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Holidays 2019

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

  1. cheesyboy

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 7, 2012

    Posts: 11,001

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Just booked flights to Malaga for the family (Me, Wife, 9 and 5/6yr old) for the summer. will be AirBnB-ing it for accommodation. First time going to Spain for any of us, first time on a foreign summer holiday for the kids (usually do our larger holiday in winter (skiing) or spring). Plan on staying a little inland away from the big coastal tourist centres, but within reach for trips to water parks and suchlike.

    Anyone got any must see/must do things in the Malaga/ wider Andalusia area?
     
  2. Eurofighter

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 20, 2014

    Posts: 1,255

    Going to Majorca in March for 2 weeks and will probably go again later in the year. My parents have an apartment there.
    I would like to go skiing but it's probably not going to happen unless I can find people to go with and save up some money.
    Might just go to the Dam, shag some hookers and smoke weed. But I have already been before and didn't do either. ha.

    I have a friend in Portugal and another Vietnam, I would like to go and visit and could stay with them.
     
  3. SpartaK

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 19, 2009

    Posts: 4,236

    Location: London

    Thinking of a family trip to Malaysia in June/July, along with a few euro trips throughout the year.
     
  4. FTM

    Soldato

    Joined: Dec 10, 2003

    Posts: 5,884

    Location: South Shields

    silver wedding trip in september to iceland then on to New York

    I need to fulfill my geological bucket list by standing on a glacier, going inside a magama chamber and standing on the mid atlantic ridge ( New york afterwards is to appease my wife as my inner nerd comes to the surface in iceland)
     
  5. byeo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 2,380

    Location: Sheffield/Nottingham

    No idea, probably a few days out in the UK, saving for a deposit on a house an also off to the US next September means I'm on a tight budget.
     
  6. LiE

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 2, 2005

    Posts: 18,343

    Location: Milton Keynes

    Planning a 12/14 night Med cruise this year, our son is now 3 so he's now at an age where he will enjoy it and can go to the clubs.
     
  7. Gibbo

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 30,358

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Hi there

    So far my planned trips are:

    January - Vegas (CES for work) then a few days in LA and roadtrip.
    April - Hong Kong
    May - Looking at Villas for a week, not in concrete yet but probably Spain/Malta area.
    June - Thailand (villa)/Vietnam (hotel) plus a week in Taiwan, but Taiwan is for work.
    July - Another villa week away, probably Italy.
    August - 2 weeks in Turkey booked in a nice villa - https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p8079733?uni_id=3410983
    September - Probably do an NC500 roadtrip and maybe California
    November - Taiwan trip
    December - Some hotel weekends away


    I am fortunate to get a lot of holidays and opportunities to travel the world and I always take them. :)
    Its a good job I like flying. :)
     
  8. Rotty

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 39,548

    Location: Notts

    we may have just been lucky as I have heard other reports of similar
     
  9. Rotty

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 39,548

    Location: Notts

    you're worse than me ;)
     
  10. Gibbo

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 30,358

    Location: OcUK HQ


    Holidays are important, but I've gone a bit mad this year. :D
     
  11. beachBOYken

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 18, 2007

    Posts: 9,023

    Location: London

    You missed out February,March and October.:D
     
  12. Gibbo

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 30,358

    Location: OcUK HQ


    Those months are for relaxing. :D
     
  13. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

    Joined: Mar 11, 2005

    Posts: 29,216

    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    Does the Turkey villa come with an armed guard? :p

    I need to take more time off this year / get away, didn't use two weeks of holidays last year.
     
  14. Rids

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 30, 2008

    Posts: 5,538

    Not too much on the cards this year as I'm looking to move house early July.

    June: 4-6 days in Hungary for a wedding / spending time with the in-laws.
    August: around a week beach holiday in Croatia, AirBnB, nothing too fancy.
    October: another American road trip with the boys, Boston > Hartford > Nashville > Memphis > New Orleans or something in that vein.
    November: long weekend in Amsterdam with the Mrs to celebrate my birthday.
    December: depending on finances either a) take the Mrs to New York in the run up to Christmas for a long weekend or b) Long weekend in Vienna around Christmas market time.
     
  15. Mercenary Keyboard Warrior

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 4, 2007

    Posts: 8,225

    Location: Wilds of suffolk

    la plagne for a weeks skiing in March

    St Lucia for 10 days in June.
    Anyone ever climbed the grand piton? I am tempted to give it a go. Whilst its only 7xxM above sea level (you start at sea level practically) its about 3 miles total distance and of course its about 30 degrees and close to 100% humidity!
    Trying to decide if this counts as relaxing ;)
     
  16. Gibbo

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 30,358

    Location: OcUK HQ


    Nope its lovely there, no need to armed guards. :p

    I thought the price was very fair, I've seen similar villas at nearly £1000 per day, I got some off the price and got pool heating, water and bread thrown in each morning. Also got a chef hired for a couple of days when we don't eat out.
    I had a strange check list, had to be a large infinity pool, large hot tub, pool table, table tennis table, chef (available), masseuse (available), within relative walking distance to restaurants, beach clubs etc. but can get taxi's easily.

    Compared to a few years ago, one week in Thailand was 25,000 euros for the Villa, but that Villa was even more high-end and the views were incredible been right on beach. Called "The View" Koh Samui and its very expensive, thankfully I was not paying. ;)


    P.S. Thats why this year I am taking plenty of time, thankfully my holidays roll over, I have around 10 days plus from last year to use up, plus I get 28 days plus national holidays per year, sometimes struggle to use them all up, this year they shall be used and more so. :D
     
  17. Rotty

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 39,548

    Location: Notts

    That villa looks great and would have considered it for our 2020 poker trip if it was bigger
     
  18. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

    Joined: Mar 11, 2005

    Posts: 29,216

    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    Yep villa looks great and if the average price shown is correct is good going should have a great time, my holidays carry over too so looking forward to the extra time off!
     
  19. Scam

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 12,804

    Location: London

    I don't think I'd find the time to arrange that many holidays, let alone go on them.
     
  20. Gibbo

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 30,358

    Location: OcUK HQ


    Costing me just shy of £500, total bill was just over 6k for the villa in August/September, which for its size and facilities, plus view I felt was good value, all other similar quality villas were closer to 10k in same area for 10-14 days in August/Sept and finding one that ticked all my boxes was not easy.