General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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swede
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7775 posts since 21/3/09

15 Jan 2019 09:03

also this stuff. tastes weirdly like irn-bru. outsells coca cola
shego
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1538 posts since 11/12/07

posted 15 Jan 2019 12:38, edited 15 Jan 2019 12:38
Want a mix of beach/shit to do in Late Sept/Oct/Nov - happy to travel outside of Europe. Was considering SE Asia but mixed weather across Vietnam/Laos afaik? No all inclusive resorts…..

Neither of us drive (nan) so need good transport too.
padawan
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4010 posts since 27/6/03

15 Jan 2019 13:26
Bali - anyone been?
Going to AUS in March with a week in Bali on the way back.
eazypz
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2961 posts since 16/4/10

15 Jan 2019 14:21
Been twice, what area you staying in?
Heath
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2488 posts since 26/7/06

15 Jan 2019 14:22
Yeah, whereabouts you staying?

We did Ubud and Denpasar, Ubud was miles better. We had one of the garden suites here - https://www.comohotels.com/en/comoshambhalaestate - and it's still one of my favourite places I've stayed.
Ocin
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1232 posts since 4/6/04

posted 15 Jan 2019 14:34, edited 15 Jan 2019 14:34
Yeah - Check out Canggu - chilled beach vibe and not too touristy (like Kuta and Seminyak). We stayed at https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g311298-d10311877-Reviews-Theanna_Eco_Villa_and_Spa-Canggu_North_Kuta_Bali.html - highly recommend it. Free shuttle on your beck and call 24/7. Also check out the Como Canggu, just opened.

Check out Bambu Indah in Ubud - very special place owned by a jewellery designer, made entirely out of Bamboo and old teak houses and close enough to the action in Ubud center. https://princeoftravel.com/blog/review-bambu-indah-ubud
padawan
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4010 posts since 27/6/03

15 Jan 2019 14:49
cheers fella's - We are going with Our AUS freinds, they go a few times a year (like going to the Med)
they always stay here (Kids are involved so no backpacks Smiling)

http://www.theroyalpurnama.com/en/

cant wait..
pherkan
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1625 posts since 3/5/11

16 Jan 2019 13:25
swede wrote:
also this stuff. tastes weirdly like irn-bru. outsells coca cola

used to drink this stuff 24/7 when I was in Peru.. best shit ever.
swede
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7775 posts since 21/3/09

28 Jan 2019 09:22
anyone got any india tips? planning a holiday with the mrs in november.. I'm pushing for mexico but she's keener on india
diederik
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3176 posts since 16/8/11

29 Jan 2019 17:41
Choose Mexico
shego
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1538 posts since 11/12/07

29 Jan 2019 17:51
diederik wrote: Choose Mexico


Out of pure interest, why? I'm also torn about Mexico, hence the Q.
bertoni
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945 posts since 29/9/11

29 Jan 2019 19:51
swede wrote: anyone got any india tips? planning a holiday with the mrs in november.. I'm pushing for mexico but she's keener on india

I wouldn't go to India for any less than a month….the first week'll be spent in the shitter :

RickRude
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3254 posts since 13/1/12

29 Jan 2019 21:06
Deli belly
swede
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7775 posts since 21/3/09

posted 30 Jan 2019 08:59, edited 30 Jan 2019 08:59
RickRude wrote: Deli belly

Delhi*

Also I'm not taking a month off work. I'm not 18 or self employed
swede
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7775 posts since 21/3/09

30 Jan 2019 09:00
Mexico recommendations then?
pentonville
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339 posts since 12/3/12

posted 30 Jan 2019 12:14, edited 30 Jan 2019 12:14
Yelapa
NigelBenn
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4018 posts since 6/2/08

1 Feb 2019 14:59
swede wrote: for Caribbean;

barbados > st lucia > cuba > jamaica
Just got back from a long weekend in Jamaica. Loved it. Did the bob Marley tour at Nine Mile where he was born and it was amazing. Record shopping in Kingston on saturday and ate Ital at Spice Portal. Also did the “plantation” tour! Haha
diederik
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3176 posts since 16/8/11

posted 1 Feb 2019 16:15, edited 1 Feb 2019 16:15
swede wrote: Mexico recommendations then?

Mexico City is so good, spend some time there

Pujol for fancy restaurant - in top 15 best restaurants of the world, and is relatively cheap. Check the episode of Chef's Table on Netflix
Roma is the hipster area, Mercado Roma for nice food market or taco's at El Parnita
Make an appointment to visit the Luis Barragan house if you're into architecture - I found the place amazing. Need to book.
Go to the (old school) market at Coyoacán

In Yucatan I've been to Cancun (found it fucking awful), Playa del Carmen (alright-ish) en Isla Holbox (small and relaxing). Holbox is nice and much more low key than Cancun/Playa (obv still touristic). Haven't been to Tulum, fucking expensive and I've got the feeling it's now overloaded with AvocadoYogaInstagramFitgirls.

I really want to go back to Mexico and try other areas (but will definitely visit Mexico City again); the people and food is fucking amazing, and it's almost impossible to get a decent Mexican meal over here.
swede
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7775 posts since 21/3/09

1 Feb 2019 16:32
nice one for recommendations. yeah wouldn't go to cancun and my girlfriend was in holbox a few weeks ago so would have to swerve that, although it looks great!
NigelBenn
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4018 posts since 6/2/08

1 Feb 2019 18:58

-Tacos Orinoco: amazing tacos
-Yu Yu: really cool, small basement club if you're into house and electronic music
-Airbnb: I stayed here in a neighborhood called Roma Norte. I would definitely stay in either Roma Norte or La Condesa, as both areas are safe, near a lot of big attractions, and have cool artistic and cosmopolitan vibes
-Ballet Folcorico de Amalia Hernandez: pretty touristy tbh, but a nice (cheap) way to see a performance in the city's iconic concert hall (Palacio de Bellas Artes). It's a show of Mexican dances from different region's and periods of the country.
-Museo de Arte Moderno: small museum in Chapultepec. Some rotating exhibitions plus a small permanent section with some iconic Mexican artists
-Cafe de Raiz: small restaurant in Roma Norte that makes great tamales