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Re: Holidays
« Reply #1395 on: December 05, 2017, 09:36:20 PM »
Looking to book a villa/house for next summer for the whole extended family, IE grandparents, children and grandchildren. 14 adults and 9 children all under 10. Anyone got any recommendations on websites or places. Difficult to get the right mix of flying to Europe with need to hiring a few cars or going somewhere in Ireland or Britain with lots for everyone to do.

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Re: Holidays
« Reply #1396 on: December 05, 2017, 10:19:43 PM »
I am like a broken record, but the Alps are made for summer family holidays.
Fly to Geneva.  Drive 1hr to Morzine/Chamonix/Annecy/Evian.  Hundreds of chalets to choose from.
If you're interested, let me know and I'll pm you details of how to find exactly what you're looking for over there.

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Re: Holidays
« Reply #1397 on: December 05, 2017, 10:52:25 PM »
I am like a broken record, but the Alps are made for summer family holidays.
Fly to Geneva.  Drive 1hr to Morzine/Chamonix/Annecy/Evian.  Hundreds of chalets to choose from.
If you're interested, let me know and I'll pm you details of how to find exactly what you're looking for over there.

Best holiday I've had i reckon. And it's only 1.5 hours away. Amazing country.

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Re: Holidays
« Reply #1398 on: December 05, 2017, 10:59:20 PM »
I am like a broken record, but the Alps are made for summer family holidays.
Fly to Geneva.  Drive 1hr to Morzine/Chamonix/Annecy/Evian.  Hundreds of chalets to choose from.
If you're interested, let me know and I'll pm you details of how to find exactly what you're looking for over there.

If yer not into the oul skiing, is there plenty else to do?
I wanna have my kicks before the whole shithouse goes up in flames.

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Re: Holidays
« Reply #1399 on: December 05, 2017, 11:21:19 PM »
Anything I post is not the view of the County Board!! Nobody died in the making of this post ;-)

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Re: Holidays
« Reply #1400 on: December 05, 2017, 11:40:12 PM »


If yer not into the oul skiing, is there plenty else to do?

In summertime? Absolutely - the ski lifts just turn into hiking lifts and you can throw a mountain bike on the back. Outdoor pools, town festivals, water sports on crystal clear lakes, loads of cheap wine, great food...
Look at this travel company for some pics www.alpineelements.co.uk

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Re: Holidays
« Reply #1401 on: December 06, 2017, 01:29:41 AM »
This is my dream trip

https://www.themountaincompany.co.uk/nepal/walking-and-trekking/annapurna-base-camp/

Looks amazing.

There's some good books on Annapurna expeditions. Herzog's one is the classic. Ed Viesturs one is an excellent, easy read.

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Re: Holidays
« Reply #1402 on: December 06, 2017, 07:18:00 AM »
This is my dream trip

https://www.themountaincompany.co.uk/nepal/walking-and-trekking/annapurna-base-camp/

Did that a wean o years back when I was only half a cub... mind blowing trip.
Do it after Croatia MR2! Its not an easy jaunt so you want the years on your side.   

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Re: Holidays
« Reply #1403 on: December 06, 2017, 07:37:17 AM »
This is my dream trip

https://www.themountaincompany.co.uk/nepal/walking-and-trekking/annapurna-base-camp/

Did that a wean o years back when I was only half a cub... mind blowing trip.
Do it after Croatia MR2! Its not an easy jaunt so you want the years on your side.

Iíve got to justify it though, 19 days seems a lot... is there a shorter version?
Anything I post is not the view of the County Board!! Nobody died in the making of this post ;-)

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Re: Holidays
« Reply #1404 on: December 06, 2017, 07:57:26 AM »
This is my dream trip

https://www.themountaincompany.co.uk/nepal/walking-and-trekking/annapurna-base-camp/

Did that a wean o years back when I was only half a cub... mind blowing trip.
Do it after Croatia MR2! Its not an easy jaunt so you want the years on your side.

Iíve got to justify it though, 19 days seems a lot... is there a shorter version?

