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adebisi
07-16-2006, 10:31 AM
I am a student of tourism managment, so I am very curiuos about your holiday destination. Not only your, but all your countrys.

As for Lithuania, the most popular holiday destinations are:
Turkey (good climate, very cheap (you can get a ticket for 7 days, 3 stars hotel with breakfast, and some excursions for less then 200 euros)).
Egypt (pyramids, diving, also quite cheap).
Palanga (resort in Lithuania, in sea side, we call it summer capital. Last weekend we had 4 free days and the weather was just fantastic, so almost all country was going to seaside and according to news paper, more then milion spent the weakend in seaside, from photos it looked quite funny, like anthill :D)
Croatia (nice seaside, quite cheap, very popular to go with your own car)

As for me myself, the best holiday destination is Portugal, Algarve region. It is quite expensive, but beaches are gorgeuos, and nightlife is exciting. :)

Juan Carlos Nadal
07-16-2006, 11:01 AM
I have been to most of Europe and it is hard for me to choose the ideal holiday destination amongst the places I've been. Anywhere with not too many British tourists would be fine for me. Therefore, the Algarve, the south of Spain, Ibiza, Faliraki, Aya Napa etc are out of the question.

Eastern Europe is the place to be in the summer I think. Ljubljana, Dubrovnik, Prague (it gets too crowded lately though), Budapest, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn etc.

My 2 whole days of vacations this year were spent in Vilnius. It was great stuff, I would go there again easily. Last year, it was the Orkney's (not your typical summer holiday, I know) where I met possibly the friendliest people on the face of the earth. Then I went through a trans-euopean trip visiting 10 countries all of which had good and bad qualities. The year before that it was Madrid. Boiling hot of course, lots of trees but what you really need there in the summer is some body of water to cool off your sizzling skin.

I would like to go to some greek island someday, they are quite different from one another, it would be good fun to explore them.

CHINA TEAM
07-16-2006, 11:06 AM
Nice~It Look like the country area small has the advantage very much, you from your country to other country to vacation extremely convenient, is just like is same in China from a city to other city, moreover spends quite are also few.
I am also a student ,In china,most people often to Famous traveling place to vacation...Of corrose,in china...

I,often play basketball with my friends everyday(there are many playground in my living city) on holiday,And to fish with my friends Some times......fishing is my One of biggest hobbies,I start to study fish from 6 years old~:cool:

Trifilli
07-16-2006, 11:13 AM
I won't have holidays this year. Well, actually I'll have 10 days in October but I'll spend all of those in Athens and one can't really call that holidays :p

Been to a lot of places in Europe before as well but the perfect place for me for vacations is Lesvos/Mytilini in Greece. Gotta say though that at the place where I'm staying usually on that island there's like no nightlife at all - my life here is hectic enough and there's also enough nightlife in Frankfurt :p I prefer spending my holidays at a quiet place with a nice beach and great fish taverns where you can get fresh fish along with your Ouzo in the evening :D

rikhardur
07-16-2006, 11:21 AM
I am a student of tourism managment, so I am very curiuos about your holiday destination. Not only your, but all your countrys.

As for Lithuania, the most popular holiday destinations are:
Turkey (good climate, very cheap (you can get a ticket for 7 days, 3 stars hotel with breakfast, and some excursions for less then 200 euros)).
Egypt (pyramids, diving, also quite cheap).
Palanga (resort in Lithuania, in sea side, we call it summer capital. Last weekend we had 4 free days and the weather was just fantastic, so almost all country was going to seaside and according to news paper, more then milion spent the weakend in seaside, from photos it looked quite funny, like anthill :D)
Croatia (nice seaside, quite cheap, very popular to go with your own car)

As for me myself, the best holiday destination is Portugal, Algarve region. It is quite expensive, but beaches are gorgeuos, and nightlife is exciting. :)

I usually go to the Algarve too, for a week or so, I'm not a such a great seaside fan. Yeah, the beaches are beautiful and the nightlife is exciting, but the Algarve is getting more and more spoiled with construccions and mass tourism. A pity :(

adebisi
07-16-2006, 11:30 AM
I usually go to the Algarve too, for a week or so, I'm not a such a great seaside fan. Yeah, the beaches are beautiful and the nightlife is exciting, but the Algarve is getting more and more spoiled with construccions and mass tourism. A pity :(

