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Discussion in 'Personal' started by JosieWhitehead, Feb 20, 2019.
I'm going to Stevenage on Saturday
You gotta love Stevenage
Less of a town and more a series of retail parks linked by appallingly landscaped dual carriageways and a series of underpasses that are even worse than the ones in Hatfield.
My wife is from a little town (now not so little) town in North Malaysia - I read the entry in Lonely Planet about it once - it said "Nothing to recommend it".
I feel much the same way about Stevenage.
They also have a football ground which has a patch of wasteland at one end - every now and again the ball flies over the wasteland - over a pathetic fence and onto one of the dual carriageways. I've seen a car struck by a ball a few times.
Truly one of England's hidden gems.
I've just realized I'm completely trashing this thread (as usual) so I'd better get off.
Not telling you. I don't want any of you cluttering up the place.
I love being on holiday. I don't care where we go, I just like being away.
I've had many a happy hol rough camping in these areas (not in campsites, which I dislike)
But I don't think my knees are up to it these days. I particularly like unspoiled bits of the Llyn.
Like most towns I've visited in the US! (Harsh, I know!)
I spent a few days last summer walking parts of the N Llyn coast path with an old friend, whilst camping at a small coastal campsite. It's a lovely stretch of coastline, certainly the equal of the Pembrokeshire Coast path, which I've also hiked, but less well known. I used to surf on the N Llyn and only considered its beaches for their wave potential - it's nice to appreciate them in later life for their scenery and wildlife too. I'll definitely be back for more.
The Gower peninsula was lovely. We had amazing weather which may have helped but beautiful scenery.
Try driving there via the Alps if possible - far more interesting than flying 33,000 feet over a grey/green blur partly covered by clouds. We've been three times - first time we flew, last two we drove. We plan to go again next year, by road.
I do like Venice and, as has been said, the drive there is well worth it! The drive along the romantische strasse is also lovely and Rothenburg Ob der Tauber is my favourite place to visit in winter!
South of France
You'd better hurry up because when we went there, the main square was getting more and more flooded. It is gradually sinking under the sea I believe. What some lovely suggestions you have made. I love it in Yorkshire but usually during January and February I feel the need to escape to somewhere a little warmer.
May I recommend the Channel Islands - Jersey, Guernsey etc. My first teaching post was in Jersey and it was here I met my husband (also not from Jersey) - but it is a truly beautiful little island with wonderful beaches.
My all time favorite place to be. Tresco in particular but all the islands are lovely.
Barcelona is my favourite so far, but there's so many places I still want to visit. Haven't made it to Stevenage yet for one
I like to be somewhere warm, preferably by the sea. I love the sound of the waves rolling in. There are lots of places for me but Puerto Pollenca in Majorca stands out. Going back there in September and can't wait.
A very small island in the Caribbean which is totally unspoiled. Pristine beaches and very small scale hotels (no large chains or resorts) It is Heaven on Earth and not widely known about.The (mostly German) tourists only go to its sister island which is much more commercial.) This is little hidden treasure.
I will not reveal its name however as then the cat would be out of the bag. The less who know about the better.
Are you there now?