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Does one of these already exist ?

Might be particularly useful at the moment, with borders starting to open up.

I see that Cambodia for example have announced today the return of the tourist visa, and Thailand are expected to get rid of their certificate of entry requirement at the start of November.

I know there's Tripadvisor, but just a thought to add this on here.
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I had one but there are never too many vaction or travel threads.

All about 11th November for me and USA opening up.

Will go there St Patricks week in March.

Would love to get back to Tasmania but that's now looking like 2023.

It's India or China for 3 weeks next October
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iarmhiman wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:02 pm I had one but there are never too many vaction or travel threads.

All about 11th November for me and USA opening up.

Will go there St Patricks week in March.

Would love to get back to Tasmania but that's now looking like 2023.

It's India or China for 3 weeks next October
Stick to India ...I see zero reason why China would want someone with such a poisonous attitudes to its people's there
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Dozy wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:19 pm
iarmhiman wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:02 pm I had one but there are never too many vaction or travel threads.

All about 11th November for me and USA opening up.

Will go there St Patricks week in March.

Would love to get back to Tasmania but that's now looking like 2023.

It's India or China for 3 weeks next October
Stick to India ...I see zero reason why China would want someone with such a poisonous attitudes to its people's there
India is cheaper and want to get it off my list. Try not to ruin this thread with personal attacks
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Heading to Greece in Friday. Athens and Crete. Can't wait.
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Nolanator wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:52 pm Heading to Greece in Friday. Athens and Crete. Can't wait.
Crete is feckin amazing, you Jammy bastard. Used to go there early 90’s as had family friends there , all the woman got their bangers out on the beach back in dem days :smug:
My teenage general drilled for oil plenty of times on the beach.

Crete also has awesome people , food, and history, and is pleasant in late sept for the weather (never been there in Oct, hope it’s not all closed for you then , Poindexter)
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backrow wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:01 pm
Nolanator wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:52 pm Heading to Greece in Friday. Athens and Crete. Can't wait.
Crete is feckin amazing, you Jammy bastard. Used to go there early 90’s as had family friends there , all the woman got their bangers out on the beach back in dem days :smug:
My teenage general drilled for oil plenty of times on the beach.

Crete also has awesome people , food, and history, and is pleasant in late sept for the weather (never been there in Oct, hope it’s not all closed for you then , Poindexter)
Tits are amazing. :thumbup:
First time in a sunny place with the missus, which will be class.
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Nolanator wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:25 pm
backrow wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:01 pm
Nolanator wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:52 pm Heading to Greece in Friday. Athens and Crete. Can't wait.
Crete is feckin amazing, you Jammy bastard. Used to go there early 90’s as had family friends there , all the woman got their bangers out on the beach back in dem days :smug:
My teenage general drilled for oil plenty of times on the beach.

Crete also has awesome people , food, and history, and is pleasant in late sept for the weather (never been there in Oct, hope it’s not all closed for you then , Poindexter)
Tits are amazing. :thumbup:
First time in a sunny place with the missus, which will be class.
Did you never go visit her in Prague?
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Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:33 pm
Nolanator wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:25 pm
backrow wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:01 pm
Nolanator wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:52 pm Heading to Greece in Friday. Athens and Crete. Can't wait.
Crete is feckin amazing, you Jammy bastard. Used to go there early 90’s as had family friends there , all the woman got their bangers out on the beach back in dem days :smug:
My teenage general drilled for oil plenty of times on the beach.

Crete also has awesome people , food, and history, and is pleasant in late sept for the weather (never been there in Oct, hope it’s not all closed for you then , Poindexter)
Tits are amazing. :thumbup:
First time in a sunny place with the missus, which will be class.
Did you never go visit her in Prague?
*popcorn gif*
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Nols..

Did you go on that stag yet?

The one with the two women friends attending it? :|
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iarmhiman wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:39 pm Nols..

Did you go on that stag yet?

The one with the two women friends attending it? :|
Don't mean to interject but :lol: :lol: :lol:
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fonzeee wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:24 pm
iarmhiman wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:39 pm Nols..

Did you go on that stag yet?

The one with the two women friends attending it? :|
Don't mean to interject but :lol: :lol: :lol:
I know. He got a good kicking on the Nama thread about it
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iarmhiman wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:28 pm
fonzeee wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:24 pm
iarmhiman wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:39 pm Nols..

Did you go on that stag yet?

The one with the two women friends attending it? :|
Don't mean to interject but :lol: :lol: :lol:
I know. He got a good kicking on the Nama thread about it
Went and had a look now, some great comments. :lol:

Christ, modern life is depressing. To think some people on the "when would you want to be reborn" thread actually said "now"...
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As for the thread, went to Portugal about a month and a half ago, covid rules were a bit of a pain but the Algarve is always lovely; this is Carvoeiro:

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The boat tours down there through the caves are cool too, they'll take you into stuff like this.

