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where to go on holiday?

anyone know of good places to go on holiday for me and my girlfriend?

Not looking for somewhere full of boozed up brits, not looking for somewhere to sit in the hotel pool all day and turn orange / leather like. looking for somewhere that has things to do and see.

last year we went to Rome which was awesome, and then in summer went to Turkey which was awesome too. Didn't go horrid Marmaris bit of turkey, went to Hisaronu - which is a lovely little place.

Anyhooooooooo, currently toying with the idea of Marrakech or Egypt.
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Re: where to go on holiday?

I can recommend Croatia. It has some stunning architecture, and amazing scenery. You can go on a day trip to Venice too.

I stayed in the North when we went, in a place called Porec. Just South was a lovely place called Rovinj (they call it Little Venice), and Pula, the main city is further South. North of Porec is the border to Slovenia, and if you fancy a drive you can visit Lake Bled - absolutely beautiful place.

I intend on going back when the kids are old enough to travel. Next time I will visit the South of Croatia - Split, maybe. There are also loads of small islands, all of them stunning.

The whole place is spotless and well looked after. And the best thing - very few Brits!!! Although I imagine it will start to get a bit like Prague within a few years, so I want to get back there before the pissheads ruin it.
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Re: where to go on holiday?

Me and the "not really a missus" are going to New York in december I think
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Re: where to go on holiday?

Prague or / and Barcelona... both awesome. Having just come back from a week in Rome I can honestly say both are far better than Rome so if you enjoyed a break in Rome...
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The Greek islands?
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Re: where to go on holiday?

Agree with Croatia. Had a week in a place called Opatija. Really really nice and chilled place. Like a mini Italy really. Decent weather and some cracking eye candy as well lol.
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Re: where to go on holiday?

Myself and the other half have been to a few of the greek islands.

Kos was good for tours and site seeing...the local bus servise is pretty easy to get your head around too if you dont fancy booking tours with local companies.

We've aslo been to Crete and hired a car there which was helpfull if you can cope with driving on the other side of the road and cope with a load of maniacs! Again plent of Greek ruins to go and visit and both islands do boat trips over to Bodrum in Turkey which is good for a day out.

Altho when we wnt to Kos we did hire a 2seater Dune buggy for a day which was much easier to get around in rather than a car....and cheaper too!

We also booked a last minute holiday to Zante last year and ended up in a p*ss pot town with not much to do...luckily all we wanted to do that week was relax. But we did venture out on a Boat trip around the island which we found quite boring so if you're looking at the greek islands and want something to do other than get p*ssed I can reccomend Crete - Hersonisos and Kos - Kos town!

Also been to Turkey with the family Altinkum and ichmeler (just outside marmaris) which are both family orientated n there for have lots going on...site seeing, and trips etc.
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Re: where to go on holiday?

Morocco is great, but Marrakesh is a bit Brit-happy; women in strapless sun dresses wondering why the men are staring at them . Fez is just as interesting, but a bit claustrophobic.

Tunisia is amazing too; particularly Tunis/ Carthage.

And if you want to go a bit further, try Oman; my favourite place, but don't even think about it in summer.
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Re: where to go on holiday?

LA and Las Vegas - we are off there in May time for 10 days, and the price of the accommodation is amazing, considering the quality of the rooms we are getting. So far, we have booked the Queen Mary II in Long Beach for 2 nights [around 65 per night], then The Venetian and The MGM in Vegas for 2 nights each. On our internal flight back to LA, we haven't decided yet but The Hilton in Hollywood for 3 nights is tempting, and only a stones throw from Universal.

The only real killer are the flights - standard economy return is around the 400 mark, but we are going Premier with Virgin Atlantic

Do you have a budget in mind?

I was tempted by Egypt as well, in the past, but the quality of the food in the all-inclusive places puts me off. Then again, Trip Advisor may show a distorted view
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Re: where to go on holiday?

If your intrested in Morocco, I know a guy who is Moraccan, so if you want to know any good "brit free" places I could ask him for you.
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Re: where to go on holiday?

me and the other half are thinking about going to Cuba in september. i really wanna go, the cars are amazing due to that whole communist thing they had going on.. lol
and a long weekend in prague in may i went in 2006 and loved it
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Re: where to go on holiday?

