We’re thinking long and hard of what to do post our October Queen Mary crossing. The obvious choice was to stay in London and sightsee, maybe even go to the Giants game, then come home. It seemed so predictable, and boring, not to mention the shock at the hotel prices in London. We’re not cheap but holy cow, my eyeballs kept popping out of my head calculating five or six nights in a decent London hotel.
That got us to discuss going elsewhere. Barcelona has long been on my bucket list and that’s an easy flight from Heathrow.
Another thought is Positano – it’s been years since I’ve been there, but that would require flying to Naples then getting to Positano – either via the hydrofoil, or train, or driving, or bus. Scratch the bus. That’s not an option for us.
Two very different destination choices. Barcelona, lots to see and do, walking, eating, drooling over art and architecture. Feet on terra firma.
Positano might require another boat and less to do other than relax and enjoy being spoiled in a gorgeous Italian seaside village.
We dock in Southampton early in the morning so there’s plenty of time that same day to go through customs, get to the airport, and fly off somewhere fun. We’ve done Paris enough so that’s out. Scotland might be rainy in October and we don’t think we’d want to play golf. There’s Lisbon. There’s Florence or Milan. Not Rome. Done Switzerland thoroughly. I’d love any suggestions keeping in mind we don’t want to break what’s left of the bank.