• Question: What's your fav holiday destinations ?

    Asked by @Shannon on 27 Apr 2020.
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      Jean O'Dwyer answered on 27 Apr 2020:

      Ooo, depends on what I want to do. For easy city breaks, London is great, the Natural History Museum in particular, and if you like Harry Potter, there are loads of cool things to see and do. I also love Sweden and Finland- I was in Finland in January a couple of years ago for work and when we landed it was -29 °C!! It was so cold, my eyelashes froze, but it was incredibly beautiful. For sun breaks, I am in love with the south of France- sun+bread+cheese+wine=happiness!

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      Louise Mc Grath answered on 27 Apr 2020:

      Hi long08lockdown!

      My favourite destinations are Mexico and Japan! Mexico has gorgeous unique historical sights, as well as wonderful watersports! Scuba diving there is amazing! Japan is a mixed bag of awesome, wonderful countryside and crazy cities! I love the food in both places, very different but super tasty!

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      James Sullivan answered on 27 Apr 2020:

      italy 🙁

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      Chloe Matthews answered on 27 Apr 2020:

      I’ve traveled around a few islands in Greece and loved that part of the world. Really good food, lots of fun water sports and really hot weather! I’ve also been to a few cities in Switzerland recently and they are amazing. I went swimming in a lake in the middle of Zurich city, during a heat wave looking at snow still sitting on the peaks of the Alps. It was amazing. And I got to visit Albert Einsteins house while I was in Bern, another cool city in Switzerland.

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      Maria Isabel Meza Silva answered on 27 Apr 2020:

      I guess it depends on what kind of holidays I want. If it is for a short break, I love going to France because of the weather and food. I can’t have enough baguette!

      If I get a longer break, this means going back home to Colombia and I LOVE IT. I always end up discovering new places back home. I think South America is one of those places where you can find beaches, forests full of wildlife, glacier and cities in the same country. Highly recommend it!

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      Jun Lin answered on 27 Apr 2020: last edited 27 Apr 2020 1:23 pm

      I’d always like to visit those cities in southeast Asia like Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Hanoi. I watched a lot of travel videos filmed in those places – they have beautiful landscape and lovely street food.

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      Jennifer Cookman answered on 27 Apr 2020:

      Torremolinos in June. For that OAP destination feel with potent cocktails. Also there’s a Dunnes Stores in Malaga… who new…

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      Sonia Lenehan answered on 27 Apr 2020:

      Oh love this question! My favourite place so far has been Italy! I think it is an incredibly beautiful country! I have been to Rome, Vienna, Venice and Lake Garda. I can’t wait to go back and visit it again soon! I really want to visit New Zealand and Australia!

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      Hazel Rooney answered on 27 Apr 2020:

      I absolutely love to travel and have been to some pretty amazing places over the last few years but my two favorite holiday destinations so far have been Switzerland and Thailand! Switzerland for the hikes, amazing scenery and cows that wear the big bells on their neck so they don’t get long lost; and Thailand for the amazing culture, food and animals.

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      Min Yap answered on 27 Apr 2020:

      I love travelling and one of my favourite places is Japan. Every city/town has such a lovely culture and amazing food.

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      Simon Spichak answered on 27 Apr 2020:

      Every location has a story to tell! I love booking flights spontaneously when prices are low and figuring out what to do once I’ve got the flight. It makes it easier to explore new places I wouldn’t otherwise go! I ended up in Faro, Portugal early this year and it was fantastic – great food, beautiful rock formations and lots of amazing wildlife!

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      Francesco Floris answered on 27 Apr 2020:

      My home town Cagliari, in Sardinia 😎

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      Caoimhe Daly answered on 27 Apr 2020:

      Oh wow. Where do you start with this question? I think it all depends on the time of year! In Winter skiing is great. When I was in third year in secondary school, our school brought us skiing in New Hampshire in America. It was a fantastic experience. I think summer is always good for sun holidays. I absolutely loved Spain when I was there. I was an Au pair for a family two summers in a row and I learned so much about the culture and they brought me to places that, as a tourist, you would never think to go. Oooohhhh they brought me down to Malaga for the last week to the beach and the kids were so excited to go into the water that they dragged me in the minute we got there and I totally forgot to put on sun cream. VERY bad idea in Malaga. Because I was in the water only my face and shoulders were burned. I looked very strange for ages afterwards. Moral of the story…always bring sun cream. When I am holidays, I always ask people from the area what are the best things to see as they always know the coolest and most beautiful places to go.

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      Enda O'Connell answered on 27 Apr 2020:

      Italy for me as I love the food and the history!

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      Anthony Newell answered on 27 Apr 2020:

      Italy. Great food, weather and stuff to see and do.

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      Anna Zakrzewska answered on 28 Apr 2020:

      It’s hard to choose but there are a few places I would like to visit again, and that’s Japan, Portugal and Iceland. What is your favourite?

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      Mark Kennedy answered on 28 Apr 2020:

      Currently, my favourite holiday destination is Ireland. Even though Manchester is only barely across the sea, it feels very far away (particularly right now), and even in the before times I didn’t go home as often as I’d like to have. So any chance I get to take holidays, I tend to go to either Cork or Tramore for a few days.

      I have to admit, it’s rough being away from home right now.

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      Fiona Malone answered on 28 Apr 2020:

      Japan! I went there for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and it was the best place I’ve ever visited hands down!

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      Aisling Ryan answered on 28 Apr 2020:

      I love to go anywhere the sun shines! I enjoy going to Spain and I love the food there too. One summer I went travelling around Thailand and that was my favourite holiday ever. Their culture is so different to European culture and it was so exciting to experience so many new things like food, religion, architecture, wildlife. There are lots of elephants in Thailand. I got to spend two days in a national park where the people who work there care for elephants and are passionate about conservation. Each elephant has a ‘mahout’ which is a very personal keeper that communicates with the elephant. An interesting fact we learnt is that Asian elephants don’t have tusks and African elephants do! This along with the shape of their ears helps you to tell the difference between the two different types.

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      Lucy Blennerhassett answered on 28 Apr 2020:

      For sunshine and food: Italy
      For adventure and exploring: New Zealand (maybe not a holiday but more like a few months – if theres time!)

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      Ciara O'Donovan answered on 29 Apr 2020:

      Probably Greece but I would love to travel to more places when that is possible again!

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      Katherine Benson answered on 29 Apr 2020:

      I love travelling to new places that I haven’t been to before. I visited Japan late last year and that was really very cool.

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      Florence McCarthy answered on 30 Apr 2020:

      Italy – there is a lot to do and great food

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      Hannah Currivan answered on 30 Apr 2020:

      Switzerland is my favourite!!! The landscape is beautiful!!!