Lake Garda in Italy. Couldn't reccomend it more.

Or you could try York with it's railway museum and lovely town center.
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Lake Garda in Italy. Couldn't reccomend it more.
I went there back in the 80s, with my parents - our hotel was outside a bell tower that chimed constantly LOL! Never again!!!!
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Quote Originally Posted by Dominion View Post
I can recommend Croatia. It has some stunning architecture, and amazing scenery. You can go on a day trip to Venice too.
Have heard good things about Croatia, and will look into where you've suggested.

Quote Originally Posted by Captain Mike View Post
Me and the "not really a missus" are going to New York in december I think
New York is on the cards, but not this year due to

Quote Originally Posted by Ffoxy View Post
Prague or / and Barcelona... both awesome. Having just come back from a week in Rome I can honestly say both are far better than Rome so if you enjoyed a break in Rome...
We've both been (seperately) to Barcelona, and thought it was a nice place - but a blip compared to Rome. Shame you didn't enjoy Rome, we had a lovely time. It really help that my girlfriend is fluent in Italian though.
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The Greek islands?
not sure what's there really! Athens was considered last year.

Quote Originally Posted by alexh365s keeper View Post
Myself and the other half have been to a few of the greek islands.

Kos was good for tours and site seeing...the local bus servise is pretty easy to get your head around too if you dont fancy booking tours with local companies.

We've aslo been to Crete and hired a car there which was helpfull if you can cope with driving on the other side of the road and cope with a load of maniacs! Again plent of Greek ruins to go and visit and both islands do boat trips over to Bodrum in Turkey which is good for a day out.

Altho when we wnt to Kos we did hire a 2seater Dune buggy for a day which was much easier to get around in rather than a car....and cheaper too!

We also booked a last minute holiday to Zante last year and ended up in a p*ss pot town with not much to do...luckily all we wanted to do that week was relax. But we did venture out on a Boat trip around the island which we found quite boring so if you're looking at the greek islands and want something to do other than get p*ssed I can reccomend Crete - Hersonisos and Kos - Kos town!

Also been to Turkey with the family Altinkum and ichmeler (just outside marmaris) which are both family orientated n there for have lots going on...site seeing, and trips etc.
ta, will look into them.

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Morocco is great, but Marrakesh is a bit Brit-happy; women in strapless sun dresses wondering why the men are staring at them . Fez is just as interesting, but a bit claustrophobic.

Tunisia is amazing too; particularly Tunis/ Carthage.

And if you want to go a bit further, try Oman; my favourite place, but don't even think about it in summer.
Ta. Some friends of ours went travelling and stayed in Marrakech - they said they saw similar at times.

Quote Originally Posted by Stu DemonD View Post
LA and Las Vegas - we are off there in May time for 10 days, and the price of the accommodation is amazing, considering the quality of the rooms we are getting. So far, we have booked the Queen Mary II in Long Beach for 2 nights [around 65 per night], then The Venetian and The MGM in Vegas for 2 nights each. On our internal flight back to LA, we haven't decided yet but The Hilton in Hollywood for 3 nights is tempting, and only a stones throw from Universal.

The only real killer are the flights - standard economy return is around the 400 mark, but we are going Premier with Virgin Atlantic

Do you have a budget in mind?

I was tempted by Egypt as well, in the past, but the quality of the food in the all-inclusive places puts me off. Then again, Trip Advisor may show a distorted view
too expensive for us also not keen on these all inclusive resort places.

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me and the other half are thinking about going to Cuba in september. i really wanna go, the cars are amazing due to that whole communist thing they had going on.. lol
and a long weekend in prague in may i went in 2006 and loved it
another one on the cards for the future, cuba. there is a lovely cuban place round the corner from us and it's amazing in there.

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Lake Garda in Italy. Couldn't reccomend it more.

Or you could try York with it's railway museum and lovely town center.
Girlfriend used to live in the area, so i don't think it'd feel enough like a holiday. Breathtaking views though.
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