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Holiday Destinations

Old 13th Jan 2006, 01:59
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Holiday Destinations

Every year I go Cyprus 2 weeks in June, 2 weeks in Sept. My wife is a Cypriot with all her family living there so, Its not really a holiday cause, I sit around a table with her family and there are flippin loads of um doing nothing but eat, I aint got a clue what they are talking about unless they swear then, If im lucky enough to get a day off from that her dad likes to put me to work as he owns an alarm company, I get to stand on a ladder in 100 degree+ sunshine and sweat like a rapist on trial.

This is the only holiday I get.

Where does everyone else go?
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 02:50
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Re: Holiday Destinations

Well, come on over to my house, it will be better than what you are going through now.
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 08:11
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Re: Holiday Destinations

North West Scotland...beautiful beaches that you have to yourself and it doesn't actually rain every day. When there is money to be splashed (it's been years now ), Iceland. I don't do hot weather, it makes me even more stroppy than usual.
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 08:16
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Re: Holiday Destinations

If I've got the time and money, I go to Canada. My best friend lives there, everyone's very friendly, the scenery is stunning. You can ski and sunbathe (if you wanted to do either of those activities) in the same day. Oh, and the food and drink are fabulous.

If I have no time or money, I pop over to Wales for a couple of days.
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 08:18
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Re: Holiday Destinations

If I've got the time and money, I go to Canada
Yes, I would too. Fabulous place.
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 08:46
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Re: Holiday Destinations

TLT, occurred to me, are you planning on a getaway with or without 'er indoors? Would s/where else in the Hellenic region be a possibility?
One thing I missed out, whilst in Europe the first time, was a shufti at Greek islands. That way, at least, you'll have the chance to avoid standing on a ladder and get to talk with herself.
The New England coast in Autumn/Fall is still high on my list of must-see places, and Eastern Canada for the great class of people.
"Canadians use sarcasm like Spams use handguns".

She'll probably enjoy Australia, too. Big Cypriot community.

FWIW.
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 08:50
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Re: Holiday Destinations

Always the USA - the best place in the world !
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 08:54
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Re: Holiday Destinations

Book North Cyprus this year..... you can say '' Well it's the same Island innit?''..... you can bet your bottom dollar you'll be off to Spain next year... maybe on your own though!!
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 09:42
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Re: Holiday Destinations

Am slowly embracing my fathers view, that there really is not much outside Europe worth seeing that you can't find here, and even fewer things worth the long-haul flight. I am not, however, in total agreement but since I do way too much travelling on business, the prospects of anything but a 3 hour-ish flight is simply revolting when I'm on my own time. Therefore:

Summer: Greece (Preferably Chania, but most islands will do) and home (CPH). Beaching and relaxing in Greece, boozing and chasing girls in CPH.
Autumn: City break. Istanbul being the preferred option at the mo. Great food, great shopping, great people and cheap as chips!
Winter: Austria, skiing.

If OZ and NZ wasn't so geographically challenged I'd love to go there one day. Apart from NYC, the States really does nothing for me. I positivly hate Thailand. Certain Indian Ocean islands have a certain appeal, but they're too far away. The Caribbean? Bah, it's either overpriced or over-Yank'ed. Africa? Wild horses couldn't drag me there!
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 12:32
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Re: Holiday Destinations

Well in a couple of weeks time me an the memsahib will be heading for our standard "Fark it's February" jaunt. Coupla weeks in a lttle town on the Gulf coast of FL bout 80 or so miles north of Tampa. $od all to do but play golf on great courses and drink and eat all evening. The summer break tends to be in le2k.
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 12:37
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Re: Holiday Destinations

Californa....highway 1...just fabulous
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 12:39
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Re: Holiday Destinations

Someone suggested Euthan Asia for me.
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 12:53
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Re: Holiday Destinations

last year I saw New Orleans before Katrina trashed it, and rode my motorbike down through Spain and Morocco to the Sahara in October. That was fun.

Quite fancy New Zealand sometime soon, for the flying and the biking, but suspect I'd have difficulty getting long enough off work to make the trip worthwhile. Could wait 'till I'm retired - but then I probably won't be able to afford it.

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Old 13th Jan 2006, 12:56
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Re: Holiday Destinations

Rather decadently, I managed Egypt's Red Sea coast (Naama Bay), Las Vegas/San Diego and the South of France in the last 13 months, although I'll be lucky to get anywhere at all this year!!!

Just had a thought, having visited Bulgaria twice on business in the last 12 months, I would heartily recommend the place, both the cities of Sofia and Plovdiv (cheap and fairly safe too, once you learn to turn a blind eye to the Mafia "types" - Don't worry, they're no more interested in you than you are in then) and I am informed that the Black Sea resorts are more than passable too...And guys, those Eastern European women are GORGEOUS...!!!
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Old 14th Jan 2006, 11:12
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Re: Holiday Destinations

i can recommend so many places i love!

Heres a list in no particular order:
-Maldives(probably my favourite!)
-Zanzibar
-Dubai
-Switzerland
-Spain
-Greece
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Old 14th Jan 2006, 13:28
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Re: Holiday Destinations

Want to look at where I go surfing try this:
http://www.coastalwatch.com.au
I'm usually at one of the Qld spots (mostly Currumbin, Snapper or Duranbah), or try me at Byron Bay.

I'm only an hour's drive from the Gold Coast where I get a one day holiday whenever I need it.
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Old 14th Jan 2006, 13:32
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Re: Holiday Destinations

PIERRE you lucky bas*ard! Stuck 900km inland and longing for the beach!
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Old 14th Jan 2006, 14:11
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Re: Holiday Destinations

The area around Recife in northern Brazil is pretty awesome, but prepare to feel out of shape and pasty on the beach even if you're in tip top shape

For a truly humbling and simultaneously exhalting experience, nothing has come close to spending a few days doing the annapurna circuit in Nepal. However as all of it is run by the Maoists these days, be prepared to keep a very low profile if you're a passport holder from the "coalition of the willing". Was quite surprised that although you have to pay a levy to enter their area, they actually give a student discount of 50% off.

However, if you'd prefer to find out what hell will be like, you could always try Benidorm...
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Old 15th Jan 2006, 09:29
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Re: Holiday Destinations

Mozambique.

Beaut place. Wait until the flood season has ended some time in mid to late February, though.
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Old 15th Jan 2006, 09:38
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Re: Holiday Destinations

Australia (so much to see and explore), the best place on earth that i even decided to make it my home... And one day become an Aussie (just like my Aussie "Sheila" and my little boy)

How life changes
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