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    • atprice
    • By atprice 5th Jul 17, 11:36 AM
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    Christmas for One?
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    • 5th Jul 17, 11:36 AM
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    Christmas for One? 5th Jul 17 at 11:36 AM
    Finding affordable solo holidays is hard enough, but this Christmas I'll be on my own as my mum has passed away.

    I'd like to spend this Christmas somewhere away from home, preferably warm, but either all the prices are through the roof or everything's already booked up.

    Does anyone have any hints, tips, websites, etc. that I can look at?

    Thanks
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    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 5th Jul 17, 7:27 PM
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    Gambia is not a recommendation, it's something to rule out.
    Originally posted by richardw
    Actually I have no idea. Just saw the programs about women of a certain age going there.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 5th Jul 17, 7:29 PM
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    Malta at that time of year.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 5th Jul 17, 7:40 PM
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    Or Gibraltar.
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 5th Jul 17, 7:44 PM
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    Hurgada, Egypt. The Red Sea will be very pleasant in December, I usually go late November. The Egyptian £ has been devalued so its proper cheap!
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
    • richardw
    • By richardw 5th Jul 17, 7:58 PM
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    Or Gibraltar.
    Originally posted by z1a
    easyJet and Monarch have some great fares to GIB from MAN for late December.

    Climate http://www.holiday-weather.com/gibraltar/averages/december/
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • bigadaj
    • By bigadaj 6th Jul 17, 6:24 AM
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    Ryanair has MAN-LPA on Friday 22nd and easyJet LPA-MAN on Wed 26th Dec
    at good prices.
    Originally posted by richardw
    That's a good deal, six days for the price of five?
    • atprice
    • By atprice 6th Jul 17, 12:05 PM
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    Maybe I should give Gambia a miss this time. There are a lot of princes who need me to put USD 3 million into my bank account and I don't think I can handle that much responsibility.
    • atprice
    • By atprice 6th Jul 17, 12:05 PM
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    The Ryanair flights look good. I'll have a look at accommodation and see what pops up.
    • atprice
    • By atprice 6th Jul 17, 12:13 PM
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    Gibraltar is also a good shout - never been and should get a decent turkey dinner :-) Will give Egypt a miss - I had enough hassle when I went with my fella, so I won't try it on my own. It's a shame as I really liked Sharm.
    • SandC
    • By SandC 6th Jul 17, 1:41 PM
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    I've booked to go away myself over Christmas. Whilst I was looking I noticed lots for Benidorm at really quite cheap prices. However, although it's mild in Spain I wouldn't think it was necessarily sunbathing weather. There were also some for Morocco to Marrakech area or Agadir that might suit. If you were going for a full week a package can work out cheaper than doing it yourself but for 5 days I would agree that you are best finding a flight and basing it around that.

    :-)
    • richardw
    • By richardw 6th Jul 17, 2:18 PM
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    Gibraltar is also a good shout - never been and should get a decent turkey dinner ...
    Originally posted by atprice
    Cheap fares on easyJet and Monarch, leaving extra from your budget for accommodation. The weather won't be as good as the canaries though.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • gardner1
    • By gardner1 6th Jul 17, 3:34 PM
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    Madeira is about 19/20 c in December whether you can get flights is another thing

    skyscanner show EasyJet 22-26 £242
    or for flight and hotel https://www.travelsupermarket.com/?source=MS&_ga=2.153228216.1233180873.1499353390-384434228.1498563219
    Last edited by gardner1; 06-07-2017 at 4:04 PM.
    • trixie73
    • By trixie73 6th Jul 17, 9:56 PM
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    Have a look on jet2 holidays. There's loads on there and they include flight,hotel,baggage and transfers. If you could fly on the 21st till 26th then you could get the canaries for about £450
    I've booked to go to playa blanca lanzarote on boxing day for 5 nights with jet2 and that was £650 all inclusive

    OK,sorry,my bad.£450 is the price for 2, its about £570 for 1
    Last edited by trixie73; 06-07-2017 at 10:18 PM. Reason: ....
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 10th Jul 17, 11:01 PM
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    Have a look for Essoria (ive probably spelt it wrong but if you type that and Morrocco it will find it) as I certainly wouldn't tackle Marrakech on my own but the e place was really nice, fixed prices and I think if I went there again Id go there in all honesty
    My targets to end 2018:
    1) To get down to 11 stone 7lbs then treat to a safari. At start 17 stone 7 lbs *43lbs lost* *41lbs to go*
    Started SW16st13lbs 11/7/17 - 19 weeks in -35lbs
    3/9 to NYE 12lbs down / 4lbs to go
    2) to find new challenges
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 10th Jul 17, 11:02 PM
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    essaouira morocco
    My targets to end 2018:
    1) To get down to 11 stone 7lbs then treat to a safari. At start 17 stone 7 lbs *43lbs lost* *41lbs to go*
    Started SW16st13lbs 11/7/17 - 19 weeks in -35lbs
    3/9 to NYE 12lbs down / 4lbs to go
    2) to find new challenges
    • richardw
    • By richardw 12th Jul 17, 7:52 AM
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    easyJet are starting Manchester-Agadir in October.

    23-27 Dec from £150 ish return
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
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