General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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swede
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7927 posts since 21/3/09

6 Sep 2019 14:09
stoney wrote: Looking to go away end of October for some sun. Mrs wants to go to a Dubai. It’s never appealed to me, just seems like a soulless modern thing in the desert.

I’d rather go canaries. Anyone got any input in Dubai or other places not too far away god for toddler and a baby.

dooobuyyyy
swede
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7927 posts since 21/3/09

6 Sep 2019 14:10
don't see the attraction personally. isn't it just for plebs who want to act like they've got money?
illwill
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3589 posts since 17/5/04

6 Sep 2019 14:16
Westfield in the desert.
bungleski
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238 posts since 21/7/11

8 Sep 2019 09:12
Got my brother in laws stag do in Benidorm early October. But surprised as neither his or the best mans thing. Any suggestions for half decent bars/clubs or places to avoid?
swede
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7927 posts since 21/3/09

8 Sep 2019 09:15
Laughing out loud
-DiscoTits-
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701 posts since 26/11/07

8 Sep 2019 10:54
I'd avoid Benidorm in general. It's a proper shithole and there's loads of dodgy scammers going around/pickpocketing and muggings happening all the time. It's the pits. Sorry that's not very helpful but it's the truth.
TROYBOY
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516 posts since 28/2/12

8 Sep 2019 13:23
Benidorm is a hell hole.
went there in june even though i got the usual "its crap and cheesy" statements from everyone i told i was going but i thought it couldnt be that bad surely.
i love a party strip like ibiza/magaluf/tenerife but these i now know are wayyyyyyy above Beni.
Its dirty, full of old rowdy brits, probably 90% men and not even cheap for booze.
You couldnt pay me to go back, me tuppence worth
swede
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7927 posts since 21/3/09

8 Sep 2019 15:58
swede wrote: Laughing out loud
bungleski
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238 posts since 21/7/11

9 Sep 2019 06:46
To be honest, I assumed as much but was hoping there might be a glimmer of hope. Sounds like a fucking nightmare out there so glad I’ve avoided it so far in my life, at least I know what I’ve got to ‘look forward’ to.
illwill
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3589 posts since 17/5/04

9 Sep 2019 06:56
The weather will probably be alright
andymakesglasses
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20179 posts since 26/1/06

9 Sep 2019 09:01
bungleski wrote: was hoping there might be a glimmer of hope.

70 minutes on the tram and you're in Alicante and a whole different world.
Burt
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5478 posts since 3/1/10

9 Sep 2019 09:10
Yeah a 'tram ride' is up there with lap dance club and across the optics when it comes to Stag Do activities.
TROYBOY
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516 posts since 28/2/12

9 Sep 2019 09:57
the beach is really nice though, expected it to be full of staffie dog shit but they must look after it as its very good. Clean, clear water, loads of loungers. only plus for that pit of depravity
fudge.dredd
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671 posts since 15/12/12

9 Sep 2019 12:58
Benidorm is shite.

I’ve bought some timeshares out there and rent them out and haven’t even been there since I got them. Always full though.
bungleski
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238 posts since 21/7/11

9 Sep 2019 13:02
Burt wrote: Yeah a 'tram ride' is up there with lap dance club and across the optics when it comes to Stag Do activities.

This. While in a normal situation this would be a good shout, I can’t see it happening.


TROYBOY wrote: the beach is really nice though, expected it to be full of staffie dog shit but they must look after it as its very good. Clean, clear water, loads of loungers. only plus for that pit of depravity

So basically we should just spend the day drinking Estrella on the beach and sack off the whole evening activities if we want to avoid getting mugged in and out of the bars.
TROYBOY
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516 posts since 28/2/12

9 Sep 2019 14:06
Just dont go, say you have food poisioning or something. you'll save yourself some cash and night terrors akin to a damaged vietnam veteran when you get back mate.
Mr.X.
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2842 posts since 23/6/13

9 Sep 2019 14:41
Sounds like it could be fun. Don't be a puss puss.
bungleski
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238 posts since 21/7/11

10 Sep 2019 06:41
Don’t think what’s been described so far can be deemed as fun, but I won’t be backing out of it, If only to stitch up the groom. He could do with a bit of stick before the big day.
Burt
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5478 posts since 3/1/10

10 Sep 2019 09:32
This is a Stag Do, right? Where you'll be spending the vast majority of your time hammered or asleep? You'll enjoy the luxury of being able to have a beer outside in the sun whilst watching Sky Sports and won't give a flying fuck about your surroundings, bungle.
stoney
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17376 posts since 22/1/05

10 Sep 2019 19:08
Looking at Cape Verde now instead of Dubai, looks good but someone’s said it’s a bit hit and miss with babies and toddlers for health care if it all kicks off, anyone reached ?