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Old 27.10.2010, 08:28
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Niranjan and Assassin, any recommendations for hiking in the Zürich area would be appreciated. Be gentle though - its their first time, and oh, shorty-4-legs will be tagging along too.
Define hike - and define Zurich area!! One mans stroll is anothers expedition!
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Old 27.10.2010, 08:34
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Spend it with family, running around and keeping everybody happy, then the next day I usually like to book a flight to any unknown not-yet-visited city and spending a few days discovering
Join me up to Hammerfest, 30-odd hours by bus from Oslo.
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Old 27.10.2010, 09:02
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Re: What are you doing for Christmas?

Bummer about the travel mix up...big slap to the HR dept...

I suppose it depends on if you want a warmer holiday or a cooler one..if Cooler then for me it would be ski ski ski..(French or Swiss place)

Warmer..then possibly Med/North Africa..if the extreme south is out of the Question...or even

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11620485

For me it's 4 weeks Camper van'in around New Zealand...woo hoo
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Old 27.10.2010, 09:21
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For me it's 4 weeks Camper van'in around New Zealand...woo hoo
Jealous

Make sure you have heaps of fish 'n chips, hamburgers with beetroot, meat pies with Watties sauce, some L&P plus a few bags of Jaffas, eskimoes and pixie caramel balls.
Hope the weather is good back home
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Old 27.10.2010, 10:06
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Re: What are you doing for Christmas?

As it's just the two of us mrs. and I usually go home to our house in Cornwall... her brother will drive down from London and we'll have a good knee's up with the neighbours.

this year?... the cottage rented from under us ( yes it's our cottage but let by an agency ) just as we were going to confirm.. and two weeks rental at that time of year is just too good to let go...


so.... we've booked into a little hotel in Sussex and we'll be spending the holiday frolicking in the surf of the English seaside.

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Old 27.10.2010, 10:36
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Re: What are you doing for Christmas?

Yoga retreat in Ko Samui in Thailand ..... http://www.yoga-thailand.com/cgi-bin...ay_upcoming.pl

But currently we are a bit closer to Thailand than you...
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Old 27.10.2010, 10:43
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Re: What are you doing for Christmas?

Will meet up with my family in Thailand - we all have had enough white xmases with all the trimmings to last for a while, so some sun and palmtrees this year.
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Old 27.10.2010, 11:52
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Re: What are you doing for Christmas?

A couple of years ago we spent 2 weeks here
http://www.schneeberg.it/en/

But we are into biathlon, cross-country skiing and randonee skiing - and it was right on our doorstep. Fantastic hotel and not so expensive - if you include the full pension and wellness facilities. Great for exploring Austria and the north of Italy.

This year will hopefully be in the mountains close by to Lausanne - with plenty more skiing.
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Old 27.10.2010, 11:54
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Re: What are you doing for Christmas?

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Hopefully go back home. Christmas without family its just not Christmas
I know what ya mean........

Ka Pai...I may not get around to trying them all... I wouldn't want to have to pay for an extra seat back..

What about the real christmas adventure..

http://www.laplandholidays.com/

probably best if you have kids...
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Old 27.10.2010, 11:54
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Re: What are you doing for Christmas?

Seems like everyone will be doing the family thing but i am currently looking for an alternative. Since family is in the US and i didnt buy a ticket home, plus most of my friends in Basel are going to see their families, i plan to go away for the weekend. Just not sure where yet. maybe a ski break here in Switzerland or maybe Amsterdam. Only time will tell!
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Old 27.10.2010, 12:36
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Define hike - and define Zurich area!! One mans stroll is anothers expedition!
It will probably be yours, Niranjan and Assassin's idea of a stroll.
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Old 27.10.2010, 13:40
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It will probably be yours, Niranjan and Assassin's idea of a stroll.
If you can stomach a 45min drive - Amden - walk up the road to the top of the ski-lift - have a drink - sledge down
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Old 27.10.2010, 13:58
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Re: What are you doing for Christmas?

Some lovely idea here - thanks. My hubby's coming over from NZ to visit so I'm pretty excited. We haven't decided where to spend Christmas yet, but it will be strange without lots of family. Our Christmases are usually spent seaside, lakeside or on a yacht.

We want a special European Christmas, but not in Geneva thank you. I was thinking Prague, Paris or Vienna, but now Salzburg and Wengen are in the mix. We only have a few days though.

I'd love to see more suggestions please. As always, EF advice is much appreciated.
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Re: What are you doing for Christmas?

For me Nutcracker Ballet and Crimbo with friends. This means my annual trip to church
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Re: What are you doing for Christmas?

Since my plans changed currently, I´m now looking forward to go skiing somewhere nice- doesn´t really matters where, main subject I´m looking forward to ist having loads of snow and nice slopes. Any suggestions? And anyone interested in coming with? Let me know.
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Old 03.11.2010, 20:24
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Re: What are you doing for Christmas?

Christmas Day at home with a couple of friends round for a traditional dinner, and then (one of us hopefully having curbed their intake of alcohol) on Boxing Day a slow drive down to the ski apartment we just bought in the mountains above Evian. The next few days will be spent skiing and enjoying lots of wine and good food.(Not necessarily at the same time)

Woo hoo can't wait!
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Re: What are you doing for Christmas?

As usual, working, making sure those of you that fly over xmas can do so with ease :-)

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Re: What are you doing for Christmas?

Thought I'd resurrect this thread as we are fast approaching the big day!
We are heading back to the UK as usual to be with our families. I am looking forward so much to seeing them all, parents, sisters, nephews, nieces, step-son and step-grandaughter (!) (hubby has ten years on me), brothers-in-law, and of course friends.
There will be lots of food and alcohol, big sis always puts on a big spread, and lots of smiling faces, especially from the children, love it!
My amazing little sis has done some of our Christmas shopping for which I am sooo grateful, I find it harder every year like most people to know what to buy, but we have got the customary Swiss chocolate for the kiddies.
It is also little sister's birthday on Christmas day, so double celebrations. Yeeeeh!!
An early Happy Christmas to all, whatever you are doing!
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Old 05.12.2011, 13:21
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Re: What are you doing for Christmas?

This year we're in a completely different situation. Last year we managed to miss the airport chaos and made it to Amsterdam to spend Christmas in a gorgeous restaurant with a 7 course slow food degustation overlooking a canal with it lightly snowing. It was gorgeous. And gave us time and space to rethink our life and priorities here.

This year we're heading to Australia for the first time in 2 years *happy dance* to spend Christmas surrounded by friends and family. Drinking too much white wine, going swimming in the ocean and trying not to come home looking like a candy cane (my skin much prefers the sun here!).

I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year!
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Re: What are you doing for Christmas?

We'll also be in the UK at my mothers place. I'm looking forward to spending time with everyone (we have a small family so it will just be my mother and stepfather, my sisiter and neice, my husband and our two little ones) and am so pleased my husband has some vacation time over this period.
I'm very much looking forward to it!
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