General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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diederik
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3179 posts since 16/8/11

1 Jul 2016 14:34
Been there loads of time for work but find it utterly boring. It's basically malls, hotels & restaurants x 1000. Like kraydog said, okay if you go on work expenses as there are good (and pricey) places to eat & drink but I can think of 100 better & more interesting places to go.
kraydog
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68 posts since 14/3/11

1 Jul 2016 15:36
Homer wrote: Would just be looking to do that tbh and would be looking at November so Europe too cold

What about Oman or Cape Verde, both hot around then and more to do.

I'm actually off to Dubai tomorrow. It's 9 quid a pint, absolute rinse.
oldgregg
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6272 posts since 13/4/02

1 Jul 2016 15:50
good seaside hotel around lake garda?
illwill
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3535 posts since 17/5/04

1 Jul 2016 16:06
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Fläsket
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3578 posts since 14/8/04

1 Jul 2016 17:40
lhooq?
carl lewis
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23623 posts since 14/10/04

1 Jul 2016 17:50
Homer wrote: Would just be looking to do that tbh and would be looking at November so Europe too cold

5-6 days is enough
YLAup
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5113 posts since 5/9/11

1 Jul 2016 19:58
oldgregg wrote: good seaside hotel around lake garda?

Stayed at the Piccollo Hotel in Garda itself. Nice little place just across from the jetty and looking over a little side passage full of shops. Proper nice and the food served was brilliant as it was part of the commercial restaurant.No pool or anything but I found its not that kind of holiday.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

2 Jul 2016 10:56
diederik wrote: Been there loads of time for work but find it utterly boring. It's basically malls, hotels & restaurants x 1000. Like kraydog said, okay if you go on work expenses as there are good (and pricey) places to eat & drink but I can think of 100 better & more interesting places to go.

Agreed but literally just looking for a week in the sun with a 4 month old baby


kraydog wrote:
Homer wrote: Would just be looking to do that tbh and would be looking at November so Europe too cold

What about Oman or Cape Verde, both hot around then and more to do.

I'm actually off to Dubai tomorrow. It's 9 quid a pint, absolute rinse.

Also rinsing aormiles so needs to be Ba route.
What's there to do in Oman?
kraydog
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68 posts since 14/3/11

2 Jul 2016 11:56
Homer wrote:
diederik wrote: Been there loads of time for work but find it utterly boring. It's basically malls, hotels & restaurants x 1000. Like kraydog said, okay if you go on work expenses as there are good (and pricey) places to eat & drink but I can think of 100 better & more interesting places to go.

Agreed but literally just looking for a week in the sun with a 4 month old baby


kraydog wrote:
Homer wrote: Would just be looking to do that tbh and would be looking at November so Europe too cold

What about Oman or Cape Verde, both hot around then and more to do.

I'm actually off to Dubai tomorrow. It's 9 quid a pint, absolute rinse.

Also rinsing aormiles so needs to be Ba route.
What's there to do in Oman?

To be honest, not been to Oman, just heard good things from other people. It's got the weather but is actually a middle eastern city - dubai isn't really anything, just skyscrapers in a desert. Although, if you are going with a kid and just want guarantees sun, can see it may appeal.
Trent
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1831 posts since 18/1/09

3 Jul 2016 12:43
Homer - I live in Dubai and have done for well over a year. It's a different place to live to holiday but I can give you an inside track on most things. Oman is pretty special, one of the more beautiful Middle Eastern destinations.

Beer can be expensive anywhere in the Gulf. I think you'd not see a huge difference in the prices to London (although, Brexit means things are now 10% more expensive for you). I've lived in Qatar before here and done most places around the area. I'd suggest only looking into Oman and Dubai, avoid Abu Dhabi (day trip or one night stay at best)
Honnete
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224 posts since 15/10/15

posted 3 Jul 2016 13:19, edited 3 Jul 2016 13:19
Trent wrote: (although, Brexit means things are now 10% more expensive for you).

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Trent
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1831 posts since 18/1/09

posted 3 Jul 2016 13:23, edited 3 Jul 2016 13:23
It's actually true though Nobes. I got a 10% pay-rise on the FX change from two-weeks ago. Cool

Edit: For clarity, I mean 10% more expensive to holiday in places with currency linked to the dollar!
Tony
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953 posts since 28/10/08

5 Jul 2016 18:48
Anyone recommend any decent amsterdam hotels? Close to centre nice but
Not too expensive. Thanks.
SJ
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616 posts since 27/11/11

6 Jul 2016 07:58
Booked in The Hoxton myself but don't know if that's too expensive?
Tony
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953 posts since 28/10/08

6 Jul 2016 11:38
That looks good, was looking for around 100 a night.
eazypz
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2979 posts since 16/4/10

23 Jul 2016 23:32
Going to Phuket in Feb next year.
Just after some advice on the best area to stay in, local to restaurants etc.
I usually relax one day and then go out the next, don't like being stuck in a resort.
Want to do the usual stuff, phi phi islands, gun range, elephant camp, big Buddha etc so want to be central, unless travel isn't too far for most things?
Also, some good hotel shouts would be appreciated too.
THE GUV'NOR
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3279 posts since 4/5/04

24 Jul 2016 05:17
patong is the main area for partying but its pretty grimey depends what you are after!
i would suggest staying 20-30mins away then your going to get away from it all theres a few decent beach clubs xana and catch beach and theres a few others in same area depends if you going with mrs or not
eazypz
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2979 posts since 16/4/10

24 Jul 2016 16:11
Yea going with the bird, just don't want to be restricted to a resort or a particular area.
Trent
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1831 posts since 18/1/09

posted 24 Jul 2016 19:17, edited 24 Jul 2016 19:17
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Trent
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1831 posts since 18/1/09

posted 24 Jul 2016 19:17, edited 24 Jul 2016 19:17
Anyone been to Jordan? Thinking of doing a 4-day trip. Seems a bit of a hassle if you don't have a tour guide though.