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User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2492 posts, RR: 24
Posted (11 years 4 months 17 hours ago) and read 1976 times:

hey guys, in 1,5 weeks im going on vacation, first we would go to Sint maarten or Aruba but we cancelled that because the flights were full, and since we never book flights , because we are on stand-by base , we didn't want to take that risk.

now we wan't to stay in europe, not to expensive, not crappy

now what should we choose:

Portugal (if been there ones, really liked it)
Turkey (how is it?)
Greece (visited it ones, but was to young)

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User currently offlineIakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3328 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 15 hours ago) and read 1922 times:

Greece in February ? perhaps NOS/RTL do not show it, but unless you are looking for winter sports, this is not the right place.
Same goes for Istanbul.

User currently offlineMalb777 From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 14 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

Why not try an Asian holiday, Thialand is great , Singapore but it can be a bit pricey, or Hong Kong my favourite,all worth a look at
Just my 0.02c worth

thank god i was not born a bird. this type of flying is much better
User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 14 hours ago) and read 1884 times:

Whats wrong with Suriname?

User currently offlineA389 From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1832 times:


I don’t know Greece or Turkey… but I know Portugal and I can tell you that you’ll be very welcome over here.

It’s been very bad for the agriculture this days as it’s not raining for months now in several parts of the country but as you won’t come for agriculture I think you might enjoy the cold (for us!) but sunny days, nice food and friendly people!  Smile

Fell free to contact me if you need any additional info.


User currently offlineMyt332 From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 9120 posts, RR: 67
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

Portugal: Well I was there earlier this month and its a great country. You say you liked it, as did I and if A389 says the weather if good presently, then all the better! There's this beer over there called Coral. If you haven't tried it then do so. It tastes like Stella but it's stronger and cheaper!

Turkey: Well, I've been there three times now so it can't be too bad! I've never been in the winter, earliest was in May but again it's a real nice place. I've stayed in Yalikavac, Side and Kemer. They're all nice but I'd say Yalikavac was the nicest, the most diverse. Bodrum is the airport that now serves it opposed to Izmir when I went. I think it was a seven hour coach transfer back in the day!

Anyway, most of Turkey has a lot of history to explore which is what I'm into most. The beaches are good as well but I'm not sure on the weather currently. Id say it was better than northern Europe though!

Oh and Im quite partial to the Effes Pilsner they have over there, it's been a while but it was a good, cheap drink  Big grin

Greece: I think it's nine times I've been there. The mainland is great as are the Islands. So much to see there it's probably why we've been there so many times. I love the ruins and the scenery over there. The people always take to me as well, must be my name, Alexander  Laugh out loud

But you got your nightlife as well, that's great. Hell, Greece is worth going to just for the Ouzo and Raki. Although Turkey has Raki as well..

Well I'm not sure if I've helped. If I were to choose, then I would go for Greece. The weather would be good, loads of things to do and the food and drink would be great. I mean you can get those Stuffed Vine Leaves and a Greek Salad and ahhhh, or Mousaka and if you can eat cheese, then Saganaki. Dam I miss that stuff, oh well.

Glad to see you didn't consider going to Spain! Sorry if you're Spanish but your resorts are waaay too English!

One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineBritish767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 284 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

Both Kusadasi in Turkey, and Zakynthos in Greece are very nice places to be. Kinda relaxing (apart from when you get dragged into a shop in Turkey). I think any Mediterranean country is simply a relaxing place to be, if you need a break.

User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4536 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

Haven't been to Portugal, but I was born in Athens and lived in Istanbul for 2 years.

If you haven't seen either Athens or Istanbul, both are worth a visit.

Climate wise, I suspect they would be about the same.

If you want to spend time on the beach, then the south of Turkey is usually fantastic, though I'm not sure how the weather would be.

Unfortunately, I haven't been to the Greek islands recently. Perhaps one of our Greek members can describe if it is worth visiting in 1.5 weeks.

User currently offlineIakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3328 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

If some would endeavour to read previous posts, it would spare them some time...

Greece: (Athens) snow for the last 3 days, wet snow today.

Greek islands or any Greek holiday resort, except for winter sport stations:
everything is closed from end of October until next Easter (May)
We need rest, get it ?

Raki is not Greek, here it is either Tsipouro or Tsikoudia, but of course it's all the same family.

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