Where's your favourite Holiday Destination?

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Re: Where's your favourite Holiday Destination?

Postby Southerncross » Mon May 19, 2008 9:39 pm

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Southerncross wrote:My lovely South Africa, a world in one country


Would love to go to South Africa one day, as my grandson's father is from Durban!

Lovely country, welcoming,proud and genuine people. :D
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Re: Where's your favourite Holiday Destination?

Postby Southerncross » Mon May 19, 2008 9:42 pm

SUGARBABE wrote:
Southerncross wrote:My lovely South Africa, a world in one country



Hi Southerncross,

Go to my new post SEE ELEPHANT ENCOUNTER IN HLUHLUWE! It has made world news. So pleased my beloved haunt has made it on the front pages. IMHO it is the prettiest game reserve in Southern Africa!

SB,what a magnificent sight! A unique experience and so happy that the rest of the world can share! :D
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Re: Where's your favourite Holiday Destination?

Postby abuela » Mon May 19, 2008 9:46 pm

albym wrote:Right here at home. I live in Portugal and my family come over each year for some real R&R.


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Same here albym, right here in Spain. I have my darling grandson (and his mother and father) coming tomorrow to two weeks and I can't wait to take him to the beach. His little bed is all made up with a teddy bear on the pillow, and his bucket and spade in the hall...!

There is still so much of Spain that I want to explore, but I love Barcelona and Granada.

Some of my best holidays have been in a caravan down in Swanage, in Dorset, but apart from that I have to say Rome and Puerta Vallarta in Mexico.
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Re: Where's your favourite Holiday Destination?

Postby SUGARBABE » Mon May 19, 2008 9:46 pm

confuseddotcom wrote:
Southerncross wrote:My lovely South Africa, a world in one country


Would love to go to South Africa one day, as my grandson's father is from Durban!


I'm also from Durban, I live on the Berea.

Ah ! yes so many of our kids have sadly gone to the U.K. My one twin daughter is in London, been there on and off for six years now, she gets homesick though and comes back every now and again. Her twin is in Sydney, Aus. Now I would so love to go to Aus for a visit!
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Re: Where's your favourite Holiday Destination?

Postby confuseddotcom » Mon May 19, 2008 9:52 pm

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Southerncross wrote:My lovely South Africa, a world in one country


Would love to go to South Africa one day, as my grandson's father is from Durban!


I'm also from Durban, I live on the Berea.

Ah ! yes so many of our kids have sadly gone to the U.K. My one twin daughter is in London, been there on and off for six years now, she gets homesick though and comes back every now and again. Her twin is in Sydney, Aus. Now I would so love to go to Aus for a visit!



Well I'm glad my grandsons father came here, otherwise I wouldn't have my gorgeous little man.
His other Nan was here too but went back to SA last year, but they keep in touch via Skype when he visits his dad (sadly the relationship didn't work out with my daughter, but they are still good friends ).
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Re: Where's your favourite Holiday Destination?

Postby chimaera » Mon May 19, 2008 10:01 pm

bugalugs1970 wrote:Nowhere exotic....Whitby, Nrth Yorkshire.
Wonderful place, friendly people, lots to do, the abbey is awesome especially at dusk. Cheap and some beautiful scenery and great walking on the nrth york moors. Lovely little beache in Whitby and near by, great fish n chips cooked in lard, fantastic ice-creams. Boat trips, markets, nr Goathland where they film Heartbeat...beautiful place. Auctions, antique shops, arcades, there really is something for everyone. there is so much to see and do and they have a goth convention there every year too.

Truely is a place for a traditional good old English jolly.


I've not been to Whitby for 20 years! We were wondering where to go for a long weekend at the end of the month. Thanks! Sure as hell beats sitting in an airport lounge.

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Re: Where's your favourite Holiday Destination?

Postby confuseddotcom » Mon May 19, 2008 10:05 pm

Favourite place in the UK has to be the Peak District ...we love it there.
Dovedale is so beautiful.
It's about a 90 minute drive from where we live.

We also stayed at a hotel next to Cardigan Bay, (Wales) beautiful sunsets.
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Re: Where's your favourite Holiday Destination?

Postby Arguida » Mon May 19, 2008 11:18 pm

I seem to keep going back to Hawaii for some reason.

Also love Yucatan Pennisula in Mexico. Cozumel is amazing.

Cuba is interesting and unspoiled.

The whole Pacific Coast line from Alaska to Mexico is worth the trip.

London and Portugal are also worth the trip. Salzburg the most
breathtakingly beautiful.

