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    I'm going on holiday in January. I've never been abroad and have very limited experience of planning holidays. I have now got a passport.

    Where shall I go?

    Probably going with my boyfriend. I don't want anywhere too cold, but don't want anywhere too far away (over 3 hours or so). I'm not allowed to go to Paris.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    I'm going on holiday in January. I've never been abroad and have very limited experience of planning holidays. I have now got a passport.

    Where shall I go?

    Probably going with my boyfriend. I don't want anywhere too cold, but don't want anywhere too far away (over 3 hours or so). I'm not allowed to go to Paris.
    North Ossetia is getting quite popular or you could try Grozny which is an up and coming city resort. There is a lot of hiking and being close to Turkey it's quite warm in winter.

    I think Ryanair does a flight to Vladikavkaz which is in North Ossetia and not far from Grozny.
    There is also the chance to explore Elista in Kalmykia which is Eastern Europes only Buddhist autonomous Republic.
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    There are many beautiful destinations around that you can explore, Try going to Asian countries. Philippines is a good choice especially if you are looking for a relaxing places like Palawan, Boracay and Cebu. There are beautiful beaches that you can find to those provinces.
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    You did not mention where exactly are you from.
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    Assuming you live in the UK, it will be cold in most places within a 3 hour flight. Even the coastal Mediterranean will be 15-18 degrees max.

    Anywhere inland in Europe will be very cold indeed. Fortunate, therefore, that you won't be going to Paris, as it will invariably be in the single digits, perhaps even below zero.

    I'd recommend further afield for winter sun, such as the Canary Islands or the Caribbean if you have the budget.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    I'm going on holiday in January. I've never been abroad and have very limited experience of planning holidays. I have now got a passport.

    Where shall I go?

    Probably going with my boyfriend. I don't want anywhere too cold, but don't want anywhere too far away (over 3 hours or so). I'm not allowed to go to Paris.
    Hi Juno!
    Your first trip abroad-how exciting!

    If you’re looking for somewhere close by and not too cold, have you thought about Spain? The centre can be quiet cold, and the North tends to rain, but cities in Andalucía and those closer to the Mediterranean coast have very mild winter weather. Tourism in the south tends to be more beach side which will be quieter around winter, so if you’re into a city that’s constantly buzzing, Barcelona is a good first trip abroad. As well as having a vibrant youth culture, with many people speaking English (if that’s something you’re thinking about as a first timer), there are so many things to do and see, and the sights that are usually packed in summer are quieter and more accessible. As it’s the low tourism season for Spain, accommodation and flights tend to be cheaper too-which is always a plus!

    Are there any activities that you’re especially interested in? Food, music, culture or nature?
    Do you have any concerns about travelling for the first time?

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask-that's what I'm here for!

    Happy travelling,
    Mariah


    Mariah Mathew
    Topdeck Travel
    www.topdeck.travel
 
 
 
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