Forums The Vibe Chat Where to spend winter ?

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  • #1051148
    Bogey
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    winter has its moments …. But given a choice where would you go ?
    Not Just a holiday for two weeks ! But the Chance to avoid a whole winter ?

    #1241159
    Anonymous

    i really like the winter here 😀 i’d rather avoid the summer, me and heat/sun generally don’t get on when i have to go about doing normal things. but if i wanted to avoid winter, i’d head off to the caribbean because it’s my absolute FAVOURITE place to go, it’s gorgeous. i also loved the deserted parts of the rocky mountains in the US and canoeing down the green river and camping on beaches (just the 6 of us, nobody else around and you can see so many stars because it’s ages away from a city), it was so peaceful and you feel more in touch with the earth 🙂

    #1241163
    Tank Girl
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    depends – would you need to earn a living too? or would you have savings to live off for the winter months?

    When I went skiing there were loads of brits working in the bars or as ‘chamber maid’ type roles – and gave them the opportunity of skiing and partying during free time, which sounded cool

    mmm, I like portugal but not sure if they have winter like us over there…. what about maritius? never been but think thats hot – looks lush from what I’ve heard and photos I’ve seen

    #1241174
    sweething
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    Antigua is really good, I’ve been during the winter a couple of years ago it was great Dubai also and this year I’m going back to Antigua this summer cant wait, but I heard that places like Greece and other countries around that area is ok to.
    Good luck with your search.

    #1241169
    pitchbender
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    italy ! just watch out your wallet :looooooooool:

    @ Hat if you haven’t such a felling with too hot weather just come up here there is 4 °C outside my place right now haha

    #1241164
    Bogey
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    Himachal in the autumn ,Goa for christmas,then Spain … 🙂

    #1241160
    Anonymous

    gaza strip

    #1241161
    Anonymous

    @pitchbender 440728 wrote:

    @ Hat if you haven’t such a felling with too hot weather just come up here there is 4 °C outside my place right now haha

    sounds perfect! every time it gets hot here i always start fainting all the time. i bet norway is so pretty too 8)

    #1241170
    pitchbender
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    yes is ok up here , folks are also very friendly . btw today we have great sunny weather , perfectly flat sea and yet the temperature is 10 °C on the shade lol . if you want to have a look you can just come up , i use to host couchsurfers sometimes , or we can do kinda house swap for a while if you want hahaha

    #1241162
    Anonymous

    10 degrees sounds perfect. i don’t mind hotter weather but only if i can sit around and do nothing all day. as soon as i have to get up and walk places and concentrate on stuff it makes my head all funny. is norway anywhere near sweden?

    #1241171
    pitchbender
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    i don’t mind hotter weather but only if i can sit around and do nothing all day

    exactly the same for me , i have been working in sicily a few years ago .. in august … in a kitchen ( up to 55 – 60 ° ) that has been quite a crash test for me :argh: yes norway is right beside sweden but my place is on top of the whole thing near to the finnish and russian borders too

    #1241166
    kiwifruit
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    Hej pitchbender,

    I’m in Umeå, northern Sweden 🙂

    #1241172
    pitchbender
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    Hej Kiwi i’ve been driving by your place a few times while going to/back from italy , france , czech rep. i remember the eå series Luleå Piteå Umeå Skellefteå 😉

    #1241165
    Bogey
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    Hej pitchbender are your winters long ?(in Norway) 🙂

    #1241173
    pitchbender
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    hell yeah , they are way too long for me -_________________- ok is very picturesque – and i love drifting on snow and ice haha – but that’s one of the reasons why i’m planning to move again

    EDIT but in southern Norway is much different , even colder winter compared with up here , but way shorter and never dark 24/24

    #1241167
    kiwifruit
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    @Tank Girl 440702 wrote:

    … what about maritius? never been but think thats hot – looks lush from what I’ve heard and photos I’ve seen

    I went to Mauritius around 6-7 years ago and was very disappointed. You have to stay in your resort as further down around the island you cant get to anywhere that you can eat out for example. Only HALF the island has lovely beaches, the rest is rocky with fishing boats.

    We spent a lot to get there thinking it was the ultimate getaway, but actually it was probably the worst holiday we had ever been on.
    If you want sandy tropical beaches without being ripped off for every single penny I recommend cuba or fiji 🙂

    #1241168
    kiwifruit
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    @pitchbender 440858 wrote:

    hell yeah , they are way too long for me -_________________- ok is very picturesque – and i love drifting on snow and ice haha – but that’s one of the reasons why i’m planning to move again

    EDIT but in southern Norway is much different , even colder winter compared with up here , but way shorter and never dark 24/24

    I hear ya!
    At the moment though its the other problem… no darkness. I am so fed up of waking up at 1.30 or 3am that I have become a walking zombie. A bit cranky too.
    We average -15 for 6 months of the year. Our first snow was at the start of october and the last snow was the first week of may for our last winter.
    The coldest it gets here is -30ish for a wee bit. When your breath freezes instantly up your nose and the water in your eyes stings as its freezing, you know you cant stay out too long!
    One thing I love though is that the cars have the warmer upper thingie that switches on so your car is defrosted and toasty and also the seat warmers… ahhh love a warm bottom in the middle of winter.

    But for how much snow and ice there is, it next to never rains in winter. I hate the rain so would rather have the snow any day for winter weather.

    Where are you planning on moving to? Can you work wherever you want in the EU?
    Do you pick up any local lingo when you are staying in all these places? 🙂

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