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Your Perfect Holiday Destination

Discussion in 'Personal' started by JosieWhitehead, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Sungei Petani in Malaysia - Described by one travel guide as "The ugliest town in Malaysia)

  2. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    It isn't actually.
  3. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Samaria Gorge in Crete - a must do hike.

  4. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Venezuela, the DPRK, Cuba, Iraq, Lybia, Syria, South Sudan, Chechnya, Stoke on Trent..:eek:;)
  5. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    No wonder you're miserable if these are the places you go on holiday to
    emerald52 likes this.
  6. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    I was joking. And thanks for the comment...
  7. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I wasn't being serious - I rarely am.
    red_observer likes this.
  8. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

  9. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    I never fail to snigger at the road sign in Stoke that points to the "Cultural Quarter", as if to imply that the other three quarters of Stoke are completely uncultured. :)
  10. RepelloInimicum

    RepelloInimicum Lead commenter

    Out of interest, how do you actually get there from mainland England?
    lilachardy likes this.
  11. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Oh yes!
    Shallow draft and cross currents.
  12. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Sailings daily from Penzance or fly from Bristol, Exeter, Newquay and penzance.
  13. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Very poor area of the midlands sadly.
    nizebaby likes this.
  14. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I've been to two of those (not Stoke on Trent).
  15. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Cuba and ....?!
  16. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    On a boat, a plane or helicopter.
  17. MustaphaMondeo

    MustaphaMondeo Occasional commenter

    I've been doing pilgrimages for a couple of decades.
    I'm not religious.
  18. Mainwaring

    Mainwaring Lead commenter

    I live in the perfect Autumn-Winter-Spring holiday destination: in the hills of Andalusia, equidistant from Granada, Malaga and Sevilla. As usual, we have enjoyed a mild sunny winter, with a bewildering variety of wildflowers beginning to appear in December. The almonds are now in clouds of blossom from pure white to deep pink and the bees have been working at our lavender and rosemary throughout the winter. Here are 700 metres we seldom have snow but there is still plenty on the Sierra Nevada, visible from the head of the next valley. The forecast high for this week is 18 C but the wood-burner is still on for the chilly nights. Our hill faces west and the winter sunsets are dramatic.

    But don't come in the summer when we can reach 40 C and paint-stripping hardly requires a blowlamp. Our old cortijo with its thick stone walls keeps a steady 22-25 C downstairs (we have A/C above) but outside work has to be done in the early morning. (The farmer on the other side of the arroyo has a floodlight on his tractor and starts at 4.00 am}. And never go to Benidorm or anywhere else on the Costa Paqueta.
  19. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    What an idyllic life @Mainwaring! We visited the Alhambra in May and it was 36 degrees. Not pleasant!

    I'd like to go back to Australia.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2019
  20. towncryer

    towncryer Lead commenter

    Not daft...you are right...there is a time difference...but some 1000's of miles in the other direction to my Caribbean haven. It's also a holiday destination for some where I live right now but somehow never feels like it when I'm working!

    I think that not being at work is what makes holidays special...because wherever you are it's the time to enjoy it that makes the difference.I am sure all these lovely places mentioned might take on a different hue if they were the background to a normal work day routine.
    cissy3 likes this.

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