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Your favourite holiday location.

Postby peppermint peppy » 15 Jul 2007, 09:37

Well, Ladies and Gentleman,I'm interested in knowing your favourite holiday locations.
Where do you wanna travel to? Do you prefer silence or activity in your hols? What's your favourite country? What do you need for good and recreative holidays?
I confess it's very nosy..... :oops:
As for myself I love Balearic Islands/Spain thoroughly.In my hols I prefer it to chill out and to live for the moment.And when I can combinate these things with hot dunes,the sea in front of my nose and the good majorcan cuisine.....
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Re: Your favourite holiday location.

Postby gareth jones » 15 Jul 2007, 10:12

I My favorite holiday in fact was in your country peppy.It was my first trip Abroad in 1991
we spent a beautiful week in a village called Oberprechtal in the Black Forest in south-west of Germany.It was at the end of May and it was very hot. We also cruised up the Rhine on two occasions which was great,but the weather was'nt as hot. I also love Italy,Norway and Spain. Cruising are my favourite type of holiday.
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Re: Your favourite holiday location.

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 15 Jul 2007, 10:18

I absolutely loved travelling in Norway because of the beauty of the mountains, meadows, rivers, fjords and islands. Also Morocco because of the wonderful hospitality of the people, the markets selling patterned carpets, silver teapots, lanterns, carved wooden items, etc, the beaches and the delicious food!

Some time in the future I'd love to go to China, India, Bangladesh and Iceland.

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Re: Your favourite holiday location.

Postby Ming » 15 Jul 2007, 13:15

I don't go abroad much - so I'd say my favourite holiday spot is our village/neighbouring villages up in the north-west (Sirajgonj, Rajshahi, Dewangonj etc.), Sylhet (particularly the place where you are standing on a rock in Bangladesh and looking at India on the other side of a stream) in the north-east and the sea (Cox's Bazar, St. Martin's Islands) in the south-east.

Sometime I'd like to see the Sunderbans in the south-west of Bangladesh - haven't been there. And I am bursting to see the tigers and deer, and monkeys and snakes and hippos - oh, when will that day come!!

Edit: I'd love to climb the Himalayas and Mount Everest. And of course, one of my biggest wishes is to travel around the whole world.
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Re: Your favourite holiday location.

Postby Tony Summerfield » 15 Jul 2007, 15:18

Anita Bensoussane wrote:Also Morocco because of the wonderful hospitality of the people, the markets selling patterned carpets, silver teapots, lanterns, carved wooden items, etc, the beaches and the delicious food!
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I found some of the Moroccan markets a little on the pungent side, particularly near the tanneries! Fez and Marrakech spring to mind.
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Re: Your favourite holiday location.

Postby Almas » 15 Jul 2007, 15:27

Anita Bensoussane wrote:Some time in the future I'd love to go to China, India, Bangladesh and Iceland.

Anita


How about coming to my country, Anita? Thousands of tourists visit the UAE each year to enjoy the hot summer sunshine and the safaris and so many other things!

Usually, for holidays, I go to Manchester, where I have a few of my relatives and I like it so much. I've been to Clayton, (a place in Manchester) thrice and I love it. I'd give anything for a glimpse for the beautiful English countryside.

I went to Greece, with my family a few years ago. It was fantastic and I was amazed to see those ancient buildings, the temples and so many other things.

It's been my lifelong wish to travel to the U.S., Russia, France and perhaps Romania!
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Re: Your favourite holiday location.

Postby Lucky Star » 15 Jul 2007, 16:15

I also love Germany especially Bavaria or, for a city break, Berlin. it's such a fascinating city, both now and historically. I also loved Israel, Thailand and the U.S. I'd like to see South America and Scandinavia next.
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Re: Your favourite holiday location.

Postby Stephen » 15 Jul 2007, 16:21

My late grandparents lived in Cornwall and I would spend a week with them every summer. Every day we would drive to a different resort such as Looe, Newquay, Mawganporth and Polzeath but my favourite one of all was Perranporth. Wherever else we went during the week, I would always insist we go to Perranporth.

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Re: Your favourite holiday location.

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 15 Jul 2007, 17:11

[Tony:] I found some of the Moroccan markets a little on the pungent side, particularly near the tanneries! Fez and Marrakech spring to mind.


I haven't been to Fez but one of the spice-shops in Marrakech set me off sneezing like mad! I believe Enid Blyton went round a market in Morocco (Casablanca, I think?) holding smelling-salts to her nose!

[Almas:] How about coming to my country, Anita? Thousands of tourists visit the UAE each year to enjoy the hot summer sunshine and the safaris and so many other things!


Who knows? - Maybe one day!

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Re: Your favourite holiday location.

Postby dsr » 15 Jul 2007, 17:34

Two favourites: 1 - Cruising the Norwegian Fjords (and oh, lucky me, I'm going there next August when there's a total eclipse of the sun at Spitzberegen to add interest) :D ; and 2 - USA, especially Milwaukee/Wisconsin, homes of the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers (and oh, lucky me again, I'm going to the USA in November/December this year - San Diego and Chicago, this time, for a change) :D

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Re: Your favourite holiday location.

Postby peppermint peppy » 15 Jul 2007, 17:50

..and one day I will visit England.Driving on the left is my proudly cherished speciality. :mrgreen:

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did you also smell the wonderful spices and incense?*brainwave*
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Re: Your favourite holiday location.

Postby arky72 » 15 Jul 2007, 20:30

I love the Greek Islands - and the Greek food!
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Re: Your favourite holiday location.

Postby Viv of Ginger Pop » 15 Jul 2007, 21:04

My best ever holiday was when I was 17 and spent a week digging out a nice muddy pond in West Dorset. The weather was perfect, sunny & breezy but not too hot. We camped in an orchard alongside the pond, eating plenty of good healthy food. :mrgreen:

We dug by day, drank Palmers IPA by night in a variety of lovely little village pubs, I lost 1/2 a stone and fell in love for the first time. :oops: ( :D )

Two weeks ago John & I went back to see the pond, 28 years after meeting. We were delighted to see it being well cared for, and the area was as lovely as we remembered it. (It is just a mile from "River Cottage")

You don't have to travel across the globe to have the best times of your life!

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Re: Your favourite holiday location.

Postby Susie » 15 Jul 2007, 21:32

I like Dorset a lot so much to do. I like the fact that everyone speaks the same language as me, namely English. :D

Once we went to France when I was 12. I was so happy to practice my 1.5 years of learning french it really came to good use.
My dad ordered a taxi in German while we were in France, after an anxious wait of 10 min wait it actually came, we didn't think it would.

I would like to visit Cornwall is that Devon?,
Scotland, the Loch Nes Monster! :twisted:
the Swiss Alps,
and Italy
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Re: Your favourite holiday location.

Postby peppermint peppy » 15 Jul 2007, 23:32

Susie,which part of Italy would you visit?I'd like to visit Sicily and Sardinia.
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