So many places so little time.
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Re: Where's your favourite Holiday Destination?

Postby KatzenWaffe » Mon May 19, 2008 11:36 pm

Dorset, The Isles of Scilly, or else Northern Queensland.

Regarding North Queensland imagine a shining white sand tropical beach glistening in the sun and extending as far as the eye can see in both directions, fringed with palms and casuarina trees, you can wade out to coral reefs teeming with exotic beautifully coloured fish and there is NO ONE in sight as far as the eye can see.

And I literally mean NO ONE, if there are five people on one mile of beach it means you are in a big resort.

Back from the coast are stunningly beautiful mountains with rain forest and waterfalls.

The Barrier Reef and Queensland Coast are longer than the British Isles , so plenty of deserted beaches for everyone. You need a 4 wheel drive and camping gear to enjoy the most remote beaches. Trouble is having seen Queensland beaches you will never be content with the Med. or Caribbean ever again. Most people who go there end up wanting to live there.

Possible disadvantages are the sharks,sting-rays,and saltwater crocodiles! But a sense of danger adds a bit of spice to life!
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Re: Where's your favourite Holiday Destination?

Postby confuseddotcom » Tue May 20, 2008 11:08 am

KatzenWaffe wrote:Dorset, The Isles of Scilly, or else Northern Queensland.

Regarding North Queensland imagine a shining white sand tropical beach glistening in the sun and extending as far as the eye can see in both directions, fringed with palms and casuarina trees, you can wade out to coral reefs teeming with exotic beautifully coloured fish and there is NO ONE in sight as far as the eye can see.

And I literally mean NO ONE, if there are five people on one mile of beach it means you are in a big resort.

Back from the coast are stunningly beautiful mountains with rain forest and waterfalls.

The Barrier Reef and Queensland Coast are longer than the British Isles , so plenty of deserted beaches for everyone. You need a 4 wheel drive and camping gear to enjoy the most remote beaches. Trouble is having seen Queensland beaches you will never be content with the Med. or Caribbean ever again. Most people who go there end up wanting to live there.

Possible disadvantages are the sharks,sting-rays,and saltwater crocodiles! But a sense of danger adds a bit of spice to life!



Sounds like Heaven KatzenWaffe :D
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Re: Where's your favourite Holiday Destination?

Postby confuseddotcom » Tue May 20, 2008 11:10 am

Arguida wrote:I seem to keep going back to Hawaii for some reason.

Also love Yucatan Pennisula in Mexico. Cozumel is amazing.

Cuba is interesting and unspoiled.

The whole Pacific Coast line from Alaska to Mexico is worth the trip.

London and Portugal are also worth the trip. Salzburg the most
breathtakingly beautiful.

So many places so little time.



So many places, so LITTLE MONEY :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Where's your favourite Holiday Destination?

Postby SUGARBABE » Tue May 20, 2008 11:29 am

My favourite place in Europe is Vienna, I was blown away by the history and had such fun with an old Viennese friend. That was way back in 1993. It was terribly expensive then ; I can't imagine ever being able to afford going there again. :(
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Re: Where's your favourite Holiday Destination?

Postby notdeadfred » Tue May 20, 2008 11:33 am

Having worked for P & O, I have travelled a lot, but have to say one of the places that I like to revisit is the Azores, it is a place of paradise on earth.
It was our holiday too
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Re: Where's your favourite Holiday Destination?

Postby marian » Wed May 21, 2008 11:00 am

I am an expat glaswegian living in New Zealand.

Its a place of great wonder and magical beauty with gorgeous beaches, mountains and lakes. Volcanoes and earthquakes and the most wonderful people.

I am extremely grateful for having been allowed in. I did a stint in South Africa loved it, having worked in Durban and the Eastern Transvaal, very beautiful, but New Zealand takes the bun.

My opinion only of course, but its nice to be able to socialise with friends in the evening without worrying about your safety.
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Re: Where's your favourite Holiday Destination?

Postby Miss Take » Thu May 22, 2008 3:09 pm

confuseddotcom wrote:Favourite place in the UK has to be the Peak District ...we love it there.


Aww, I lived right there up until last September, just outside of Matlock. It is beautiful there.

However, favourite holiday place is absolutely North Cornwall. I don't care how many exotic places you throw at me, I'd spend every day in North Cornwall if I could. My plan is to retire there and spend my days just taking in how breathtakingly beautiful the place is.

Awww, I've not been in a couple of years and now I'm missing it again.

Second choice, North Italy, but only if Cornwall isn't available, hehe.
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