Where do you spend winter?

Winter is coming… Brrrr. I’m in Europe at the moment.

I’ve spent winters in SE Asia, Thailand, south on the beaches, and North in Chiang Mai. I love Thailand. But also I’ve been to Vietnam, Bali, Laos, Camobodia, and Malaysia.

Down in South America I spent a winter around Playa Del Carmen.

Where are you going this winter?

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I thought I’m gonna spend this winter in Moscow. But when I started to feel the weather I immediately booked ticket to Bali. I’ve been in a lot of places, but Bali I found perfect for work and leisure.
So I’m going there in a week until April I suppose.

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Past year I went to Sicilia, for next one I was thinking to Turkey. If you don’t mind the ice for a few days also Saint Petersburg is awesome.

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I’m going to New Zealand (expensive yes but I want to check it out), then SEA. Will also have a vacation in Oceania while I’m in that area

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Is Turkey warm all winter?

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The Turkey’s winter is similar to south of Italy, cold but not too much. If you are looking for sun and beaches probably it’s not the best :slight_smile:

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Was thinking of Bansko. It will be cold. It will be time to ski :smile:

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What do you do for visa for that many months? A multiple visit visa, extensions…? Need to apply in person?

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Just VoA for 30 days in Airport then extend it for 30 more days with agency. You need to visit immigration office just once instead of 3 in that case.
Afterwards I do visa run and repeat the scheme.
You can apply for social visa (in any country except Indonesia) for 6 month, but it won’t allow you to left Indonesia and it’s harder to apply for so I don’t like it. It’s not a problem to fly out and back every 2 months for me.

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We’ll be retreating to Taipei from Jan - May. Just in time for the Canadian winter to tide over :slight_smile:

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thinking of doing the same as well =O)

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How about a winter in the Alps? We are opening a mountain coliving, Cloud Citadel, in the French Alps, connected to ski resort, and we are offering a 2-week free stay this winter.

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I was thinking Bali/Thailand as I’ve never been yet. getting too cold even here in Barcelona.

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Past few years this has been where I’ve done most of my traveling. This year I am late in commiting because of delays in my contract, but this is mostly resolve now. I am about to commit to a month each in Buenos Aires, Santos Brasil, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. :slightly_smiling_face:

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I have been doing SouthEast Asia and it works - is mainly dry and warm. I do need to find a June to October good place though - is so rainy and with Typhoons etc - is not fun where am at. So far only place I can see affordable and dry and warm is Vegas hahaha - which I can do as I have timeshare so gives me 3 months there. But ya - its hot - like 40 Celsius hot. Tried it last year - after 2 weeks said never again but never say never.

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San Juan on my list - did you go? Internet good and its safe?

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I’m in Buenos Aires now😀 i need to verify my stay in San Juan because, although it is all set up already, with the recent earthquakes I think it is good to call and confirm. Since they just had another 5.2 “aftershock”, going to wait a week without earthquakes before calling

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Oh true I had heard about the earthquake - for sure wait to see - 5.2 aftershock would rattle. We get lots of 5.0 and up here in Manila - they can sway things.

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I surf, a lot and have a family, so we hunker down, for most of the year in Oahu. If anyone wants to spend thanksgiving through new years in Oahu, hit me up, I have a 3 bedroom solar powered house with hot tub 200 meters from the beach and I will be in NJ this holiday season, would love to rent it out to RESPONSIBLE professionals.

I am in SE Asia - Taiwan, Phillipines, Japan