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Whats your favorite Holiday Destination...

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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
Whats your favorite Holiday Destination... whats the best thing about it and also the worst
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#1
Hong Kong & Sri Lanka are my favourites
Hong Kong I loved the hustle & bustle followed by a stay at Disneyland resort on the quieter Lantau Island.
Best was East meeting west. Worst was the length of time before daytrips actually started from where we were based.
Sri Lanka the journey from Colombo airport to Bentota southern beaches was very draining so the worst part but the week spent there was fantastic. Had a good trip to the elephant orphanage at Kandy but the worst part is having several Mahoots in the photo (6 of them) all wanting a tip.
Travelling East you see poverty but that is also apparent in the Caribbean (another favourite)
I love Vegas & The Grand Canyon. I love Florida too.
#2
Dubai so far followed by Stockholm

I will add Las Vegas and Tokyo in there next year when I go :)
#3
New York City

Beaches, mountains with an hours travel

Great theatres, museums, central park

Shopping, clubbing, fine dining and of course the great ft long chilli dog :-D

Niagara Falls and Canada only 2 hours drive
#4
The Red Sea, Sharm el Shiek, Hot ,good value ,nice people ,wonderful history the best hoilday i have ever had!:thumbsup:
#5
I would love to travel a bit further a field, but so far europe is as far as I have got. I really hate flying, even after a least 40 flights its still not got any better. My prob is I cant get out of my seat without going dizzy and feeling sick. Any help or advice greatly received (sensible advice only lol)
#6
alfie73;2730292
I would love to travel a bit further a field, but so far europe is as far as I have got. I really hate flying, even after a least 40 flights its still not got any better. My prob is I cant get out of my seat without going dizzy and feeling sick. Any help or advice greatly received (sensible advice only lol)


Try reading this this thread:- http://www.holidaytruths.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=5890 :thumbsup:

um.. I'd say Cyprus Cyprus Cyprus.

I'm off there tomorrow with BA on a 763 ex LHR for LCA at 08:45z :-D
#7
jellybaby22
tenerife..costa adeje...quiet and relaxing.....or Kefalonia because it is a beautifu island


black gerbil1
Dubai so far followed by Stockholm

I will add Las Vegas and Tokyo in there next year when I go :)


choc1969
New York City

Beaches, mountains with an hours travel

Great theatres, museums, central park

Shopping, clubbing, fine dining and of course the great ft long chilli dog :-D

Niagara Falls and Canada only 2 hours drive


mikebike
The Red Sea, Sharm el Shiek, Hot ,good value ,nice people ,wonderful history the best hoilday i have ever had!:thumbsup:


All you well travelled people Im starting to feel so envious, maybe i need sedating lol
#8
alfie73
I would love to travel a bit further a field, but so far europe is as far as I have got. I really hate flying, even after a least 40 flights its still not got any better. My prob is I cant get out of my seat without going dizzy and feeling sick. Any help or advice greatly received (sensible advice only lol)

I hate flying as well but i stay awake for as long as i can before the flight as much as 24 hrs then by the time i am on the plane and sit down i fall asleep! it works for me but the other half hates it as i am the grump from hell, it's not good to start the holiday with a domestic though!
#9
alfie73
I would love to travel a bit further a field, but so far europe is as far as I have got. I really hate flying, even after a least 40 flights its still not got any better. My prob is I cant get out of my seat without going dizzy and feeling sick. Any help or advice greatly received (sensible advice only lol)


i feel really sorry for you ,as i feel exactly the same i hate flying im scared to death i tried getting drunk but that just made me worse i tried valium but never helped me!!!!i can only go a max of 4.5 hours but i panic the whole time till i get back down on the runway then it pure relife followed by panic that i have to get back on the plane to get home again! wish i could get a train to america:oops:
#10
emasu
Try reading this this thread:- http://www.holidaytruths.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=5890 :thumbsup:

um.. I'd say Cyprus Cyprus Cyprus.

I'm off there tomorrow with BA on a 763 ex LHR for LCA at 08:45z :-D


Thanks for that I will read it when I get home (busy in work you see lol)

Happy holidays, Im sure I could manage Cyprus if there is room in your suit case.

Relax and enjoy :)
#11
paulam
i feel really sorry for you ,as i feel exactly the same i hate flying im scared to death i tried getting drunk but that just made me worse i tried valium but never helped me!!!!i can only go a max of 4.5 hours but i panic the whole time till i get back down on the runway then it pure relife followed by panic that i have to get back on the plane to get home again! wish i could get a train to america:oops:


I feel for you too, its a really nasty feeling, I would love to venture a bit further but I think the fear before I go is probably worse than the fear I feel on the plane. As soon as I book my hols and know that Im going to be flying everytime I see a plane in the sky my stomach churns. Nice to know Im not alone :)
#12
we loved gran canaria but ti could be because its the only place we have been lol. lots of cat though
#13
Cancun.
We went there on our honeymoon nearly 8 years ago & said we'd go back within the next couple of years, but due to having kids we haven't had the chance yet :-(
fab beaches, sun, warm rain, clear blue sea, great pool with bar in it so drinking cocktails in the pool all day long :lol:, great shops & nightlife.....
i feel miserable now :-( i wanna go back...
#14
My favourite has got to be Cyprus closely followed by Lanzarote.. Zante wasn't bad either..

