The American Caliban (substitute) wrote,
The American Caliban
substitute

DEAR LAZYWEB (TRAVEL)

Hello all.

I am going to go on a trip with my mother overseas. I have no idea where we should go. I partly grew up in Europe but haven't been to Paris or London or Venice since the Carter administration.

I've never been to Asia, Australia, Africa, or any of Eastern Europe. She was in Russia pretty recently and isn't into that, but otherwise she's amenable to suggestion.

I'm interested in what the group mind thinks. We both like old stones and culture vulture stuff and music. She likes theater and I like more popular music and jazz stuff, but neither of us has some consuming interest that demands satisfaction. In general culture wins over nature with us.

I'd love to see Venice again, and Europe in general draws me back. My French and Italian are awful (she's better) so it would be easier but less exotic to be somewhere that would deal with a monolingual American idiot. We should avoid war zones and places where a woman in her 80s with crappy arthritis would find it tiresome to get around, even with her son helping.

OPEN THREAD YO. Where should we go, and why?
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