I think I was trekking in and around for 3 weeks or something but I wasnt direct in and out to Annapurna sanctuary, cant mind. Probably might be able to cut it to 14 days with the trek at 10 days you'd be struggling to do it in a week I would say.
My memory is hazy of the trip (for various reasons :)!) and the trek has changed since then, with more ingression of paved roads. Also I had a fair amount of time on my hands so was looking to kill time as much as anything.
Fuk it cut loose for 3 weeks forgiveness comes easier than permission!

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Re: Holidays
« Reply #1405 on: December 06, 2017, 09:27:05 AM »
Been a right while since I been but my impressions were...

Amazingly beautiful country but the people came off a bit snobby of themselves. Beer wine food all great.

Didnt spend that long in Split but remember the beaches were very crowded there. Beaches generally are scant enough in the entire country despite the length of the coastline its mostly rocky.
You have Doleticain's Place (Roman ruins) there in the middle of the city which is kinda cool still inhabited from the descendants from Roman times.
Split is  a pretty easy jumping off point for the islands as well, I visited Korcula and Mijet. Korcula is pretty nice its got a wee old town nice for walking around and all. Mijet has very little going on but its very beautiful, nice for biking around and its got this old monastery in the middle of a lake, no one there hardly at all. Hvar is another island, more developed and supposed to be nice too.

Went inland to these water falls inland (cant mind what they were called), they were nice but hot and very crowded with alot of Italian and Germans in speedos

Dubrovnik tho is like nothing else, beautiful place, wonderfully preserved(luckily) the walls and old buildings cobble streets, you cant not go, just for a walk and look around very bright tho wear sunglasses.
Also visited Sibinek (nice big cathedral) and Pula in the north with a Roman amphitheater and a random statue of James Joyce.

Thanks for that will certainly pick up on visit to Dubrovnik though i hear it is rammed!!

I've booked an apartment on the island of Ciovo near the town of Trogir, just a week so will be a busy week if I go sightseeing..
Also considering Croatia also for either May or September next year. Was looking at 5 nights in Cavtat (near Dubrovnik), 5 on Hvar and 3 in Trogir.
Apartments in the first 2 and Brown Beach hotel in Trogir (it's on Ciovo island also just over the bridge).
Haven't pulled the trigger yet as am not 100% sure that trip would be suitable for a busy 16/20 month old! :-)
Port de Pollenca in Mallorca might be more suitable for the little one.

Also just for anyone who may be considering ile de Re in France - myself, oh and our then 8 month old daughter stayed here http://www.mv-lodge.com/ last September.
The apartments are absolutely fabulous. Brilliant if you have one or two small kids.

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Re: Holidays
« Reply #1406 on: January 09, 2018, 11:02:40 PM »
Thinking about booking a week in Madeira in late July, has anyone been? Any recommendations?

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Re: Holidays
« Reply #1407 on: January 09, 2018, 11:10:56 PM »
Thinking about booking a week in Madeira in late July, has anyone been? Any recommendations?

You could visit the Niall Quinn statue?

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Re: Holidays
« Reply #1408 on: January 10, 2018, 08:44:14 AM »
Booked a villa in Gozo for 10 days in July, anyone ever been there? Friend of herself owns the villa, must admit it looks amazing

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Re: Holidays
« Reply #1409 on: January 10, 2018, 08:48:07 AM »
Thinking about booking a week in Madeira in late July, has anyone been? Any recommendations?

Went there about 10 years ago.We weren't in Funchal but down the coast to the east in a place called Canico de baixo. We hired a motor and did a lot of touring around. The interior of the island is spectacular. The roads can be narrow winding and with sheer drops so if nervous of that type of driving then maybe do a coach tour. The highest point in the island was above the cloud line. The type of tourist there seemed to be mainly a lot older Brits and Germans so its definitely not a clubbers paradise. Food and drink was top class and reasonable. Saw people doing that sled craic in Funchal which looked a bit mental to say the least. The cable car across the city didn't help my issue with heights. It is seriously hilly, there were no kids on bikes for a very good reason.
Overall loved the place and would go back no problem but if you go for it make sure and get out and about around the island.