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Portugal is kinda "discount Europe", in both the good and bad sense, but it's cool.
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A South Pacific country in April I think, low crowds, they basically havent had covid other than Fiji.
Not keen on Asian any time soon they all seem to be rushing the open borders, Singapore is most trusted and they already have had to put back on restrictions.
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grievous wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:58 am A South Pacific country in April I think, low crowds, they basically havent had covid other than Fiji.
Not keen on Asian any time soon they all seem to be rushing the open borders, Singapore is most trusted and they already have had to put back on restrictions.
I like New Caledonia out of the pacific islands I've visited (Fiji, Samoa, Raro). Wonder when that opens?

Edit: borders closed till 31/12 apparently
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fonzeee wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:14 am As for the thread, went to Portugal about a month and a half ago, covid rules were a bit of a pain but the Algarve is always lovely; this is Carvoeiro:

Image


The boat tours down there through the caves are cool too, they'll take you into stuff like this.

Image


Portugal is kinda "discount Europe", in both the good and bad sense, but it's cool.
I was in Carvoeiro last week. Some cracking beaches round there. Praia do Carvalho's my favourite.
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backrow wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:36 pm
Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:33 pm
Nolanator wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:25 pm
backrow wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:01 pm
Nolanator wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:52 pm Heading to Greece in Friday. Athens and Crete. Can't wait.
Crete is feckin amazing, you Jammy bastard. Used to go there early 90’s as had family friends there , all the woman got their bangers out on the beach back in dem days :smug:
My teenage general drilled for oil plenty of times on the beach.

Crete also has awesome people , food, and history, and is pleasant in late sept for the weather (never been there in Oct, hope it’s not all closed for you then , Poindexter)
Tits are amazing. :thumbup:
First time in a sunny place with the missus, which will be class.
Did you never go visit her in Prague?
*popcorn gif*
:lol:
Different one, URH.
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fonzeee wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:50 am
iarmhiman wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:28 pm
fonzeee wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:24 pm
iarmhiman wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:39 pm Nols..

Did you go on that stag yet?

The one with the two women friends attending it? :|
Don't mean to interject but :lol: :lol: :lol:
I know. He got a good kicking on the Nama thread about it
Went and had a look now, some great comments. :lol:

Christ, modern life is depressing. To think some people on the "when would you want to be reborn" thread actually said "now"...
:lol:
It's not my stag! I knew it would get some good reactions
And no, still a few weeks away.
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Come to Australia. Please.
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Nolanator wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:35 am
backrow wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:36 pm
Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:33 pm
Nolanator wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:25 pm
backrow wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:01 pm

Crete is feckin amazing, you Jammy bastard. Used to go there early 90’s as had family friends there , all the woman got their bangers out on the beach back in dem days :smug:
My teenage general drilled for oil plenty of times on the beach.

Crete also has awesome people , food, and history, and is pleasant in late sept for the weather (never been there in Oct, hope it’s not all closed for you then , Poindexter)
Tits are amazing. :thumbup:
First time in a sunny place with the missus, which will be class.
Did you never go visit her in Prague?
*popcorn gif*
:lol:
Different one, URH.
Just be careful if she goes for any diving lessons with Spiros

Stirring all that Prague porridge x(
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Looking to bring herself away for a city break around the end of January as part of my annual effort to win brownie points before the 6N starts . We’ve done most of the popular touristy cities tbh but haven’t been to Munich or Madrid and they came up
I’m discussion. Anybody with experience of either around that time of year . Another option is Biarritz, maybe take a drive across the border through San Sebastián and the Spanish Basque area . Would that work in late Jan?
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Conspicuous wrote: Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:51 pm Looking to bring herself away for a city break around the end of January as part of my annual effort to win brownie points before the 6N starts . We’ve done most of the popular touristy cities tbh but haven’t been to Munich or Madrid and they came up
I’m discussion. Anybody with experience of either around that time of year . Another option is Biarritz, maybe take a drive across the border through San Sebastián and the Spanish Basque area . Would that work in late Jan?
It rains a surprising amount in the Basque area at that time of year. Also gets a lot of mist.
Beautiful area but you might not get to see a lot of it.
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Conspicuous wrote: Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:51 pm Looking to bring herself away for a city break around the end of January as part of my annual effort to win brownie points before the 6N starts . We’ve done most of the popular touristy cities tbh but haven’t been to Munich or Madrid and they came up
I’m discussion. Anybody with experience of either around that time of year . Another option is Biarritz, maybe take a drive across the border through San Sebastián and the Spanish Basque area . Would that work in late Jan?
Wouldn't recommend Madrid in January at all. Cold - often English-type winter weather, even occasional foggy mornings etc. Could be rainy. Madrid at its absolute worst.