Talking about mass tourism, nowadays it's almost imposible to find nice places in Europe which were not touched by the mass tourism hand. Maybe only Black sea region in Ukraine is still unchanged... Pitty for sure...

elaj
07-16-2006, 12:46 PM
I guess I'll go to Croatia for a day or two... island Krk probably.:rolleyes:

Basketball GOD
07-17-2006, 12:29 AM
this summer i don't have holidays only sundays are free and believe me it sucks :mad: and you don't want to do a damn thing on sundays after hard week's job. oh i will go to watch red sox this tuesday and that's the only bright thing i can find.
and when i have holidays i like to go to lithuanian lakes with my friends where you take a lot of beer and vodka and drink till you are conscious.

Nemesis 11 (aka Sabas 11)
07-17-2006, 08:04 AM
This is a timely topic for me. In about a week I'm off to Europe to see relatives. I'll be in Hungary mostly, but if I can get a car I might go down to Croatian coast. Everyone who's ever been there said only good things about it. Oh yeah I'll see Frankfurt too...I have uncle there. I heard Baltic is dangerous, carjacking and muggings. Is that true? Lithuanians? But I heard Estonia is favourite place for.....lady fun and the like! :D

adebisi
07-17-2006, 08:16 AM
I heard Baltic is dangerous, carjacking and muggings. Is that true? Lithuanians?

I wouldn't say it is "dangerous", ofcourse there is always possability to be mugged or whatever, but i wouldn't called it is "dangerous". In Lithuania you can get good quality in cheap prices. Best beer in the world, beautiful girls, thousand of lakes, atractive capital's oldtown (one of the biggest in east Europe), friendly citizens (not all ofcourse :D) and deep basketball traditions. Actualy tourists starting to like Lithuania and you can see it in the statistics. :D

Nemesis 11 (aka Sabas 11)
07-17-2006, 10:52 AM
I wouldn't say it is "dangerous", ofcourse there is always possability to be mugged or whatever, but i wouldn't called it is "dangerouse". In Lithuania you can get good quality in cheap prices. Best beer in the world, beautiful girls, thousand of lakes, atractive capital's oldtown (one of the biggest in east Europe), friendly citizens (not all ofcourse :D) and deep basketball traditions. Actualy tourists starting to like Lithuania and you can see it in the statistics. :D

Hmmm...I definitely want to see Lithuania one day. I saw some ladies on Internet, they seem nice but they also try very hard man! They wear stuff that is way over the top! Image seems to be too much at focus.

Digdis
07-18-2006, 08:41 AM
Two weeks in Spain this summer. Can't wait... :)


Hmmm...I definitely want to see Lithuania one day. I saw some ladies on Internet, they seem nice but they also try very hard man! They wear stuff that is way over the top! Image seems to be too much at focus.
Same here as my wife was born there. Definitely a future target.
I can also highly recommend of Georgia - Great views & atmosphere, not spoiled by massive tourism yet, but can well be the next Croatia.
D.

SHARP
07-28-2006, 07:59 PM
Next week i fly to Paris:)

stuart
07-28-2006, 11:14 PM
Not sure where the holiday destinations for the US is, I would assume domestically the most popular vacation spots are New York City, California (San Francisco, LA, San Diego), Florida and Hawaii.

Personally, I won't be able to go anywhere international this year (damn it), well maybe Vancouver, but next year planning on hitting Brazil and Argentina. And then in 2008, I hope to be in Beijing for the olympics and maybe Eastern Europe for a couple weeks.

But again, nothing international this year. *sigh*

Stuart

Joško Poljak Fan
07-29-2006, 08:18 AM
I guess I'll go to Croatia for a day or two... island Krk probably.:rolleyes:
I've been there last week... choosed it in front of Pag island and made a mistake. Krk is tottally occupied by folks from Rijeka, while Pag is tottally occupied by Ljubljana... well I won't have any free days anymore, so I guess going to seaside might only be an option for a weekend or so...

Juan Carlos Nadal
07-29-2006, 01:14 PM
I booked 3 flights within 24 hours the other day, surely a new personal record.

