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I HATE my husband atm - he is a long haul holiday fascist. Would you want to go here?

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hmc Mon 07-Mar-11 14:44:39

I'd be happy with Seville - this apparently makes me a boring limited old fart

But he is now touting Costa Rica - is it me or does it sound kind of risky what with crime, rip tides and crocs

oh and Dengue fever whatever the fuck that is

Anyone want to trade?

ZZZenAgain Mon 07-Mar-11 14:46:09

I'd go to Costa Rica but I hate long flights too. What is the particular attraction in it for him?

hmc Mon 07-Mar-11 14:48:21

God alone knows ZZZ - he craves the exotic and the interesting

(I crave comfort and safety)

I've just wiki-ed Dengue fever, there is no vaccination and children are more susceptible to horrid complications.......

hmc Mon 07-Mar-11 14:49:39

Sorry - bad time to post (didn't realise the time), got to go to PO before school pick up, but back later to check in.....

SandStorm Mon 07-Mar-11 14:54:45

I went to Costa Rica years ago and had the most amazing time. At the time it was the safest South American country - I don't know if that's the case still - and we backpacked round for two weeks. I'd love to go again one when the children are older.

hootiemcboob Mon 07-Mar-11 15:21:43

I wish I hadn't read that link! My daughter is going to Costa Rica next month with her Spanish class.

FreeButtonBee Mon 07-Mar-11 15:30:43

Go to Argentina. Relatively safe, fairly far flung, lovely lovely people, food and wine!

My favourite place.

NettoSuperstar Mon 07-Mar-11 15:32:24

I'd love to go to Costa Rica.
I crave exotic and interesting too, but sadly am skint!

kreecherlivesupstairs Mon 07-Mar-11 15:36:32

I'd like to go to South America too. FWIW, you can read too much about places you are planning to visit.
As far as Dengue is concerned, take basic anti mozzie precautions and you'll be fine.
Oour DD managed four years in Bangkok without catching either malaria or dengue.

AlistairSim Mon 07-Mar-11 15:36:42

Costa Rica is lovely, I would bite his hand off. Would love to go again.

hmc Mon 07-Mar-11 15:41:18

Oh blimey - you supposed to say 'Clearly he is a mad man, far too risky' - not 'go for it you lucky thing' wink

hmc Mon 07-Mar-11 15:42:08

hootie - I am sure a group will be quite safe from crime targetting etc, please don't worry!

hmc Mon 07-Mar-11 15:42:48

Going to research Argentina...

glastocat Mon 07-Mar-11 15:44:36

I'd bloody love to go, Costa Rica is meant to be fantastic.

3littlefrogs Mon 07-Mar-11 15:44:40

To be fair though - Bangkok isn't a risk area for malaria or dengue.....

Best check with your local travel clinic to be on the safe side.

Lizzylou Mon 07-Mar-11 15:44:59

I would go (and take the children) to Costa Rica like a shot, sorry!
Pre-DC we went to Bolivia and Peru and it was amazing, would love to explore more of South America.
Isn't there a lovely island/resort near to/in Argentina? Will go and search.

Lizzylou Mon 07-Mar-11 16:01:01

Oh OK, it would seem I am thinking of Margarita which is near Venezuela, not Argentina!

ZZZenAgain Mon 07-Mar-11 16:02:11

isla Margarita is nice

Wondering what Chile is like. I never got there but dh was there on business and raved about the place

hootiemcboob Mon 07-Mar-11 16:02:18

Oh, I know that, hmc, I'm just a bit of a worrier!

NettoSuperstar Mon 07-Mar-11 16:10:33

I caught Malaria, whilst travelling alone with a baby, and I'm still here to tell the tale....

hmc Mon 07-Mar-11 16:10:36

Ha! - me too!!

hmc Mon 07-Mar-11 16:11:03

..that was to hootie

hmc Tue 08-Mar-11 12:57:54

We've come to an agreement - I know you all think I am daft worrying about Costa Rica but can't help it tbh...so we talked it over and came up with Bermuda! Only 7 hour flight, low crime, safe.....also history as colony with slavery there which appeals to me as an historian (just the odd hurricane to fret about!)

Perhaps Costa Rica next year...in the mean time I'll buy a lonely planet / rough guide on Costa Rica and try to talk myself around; because the wildlife looks amazing

ZZZenAgain Tue 08-Mar-11 13:00:41

bermuda is nice (of course)
I asked dh about Costa Rica last night (he's been everywhere on business pretty much) and he thinks it is one of the safer places round there and he says it would definitely be a good tourist destination (depending of course of where you went and what you like to do on holiday)

Lizzylou Tue 08-Mar-11 13:02:05

What about the triangle? grin
Bermuda sounds fantastic, enjoy.

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