The Basque country would be even worse. 80% likely to be p*ssing down with rain the entire trip.
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Conspicuous wrote: Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:51 pm Looking to bring herself away for a city break around the end of January as part of my annual effort to win brownie points before the 6N starts . We’ve done most of the popular touristy cities tbh but haven’t been to Munich or Madrid and they came up
I’m discussion. Anybody with experience of either around that time of year . Another option is Biarritz, maybe take a drive across the border through San Sebastián and the Spanish Basque area . Would that work in late Jan?
Warm:
Lisbon
Sevilla
Malaga
Athens

Cold:
Lyon
Kyev (very cold but awesome)
Warsaw
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Thailand have confirmed reduction of quarantine to 1 day for most western countries from 1 November, and only 1 PCR test (on arrival).
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PSA: don't go to Crete in October in search of sun. :(

Athens is lovely and pleasant. Crete was like the West of Ireland.


She has 2 weeks off in April over Easter. We're already shaping plans to get some guaranteed sun. :lol:
Suggestions? I'm very keen to go places I haven't previously been, but sun trumps that.
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Nolanator wrote: Sat Oct 30, 2021 9:52 am PSA: don't go to Crete in October in search of sun. :(

Athens is lovely and pleasant. Crete was like the West of Ireland.


She has 2 weeks off in April over Easter. We're already shaping plans to get some guaranteed sun. :lol:
Suggestions? I'm very keen to go places I haven't previously been, but sun trumps that.
April is prime Sharm El Sheikh territory.
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You can call me Bill wrote: Sat Oct 30, 2021 10:04 am
Nolanator wrote: Sat Oct 30, 2021 9:52 am PSA: don't go to Crete in October in search of sun. :(

Athens is lovely and pleasant. Crete was like the West of Ireland.


She has 2 weeks off in April over Easter. We're already shaping plans to get some guaranteed sun. :lol:
Suggestions? I'm very keen to go places I haven't previously been, but sun trumps that.
April is prime Sharm El Sheikh territory.
Marrakesh is another option although it wouldn’t be quite as warm , mid-high 20’s when we visited in April some years ago
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Sharm is what I had in mind. Ticks the "new country" box as well.

Bit of a ballache to get to, though. Suppose we could do a few days of tourism stuff in Cairo too.
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Tony Blair's Therapist wrote: Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:08 pm
Conspicuous wrote: Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:51 pm Looking to bring herself away for a city break around the end of January as part of my annual effort to win brownie points before the 6N starts . We’ve done most of the popular touristy cities tbh but haven’t been to Munich or Madrid and they came up
I’m discussion. Anybody with experience of either around that time of year . Another option is Biarritz, maybe take a drive across the border through San Sebastián and the Spanish Basque area . Would that work in late Jan?
Wouldn't recommend Madrid in January at all. Cold - often English-type winter weather, even occasional foggy mornings etc. Could be rainy. Madrid at its absolute worst.

The Basque country would be even worse. 80% likely to be p*ssing down with rain the entire trip.
Seconded. You're a bit more likely to have joy travelling on the other sea coast over the Pyrenees towards Figueres, Roses, Girona and beyond but that time of year is a lottery.

Aside from the obligatory Canaries it's Madeira and possibly Malta for no nasties.

If it's city or bust then I'd be checking out Porto, Bologna or somewhere around Puglia/Sicily area.
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lemonhead wrote: Sat Oct 30, 2021 10:46 am
Tony Blair's Therapist wrote: Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:08 pm
Conspicuous wrote: Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:51 pm Looking to bring herself away for a city break around the end of January as part of my annual effort to win brownie points before the 6N starts . We’ve done most of the popular touristy cities tbh but haven’t been to Munich or Madrid and they came up
I’m discussion. Anybody with experience of either around that time of year . Another option is Biarritz, maybe take a drive across the border through San Sebastián and the Spanish Basque area . Would that work in late Jan?
Wouldn't recommend Madrid in January at all. Cold - often English-type winter weather, even occasional foggy mornings etc. Could be rainy. Madrid at its absolute worst.

The Basque country would be even worse. 80% likely to be p*ssing down with rain the entire trip.
Seconded. You're a bit more likely to have joy travelling on the other sea coast over the Pyrenees towards Figueres, Roses, Girona and beyond but that time of year is a lottery.

Aside from the obligatory Canaries it's Madeira and possibly Malta for no nasties.

If it's city or bust then I'd be checking out Porto, Bologna or somewhere around Puglia/Sicily area.
Thanks for all the replies . Yeah it’s really a 3 night city break we’re looking for on this occasion . Porto and Bologna are great shouts :thumbup:
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Good time to get out of dodge. Spotted by locals does a Porto city guide, also a decent one knocking about on the Grauniad site for Bologna.

Had thought of hiring a car for day trips until I realised train travel to every city nearby, Florence, Padua etc. is done in about half the time.
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Thinking of spending December and January in Brazil. Idea's growing on me. Currency is super cheap at the moment.
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