1) Going to Belfast, Northern Ireland, for a couple of days in August (for some kind of bussiness I have to do there: No, it's not a dodgy bussiness. Not all bussiness by Bulgarians are dodgy you know) so I thought I could combine it with some sightseeing and stuff. Booked a reasonably priced Bed&Breakfast near the area I have to be. Didn't bother to read any reviews about the place before I booked. I only did so afterwards. Look what I found:
"Beware this Terrible Trap"
"...certainly the worst lodging we have experienced in a UK B&B."
"This place is like a flophouse"

Great, I bet it's also at the border of a catholic and a protestant naighbourhood, with all the fun that comes with it....

2) Going to Sofia in September. Too busy to go there in the summer, I would have to settle with a September visit. It's only for a week or so but I will sqeeze in some days over the border at some Halkidiki beach and on the way back spend some time in Blagoevgrad.

3) Altanta, GA, in October. Going there for a conference. Not really looking forward to it, I am going to be busy as hell at the time. Unfortunately NBA doesn't start until November so I won't be able to watch a Hawks' game. Come to think of it, maybe that's not such a bad thing after all...:rolleyes:
And no stinky Bed&Breakfasts this time. Booked a room at Hilton :D

PAOK
08-26-2006, 01:01 AM
lefkas has the very best beaches in greece(take a look http://www.thalassa.gr/ ) and i like it a lot but i prefer corfu(kerkira),santorini,amorgos,symi,rhodes,thaso s,kalymnos,chalkidiki oh and pylos.
these are terrific places for holidays.i ve been in paris well ok eifel is fantastic but to be honest the city didnt impress me.i prefer small more picturesque towns like corfu .florence is lovely of course(i think it looks like corfu a lot)

i love pilio also and nafplio xmmm what else let me think, of course! my town thessaloniki :D :D

ys:i am looking forward to go to mount athos (but this is not of course a tourist destination

Fiano
08-10-2007, 06:50 AM
My next trip is London.

donmar
01-25-2008, 05:59 AM
Plan to visit my homeland (Philippines)... other than that... its the U.S., U.K., Spain and especially Greece....

ArkadiosV2
01-25-2008, 06:39 AM
I just discovered this thread, very entertaining.

I returned from a 1 month holiday in Paphos, Cyprus a week ago and it was great.


Anywhere with not too many British tourists would be fine for me. Therefore, the Algarve, the south of Spain, Ibiza, Faliraki, Aya Napa etc are out of the question.

What's wrong with Brits? Scots would be offended...


I,often play basketball with my friends everyday(there are many playground in my living city) on holiday,And to fish with my friends Some times......fishing is my One of biggest hobbies,I start to study fish from 6 years old~:cool:

Another classic post, destination playground...



I can also highly recommend of Georgia - Great views & atmosphere, not spoiled by massive tourism yet, but can well be the next Croatia.
D.

Been there and I couldn't agree more. Where did you go? Tbilisi or Black Sea, like Sochumi?

mvblair
01-25-2008, 02:03 PM
Thanks for bringing up this post again, Ark. I like it.

As Stuart wrote two years ago, I think most Americans just travel to see family for their holidays. Otherwise, I think Florida, New York, and southern California are the big destinations. In Ohio, it's popular to travel with family to the mountains in eastern Kentucky or West Virginia. As far as tourism goes, West Virginia is completely unspoiled. I think that some of our international friends would love West Virginia. There isn't much nightlife, but the natural surroundings and culture are just beautiful.

I spend most of my vacations in Costa Rica with my wife. Costa Rica is, for a large part, an international tourist destination, with good reason. The natural beauty there is incomparable, but relatively busy with other tourists. Of course, with all tourist destinations, there are two different economies: one for locals and one for tourists. None of the big tourist guidebooks ever show the little "soda" restaurants or "room for let" "hotels." I think I'm lucky to have a wife who is from a very small village which is made up mostly of her extended family, so I am fine being a vagabond at the hole-in-the-wall places around her village.

The worst part about Costa Rica is not the eco-tourists though, who are prevelant but generally respectful. The worst part is the Evangelical missionary movement. When we visit, I would take the bus to town about twice a week. I would frequently see a group of teenage missionaries led by an equal number of adults acting out some Biblical scene. I have nothing against Christians, obviously, but I just think it's ironic that they would evangelize a country where 95% of the country is already Christian. It seems to me that they just wanted a reason for a vacation that is paid for by donations.

