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Unread postPosted: 06 Jun 2007, 19:00 
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I'll split the destinations I've been to into 2 sections:

Best: St Louis (USA), Gran Canaria, Majorca, Fuerteventura, Lloret de Mar

Worst: Turkey and Benidorm

I love the Spanish lifestyle and fantastic weather, especially the Island resorts. If I won a significant £s on the lottery or Euromillions, I'd buy property and live there for 6 months of the year. November 'till April would be ideal.


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Unread postPosted: 06 Jun 2007, 19:06 
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Best : America, Turkey, spain, Devon, South Africa (Ok thats a lie, but I have been told that it is a beautiful country)

Worst : Northumbeland! lmao! (sp)

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Unread postPosted: 06 Jun 2007, 19:14 
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Becky wrote:
Best : America, Turkey, spain, Devon, South Africa (Ok thats a lie, but I have been told that it is a beautiful country)

Worst : Northumbeland! lmao! (sp)


Which resort in Turkey were you in? I was in Gumbet. This was my first foreign holiday and God it was the longest fortnight of my life. It was mega hot - 140 degrees. 14 years on, I can still recall the pilot saying "Welcome to Turkey, it's 2am local time and quite COOL, it's ONLY (!) 85 degrees. We don't even get that in Scotland on a good day in the height of summer.

I'd love to visit Australia and Canada.


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Unread postPosted: 06 Jun 2007, 19:49 
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Location: Ipswich (farmer land), England, UK
Best- Cyprus (banana boats, enough said) Greece (nice beach!) Spain (the weather and people!) Lapland (cos I met father christmas! hehe) Disney Land Paris (cos we go every year and it's great fun even when youre older, my nanny still comes with!) Peak District (even though climbing peaks is exercise its is great fun being in a cottage and creating havock!) Cornwall (just fun!)

Worst- Turkey (hated it, no idea why, just everything about it, plus it smelt funny!) Didn't like majorca as much

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Best: Jersey, Germany (Rhine Valley), Spain, Isle of Wight, Devon, Cornwall and Butlins!

Haven't got any worst ones.


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In Turkey I went to Belek, I loved it, was so hot, but I love the heat!! Was right on the sea, gorgeous veiws and beach, all inclusive, about 5 resteraunts on site, 3 pools, gardens, play area's about 10 minute drive to the nearest town centre! About 30mins form Airport! :D We have been two times.

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Unread postPosted: 08 Jun 2007, 17:02 
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My Turkish journey involved a 4 hours flight followed by a 3 hours bus transfer to our accomodation, the Turkish coach driver was crazy. Not an experience I would like to repeat.

Majorca and Gran Canaria are fantastic holiday resorts, I'll try to return one day.

Holidaying in Scotland doesn't particularly appeal, I'm not really interested in the typical tourist locations. Many Americans, Aussies and Japanese for example love all the historical castles but once you've seen one, you've seen them all. I feel sorry for tourists to the U.K in general, they are financially screwed at every corner.


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Turkish bus drivers! And taxi drivers! We got a taxi to town and there was 7 of us anf the driver so 8 and we got into a car for 4! He must of been doing at least 90 down these little roads, I have never feared for my life as much (except once!) I was clinging onto my dad whilst being suffocated by my little sister and cousin lol! And the dude driving had rather bad B.O! :roll:

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Unread postPosted: 08 Jun 2007, 18:09 
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I maintain that I'll not be returning to Turkey and Benidorm but these destinations must have something for millions of Brits to go there every year. My take on Benidorm is that it's a glorified Blackpool.

Apologies to the residents of Blackpool - that's another popular holiday resort for lots of people.

Spain and it's associated islands are just ideal for me. Reasonable flight times and entertainment to accomodate everyone depending on what you're looking for.


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Alot of people say that Benidorm is the Blackpool abroad, but I have to disagree, I found it ok, slighlty tacky, and full of very red, bald english blokes! But nothing at all like Blackpool...

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Unread postPosted: 10 Jun 2007, 19:59 
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I suppose it's the whole novelty goods and similar entertainment styles that provide the comparisons. I done the boat trip and just observed the rows and rows of high rise accomodations. I know Blackpool hasn't got that syle of accomodation facilities but that was one of the Benidorm minus points.

Everyone has different tastes and requirements, life would be boring if we all liked the same.


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I once went to Corfou in 1991 with a friend. Me and her were still single at that time.
We both hooked up with a Greek from the hotel and did not have to spend much money on that holiday. The boys always paid for us.
We did feel terrible about that, but the boys did not want it other ways.
We loved this holiday!

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Unread postPosted: 11 Jun 2007, 18:33 
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What's to feel terrible about if they were willing and able to pay? Both of you were quite right, I like your style.

I was expecting to organise a foreign holiday for Summer 2007 but my 'friend' backed out, I don't have any contact with her any more so I'm holidaying in Filey, near Yorkshire.

For the Summer of 2008, I'll start getting the brochures in when they hit the travel agents shelves.


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Worst - Heysham/Morecambe Bay. I wouldn't recommend it (sorry if you live there). We went on a family holiday there last year and it was terrible. We stayed in a caravan park which was covered in dog poop and the view was the power station.

As for Morecambe Bay, almost everything was boarded up and you couldn't find a sea food stalls anywhere, (I know there was a tragedy there, but people still like to eat it), and the local India takeaway, I could have run my car for a year on the amount of oil in it.

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I remember going to a caravan complex Monday to Friday and moving to another one for the weekend. My brother and sister in law and the kids came for the weekend. We lasted the Saturday night because we were freezing so we headed home on the Sunday. I love caravan holidays, somehow the sound of the rain bouncing off the roof is fantastic.

The resort has to be right I suppose. There's one in Fleetwood near Blackpool which is really good.

Preferably, I'd choose self catering hotel accomodation in Majorca or Gran Canaria for my ideal holiday but I have great memories of caravan holidays. It takes me back to my pre teenage years especially.


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