QUOTE(roberto.mira @ Jan 29 2010, 03:22 PM)
Firstable I want to remark that your spanish is great!. Have you ever visited Mexico or another hispanic country?
At this stage, we appreciate a lot your recommendation because we have in fact 8 months to go.
I told my friends about visit Edinburgh and they are agreed with that idea so we included Edinburgh in our trip, just next to London and before Dublin, do you think this logistic is alright?
The places that we have thought as a must are London, Berlin, Paris and Rome; considering that we are in our mid 20`s what do you recommend us, it´d be great if you suggest us a sequences of places.
I learned Spanish in Peru when I was travelling in South America. There's also a lot of Spaniards in my office at work, to keep me in practice
I have been to Mexico as well, but more for beachy holidays than proper travelling. I've been to Puerto del Carmen(?) and also somewhere over the west coast too - the name of the place escapes me at the moment...
So glad you're including Scotland in your trip now, you'll love Edinburgh! And yes, the logistic of London - Edinburgh - Dublin are fine (they're about a 50 minute flight between each other, whichever way round you do it actually.
Here's my (personal) 3 top things to do in each city as a tourist*:
London: The London Eye (amazing views); West End show (cut price tickets available at Leicester Square - or via www.lastminute.com - often meal with show deals on there); Covent Garden (markets and bars)
Dublin: Kilmainham Gaol tour (guided tour round Irish jail - really, REALLY good); Guinness factory/Jamesons whisky factory (gotta be done I guess!); the Rock n Roll bus tour (Irish music history)
Edinburgh: The castle - you can't miss it, it towers over the city centre!; A ghost tour (various available, they can be scary or funny...or both!); Rose Street (small street runs parallel to the main Princes Street, away from the castle direction - great little pubs/restaurants with funny Scottish names like "Filthy McNasties"; "The Cat and Bagpipes" etc, with home cooked food, yum!
Here's a task list for you too**
I think you and your friends should tick these off on your trip
1. Eat haggis in Scotland
2. Drink the Scottish national drink, Irn-Bru
3. Have an Irish stew in Ireland
4. Have a drink mixed with the local Irish soft drink (or straight if you don't drink alcohol) - red lemonade - asking for this will make everyone think you've lived there for years
* I reserve the right to make amends to that list - I'll probably think of other stuff later that I'd have put in my top 3's
** I reserve the right to add tasks to this
Let me know if these suggestions are hitting the mark, or if you have different interests and want different suggestions