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Re: Holiday Thread

#1201 Post by prettyxcool » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:14 pm

John Milton wrote:Hi all,

I'm on the move again! :D

My OH and I are getting married in August, and she managed to find an excellent deal on flights for our honeymoon. So, we're off to Bali! :)

We haven't booked a hotel yet and I was wondering if anyone has been to Bali and has any recommendations for accommodation, things to do, etc.

Thanks in advance! :)

Congrats John Milton!

I went to Bali many, many moons ago, probably about 15 years ago, so the memories are very distant! I do remember the beautiful beaches with not a soul on them! The warm sunshine and yummy food. I had a Cathay Pacific flight and hotel package which included a day spa and body massage. We were within walking distance from the town centre and overlooked the said beach. I will let you have details if I can find it!
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Re: Holiday Thread

#1202 Post by Yinster » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:51 pm

prettyxcool wrote:I have just returned from a trip to experience Chinese New Year in Hong Kong for the first time. This year is the Year of the Rooster
When I first started going to Hong Kong many moons ago that was when we would go.
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#1203 Post by prettyxcool » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:06 am

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prettyxcool wrote:I have just returned from a trip to experience Chinese New Year in Hong Kong for the first time. This year is the Year of the Rooster
When I first started going to Hong Kong many moons ago that was when we would go.
Lucky you! We could not afford it, as the prices were just extortionate for that time of year and I could not warrant spending that much for the whole family to go as it was super peak time! With the prices they were charging before I could do several holidays! LOL

But this year, the fares are at an all time low! Two weeks before I left they had dropped down to £325 return with Cathay! Incredible. ;) So grabbed the opportunity. o/
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Re: Holiday Thread

#1204 Post by Mega Ron » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:41 am

We're off to Butlins twice with our children as well as the the New Forest and the South of France.

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#1205 Post by prettyxcool » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:04 pm

Mega Ron wrote:We're off to Butlins twice with our children as well as the the New Forest and the South of France.
All lovely places! Hope you and your family enjoy!
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#1206 Post by Yinster » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:40 pm

prettyxcool wrote:
Lucky you! We could not afford it, as the prices were just extortionate for that time of year and I could not warrant spending that much for the whole family to go as it was super peak time! With the prices they were charging before I could do several holidays! LOL

But this year, the fares are at an all time low! Two weeks before I left they had dropped down to £325 return with Cathay! Incredible. ;) So grabbed the opportunity. o/
Wow I have never see Cathay at £325 return

Why do you think we now go around October/November time? Before it was my parents who pa*d for us to go. And usually it was around £700/£800 return. Now it is usually the other way round. We p*y and try always to get under £500 return. Also the weather is a bit hotter than January/February time.

Off to Bangkok for six nights and then Hong Kong for another six nights in November. Travelling with Emirates it is a pricey £437 return per person from Glasgow to Bangkok via Dubai then Bangkok to Hong Kong and finally Hong Kong to Glasgow via Dubai. Apparently we got the Bangkok to Hong Kong flight for free.
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Re: Holiday Thread

#1207 Post by John Milton » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:53 pm

prettyxcool wrote:

Congrats John Milton!

I went to Bali many, many moons ago, probably about 15 years ago, so the memories are very distant! I do remember the beautiful beaches with not a soul on them! The warm sunshine and yummy food. I had a Cathay Pacific flight and hotel package which included a day spa and body massage. We were within walking distance from the town centre and overlooked the said beach. I will let you have details if I can find it!
Thanks, prettyxcool!

A friend has also been and advised us to steer clear of Kuta, as it is quite commercial and a popular destination for young Australians and backpackers. We've plumped for a resort in Ubud, which looks pretty spectacular, even if I do say so myself! :D

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Re: Holiday Thread

#1208 Post by prettyxcool » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:29 am

Fab, John Milton! Yes, Ubud is great up in the cool mountains! Way to go. There are Hindu temples and shrines (Gunung Kawi) and Goa Gaja (the Elephant Cave), and beautiful landscapes.

You will have a wonderful time.
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Re: Holiday Thread

#1209 Post by prettyxcool » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:10 am

Yinster wrote:
prettyxcool wrote:
Lucky you! We could not afford it, as the prices were just extortionate for that time of year and I could not warrant spending that much for the whole family to go as it was super peak time! With the prices they were charging before I could do several holidays! LOL

But this year, the fares are at an all time low! Two weeks before I left they had dropped down to £325 return with Cathay! Incredible. ;) So grabbed the opportunity. o/
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Off to Bangkok for six nights and then Hong Kong for another six nights in November. Travelling with Emirates it is a pricey £437 return per person from Glasgow to Bangkok via Dubai then Bangkok to Hong Kong and finally Hong Kong to Glasgow via Dubai. Apparently we got the Bangkok to Hong Kong flight for free.
That's a good fare, for 3 flights?
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Re: Holiday Thread

#1210 Post by Yinster » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:10 pm

prettyxcool wrote:
That's a good fare, for 3 flights?
Yip. Thought it was excellent. Even now it is the pricey sum of £471 per person
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