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Holidays 2019

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rotty, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Rotty

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 39,543

    Location: Notts

    Seeing as the 2018 one is now out of date thought I would start a new one to see where folks are off and maybe get some ideas


    We seem to have got booked up very quickly this year

    Off to SE Asia later this month

    Fly into HK but just passing through and connect straight to Ho Chi Minh

    3 nights here

    https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel...iews-Hotel_Nikko_Saigon-Ho_Chi_Minh_City.html

    Then over to Phu Quoc for 6 nights

    https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel...-Duong_Dong_Phu_Quoc_Island_Kien_Giang_P.html

    and then onto Bangkok for 6 nights ( connect through HK again on way back)

    https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel...eviews-Sofitel_Bangkok_Sukhumvit-Bangkok.html




    In May we go to Dominican Republic for a week


    https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel...a_Altagracia_Province_Dominican_Republic.html


    End of June we have 4 nights in Sofia (a lot of friends out there)




    https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel...ews-Grand_Hotel_Sofia-Sofia_Sofia_Region.html


    And finally a week in Jamaica in October


    https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel...ter_Bay-Falmouth_Trelawny_Parish_Jamaica.html




    Pretty pleased with choices this year though I only have 1 days holiday left at work for the whole year :p
     
  2. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 62,633

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    I am planning either Norway or Turkey next month and Japan + something else later on.
     
  3. Rotty

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 39,543

    Location: Notts

    Norway and Turkey are slightly different :)

    Will have to get round to Japan at some point
     
  4. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 11,071

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Still looking for a week away for a full family holiday with my son.

    In the meantime, Seville in 2 weeks time and then Barcelona a month later for F1 testing.

    Motorbiking in Switzerland and Austria in August, and then again in the Spanish Picos in September.

    Outer Hebrides in July with my wife.

    Just finished preparing a holiday home / let in north Norfolk near Holt, so will be spending quite a few weekends up there when it isn't rented out.
     
  5. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 62,633

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    Basically me and a friend couldn't decide where we want to go, I said "lets put down 5 places each and the ones we have in common, that will be it". Norway and Turkey are the common answers…now might flip a coin.
     
  6. Pawnless Endgame

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 10, 2004

    Posts: 10,294

    Location: Sunny Stafford

    Pretty well planned there Rotty!

    I'm a big Disney freak and the family treated me to a trip to Disneyland Paris last year. I thought it would be once in a lifetime as I'm only on £15k, but now I've been, I want to go again and maybe do the "big one" (Florida) further down the line. I will try and get back to Paris again this year though as I found out that coach tours operate directly from Stafford for about £500 for 2 days at the park and 3 nights at an on-site hotel which is very do-able on my salary, then food/souvenirs are on top of the £500.
     
  7. itchy

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 29, 2011

    Posts: 4,778

    Llandudno for me as am to ill to hit a plane. Nice script Rotty enjoy.

    Enjoy all hope you have a great time. ;)
     
  8. Schizo

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 19, 2008

    Posts: 13,538

    Location: Home

    I'm planning on a 3 week trip around Europe in the car in August.
     
  9. Rotty

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 39,543

    Location: Notts

    I fancy something like that at some point but I'm not very spontaneous re holidays and I think this requires a degree of that


    Thanks for the comments re my plans folks. hope yours all go well
     
  10. Lowe

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 6,090

    Location: Newcastle Under Lyme

    I’m in Orlando at the minute. Been out here for Xmas and New Year. Back tomorrow - that’ll be our only holiday this year, starting up a new business so all hands on deck for the next 12 months at least :)
     
  11. Housey

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Feb 21, 2006

    Posts: 26,555

    West Coast US in March as need to be there for business so I will extend and head south this time for some big sur/LA/LV I think. Outside of that I have no plans bar the odd road trip as usual but Far East beckons I think this time. Big plans last year had to be shelved due to stuff.
     
  12. Rifte

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 17, 2010

    Posts: 2,700

    Location: Somewhere in Asia

    We have just come back from dubai which we were there for Xmas and the New Year.

    The only vacation I have planned this year so far is a stag party in Dublin in early April.

    We will go somewhere else as a family but nothing too extravagant because we have Orlando booked for 8 weeks on 2020. April to June. We do this usually every couple of years and as you can guess it's expensive.

    When it's cheaper to buy annual passes for the whole family for Disney....... Ouch
     
  13. Ahleckz

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 7, 2009

    Posts: 17,216

    Location: Glasgow

    Gothenburg for three nights later this month.
    My girlfriends favourite brewery has a bar there, and that’s the reason we’re going!

    Perhaps a week in Seattle and couple of nights in Portland or Vancouver.
    Can get to Seattle for £310 return which is the only reason I’m thinking about it.

    Big trip is sounding like flying into Mexico City, spend two weeks working our way to Cancun and ending the trip with a few days in a resort there.

    Finally I go away by myself every year and this year I fancy Israel or Lebanon. Flights are pricey so just waiting on a deal!

    Luckily I get 28 days normal holiday but can flexi time another ten.
    There’ll be a couple trips to London, Newcastle and either Skye or Islay as well - but these will be weekend trips.
     
  14. Begbie

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2004

    Posts: 23,073

    Location: .....

    No idea this year.

    I have 15 days to take before the end of March, so might go somewhere last minute. I also want a mountain bike holiday this year too.

    Currently flying once a month to the UK and back though. Also was in Edinburgh for a few days. So the thought of more flying is pretty unbareable right now.
     
  15. Liquid_Entity

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 11, 2006

    Posts: 5,596

    Location: East Grinstead, W Sussex

    Corfu in June with wife and 3.5yr old. Going back to the same hotel we got engaged back in 2014. Totally different holiday to last time.
     
  16. robj20

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 9, 2007

    Posts: 7,499

    Location: Manchester

    Girne, North Cyprus sometime in June with the family i think.
     
  17. Scania

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 25, 2004

    Posts: 23,132

    Location: On the road....

    @robj20 how are you planning to get there out of interest? I ask because you need to be aware that due to the Turkish occupation you have to travel through a UN buffer zone between the north and south, as a tourist if you were planning on flying to southern Cyprus first you won’t be allowed to take a hire car from the south over the border - a local unofficial scam is they will let you out and but not let you back into the south without paying a huge “fine”!

    Another thing is only way to fly there is afaik to fly to Turkey first then to the north.

    My other half’s parents live in southern Cyprus so we go and stay with them every August for a few weeks last year though we stayed for a few nights in Kyrenia (Girne) at the Dome hotel which was very very cheap - in general not just the hotel - and we thoroughly enjoyed the stay - and buying lots of fake tat! :D - were going back again this year.

    They have a Cypriot registered car (without the red hire car number plates) so can go between the south and north without issue.

    Also toying with the idea of a cruise, Cunard have some tempting offers at the moment. :)
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2019
  18. robj20

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 9, 2007

    Posts: 7,499

    Location: Manchester

    Yeah been to North Cyprus many times now, my favourite place though its slowly changing for the worse and becoming more touristy. Usually stay at the Pia Bella.
     
  19. Rifte

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 17, 2010

    Posts: 2,700

    Location: Somewhere in Asia

    I was skeptical about the idea of a cruise before I went on my first one around the med, since then I have done three or four. Great fun. After our children though we havent because my wife is paranoid and fixated with the idea of our kids falling off the damn boat.
     
  20. Scania

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 25, 2004

    Posts: 23,132

    Location: On the road....

    Sound - ignore my comment about the occupation if you’ve been there a few times I’m sure your clued up. :)