Cyprus.. What a place.. Great island,beautiful beaches,fantastic people and the drive on they sensible side of the road.. I did venture to the north of the island when I went last and I wasn't inpressed at all.. Couldn't wait to get back to the lovely Protaras and fig tree bay..
banned#15
Favorites:

Sydney
Cairns
Great Kepple Island
Whitsundy Islands
Bali
Ko Samui
Grand Canyon
LA
Orlando
Cape Town



Bubbling under

Miami and Keys
Melbourne
Las Vegas
Venice
Penang
Chang Mai
Cancun
Jamaica


Get me outa here

Alice Springs
Mt Isa
Kuala Lumpa
Singapore
UAE



Places I'd love to see

Iguassu Falls
Rio
Galapagas Islands
Hong Kong (Would have been there right now - lucky escape - Oasis went bust after we had booked - but had cancelled same day after being told it wasnt rainy season, when it was.)
Japan
China

I would say the most impressive place Ive visited is the Grand Canyon and place I'd most like to go back, Bali.
#16
oh holiday i hated was to Tunisia
banned#17
cheerleader
Cancun.
We went there on our honeymoon


Snap!!!!!!

Stayed at a placed called Pueto Adventuras (Just past Xcaret) - Though got moved to Cancun for second week

Did you climb Chichen Itza? My Missus was too scared! Apparently they dont allow access to it now - too many have fallen and died! Not surprised, i came down mostly on my bum..... very steep!!!
#18
Seeing as we have a hire car for the whole holiday this year i want to try and do Protaras - Polis... doubt my dad will oblige though :(
#19
Toronto my favourite place at the moment.

Oh and Blackpool lol
banned#20
choc1969;2730236
New York City

Beaches, mountains with an hours travel

Great theatres, museums, central park

Shopping, clubbing, fine dining and of course the great ft long chilli dog :-D

Niagara Falls and Canada only 2 hours drive

2 hours Drive! :w00t:

Its about 400 miles! Don't you mean 2 hour flight?
banned#21
Favourite is Cyprus:-

Best bits are the food, people, climate and empty roads

Worst bits are the flight prices have doubled in just a few years and of course ayai napa (what a dump!).
#22
emasu
Seeing as we have a hire car for the whole holiday this year i want to try and do Protaras - Polis... doubt my dad will oblige though :(


Where are you staying emasu?.. There's a fair distance between Protaras and Polis.. I've not been over to the west of the island only to Keryneia in the north and Nicosia.. Although I said the I wasn't impressed with the north of the island I would still recommend a visit just to see the likes of Famagusta close up and all the abandoned hotels with bits blasted out of them and bullet marks..It must of been awful for the folks there..... Although Keryneia was a pleasant resort on the eye I just didn't enjoy the consent pestering trying to get me either into a shop or a restaurant.. I suppose that's the Turkish way..
If you haven't done it before it is a nice drive along the green line from Nicosia to Deryneia (a very good viewing point looking out to Famagusta here and a bit of a museum) and then down to Paralimni and onto Protaras..
Have a great time emasu... I'm hoping to go back next year..:thumbsup:





The place I didn't enjoy was Menorca...
#23
jellybaby22
snap I hated menorca and majorca.....


I've not been to Majorca and was going to have a look for a week there in October... Thanks... Canaries for me I think...:thumbsup:
banned#24
edna_clouds;2730975
I've not been to Majorca and was going to have a look for a week there in October... Thanks... Canaries for me I think...:thumbsup:

:thumbsup:Canaries beats majorca by a mile although flights are more as nearly twice as far away. weather is touch & go in october in the balearics too.
#25
csiman
:thumbsup:Canaries beats majorca by a mile although flights are more as nearly twice as far away. weather is touch & go in october in the balearics too.


I don't mind the longer flights if the holidays is going to be better.. I have been to Lanzarote a few times and Tenerife once.. Would I be better of sticking with these or try one of the others.. I've been told that Fuerteventura is very quiet and boring and Grand Canaria tacky...

Have you been to either of the two I haven't as I am tempted to see for myself.. Flights do seem to be more expensive to Fuer and GC....
banned 1 Like #26
edna_clouds;2731172
I don't mind the longer flights if the holidays is going to be better.. I have been to Lanzarote a few times and Tenerife once.. Would I be better of sticking with these or try one of the others.. I've been told that Fuerteventura is very quiet and boring and Grand Canaria tacky...

Have you been to either of the two I haven't as I am tempted to see for myself.. Flights do seem to be more expensive to Fuer and GC....

You have been told right.

