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    Need ideas for a holiday!

    I've got quite a bit of holiday left this year so I almost feel like a teacher with all this time off! Anyway I'm desperate to go somewhere and not waste it in the UK.

    Any suggestions where I could go? 90% certain I'll be going on my own, so somewhere busy where you can meet people is a must. And it cant be colder than England

    I was thinking about Morocco, I'd love to go there but apparantly in the summer the heat is almost unbearable? Ditto Seville and southern Spain.
    I'd love to go to Asia again but doesnt seem worth it for a few weeks, considering the cost of the flights.
    Also was thinking Germany since I've never been there? Berlin perhaps, I assume there is plenty to see?

    Just wondered if I'm overlooking anything cheap and amazing really

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    Bulgaria? Never been, but really cheap apparently. 60p a pint.

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    What about holland? or prague - both lovely and lots to see and do.

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    We are off to Sri Lanka and Goa at Xmas for 25 days. We also looked at Bali or the Perhentian Islands but Xmas is the wrong time to go to any of them but might be ok for your dates? The Perhentian Islands look pretty amazing if you want to chill out

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    I had a look into taking a holiday the other year, it turned out to be too expensive in the end but the one location which seemed to stand out time and time again for all of us and the fussy criteria which many people had was Italy.

    Bulgaria was also on the contemplation list but was swiftly removed after a friend of mine went out there, he walked into a bar, ordered a drink, was then asked to pay the equivalent of about £500 for it, turned around and there were two big guys pointing guns at him. Whilst that could happen anywhere in the world and to anyone whilst they are on holiday, it did put us off somewhat.

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    Will look into Bulgaria. Cheap beer is always a consideration

    Went to Holland a few weeks ago, Prague or the Czech Republic in general might be a go-er

    Dan - Would actually love to go to the Perhentians, or anywhere in SE Asia but cheapest flights at this short notice are well over £500 If I could find some for less then I'd be booking it right now!

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    Do what I'm doing on the 25th July - three weeks in Tamil Nadu & Kerala, India. Flying in to Chennai via Dubai - and nothing else booked - we're just going to make it up as we go along once we get there. That's what I call a holiday - none of this lying on a naff Spanish beach rubbish for me.

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    ^ That actually sounds amazing...I'd love to visit India. Flights might be a bit more reasonable too!

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    have a look on here:

    Travel Guides, Hotel Reviews, Vacation Ideas, and Trip-Planning Tools at Concierge.com

    has some great ideas on holidays sorted by different categories and interests.

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    Have a look on some of the bucket websites like lastminute.com - find a good prospect and research it on places like tripadvisor. No point deciding to go to a place and then finding that you can't afford it!

    Oh, and just a point - Southern Italy is very hot in the summer, too

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    Prague or the Czech Republic in general might be a go-er
    One option might be to get a night train accross Germany to the Czech Republic, then you could maybe see Berlin and Prague and you get a nice, civilised journey. I went to Prague over Easter and mostly found it to be crowded with tourists, but I guess it mostly depends what you expect to see / do when you visit somewhere.

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    Cairo.

    Wonderful city, very busy, lots of friendly people and very hot. also cheap, esp. this time of year.

    You can also get cheap internal flights to the south of egypt from Cairo and do the whole tourist thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    I've got quite a bit of holiday left this year so I almost feel like a teacher with all this time off! Anyway I'm desperate to go somewhere and not waste it in the UK.

    Any suggestions where I could go? 90% certain I'll be going on my own, so somewhere busy where you can meet people is a must. And it cant be colder than England

    I was thinking about Morocco, I'd love to go there but apparantly in the summer the heat is almost unbearable? Ditto Seville and southern Spain.
    I'd love to go to Asia again but doesnt seem worth it for a few weeks, considering the cost of the flights.
    Also was thinking Germany since I've never been there? Berlin perhaps, I assume there is plenty to see?

    Just wondered if I'm overlooking anything cheap and amazing really
    It depends what you like to do of course. Morocco will be really hot (35-40 Deg C) but then you can get a nice hotel and relax in a different culture. Berlin would be great city break as it has some of the best Art and Music / Clubbing scene in Europe plus it's cheap.

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    Tokyo, Japan - electronics Heaven !!! I really want to back too much too do there

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    What is this "holiday" you speak of?

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