General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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Sholto
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490 posts since 25/12/12

29 May 2016 23:03
Planning a trip cycling from Amsterdam to Gothenburg (and maybe back?) next year.

I am not a cycling nut, the idea behind the trip is to cycle on a fairly casual basis, stop of at places we find interesting (trip will already be taking us through nice countryside, Scandi coast, as well as Hamburg and Copenhagen), probably take a decent amount of hash with us from the Dam and sample some night life and such in various places, rather than waking up at Sparrow fart, donning Lycra and sucking on lemon gels all day.

Has anyone here done anything like this before? Any comments would be appreciated.
stuckinhouston
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28 posts since 27/11/11

30 May 2016 20:37
sodomgomorra wrote: Anything recommendations between Ravenna and Urbino, effectively within this area:


We are going to Ravenna for 3 days, Urbino for a week and got a unalllocated week in between. Not picky, just after some peace & quiet.

I stayed in Ravenna for a year and still have plenty friends there. Ravenna itself is a pretty quiet town with lots of historical sites, all the nightlife is down in the Marina.
Milano Marittima further down the coast is where a lot of Italians head to over the summer with some decent bars and clubs.
If there is anything in particular you are looking for let me know and i can ask guys i know what latest places are.
swede
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7934 posts since 21/3/09

1 Jun 2016 13:01
going to havana in 2 weeks. any recommendations would be greatly appreciated
smith
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10771 posts since 5/5/04

1 Jun 2016 15:56
About 10 of these for two weeks should do the trick

Ulster_Blue
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5191 posts since 16/7/06

2 Jun 2016 18:34
Just booked two weeks in California in September, travelling from San Fran to San Diego. Any tips? Have the following rough idea

SF - Yosemite - Monterey - Santa Monica - LA -San Diego
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

2 Jun 2016 20:02
Carmel over monterey, San Luis ospido and Santa Barbara are cool
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

2 Jun 2016 22:49
Was in the Algarve with the missus last year and it was great - Where is similar to the Algarve? Cyprus is an obvious one.

Basically wanting great beaches, 28-38 degrees, few things to do and good food.

Anto
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3555 posts since 19/1/12

3 Jun 2016 09:41
Puglia Kev.

Ulster, wouldn't recommend Monterey either. Carmel much better. On the way down from SF, didn't like Santa Cruz but had a good time in Half Moon Bay. Nice brewery on the sea
Jimmy326
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4554 posts since 22/9/07

3 Jun 2016 10:23
Has anyone ever done a safari in South Africa? Really fancy seeing Cape Town and combining it with a few days safari, but not sure where to start.

Is it the type of holiday where you can book everything separately yourself, or should I just be biting the bullet and stumping up £££ for a travel agent package?
diederik
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3187 posts since 16/8/11

posted 3 Jun 2016 10:54, edited 3 Jun 2016 10:54
Safari in SA would be requiring moving up north anyhow - so best to take a flight. Most obvious place would be Kruger National Park.

http://www.krugerpark.com/

edit: since you need to fly anyhow, you can also consider visiting Botswana for your safari instead.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/africa/botswana/articles/Botswana-The-best-safari-in-Africa/
MoB
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36666 posts since 31/8/04

posted 3 Jun 2016 11:03, edited 3 Jun 2016 11:03
I did it in March, you deffo need a flight up to joburg. That drive would be a killer otherwise.

We did a week and split it between these places in Kruger, all great. Saw the big 5 at the first gaff.

Private
http://www.shindzela.co.za/

Government
http://www.letabarestcamp.com/

Private
http://phelwana.co.za/

We booked everything seperate, i can send you our itinerary if you want?
Jimmy326
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4554 posts since 22/9/07

3 Jun 2016 11:49
That would be great MoB, cheers for the info guys.
swede
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7934 posts since 21/3/09

3 Jun 2016 15:48
smith wrote: About 10 of these for two weeks should do the trick


is it really that bad Laughing out loud
misled
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4243 posts since 3/1/02

3 Jun 2016 15:59
carmel is great. we stayed here http://www.missionranchcarmel.com/ it's decent value, great food, locals go there drinking and it's owned by the man himself Clint Eastwood. He was in having dinner on our last night there.
joeyjojo
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3962 posts since 24/8/06

7 Jun 2016 15:19
anyone been to the sardinia or corsica and recommend a decent area with nice beaches?
sodomgomorra
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1364 posts since 24/3/14

7 Jun 2016 15:27
stuckinhouston wrote:
sodomgomorra wrote: Anything recommendations between Ravenna and Urbino, effectively within this area:


We are going to Ravenna for 3 days, Urbino for a week and got a unalllocated week in between. Not picky, just after some peace & quiet.

I stayed in Ravenna for a year and still have plenty friends there. Ravenna itself is a pretty quiet town with lots of historical sites, all the nightlife is down in the Marina.
Milano Marittima further down the coast is where a lot of Italians head to over the summer with some decent bars and clubs.
If there is anything in particular you are looking for let me know and i can ask guys i know what latest places are.

Nothing in particular, we're young but old at heart -not into clubbing or bars etc. What are some nice neighborhoods to settle down in for a bite and whatnot?
ballso
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631 posts since 26/1/09

posted 8 Jun 2016 21:30, edited 8 Jun 2016 21:30
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Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

1 Jul 2016 13:33
Is Dubai or Abu Dhabi well trumpy when you get there?
kraydog
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68 posts since 14/3/11

1 Jul 2016 13:47
Homer wrote: Is Dubai or Abu Dhabi well trumpy when you get there?

Go to Dubai about 2 or 3 times a year for work. Weather is pretty amazing and some of the beaches are nice, but there doesn't seem to be anything to do there other than sit on the beach. I don't mind going, but mainly cos get to fly business and stay somewhere nice on the work £, but wouldn't go for a holiday personally.

Better & cheaper places to go closer to home that also have a bit of history and other things to do.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

1 Jul 2016 14:22
Would just be looking to do that tbh and would be looking at November so Europe too cold