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Winter sunshine destination.

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Winter sunshine destination.

Hi everyone!

I live in England and would like to take my parents on holiday for a couple of weeks in January primarily to get some sun.

My dad is eighty-eight years of age and my mother is eighty-two.

We are not very wealthy so the obvious choice would be Tenerife but not sure if the climate is really up to it.

I would consider anywhere. Thailand, Goa, South Africa, South America.

I guess a slight concern would be safety and food hygiene. Not for me, I’ve cycled across countries like Colombia but for my parents.

Chile would be nice, I’ve cycled their too, very safe and friendly but the flights are so expensive. Not that I would rule it out.

I suppose Australia should be considered but I’ve never had a pull to go there.

My mother likes a bit of culture so temples in Thailand would be fantastic for her whilst my dad would prefer to laze around on the beach or in a bar. He likes boats too.

Thank you for reading and grateful for any suggestions.

Edited: 05 October 2012, 09:45
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1. Re: Winter sunshine destination.

Look on Kijiji for accommodation in Florida

the Mecca for seniors

Feb is warmer than January but still lovely.


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2. Re: Winter sunshine destination.

A bit further south than the Canaires is Madiera

Another classic 'winter getaway' destination, from the UK!

The south of Spain is 'unreliable' weather-wise, though 'culture' abounds if you search for it.

Greece could be a possiblility (but a bit 'unstable' at the moment.

The further you go, the more it will cost.....

Visit your local Travel Agent (no seriously!) see what they recommend for a 'last minute cheapie' from where you live, could net a good bargain for your proposed 'style' of trip with the Aged P's.

Otherwise, perhaps, look at SAGA holidays, and see if they will take you with them!

PS - would you consider a cruise??

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3. Re: Winter sunshine destination.

I suggest Buenos Aires and Bariloche. BA is like Paris and Bariloche reminded me of Switzerland. Excellent destinations.

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4. Re: Winter sunshine destination.

Would they be up to a Nile cruise? Hectic but you don't have to do all the trips.

Or a Red Sea cruise?

Edited: 24 October 2012, 22:46
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5. Re: Winter sunshine destination.

Give Belize a go. Very warm, good roads, friendly people and tonnes of Mayan sites. Beaches at Placencia are the best.

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