Ideas for Couple

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Ideas for Couple

Postby chixchix » Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:41 am

Hii all finally thinking of going with DH somewhere in last week Nov,, planning either Europe, or Japan, whats a good place ?

I am not a fan of Japanese food. Any other destinations to recommend ..hee no ebola danger.

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Re: Ideas for Couple

Postby ChiefKiasu » Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:50 am

chixchix wrote:Hii all finally thinking of going with DH somewhere in last week Nov,, planning either Europe, or Japan, whats a good place ?

I am not a fan of Japanese food. Any other destinations to recommend ..hee no ebola danger.


Depends on your intention. If it's for some time-off together, why not consider the typical holiday islands, eg. Bali, Mauritius, or maybe even Tioman?

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Re: Ideas for Couple

Postby celeste.chua » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:04 am

Greece? Athens for a few nights, then go off to the Greek islands such as Santorini. Pretty and romantic too! Plus, interesting food :) Was there a couple of years back sans kids and loved it :)

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Re: Ideas for Couple

Postby ChiefKiasu » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:06 am

celeste.chua wrote:Greece? Athens for a few nights, then go off to the Greek islands such as Santorini. Pretty and romantic too! Plus, interesting food :) Was there a couple of years back sans kids and loved it :)


Wow! Sounds really nice. :love:
Did you have problems with the language? Or will English suffice?

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Re: Ideas for Couple

Postby celeste.chua » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:14 am

English was good enough Chiefkiasu :)

The Greeks are very friendly people. Even when they don't understand you, the point-smile-smile-some-more usually works!

Plus - apart from airfare - it's a relatively economical place to visit... food and accommodation is cheaper than most of Europe in Athens itself.

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Re: Ideas for Couple

Postby hquek » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:25 am

Found this site (http://www.greecetravel.com/greek-islands.htm) useful when I planned my trip (more than 10 years ago). During that trip, we covered some islands (island hopping from Athens to Rhodes except Crete) and then did inland (covering places like Olympus etc).

During that trip, we were very garang to go to a travel agency (just popped into one stray one) in Athens and booked all our ferry tickets (google sites for ferry timings if desired). NOT recommended cos apart from ships leaving the Athens port, all the other destinations may be delayed. Once our ship to Mykonos (can't recall which island we at) was delayed for 3 hours...there was a real fear that it may be cancelled...thus derailing all our other plans).

We were in a group of 4. And mostly, we found the next place to stay at the port - hustlers were waiting and we just went wif whoever we liked. You may not want to use this mode but it was convenient and nothing untoward happened.

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Re: Ideas for Couple

Postby celeste.chua » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:40 am

Yes we sorta did the same - for the island we just showed up, checked schedule, bought tickets on the spot and left. That's part of the fun of travelling without the kids - we can just #YOLO it! With the kids involved... the planning involved goes two levels up!

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Re: Ideas for Couple

Postby jetsetter » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:53 am

ChiefKiasu wrote:
celeste.chua wrote:Greece? Athens for a few nights, then go off to the Greek islands such as Santorini. Pretty and romantic too! Plus, interesting food :) Was there a couple of years back sans kids and loved it :)


Wow! Sounds really nice. :love:
Did you have problems with the language? Or will English suffice?


no they can speak English...

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Re: Ideas for Couple

Postby jetsetter » Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:02 am

the whole idea is not to plan ahead...i love holidays that are last-minute, a bit risky and spontaneous! so thrilling and surprisingly...romantic!! :rahrah:

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Re: Ideas for Couple

Postby schweppes » Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:06 am

jetsetter wrote:the whole idea is not to plan ahead...i love holidays that are last-minute, a bit risky and spontaneous! so thrilling and surprisingly...romantic!! :rahrah:


risky and risque-y :evil:

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