Travel thread ... ?

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  1. p0ke

    p0ke 7-string guitard

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    Ah, ok. No wonder I've never heard of them before. I guess instead of flying from some south american country it'd be possible to go by boat? I read somewhere about Oasis of the Seas, which sounds really nice (a week on a huge cruise ship with one day stops on islands), but that might a bit over budget :)

    Yep, Cuba is on my list for sure. Flights (even direct ones!) there are within my budget and according to what I've heard it's a place to visit now before it turns into tourist hell :lol: I wouldn't leave stuff unattended anywhere anyway, so I think I'll be fine.
     
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    I used to take ferry/boat tours all around the islands. There's always tons of small cruise type deals, including island hopping "booze cruises". :pops:
     
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    Sounds great. A booze cruise might be something to do with friends rather for a honeymoon though :lol: But yeah, I'll be looking into cuba + various destinations from where to get on a cruise ship.
     
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    Hah, my wife didn't like the sound of going on a caribbean island hopping cruise :lol:
    Anyway, we just checked our budget, and it looks like it's around 1800€ in total, so I guess we can go almost anywhere in the world (some places would require finding a last minute flight, but still).

    I'm mostly considering Cuba at the moment - there are direct flights from Helsinki for around 700€ a piece and then we would have some money to spend there too. But I'm still weighing all options and looking for deals etc :) Oh and of course the budget isn't strictly limited to 1800, that's just what we've got reserved exclusively for the trip.
     
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    I'm actually working on getting my family to your part of the world. I'm planning a trip for next summer, mostly in Sweden with some other stops as well. Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Oslo, Reykjavik. My kids are 7 and 10 and I could NOT be more excited to travel with them. I know that it'll be tough with young kids, but I think it will be an amazing experience for them that will serve them well throughout their lives. This will be my first real international trip as well and I'm beyond stoked.
     
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    Sounds like a nice trip, given you haven't been around here before. Don't expect to see any snow during that time of the year though. If that's what you're looking for, January or February would be the time to travel (it's the coldest time of the year). If you're planning a longer trip though it might be better to do it in the summer, the cold weather can be a bit of a shock. Also, you never know what the winter's gonna be like anyway, sometimes the temperature barely goes below 0 (Celsius) and then all of a sudden it can be -20 or even colder :lol:
     
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    This will be a summer trip, trying to make it over midsummer. Right now I"m looking at June 16 - July 7.
     
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    Ok, so it's been a bit quiet here for a while. I've been busy buying a house, so travel plans are postponed for now.

    We did get to the conclusion that we won't be going quite as far as South America, mainly because of how long it takes to travel there. We figured we'll go there once we are comfortable with leaving our daughter at grandma's for a week or so. Maybe when she's 5 or so. She's only 1 year old now, so a week (or more even) away from us is a bit too much. Plus, traveling to SA takes almost 1 day there + 1 day back, so either we'd be there for two days less or away from our daughter two days more. And I can't be bothered sitting in a plane 24 hours just to be somewhere a couple of days, I'd prefer to stay something like two weeks.
    Anyway, because of this "restriction", we decided we'll go somewhere in Europe where we haven't been yet. And to be fair, we haven't seen most of Europe yet. We've been to Spain, Greece, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Turkey and Hungary (+ Finland, Sweden and Estonia of course), but the rest would be new to us. Thing is, Europe is cold during autumn and winter, so we'll have to wait until spring. Southern Europe does get warm earlier than Finland though, so I guess we'll go before our summer starts. I believe I listed the places of interest in the OP, but right now we're mainly thinking about Italy.
     
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    When is summer in Salo? Some of us in Northeastern Vermont joke that summer here is 2 August - 10 August plus one random day in March. Even though we are pretty far south compared to Finland, our weather here is influenced either by the midwest USA or northern Canada, depending on the direction of the wind, so consistent summer days don't last very long.
     
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    Summer here (in almost all of Finland, typically starting a little bit later and ending earlier up north) is about from June to August depending on the year. This year we had a couple of really warm weeks in the beginning of June (I think) and then it rained and was fairly cold the rest of the summer :lol: Our wedding day was sunny and warm though :)
    The typical joke about Finland is that the summer is short but not very snowy :lol:
     
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