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Old 4 Jan 2012
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Sri Lanka

vote 2 for Sri Lanka. spent 10 days there in 07 and spent £250 inc bike hire for the 10 days, accomodation, food and drink. East coast is best. Andy
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Originally Posted by *Touring Ted* View Post
I am seriously in need of some winter sun & fun.

I have wangled 4-5 weeks off work in January and really don't want to waste it by sitting in front of my laptop moaning about being cold and miserable.

Problem is, I'm saving for another trip so I've given myself a £1000 total budget. I was going to go to Buenos Aires or Thailand but the flights are REALLY expensive and will wipe out my budget in one go.

It doesn't have to be a bike trip at all. Actually, I think I'd prefer it not to be. It just has to be WARM and SUNNY with stuff to do for a month.

Any ideas ??

I am currently considering the Canary Islands (Tenerife) for some Scuba diving. Maybe hiring a small bike over there to zip about on.

I really need to do this on £1000 for EVERYTHING.... For ONE month.

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I am just back from Thailand, OK long story found myself at the airport with packed bags, went to the Egypt air counter, same day flight Brussels, Cairo Bangkok for €560 !! had a fantastic time, as Bangkok is flooded, its cheap, cheap cheap.....
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Do go to Goa

Originally Posted by *Touring Ted* View Post
Yeah.. I think I'm going to Mumbia then on to Goa.

I was about to book the flights when I found that I have to apply for a VISA and get it BEFORE I leave. What a pain. It takes 14 days too.

I aint booking a flight before I've got a VISA.

The VISA is £50 too. Cheeky.

I see original post was a while ago now but if you do go to goa - check out this guy - Freddy Furtado. M .9689466287 or 9049915985 based near Betal Batim - I got a 220 cc Bajaj from him last year for £4 a day - He said that if we ever go again he could also sort out accommodation. The bike may seem small but was perfectly adequate even two up. You would be hard pushed to go much faster than 40 Mph on the roads in Goa.

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I've just been there for Christmas (not on a bike though). Sunny if not hot but a friendly place, desperate for tourists (no one is going there at the moment making it a great destination) Fantastic Roman remains. Great paved roads all over the place (plus as much sand as you want) AND you can visit a Star Wars set! What more could you want.
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Vote 2 for Tunisia. But it's now well into Jan and so you've probably left already, making the exercise academic!!

We've just booked up tix for a mth in Sri Lanka, going out early March
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