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#1 JC_1984


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Posted 28 August 2008 - 10:07 AM

so we are looking at a honeymoon of no more that 10 days because we are going to leave bubs with my mum.

I'd really like to go somewhere special as we don't plan on having another "big" holiday for around 10 years (hoping to do the americas and Europe when Hannah is about 10)

so anyway, we really don't want to spend TOO much money on flights/accommodation but would like something memorable.

I've never been overseas, either has FH so there is a want there, but no idea where to go. we know there's an option to stay in Australia, but I'm not interested in Queensland as we'll take Hannah in a few years to do the themeparks etc.

if anyone can help with ideas, it would be really great!



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Posted 28 August 2008 - 10:25 AM

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 11:43 AM

Have you thought about New Zealand, Fiji or the Cook Islands? As they are close and english speaking and the currency is similar, it can be a great way to ease yourselves into travelling overseas. If you shop around the travel agents you will should also manage to get a great deal at this time of year.
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 11:47 AM

thanks girls.

we are throwing around some ideas.

looking at thailand (phuket and bangkok) or perhaps vanuatu.

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 01:25 PM

Cook Islands are awesome (that's where we went) Malaysia is also good, we went there last year since it was cheaper than WA and not full of drunken yobbos like Bali
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 01:45 PM

We went to Bali, had a week there and had the most fantastic time (didn't see any drunken yobboes, but they seem to be no matter where you go).

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 10:41 AM

I suggest Thailand, Bali or Fiji.
I have been to all of them and they were beautiful.
I think that Thailand would by my first choice. My partner and I had the most amazing time there (it wasn't even our honeymoon). We stayed in Phuket.A place called Karon Beach, Just out of Patong. It was amazing, beautiful, relaxed and cheap! I think that our package deal only cost $3000 for both of us. Plus spending money of course.
You can get some amazing packages from travel agents. If you haven't planned an overseas holiday before or don't have alot of time to put together a package that includes flights, accommodation, insurance, transfers etc then I recommend going into a travel agents. They can help you plan a great holiday and save alot of stress.

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 10:52 AM

I would suggest Fiji or Hawaii biggrin.gif
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Posted 13 September 2008 - 11:06 AM

My suggestion would be Thailand also. We have been twice and we have such a ball everytime we have gone. We have been to Bangkok, Koh samui, phuket. All places were great.

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 10:43 AM

Bali is the cheapest option though. We had an amazing villa with our own private plunge pool in it, a massive four poster bed, marble bathroom etc. It cost us only about US$150 a night. I mean you get nothing like that in Australia for that kind of money. Eating is also cheap in Bali.

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 11:00 AM

We went to Phuket and stayed here

It was just beautiful and soo relaxing smile.gif

Good luck with your decision making!

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 01:22 PM

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 03:23 PM

Thailand is good and I really enjoyed this place mai pen rai at ko phangan but we originally planned to stay a week in bangkok and got the hell out of there within 3 days. T he shopping was OK but lots cheaper in chiang mai anyway Soo much nicer. . less scary dirty smelly.. not as bad in some areas but when we stayed on the river omg. gross. I guess if you stay there long enough you get used to the smell and constant pollution and blackened power lines a couple feet above your head. but if you do head over SEA way,

Look into Cambodia it's cheap to fly to and amazing and you can go and see thousand year old temples and all of these old stone ruins in Siem Reap and we stayed in ridiculously deluxe accomm for $70 a night and really amazing meals in restaurants are like $5 a person with a cocktail at some places and bought loads of local jewelry silk nighties and dressing gown wrap things for so so super cheap way cheaper than thailand.

Of everyplace I have been in my life (we have travelled a lot as we are both self confessed travel addicts and do at least 6 weeks each year backpacking or flashpacking)
I enjoyed Cambodia the most and will def go back again next june/july. it's just so cheap, the people are amazing, it's such a full on different place to anywhere I have ever been before and a nice mix of luxury and adventure and relaxation and cool shopping and amazing people culture and history with the recovery since pol pot.

Really depends what you are looking for, what your budget is and what you want to be doing, i,.e relaxing, shopping, adventure? I just booked my honeymoon at east bedarra island which is much cheaper than bedarra and you get your own private everything.. you actually have that side of the island completely to yourself..lol so I can run around naked the whole time if I want >;)haha

Oh also south east asia is really different at different times of year, they have monsoon and in june phuket is kinda rainy.. well really rainy, hence we headed over to the east side islands from surat thani. I hated ko samui tho it was like the goldcoast in thailand.. the east side is still rainy same as cambodia that time of year (omg mosquito insanity!) but its more of a big thunderstorm in the arvo after a hot humid 35- 40 degree day.. oh yeah its hot as well.. hot an humid and muggy even at 4 in the morning so when it does rain, you're happy to just walk around in it going mmm relief..

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 03:51 PM

I'd definitely consider a holiday somewhere in Asia, at one of the tropical islands (if that's your thing). Otherwise, a big city in Asia.

In 10 days you can fit in a lot of stuff, and I understand why you want to go overseas - how special!!

Also Asia is close and reasonably affordable - even with the dollar being the way it is.

We went to Thailand for our honeymoon, it was wonderful. I would also consider Bali or even Malaysia - I hear they have some cool tropical places for romantic getaways. And you make it the way you want it - isolated and romantic, or party hard with cheap drinks.

Big city holidays, I would think about Hong Kong. Japan would be really good, but things a little more expensive since the economy has gone bonkers...

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