General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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MB
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4345 posts since 27/9/05

30 Apr 2013 00:25
Seconded, stayed in Brac went to Hvar. Hvar's livelier
carlos
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940 posts since 20/1/08

30 Apr 2013 06:59
Misses and I are looking to go away in July and are keen on Cuba.

Anyone been? Any tips or nuggets of advice?

Cheers

velvet
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9513 posts since 12/6/06

30 Apr 2013 07:30
Cheers lads - we got 10 days there and haven't booked anything so gonna hostel it

Brac and hvar are on the list - anywhere else???

Is it expensive out there?
MB
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4345 posts since 27/9/05

30 Apr 2013 08:56
Hvar was same as here, Brac was cheap good beer as well
themistake
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10514 posts since 20/2/06

30 Apr 2013 15:10
another "shall i go to south east asia on my own" question coming up….


i've got 3 weeks off and basically got no mates available to go with.

has anyone been on an organised "tour".
something like this.. http://www.statravel.co.uk/tours-and-treks/Asia-&-Middle-East/Vietnam-Experience-3-VIEP1302

basically looking for any tips/do's/dont's…

cheers


hate
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1571 posts since 4/1/12

30 Apr 2013 15:46
themistake wrote: another "shall i go to south east asia on my own" question coming up….


i've got 3 weeks off and basically got no mates available to go with.

has anyone been on an organised "tour".
something like this.. http://www.statravel.co.uk/tours-and-treks/Asia-&-Middle-East/Vietnam-Experience-3-VIEP1302

basically looking for any tips/do's/dont's…

cheers
sounds fun! surely better than staying at home
themistake
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10514 posts since 20/2/06

30 Apr 2013 15:53
velvet wrote: Cheers lads - we got 10 days there and haven't booked anything so gonna hostel it

Brac and hvar are on the list - anywhere else???

Is it expensive out there?


wouldnt anyone recommend Pag? or is a little too far to get to?
velvet
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9513 posts since 12/6/06

30 Apr 2013 18:23
Why not go to India for 3 weeks?

Yeah pag is too far

Did you guys rent your own speedboats when in Croatia?
themistake
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10514 posts since 20/2/06

1 May 2013 00:20
velvet - I thought i'd rather go thailand/vietnam because of the more sociable party side of it. But I've not looked at india. Is it a good? I'm not really into finding the "inner me".


re: pag….. http://www.sail-croatia.com/sail-croatia-specials/outlook-festival-cruise if you click on the itinerary of that trip, it gives a good trip up and down to pag from split. I'm going in July and I'm hoping in the first week to do that itinerary and then in the second week to do Hvar/brac and the other islands around there.
MB
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4345 posts since 27/9/05

1 May 2013 09:42
We just spoke to a few of the boat tour people in the little harbour and negotiated to take us about for the day he even phoned his mate to come and pick us up on some o the islands to drive us about.

Brac is really nice, you need a car though really. You can drive around and find deserted beaches. V quiet though probably not the best place to go with 'the lads' I was with the mrs and kid so was ideal
eazypz
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2985 posts since 16/4/10

1 May 2013 10:21
Mumbai is definitely a party place if you know where to go and stay at a decent hotel.
Brian Damage
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7991 posts since 21/10/03

1 May 2013 12:31
Is mljet worth checking? Going Dubrovnik in jul…planning a visit to Mostar too
jwool
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2684 posts since 16/2/10

1 May 2013 18:16
Having to organise holidays is fucking infuriating.

Can anyone recommend any villas in Bulgaria (sunny beach)/Napa for 9/10 people?
velvet
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9513 posts since 12/6/06

1 May 2013 19:42
MB wrote: We just spoke to a few of the boat tour people in the little harbour and negotiated to take us about for the day he even phoned his mate to come and pick us up on some o the islands to drive us about.

Brac is really nice, you need a car though really. You can drive around and find deserted beaches. V quiet though probably not the best place to go with 'the lads' I was with the mrs and kid so was ideal

Thanks for the advice mate

berk
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2117 posts since 24/3/08

1 May 2013 21:41
Going Manila on business ,anyone been. .?

NigelBenn
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4053 posts since 6/2/08

17 May 2013 18:13
does anybody own a bar or club (or know somebody with) in europe somewhere they could hook me up with some work for summer?
Jimmy326
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4554 posts since 22/9/07

23 May 2013 10:55
Remember there was some talk a couple of years or so ago of Fukers planning to visit Santorini. Did anyone ever reach and can give some recommendations for eating/drinking/day trips?
Anto
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3554 posts since 19/1/12

23 May 2013 11:26
Regarding day trips, i suggest going to the coloured beaches; red, white and black.
Red is the nicest one imo. White isn't as nice but it's worth a visit (iirc you can get there by boat only). Black, by Perissa, is nice as well, and as the white one, are a way less busy than the first one.

I recommend a daytime visit to Fira (old town) so that you can have a walk in the village, have a drink but above all enjoy the incredible views it offers.

Reach Oia for the sunset, the most beautiful place on the island. Incredible sunsets from there, really relaxing atmosphere…reach early as if it gets crowdy, and it happens, best spots go fast….

Hope you're thinking about going with your gf\wife as the island is pretty boring talking about nightlife…many bars and restaurants but that's it. I was with a bunch of mates and we resisted only three days there…

Also, i recommend renting a scooter for moving around and just enjoy the landscapes you see just going from spot to spot
Jimmy326
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4554 posts since 22/9/07

23 May 2013 11:38
Cheers.

Yeah, going with the gf for 5 nights before moving on to Naxos.

We are staying in Firostefani, so about 10 mins walk outside of Fira.

To be honest, I'm pretty 'well-up' on the areas/geography of the island. I'm looking more for specific recommendations of places.

Thanks anyway though.
ross
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872 posts since 6/2/10

23 May 2013 13:48
Got a couple of weeks in summer so doing the Vegas-San Fran-LA route. Thinking 3 days in Vegas, 2 through Death Valley and Yosemite to San Francisco, 3 days there, 2 down highway 1 and 2 in LA before heading home. Any guidance/hotel recommendations/stuff to see en route?

Cheers