--Matt

ArkadiosV2
01-25-2008, 06:59 PM
The worst part is the Evangelical missionary movement. When we visit, I would take the bus to town about twice a week. I would frequently see a group of teenage missionaries led by an equal number of adults acting out some Biblical scene. I have nothing against Christians, obviously, but I just think it's ironic that they would evangelize a country where 95% of the country is already Christian. It seems to me that they just wanted a reason for a vacation that is paid for by donations.

--Matt

For free holidays in Costa Rica i'd join them right away, and I'm not that fond of Christianity.

rusher
01-25-2008, 09:16 PM
In Latvia people mostly visit Egypt, Turkey, Greece because of the cheap prices, warm climate, beaches, historical sites etc.
In winter many go to Alps to ski. It is a trend here especially for youngsters to celebrate New Year in Paris or London, the economics is developing, young people meet other young people from France or Great Britain here in Riga or writing e-mails, plane tickets are cheap so almost everybody can afford it.
I like Bavaria region in Germany, have been there a few times. Mountains, great scenery, people. I like to be there. Not too far to the Czech border, good beer in both sides. Prague is too crowded for me nowadays.
I also like Tallinn. I think the city has the best Old Town in Baltic, great stuff there. Lithuanian big cities and Riga are nice too. As a Latvian I recently rediscovered the Old Town of Riga and to my surprise there was much to see and there were many interesting things and stuff I had forgotten already. As I am not from Riga it was nice and it is still nice too walk the narrow streets of Vecriga (Old Riga) at night. Though more and more tourists are coming here too, in summer you might even not hear Latvian there.

Juan Carlos Nadal
02-15-2008, 09:28 AM
On my next vacation I am planning to hit Honolulu for a few days. I have not made any plans to go anywhere outside Oahu, but I may eventually pop to one of the other islands if it seems like a good idea. Not looking forward to the insanely long flights (through LAX) though...

robbe
02-21-2008, 05:24 PM
A lot of Germans like to go south, mainly Spain. A lot of them drink and behave disrespectful towards the locals. I detest these kind of things, so I've always found ways to back off when my ballclub went for a Mallorca drinking tour or such thing. Sports teams going on a vacation together for 3 or 4 days after the end of the season is quite a common thing by the way.

Families either go south (mainly Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece - with Croatia and Bulgaria becoming more and more popular) or travel up north to Scandinavia (something I have been doing for years in my childhood), mainly Sweden.

In the winter, Austria is the place where a lot of people go skiing or snowboarding. Switzerland is nice, but way too expensive.

It remains to conclude that Germans rather prefer the safe 2 weeks at the beach while drinking cocktail over the adventorous trip into not-so-well-known areas. Something I cannot share.

dreaded
09-12-2008, 09:54 AM
First time i went out of the country was last june--went to singapore.This christmas were planning to go to malaysia then shopping to hong kong.




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khelzy09
11-20-2009, 11:08 AM
my dream holiday destination is somewhere in Europe..

zairaong
03-25-2010, 06:54 AM
currently looking forward for a short trip to Barcelona..

Led00
03-25-2010, 09:33 AM
Of to Montenegro to earn some money playing guitar with my brother :D

mvblair
03-25-2010, 12:20 PM
Of to Montenegro to earn some money playing guitar with my brother :DSweet! Do you guys have any recordings or something that we could download?

SunOverHStreet
03-25-2010, 01:10 PM
Of to Montenegro to earn some money playing guitar with my brother :D

Good luck, man! Where are you heading, coastline or...?

Charles Crawford
04-20-2010, 10:40 AM
I want to visit California in my next summer vacation with my friends. I hope that we will enjoy there.

sashikas
06-01-2010, 10:26 AM
06.10-06.21 Sardegna

Hurricane Basketball
06-02-2010, 02:48 PM
Italy is the best place to holiday

b3lowzro
06-12-2010, 09:41 AM
my bed of course :D but seriously I'd like to go to somewhere like the Falklands and Pitcairn Island, I really want to be isolated geographically from the hustles of city living.

lisacruise
11-03-2011, 10:12 AM
My best holiday destination is South Africa.Because i like to enjoy my holidays around wild life.....And south Africa is the right place to enjoy wild safari.I have been to south Africa twice.