Where did you go to on your last holiday, and where are you going next?

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Where did you go to on your last holiday, and where are you going next?

Post by Jennifer Steadman » Tue May 24, 2016 10:58 pm

You can elaborate with stories if you want.
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Post by Paul Worsley » Tue May 24, 2016 11:36 pm

Jennifer Steadman wrote:You can elaborate with stories if you want.
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Post by Ian Volante » Wed May 25, 2016 12:09 pm

Mallorca last year, my only overseas holiday this century. I doubt I'll afford another one for a while :)
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Post by Mark James » Wed May 25, 2016 3:35 pm

For me Co:Lin was kind of a holiday but I'll say Glasgow was my last proper one. I went over to play in a charity football match. It was an Ireland/Germany team vs a Scotland team and we got to play at Celtic's old training ground. My next holiday will be the rematch in Munich with Ireland/Scotland vs Germany. Unless of course St Patrick's Athletic get a decent draw in Europe and I find some extra cash and head to the away game.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed May 25, 2016 5:45 pm

Mark James wrote:For me Co:Lin was kind of a holiday
I was wondering whether to include CO events. Leeds was my last holiday!

Other than that, it was America last October. That was pretty good. Dunno about my next one. I suppose King's Lynn this weekend!

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Thu May 26, 2016 8:37 am

Co-events don't count as holidays unless you spend an extra full day there to admire the scenery and lap up the culture or whatever (am planning to do this for Glasgow). I'm sure someone (Gev) will nitpick at this, but this is now the rule.

(Not just saying this because Malta is way more exotic a holiday location than Leeds.)
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Post by Johnny Canuck » Thu May 26, 2016 11:23 am

Went to Montreal two years ago during a two-week break from uni (which is the maximum I typically get). The two main highlights of the trip for me were the Biosphère, an eco-friendliness / sustainability museum built by the architect Buckminster Fuller and shaped like a giant golf ball, and the Biodome, which is an internally acclimatised museum that houses various animals and plants. The Olympic Stadium offers a very comprehensive tour, including the ability to access its gift shop by taking a diagonal glass elevator up its famous slanted tower (though this is pretty expensive). Also, for chess buffs or geeks of any kind, the Café Pi offers weekly chess tournaments and sells some nerd memorabilia as well. Drivers in Montreal are very aggressive -- I had at least two people continue to make turns in front of me while I was still crossing intersections on foot (plus all their roads are in the opposite orientation from yours, of course) -- but the Metro is cheap and accesses the vast majority of attractions in the city. For anyone who hasn't visited yet I'd strongly recommend you check it out.
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Post by James Laverty » Fri May 27, 2016 12:05 am

Jennifer Steadman wrote:Co-events don't count as holidays unless you spend an extra full day there to admire the scenery and lap up the culture or whatever (am planning to do this for Glasgow). I'm sure someone (Gev) will nitpick at this, but this is now the rule.

(Not just saying this because Malta is way more exotic a holiday location than Leeds.)
What about if you were up in a similar area (ie Yorkshire) a few days before for another event. Felt like a holiday in a way.
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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Fri May 27, 2016 12:13 am

James Laverty wrote:
Jennifer Steadman wrote:Co-events don't count as holidays unless you spend an extra full day there to admire the scenery and lap up the culture or whatever (am planning to do this for Glasgow). I'm sure someone (Gev) will nitpick at this, but this is now the rule.

(Not just saying this because Malta is way more exotic a holiday location than Leeds.)
What about if you were up in a similar area (ie Yorkshire) a few days before for another event. Felt like a holiday in a way.
Hmm, OK, I'll allow it.
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Post by Marc Meakin » Sat May 28, 2016 3:52 pm

Whitstable last September
Gran Canaria next January....cant wait
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Post by Peter Mabey » Mon May 30, 2016 3:34 pm

Was in Manchester at Easter for the British SF convention, but didn't get out at all.
Next year I am hoping to be well enough to go to the World SF con in Helsinki, especially as I have attended every one which has been held in Europe.

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