Bhante, thank you for the link to the centre. I'll be sure to pay it a visit.
Ben, thanks for the link to the lonelyplanet site -- it has all the information I need on hotels, flights and sightseeing!
Mawkish, thank you in advance for your wife's advice on hotels. I asked my mother (she's paying for the whole trip
) about the budget and she said "40-50 euros per night".
I am on the path, however not yet advanced. Any opinions or insights I share are meant entirely for discussion purposes and in cases where people might find them beneficial in whatever way. Since I am not advanced on the Path, I cannot guarantee that what I say will always necessarily be 100% true or in line with the Dhamma. However, having had an extremely interesting life with a wide variety of different (many of them deep) experiences, I hope that anything I share will be of use, provide food for thought, and inspire interesting and beneficial discussions.
Mettā to all!