Would you like a special day overseas like your birthday?

@maximax8 (28247)
United Kingdom
October 17, 2011 11:17am CST
Last year I had my daughters 1st birthday in Canada. I had my 38th birthday there as well. Therefore it was a very special trip for both of us. She had her birthday in Victoria on beautiful Vancouver Island. I had my birthday in the lovely city of Vancouver. In my home country many people have Christmas on 25th December. I know in some other countries they have a different special day like St Nicolas Day in the Netherlands. I had Christmas in Australia when I was traveling around the world at age 20 to 21 years old. The weather was hot up there in Queensland. I so enjoyed swimming on a palm fringed beach. I was a bit worried about it being box jelly fish season. I had some tights on just in case. The other time I had Christmas overseas was in the Bay Islands in New Zealand. I went on a dolphin watching trip. On New Year's Eve I was up on the 90 Mile Beach at the top of beautiful New Zealand. Would you like a special day overseas like your birthday? How about Christmas or another religious festival? Have you ever been to a Carnival?
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16 responses
@glowin100 (124)
19 Oct 11
I would love that. There are only a couple of places I would not like to visit overseas. glowin100
@doggydimon (1379)
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
I try to make it a point that I treat myself on my birthday. Treating myself would mean to go somewhere nice alone or with my friends. And I was lucky enough to have done it for the past 3 years. 3 years ago, I was in Singapore and Phuket with my friends. In 2010, I was in Kuala Lumpur and Siem Reap with some of my friends and one of my office mates. And this year, I was with my office mates in Bangkok. My Auntie and I also try to go somewhere nice when the New Year comes. 6 years ago we went to watch the New Year countdown in Bangkok and this year, we went to Taipei to watch the countdown at the Taipei 101.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
18 Oct 11
I'd love to spend a day in Ireland. That would be overseas for an American, I think. It always looks so beautiful there. If they have any festivals or special days, that would be nice.
@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
18 Oct 11
Christmas would be a great time to celebrate overseas. It would be winter here, and it would be nice to maybe spend a week or two somewhere warm. Back when I was working in Asia, I specially loved the celebrations of Christmas there. It was more festive, and a lot of things going on that a family could enjoy. It would nice to experience that again with the kids.
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
18 Oct 11
Yes I really want to go overseas for some occasions. But it will cost too much. I am planning to visit Europe next year for the Christmas and New Year. There is one year more, so I have to save first.
• Philippines
18 Oct 11
God, I envy you people who have the money to travel and go to these amazing places all around the world. As a student, that has always been my dream. I keep telling myself that as soon as I have enough money, I would visit every continent and immense myself with the different cultures of each countries. You see, I do not want to be just a tourist, I want to know and understand the culture of each countries so that I could appreciate more its beauty. Travelling around the world with my girlfriend beside me. Oh that's the dream. I hope someday it'll come true. Nothing would be better that that, seeing those awesome views with your loved one beside you. Ah heaven.
• Philippines
18 Oct 11
For my entire 35yrs in existence never tried to experience a special occassion outside where i lived. I wanted to try someday if given a chance. May not be now but hopefully someday soon.
• Indonesia
18 Oct 11
When I or a my family's birthday, we celebrated with dinner out. But rarely celebrated by traveling out of town or overseas. Usually we go out of town, when we celebrated a religious holidays, especially we go to my hometown to celebrate together with a large family in my village.
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
18 Oct 11
I would certainly love to spend my birthday overseas for one day.Cause it's exciting and interesting.I like Canada,so i really hope that i could go there one day.It's been so great since you have go that many places.I'm looking forward to make my birthday meaning and memorable.have a nice day.
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
18 Oct 11
I had a Christmas overseas many years ago. I was in Budapest. I spent christmas day at my frimeds Aunties home. There were seven relatives. It was very cold, but not snowing. To be honest, I didn't really enkjoy being away from my family for Christmas and decided I would nwever do that again. I did spend my 30th birthday at a very remote outback town, whcih was kind of funny. I stayed at the police officers house. I wouldn't mind being overseas for my birthday, provided my daughter was with me. Actually it would be quite excting. A nice, tropical island maybe.
17 Oct 11
My 30th is the next major milestone for me and I am hoping to be able to spend it abroad although I have not decided where yet as I keep changing my mind plus it depends how much I have saved by the time it comes to booking it! Lol I am hoping for either Vegas or the Seychelles so both very different indeed!
@Porcospino (17904)
• Denmark
17 Oct 11
Last year I spent my birthday in Romania. My husband and I were travelling around in Europe for one month and on my birthday we travelled from Bucharest to Brasov. When we arrived in Brasov we walked around looking for a hotel room. We couldn't get a room at the first hotel, but they recommended another place and we got a room there. We left our luggage there and then we spent the rest of the afternoon walking around in Brasov, and in the evening we had dinner at a nice restaurant. It was a very different birthday, but I enjoyed the day a lot In 1999 I spent christmas in Estonia. That was also a very different experience and it was very interesting to try something different. I usually spend christmas with my family, but that year I spent it with a big group of co-workers and the residents from the home for people with special needs where I worked.
@albto_568 (1268)
• Costa Rica
17 Oct 11
From a long time now, I have been dreaming on going to Russia, this year, I was going to go for my birthday, but I couldnĀ“t go, I still have plans to go, and, maybe next year is the right moment. My birthday is in may, so, I think that it is the right time to go, not cold as winter, neither hot, but spring, the beautiest of all seasons.
@GemmaR (8526)
17 Oct 11
I don't think that I would like to do anything like that on my birthday, because I like to spend the time with my family and I just know that I wouldn't be able to see all of them if I were to do this. Since I was a young child, I would always go to see my close family on my birthday and then would invite many more round to my house for a party later on in the day. I don't think that I would enjoy my birthday as much if I would not be able to do this, and the same with Christmas, so it is unlikely that I would choose to go abroad at either of these times.
@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
17 Oct 11
Most of the special days I am already abroad. Became a habit. I don't really celebrate Christmas, don't like birthdays that much so that's a very good reason to escape and discover something new. Or perhaps I should say: a great reason to travel again :-D I never been to a carnival, don't think I will ever really join that since I am not that crazy about crowds.
@ashbelle (49)
• Philippines
17 Oct 11
I'll be celebrating my birthday next month and I hope to spend it with my special someone somewhere nice. I would love to spend that whole day in Disneyland or somewhere in London. I really like travelling and hoping to see more of the great places that I haven't seen.