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    October Holiday Reviews

    • Where: Naples, Italy
    • Who: kb081
    • When: October

    We flew in and out of Naples as part of our 9 day trip to the Amalfi coast. After a short connection we hired a car with a driver to take us to the gorgeous down of Atrani. The journey was a little hair raising but offered fantastic views of the coast....giving us a great first taste of Italy!

    The town of Atrani is just a 10 minute walk from the more toursity Amalfi - this was great as it gave us the best of both worlds enabling us to eat with the locals but we were also only a stones throw away from more touristy attractions. Atrani was much cheaper than Amalfi and much more picturesque (the current Galaxy ad was filmed here!). The village itself is built around a stunning courtyard surrounded by local eateries. The courtyard then leads to a fantastic beach - even in October we had glorious sunny days and the sea was warm enough to swim. Atrani is very relaxed... and very steep.....there are steps everywhere, which is a good thing if like me your Italy trip mainly consists of eating pizza and pasta and drinking wine! It felt good to burn off some calories! Naples really is the gateway to some of the most stunning coastal scenery I have ever seen. Getting around is so easy either by car, train, ferry or hydrofoil. I can't wait for a second trip!

    Published: 29 October 2014

    • Where: Capri, Italy
    • Who: kb081
    • When: October

    We were on a 9 day trip of the Amalfi Coast and decided to spend our final night on the beautiful island of Capri. We took a ferry directly from Amalfi for around 20 euros and took about an hour. The ferries make a great way to combine travel with sightseeing as the views from the top deck are simply stunning!

    As we only had 1 night in Capri we decided to make the most of it. On our arrival we left our luggage at a boat hire shop and hired a private rib boat for the day. As we travelled in October, the mass crowds had left the island and prices had dropped slightly. We managed to hire the boat for the entire day for 150 Euros. Beers and sandwiches packed....off we went. This really was the highlight of our trip. Hiring the boat without the skipper allowed us to manage our own time - stopping for swims, beers and food when and where we wanted.

    After our day on the boat we transferred up the vista to beautiful AnaCapri. I would recommend anyone to stay in Anacapri over Capri as it has a more traditional Italian feel and......is a little cheaper than staying in Capri town itself! We found some great restaurants and bars where we easily spent a few hours drinking, eating ice cream and people watching! Overall a great day and next time I would love to stay for 2-3 nights......finances depending!

    Published: 29 October 2014

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    • Where: Koh Tao, Thailand
    • Who: kb081
    • When: October

    Just like most travellers, we made a bee-line for Koh Tao for its reputation as been a fantastic place to snorkel and dive. The island is a haven for backpackers looking for cheap eat and sleeps whilst learning to dive in beautiful surroundings.

    The beaches on Koh Tao are simply stunning. Paradise postcards really with soft white sand and warm shallow seas. Although this island is famed for its diving, I would actually say there is little need to dive. I snorkeled both from the beach and on an organized tour and the sea life was amazing. You could see a huge array of fish just beneath the surface so if scuba isn't your thing you can still see all there is to see with a mask and snorkel! That been said, PADI courses on the island are very cheap so if you are new to scuba, this is the place to learn!

    The island itself has a very laid back feel to it. In fact, I preferred Koh Tao over Koh Samui and Koh Phagnan. Although it was busy with travelers, the larger hotels have yet to develop on this island so it sort of still feels a little bit undiscovered!

    Whilst there are no real sights on the island, a trip to the beautiful bay of Koh Nang Yuan is definitely worth it. This island just north of Koh Tao is easily reached by boat and makes the perfect day trip on a lonely island. The beach here is stunning and somewhat unique with three cone shaped peaks all linked via a sandbar. Definitely take your camera to snap this phenomenon.

    And the best bit you have to try....beach side coconut milkshakes. Delicious!

    Published: 04 December 2013

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    • Where: Dubrovnik, Croatia
    • Who: Timsted
    • When: October

    What a pleasant surprise. I had never thought about going to Dubrovnik or even Croatia until I went on a work trip. We stayed about 10 min cab ride from the old town. If I were to return I would definitely stay as near as possible to the old town as that is where everything happens.

    When you enter the old town by going over a bridge and through the gates you are faced with a very picturesque walled town. It was really sunny when we were there in October, a comfortable 24-26C.

    There are plenty of shops and restaurants in the old town which isn't very big so you can get round them all in a day. Make sure you go up the steps on each side as there are hidden shops and restaurants. The best food we had was at a restaurant called Moby Dick. It was the best steak and seafood that we had. A close 2nd was the one just outside the entrance to the old town! I forget the name.

    The town is very much set up for the cruise market. There are a number of different ships call here every day so it gets very busy around lunchtime. However inbetween all the souvenir shops there are so great coffee shops etc.

    When the sun goes down there are plenty of bars to have a few drinks in. If you want to watch any football head to the Irish bar, it's down one of the narrow side streets. For some late night drinking you will have to go to Revelin. It is inside the walls of the fort on the ocean, a great location and atmosphere.

    I am told the best bar in Dubrovnik is Busa. It is carved into the rock and overlooks the sea but I can't confirm this as we didn't make it there as it closes at 12pm.

    All in all I was pleasantly surprised with Croatia and Dubrovnik and would definitely consider it for my next holiday.

    Published: 21 November 2013

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    • Where: Mombasa, Kenya
    • Who: beachbum
    • When: October

    I was luckily enough to spend a week in Kenya during October. We flew directly into Mombasa and enjoyed a week at the Diana beach area. The beach was beautiful and we spent lots of lazy days in the sun. Unfortunately there was a lot of touts along the beach trying to sell paintings, sunglasses, etc etc. it was fine at first but after a bit it did get a bit annoying as they didn't seem to take no for an answer.

