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2017 Holiday Thread!

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What holiday's, trips, short breaks, are you planning for 2017??

As for me, I know we are doing a major one in September, not sure of all the details, as Mrs SA is sorting it out (Florida brief stop 2 nights.Bahamas sandals resort, New York brief stop 2 nights i think that's the itinerary). I want to go back to Poland in the summer shutdown, beautiful country, I feel a week was nowhere near long enough, as it has so much to offer, and to see and do. Hopefully another trip there will be on the cards. I also badly want to go to Split in Croatia, Mrs SA not keen tho. Will be spending a fair bit of time in Albufeira in Portugal too, now that we have finally completed the purchase of out property over there.Not until we manage to furnish it tho. Which isnt proving easy. Also the odd night or 2 in Skegness, Devon and Great Yarmouth. I still love the British seaside. Also my dog deserves his holidays too. He loves the beach etc.

So what are you planning??

Shelby keep it real here please. Leave vulcan at home.

May i also encourage other member's to share experiences good or bad,recommend and advise, If somebody is going to a place they have been before.

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May - Costa Adeje, Tenerife

August - Paris/Disneyland Paris, 3 days in Disney, followed by 3 days in Paris itself. 

Possibly do another holiday later in the year, maybe just a city break to Barcelona. 

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1 minute ago, Red Devil said:

May - Costa Adeje, Tenerife

August - Paris/Disneyland Paris, 3 days in Disney, followed by 3 days in Paris itself. 

Possibly do another holiday later in the year, maybe just a city break to Barcelona. 

If you want a city break fella, I seriously recommend Budapest. Far nicer than Barcelona. Also silly amount cheaper. Barca, is a beautiful city, Budapest tho, has to be possibly/arguably the nicest I have been to(Except for Brugges Europe league game, totally different reasons for that tho). Check it out, Go there.

 Thank me later.:thumbs_up_smiley:

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17 minutes ago, YIDDO said:

Went to Split recently, fantastic place. 

Need more info here fella. Give me some ammunition to throw at Mrs SA, price of a pint, Quality of accommodation etc. Most importantly for me, what is the food like?

I have been on holiday's where i am glad to get home, just so i can eat. Most noticeably Cyprus Limassol 1991. 7 night stay, got a flight back after 4 days, Just so i could eat. Lovely place, just nothing edible. I hear it has improved a lot since then tho.

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7 hours ago, Thomas Shelby said:

Costa Adeje in May.

Not goin to USA this year. Lived there for 4 years and have visited over 30 times. Goin back there to live in a few years, so other places to see first.

Kefalonia in Aug or Sept.

Edinburgh and Budapest on bucket list for a wekend. I have been to former but wifey has not.

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So you are still persisting in this weirdness? 

You just can not help yourself, can you, see you in May big man. 

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13 hours ago, superally said:

Need more info here fella. Give me some ammunition to throw at Mrs SA, price of a pint, Quality of accommodation etc. Most importantly for me, what is the food like?

I have been on holiday's where i am glad to get home, just so i can eat. Most noticeably Cyprus Limassol 1991. 7 night stay, got a flight back after 4 days, Just so i could eat. Lovely place, just nothing edible. I hear it has improved a lot since then tho.

Price of a pint was around 18-20 kuna, usually 18 but most places round it up to 20 to avoid faffing around with change. 20 kuna is roughly £2.20 and they have some great beers such as Ozujsko, Karlovacko and Pan, as well the Czech Staropramen.

I'll write a bit more when I've finished work, just giving you the important information first.

On our very first night we saw an American become outraged at the 2 kuna markup, threw his glass and tipped the plants over, owner of the bar comes out and smashes him to bits. Fantastic place!

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27 minutes ago, YIDDO said:

Price of a pint was around 18-20 kuna, usually 18 but most places round it up to 20 to avoid faffing around with change. 20 kuna is roughly £2.20 and they have some great beers such as Ozujsko, Karlovacko and Pan, as well the Czech Staropramen.

I'll write a bit more when I've finished work, just giving you the important information first.

On our very first night we saw an American become outraged at the 2 kuna markup, threw his glass and tipped the plants over, owner of the bar comes out and smashes him to bits. Fantastic place!

To follow up, food, a part from seafood, is cheap. They eat very similar to the Ities so a lot of pasta and pizza dishes. We mainly ate and drank in the Diocletian Palace, loads of little bars and restaurants that are rarely busy yet sell good food. I didn't have one meal that I thought was shit.

Marcvs, a small little jazz/poetry bar was probably my favourite inside the Palace, the bloke running it was a top man and it was out of the way so not overly busy.

We did a couple of day trips, one to Marjan national park, expensive but phenomenal views and a ferry trip from Split to the island Bol, so we could spend a day at Zlatni Rat beach.

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18 hours ago, Thomas Shelby said:

Kefalonia in Aug or Sept.

 

Kefalonia, in my opinion, by far the best of the Greek islands. If memory serves my right (been a long time) It has the airport where you think the plane is gonna end up in the sea. May have been another island, memory fades over time. Tenerife & Reus not the best landings either due to the mountains. Faro is also weird. The way the plane turns over the sea, owing to the airport being right by the beach.

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None but the missus is off to china again to see her sister. 

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Booked my AirBNB apartment in Leiden, Netherlands this morning. £126 for 4 nights, kitchen, free breakfast and bike is pretty decent. 

Been to Amsterdam and Utrecht already but wanna explore some more the country, considering Rotterdam and Den Haag atm. 

Might go to Belgium (Gent and Brugge) in the summer

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1 hour ago, United Road said:

Booked my AirBNB apartment in Leiden, Netherlands this morning. £126 for 4 nights, kitchen, free breakfast and bike is pretty decent. 

Been to Amsterdam and Utrecht already but wanna explore some more the country, considering Rotterdam and Den Haag atm. 

Might go to Belgium (Gent and Brugge) in the summer

 

 

I'm gonna give that a go this year, that's proper cheap that is. 

 

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40 minutes ago, Red Devil said:

 

I'm gonna give that a go this year, that's proper cheap that is. 

 

This'll be my first time using it but I think it's high risk (or not, depending if you do your research) high reward. I just cba with unflexible and overpriced hotels. At least with an apartment I can drop in and out when I feel like it and save a bucket load on food

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