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One Week Off In October, Where Should I Go?  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

In order to save on air fares and accomodation, I shall (...) be planning my October vacation shortly.

I am looking for :

1) Something in the sun
2) Cheap hotels and restaurants
3) Shopping opportunities
4) No advance visa requirements
5) Of course, a SkyTeam destination  
6) Edit : some spotting opportunities !!!

Any ideas ?

UTA   


[Edited 2005-08-22 09:13:22]


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

Out of the Four Points.Id say GOA  bigthumbsup 
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3284 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 1):
Out of the Four Points.Id say GOA  bigthumbsup 

I guess you mean GOI, and not Genoa!

Though GOI is not a skyteam destination, it's easily reached via BOM - which has a number of Skyteam options. Plus you can choose to fly one of the Indian LCCs BOM-GOI, or take the train via the scenic Konkan railway.



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User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 1):
Out of the Four Points.Id say GOA

GOI is, as said, not SkyTeam covered. And you would need a visa, obtainable within one day. We are glad to welcome you to India, and don't neglect UTA_flyinghighinaBig grin


User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4518 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

Lebanon

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
1) Something in the sun
2) Cheap hotels and restaurants
3) Shopping opportunities
4) No advance visa requirements
5) Of course, a SkyTeam destination
6) Edit : some spotting opportunities !!!

1. Its in the sun
2. Relative to Europe, yeah fairly inexpensive
3. Shopping for what?
4. Are you Irish? You can get your visa at Beirut airport
5. AF, 777-300ER on top of it
6. Good spotting opportunities, just have a look in the db!



PARIS, FRANCE...THE BEIRUT OF EUROPE.
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

Come to MAD with the rest of us

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

The Isle of Man.
Just to annoy Skidmarks  Wink



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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 6):
The Isle of Man.
Just to annoy Skidmarks

Hmm let's see.

1) Something in the sun - he wishes
2) Cheap hotels and restaurants - Skidmarks' couch and his wife's cooking ?
3) Shopping opportunities -of what ? Un-tailed cats and weird-looking sheep ?
4) No advance visa requirements - Ok, that one works.
5) Of course, a SkyTeam destination - No chance
6) Edit : some spotting opportunities !!! - Maybe spotting if you get bitten by mosquitoes or something.

 Silly

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offlineWunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

UTA,

Shouldn't you have a point 7 on your list.

7 Internet access for Airliners.net



I went to Majorca in October for a week a few years ago. It cost next to nothing, if you exclude the alcohol bill.


User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

William, it sounds like SXM should be your destination of choice.


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User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5310 posts, RR: 61
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1813 times:

How about Kerry?  bigthumbsup 

Goa is a decent suggestion but need an Indian visa.

Otherwise South Africa, Mexico, an island in Caribbean or Florida.



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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

What's that place we dumped Napoleon on? St Helena? That could be cool Big grin

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1781 times:

It's narrowing down to Morocco, Lebanon or Turkey.
Any residents of the aforementioned countries ?

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days ago) and read 1779 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
1) Something in the sun
2) Cheap hotels and restaurants
3) Shopping opportunities
4) No advance visa requirements
5) Of course, a SkyTeam destination
6) Edit : some spotting opportunities !!!

Well, seems like we have it, let's see:
1)The whole Atlantic coast.It is not the Caribbean, but will do quite well.
2)the 3rd to cheapest country in the world
3)huge Shopping malls with all the worlwide famous brands.
4)Delta, Air France.
5)AEP!!!!!

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User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1771 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
Any ideas ?

A song comes to mind...

[sings] Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty Mama [/sings] 

But you said "something cheap", so RyanAir to Spain would be more realisitically speaking.

[Edited 2005-08-23 09:22:15]


Not drinking, also isn't a solution!
User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

I miscounted the items.I forgot, you don't need a visa.

Mike



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

For ALL those points, I must say MIAMI! Been there three times in last two years (well, once it was FLL, but close ) and never got back dissapointed!

Regards,
LO231



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