    We took a trip to Nyali beach for a change of scene and whilst this beach also had vendors they seemed less persistent and much more friendly. Nyali beach was gorgeous - beautiful clear seas, soft white sand and lots of swaying palm trees. It has a vibrant beach scene with a real mix of characters from locals to tourists. Food in the beach bar was also really good and nice and cheap.

    All nature lovers should not miss a trip to the Nguuni Sanctuary which gives you a real opportunity to enjoy an "out of Africa" experience. The sanctuary is home to lots of friendly giraffes who are more than happy to pose for photographs! We booked a BBQ with the park in advance and it was a great experience to eat in the wild surrounded by amazing scenery!

    We traveled to Mombasa in October. Although it was the start of the rainy season we enjoyed fab weather with sun-kissed days and temperatures of 29 degrees. Perfect!

    Published: 17 November 2013

    • Where: Borneo, Malaysia
    • Who: sai
    • When: October

    The main reason for my trip to Borneo was to see the Orangutans in their natural habitat. It had always been on my bucket list and so when I got the opportunity I jumped at it!

    Borneo did not disappoint and it was amazing to see baby and adult orangutans swinging through the tree-tops at Sepiloks Rehabilitation Centre (one of just two places in the world where you can see wild Orangutans).

    Whilst in Borneo we also decided that we would climb Mount Kinabalu - South East Asia's tallest mountain. This fantastic 2 day/1 night hike brought with it both smiles and tears and I must admit was much more challenging than I had envisaged. However arriving to the peak, 4095 metres above sea level at sunset seemed to make every step worth it. Big tip - make sure you take good solid walking shoes. I had bought fake Nikes from China Town in Kuala Lumpur and unfortunately they didn't last the distance!!

    After our hike we enjoyed hopping on over to Kuching in Sarawak and spending time relaxing the the traditional boat houses. It was nice to spend a few nights unwinding in luxury to ease our aching muscles. Kuching itself is also worth a look - the bustling waterfront is a great place to enjoy cheap local eats and a few beers. In the evening the river come alive with little stalls selling crafts and sweets which make good souvenirs to bring home with you.

    We travelled to Borneo in October - just before the start of the rainy season. Weather was warm but we did get some days of torrential rain. If I went to Borneo again I would probably try and travel between April and October to avoid the downpours!

    Published: 15 November 2013

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    • Where: Singapore
    • Who: Traveladdict
    • When: October

    Singapore is a city where West meets East. It is a super modern Asian city that makes a perfect 3-4 day stopover en-route to Malaysia or Thailand. I visited in October and it was super hot and humid with the thermometer hitting 35 degrees every day!

    Singapore is one of the safest cities I have ever travelled to. As a 20-something year old female traveling alone, I always felt extremely safe. The city is also extremely clean, you will never see any litter on the streets or graffiti! Public transport is easy to use with the metro being excellent and super fast. Taxi's can be expensive so master the metro and save yourself a lot of cash!

    Singapore is a shoppers paradise. Orchard Road offers everything from designer shops to western department stores. You can also find local bargains and decent 'fake' goods from Little Italy and Chinatown. For nightlife, the bars and restaurants around Clarke Quay are superb. At night this area offers a great atmosphere and when lit up it is really pretty.

    Eating and drinking in Singapore is very expensive compared to other Asian cities. I would say food in the main tourist area's is on par with London prices and drinks are even more expensive. That been said, there are lots of small restaurants and food markets off the main roads should you be looking for cheap eats!

    Families should head over to Sentosa Island and spend a day in Universal Studio's which is great fun. Sentosa is a 'man made' island accessible from Singapore by cable car - this in itself is a great trip and offers fantastic views back towards Singapore.

    I was surprised by how much there is to see and do in Singapore and I would really recommend it a stop over destination en-route to other Asian beach destinations or Australia.

    Published: 30 October 2013

    • Where: Ayia Napa, Cyprus
    • Who: Travelbug
    • When: October

    I was really surprised by Ayia Napa! I didn't expect it to be so lovely after having been taken over by clubbers for so many years, but after travelling around most of the island I found it to be my favourite area in Cyprus.

    It's well set up with a clean and modern strip to wander down the pretty shops and yes...bars, but during the daytime all was serene except for a few quad bikes zooming around. Plenty of fun activities for kids, from crazy golf, to karting to parks and a fantastic mini water park just to the west of the main Ayia Napa beach perfect for those tweens that need to get rid of some energy! The main beach isn't that wide, but it's quite long and soft dark yellow sand.

    Yes there are plenty of hotels over looking the beach but they aren't high rise and ugly and don't take over the surroundings with shadows. All the beaches have sun loungers set up on them which you'll tend to need the umbrellas for shade as the sun is relentless even in October, about €5 per day. It was about 30 degrees until a passing cloud or two cooled it down. The next beach down to the west is about a 15 minute walk called Nissi beach known as being more upmarket. I found it had two sides to the beach, the left side was quiet perfect for families, and the right side had beach bars, party music and was really packed. The sea is wonderful here almost Caribbeanesque and really shallow, you can even wade out to a little island 100 metres offshore.

    Having visited other parts of Cyprus where the beaches seem to be either pebble or rough sand with small pebbles, Ayia Napa definitely has the best beaches and the clubbing is easy to avoid in the north part of the town. Plenty of good restaurants and facilities, I think I would choose to come back here above other resorts in Cyprus even though we are a young family. Loved it and loved the sunshine!

    Published: 07 October 2013

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