as say along the Mediterranean coast?
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Strasbourg, FR is very nice and walkable with public transit
But, but, but do they have oil like Texas has at the Permian Basin? And all the other "goodies" as enumerated in REW's long list?

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