Can you recommend a holiday destination??

Ireland
March 21, 2007 12:01pm CST
I am trying to think where to go on holidays this year. Where is a good place that is not too wet, and the hotels are not too expensive? I would also like to know about good shopping areas and restaurants. It can be any part of the world as I love travelling but I find most hotels to be very expensive. I am thinking of taking my vacation in September but I would like to start organising it now.
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• Malaysia
2 Apr 07
Hi Tir_Na_nOg, I typed a long comment on recommending places, but the loading failure had made the page gone. The highlight is: 1. Country: Japan People: Polite, Friendly, Smart, Discipline, Hardworking Places: Hot Spring, Tokyo street, Hokaido Best time to visit: Spring for Sakura season(cherry blossom) (Best place - Kyoto), Autumn for beautiful weather and breathtaking scenary, Winter if you like skiing (Best place- Hokaido) Remarks: Must Go! 2. Country: Thailand People: Polite, friendly Places: Bangkok, Floating Market, Elephant village, Beaches Best time to visit: Non-peak season (haha, u get cheaper hotel and tour package) Remarks: English is not a common language ULTIMATE RECOMMENDATION - The place i know the best! my home country! Country: MALAYSIA People : Friendly, passionate, love to smile and love to make friend with foreigners Places : highlands- Genting highlands (Biggest casion & entertainment city) - Cameron highlands (Tea, fruit and vege plantation), one of the most loved places by foreigners. - Mt. Kinabalu (For hiker! Highest Mt. in SE Asia) Beaches - Pulau Langkawi (simply fantastic place, plus it's a free tax place) - Pulau Perhentian, Pulau redang, Pulau Tiga (For snorkellers and divers!) City - KL (Capital), Penang (famous with good food), Malacca (famous historical spot) Once you decided to come to Malaysia, I could be your tour guide around ;p
• Ireland
2 Apr 07
Wow serena_wai, you certainly went to a lot of trouble to type all this and especially as you had to do it twice. I am really grateful to you and I am going to look this up on the internet later to-night. I have a cousin who is living in Japan so manybe I could meet up with her and her family while I am there. Thanks again for responding and you certainly deserve a plus for your nice long response.
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• Malaysia
3 Apr 07
Hi Tir_Na_nOg, Not troublesome at all. Just that I forgotten of the lines. Ya, Japan is a place that you must go! If let say u can get your cousin's place for accommodation, you have save your budget to 50-60%. Room is expensive in Japan. Last time i used to stay with my parents who works in tokyo. So, my major expenses only went to transportation and entrance fees. Foods price are reasonable because there are a lot of varieties. We also went to supermarket occasionally to buy fresh vegi & meat and cook ourself. Let me know if you have decided where to go... ;p
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• Ireland
3 Apr 07
Thanks serena_wai. I will keep you informed.
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3 Apr 07
I was going to recommend Ireland! I live in England and we have been abroad recently as our children had never flown but there are so many interesting places to see in the United Kingdom. I have not been to Ireland yet and would love to go. Especially to go horseriding as well. Then I realised that with your username you probably live in Ireland so that would not be appropriate for you. The grass is always greener.
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• Ireland
3 Apr 07
Yes, I am living in Ireland and I also live close to the Curragh and the National Stud. I frequently go to the UK as my wife's best friend is living in London. I love going by car ferry to Holyhead and travelling through the Welsh Mountains. Last year I stopped in Coventry en route to London. On the way back I stopped in Nottinghamshire. Maybe you could suggest a different route from Holyhead to London so that I could see more of the sights.
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@FrancyDafne (2048)
• Italy
2 Apr 07
I'm Italian, and so I can speak only about Italia. My country is a typical Mediterranean country, so if you come to Italy in Spring, Summer or Autumn, my land is not too wet (only in Winter, but only in the North/Central Italia, because the South Italia is never too wet). There are a lot of kinds of hotels, you can find good cheap hotels in every part of Italia. There are very good shopping areas and restaurants in which you can eat very well, if you like pizza, for example, it's very cheap and very good. September is a good month to travel in every part of my country, there is always a warm sun, but it doesn't burn like in Summer. Italian Summer is really hot and terrible, September and May are the best months to come to Italia.
• Ireland
2 Apr 07
You certainly paint a lovely picture of Italy and you make it so tempting. As well as that, it would only be a short plane journey from Ireland which would suit me. Thanks for the suggestiong and I am definitely going to check it out. Thanks again for responding.
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@maximax8 (28284)
• United Kingdom
21 Mar 07
Cape Town in South Africa has hotels that are not too expensive. Shopping and eating out would be good there. In September it would be spring and not too wet. It has wonderful scenery like the beaches and Table Mountain. You could see wildlife like seals and penguins.
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• Ireland
21 Mar 07
That sounds good maximax. The flights are not too expensive either and I have always dreamed of going to South Africa. I will definitely check that one.
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@weemam (13377)
9 Apr 07
HIya , I am from Scotland Central Scotland an it is a lovely place for a holiday especially if you like history , there are so many historical sites around here . I actually live on the site of the battle of Bannockburn1314 , I live 1 mile from Stirling castle and the Wallace Monument also 1 mile from Cambuskenneth Abbey, the scenery is gorgeous too very much as you have in Ireland , My husbands grand parents came from Ireland , xx
• Ireland
9 Apr 07
I love Scotland and I have only ever been to Glasgow and Edinburgh. I was actully planning on taking a trip there sometime this year and I will be taking my car so that I can visit aa many places as possible. I will check out the hotels for Central Scotland as it sounds very appealing to me. Thanks for posting.
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@weemam (13377)
9 Apr 07
you are very welcome , and if you come I am sure you wouldn't be disappointed xx
• Nigeria
22 Mar 07
Since you are preparing towards september, i think the best place to go is Africa, destinations, Kenya and Mauritius. thier hotels are cheap and you will enjoy yourself so much
• Ireland
22 Mar 07
Yes, Africa seems to be a popular choice and it is really the hotel accommodation I am interested in. If the hotels are resonably cheap it will leave me with some extra cash to explore the sites and maybe do a little shopping.
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@love923yr (195)
• China
22 Mar 07
how about CHINA. it will be your best choice.
• Ireland
22 Mar 07
Thanks for responding. I will check out all the suggestions later and hopefully I will be able to make the right choice.
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@peaceful (3302)
• United States
21 Mar 07
I recommend Vanuatu or Fiji, both beautiful places with friendly people and great prices... http://www.fiji-islands.com/fiji_shopping.html http://www.rocket-guide-vanuatu.com/shopping.html You'll love the weather, I'm sure! :) I'm planning to visit both of these great places in the near future!
• Ireland
24 Mar 07
Thanks peaceful. I am going to browse through these sites just as soon as I finished typing up my responses.
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• Portugal
21 Mar 07
Yeap,Algarve(Portugal) it´s a great place to meet.
• Ireland
21 Mar 07
Thanks nuno_canelas. I have heard of it and I will check it out later to-night.
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