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Re: My preferred way to holiday/vacation is:

by Bod (Parson)
on Oct 02, 2022 at 15:11 UTC ( [id://11147219]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to My preferred way to holiday/vacation is:

Wandering around an unfamiliar city - either here in the UK or overseas.

Portsmouth was the last UK city which has plenty to see and explore as well as lots of dog-friendly places to eat.

Turkey is my preferred overseas destination. A country where I want to set up a second home.

Interesting question but perhaps not ideal for a poll as there are so many options...

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Re^2: My preferred way to holiday/vacation is:
by perldigious (Priest) on Oct 04, 2022 at 20:40 UTC

    Turkey is an interesting choice, any specific set of reasons or more of a "feel" thing? I mostly consider places in Southeast Asia when I think about moving someplace outside the USA.

    My girlfriend is here in the states working on her PhD, but she's originally from Azerbaijan and tells me she speaks fairly fluent Turkish. If we keep seeing each other long term I could probably plan a vacation there with her and make her play tour guide for me. :-)

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      Turkey is an interesting choice, any specific set of reasons or more of a "feel" thing?

      It came about by accident!

      My then-girlfriend and I were looking for a holiday destination that had to be in school holiday time as she worked in a school. There were a few places on the shortlist but we picked a Turkish holiday as it seemed the best value. We both just fell in love with the resort and the people and went back the next year, then to Istanbul the next winter. By this time I was learning Turkish and the more I visited, the more I realised I felt at home.

      Many years later I think I understand why...
      The culture is similar enough to here in the UK for me to understand what is going on and not feel too out of place but also different enough to present lots of interest and a fair few challenges.

      Turkey had this effect on both us us. Several years after we split up, said ex-girlfriend got a job teaching in Turkey and has spent many years living there.

Re^2: My preferred way to holiday/vacation is:
by cavac (Parson) on Oct 18, 2022 at 13:48 UTC

    Wandering around an unfamiliar city

    With my "perfectly honed sense of direction", i can achieve that by walking out of my front door and not using any sort of digital map. *SCNR*

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