Fuerte is very very windy hence they have world windsurfing events there. I wouldnt go back.

gran Canaria was ok especially maspalomas but I wouldnt go back.

tenerife is ok but very commercial and really bad hassle from street sellers especially Los christianos/playa de las americas. ok for 18-30 crowd.

love lanzarote, especially puerto del carmen. no high rise but starting to become a little too commercial but great small towns around it. Didnt like playa blanca (more like playa villa as very very urban and reminded me of milton keynes lol).
#27
Orlando
so much to do, year round sunshine, easy drive to fabulous beaches and fantastic cheap shopping :-D
#28
guv;2730629
Snap!!!!!!

Stayed at a placed called Pueto Adventuras (Just past Xcaret) - Though got moved to Cancun for second week

Did you climb Chichen Itza? My Missus was too scared! Apparently they dont allow access to it now - too many have fallen and died! Not surprised, i came down mostly on my bum..... very steep!!!

No we didn't too much hard work for a honeymoon!! :lol: we did go on a sunset cruise on a catermaran to a little island for a candlelit lobster dinner though! was very romantic :)
banned#29
cheerleader
No we didn't too much hard work for a honeymoon#11 :lol: we did go on a sunset cruise on a catermaran to a little island for a candlelit lobster dinner though! was very romantic :)


We were doing LOTS of hard work!!!:thumbsup::whistling: (It was our honeymoon too!!!)

Only had 3 trips out. One to Xcaret, one to Chichen Itza and the other to Tulum. All good trips. Plus 4 scuba dives.

Wasn't overly impressed overall though. Supposed to be 4* all inclusive and did cost a small fortune. But when you had a choice of beer to drink that consisted of one (and was called 2X) on draft and served in plastic beakers, it kind of took the edge off it. I love Sol and Corona Beer - and when they said "local", thats what I was expecting. Food was similarly naff. Annoyingily the hotel we tried to book (and was about £300 cheaper) was the dogs... we just missed out!

So in our second week, we ended up paying out by ignoring the hotel and just enjoying the nightlife in Cancun.

The Hotel we got moved to, featured on a Holiday program. It was less than complimentary!
#30
guv;2733065
We were doing LOTS of hard work!!!:thumbsup::whistling: (It was our honeymoon too!!!)

Only had 3 trips out. One to Xcaret, one to Chichen Itza and the other to Tulum. All good trips. Plus 4 scuba dives.

Wasn't overly impressed overall though. Supposed to be 4* all inclusive and did cost a small fortune. But when you had a choice of beer to drink that consisted of one (and was called 2X) on draft and served in plastic beakers, it kind of took the edge off it. I love Sol and Corona Beer - and when they said "local", thats what I was expecting. Food was similarly naff. Annoyingily the hotel we tried to book (and was about £300 cheaper) was the dogs... we just missed out!

So in our second week, we ended up paying out by ignoring the hotel and just enjoying the nightlife in Cancun.

The Hotel we got moved to, featured on a Holiday program. It was less than complimentary!

Did you go to Senor Frogs? a yard of cocktails for about £2.50
we stayed at the Toucancun, it was great we got a free room upgrade, had a jacuzzi on our balcony & rosepetals everywhere in the shape of hearts (bed, toilet, shower) also towels everywhere made in to swans :lol: loved the banana daiquiris that carlos made at the pool bar :lol:
we got a good deal on it as i worked for natwest in london & the travel agents down the road gave us discounts so worked ou about £1800 for the both of us for 2 weeks all inclusive :thumbsup:
#31
Barbados :)

Been there a few times, and going again in 5 weeks to get married :)
#32
ChrisUK;2744321
Barbados :)

Been there a few times, and going again in 5 weeks to get married :)

Good luck with the wedding :) you are brave going in hurricane season! :whistling:
banned#33
cheerleader;2750599
Good luck with the wedding :) you are brave going in hurricane season! :whistling:

Thats what I was thinking! :?

Hurricane going over the caribbean this week I believe.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
#34
Orlando! It's got everything! shops, sun, beaches, attractions, plus everything is nearly half the price there because of the urrency
#35
cheerleader;2750599
Good luck with the wedding :) you are brave going in hurricane season! :whistling:


lol - they usually miss Barbados, they get spectacular tropical storms that usually only last a few mins :)

Thanks anyways haha
banned#36
jellybaby22
snap I hated menorca and majorca.....


I am sorry honey I could'nt accompany you there
banned#37
Oh and the favourite holiday destination has to be

Scotland
Pakistan - Lahore
India - calculta
banned#38
jellybaby22
thats your favourite cos I live there.......;-)


:thumbsup: .........
You know the reason !

naturist beach would have been a much preferred location though
#39
ChrisUK
Barbados :)

Been there a few times, and going again in 5 weeks to get married :)


Good luck to you and your future wife :-D

Wow you lot are well travelled and I will keep these recommendations in mind. After spending 16 years with a guy who won't leave England I am getting itchy feet
#40
orlando is without a doubt my fav..and hopefully be back in the next year or 2 :)

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