Have you ever gone on holiday and stayed on?
1990 holiday in Australia.Posted 3 years ago
Woke up in the middle of the night with proper night terrors as I dreamt that I was back in England.
Luckily I was still living with my parents, so waited til the time difference was right ,phoned up and resigned.
A wonderful,wonderful feeling.nickjbSubscriber
Did it once in Egypt. Left my job in the UK and planned to go out for a month holiday then get back and look for a new job. Got to the time of my return flight and thought, no this is better. I’ll stay another month. Then my visa ran out but I managed to renew that locally. Got offered a job as a dive guide, eventually decided that it was about time to come home after about 7 months. All in all it was a great time and good to grab the opportunity while I was young, before settling down to a proper job.Posted 3 years agocbmotorsportMember
Stayed on in Greece once, but that was due to an ear infection. The travel insurance company put us up, the infection stopped hurting within a couple of days, but the doctor made us stay for an extra 10 days. 2 week holiday ended up being nearly 4 weeks. It was great.
loddrik wins though. 🙂Posted 3 years agosomafunkSubscriber
Went out to Harare in 1994 to stay with my cousin, originally just for a month but ended up staying for 7 months – i should have stayed longer. Same again in 1999, went out to Turkey with GF, loved it so we stayed for 6 months and bought 2 50cc scooters and did almost 7000 miles on them whilst exploring everywhere. And finally India in 2002 with GF, originally went for a month but within days of arriving in Mumbai we decided that “****-it – lets stay and have an adventure” so we made our way to Dehli and bought an Enfield and had it fully prepared and serviced then spent the next 6 months and 15,000 miles getting wonderfully lost whilst exploring Kashmir, Nepal and India from top to bottom.
As you can see i’m well overdue a long trip somewhere, life’s too short to worry bout work.Posted 3 years agofunkrodentSubscriber
Went to Edinburgh for Hogmanay back in the 90s. Arrived on the 30th, with ticket booked back to London morning of the 2nd. Eventually made it back to London on the 14th. Not a massive overstay by the standards set above, but I’m willing to bet I had at least as good a time..Posted 3 years ago
In fact, if I could remember more of it, I’d be willing to put money on it.. 😉NorthwindSubscriber
I went for a week’s holiday in Cornwall and accidentally stayed for 3 months. The surf-bum dream, except for the bit where I never actually liked surfing, so didn’t bother with that bit. It’s amazing how independent you can feel with the parental safety net fully engaged.
Hah. I think about 50% of all the jobs I’ve ever had in my life happened in that summer.Posted 3 years agoocriderMember
Haverfordwest, one Easter in the early eighties. My younger brother got appendicitis, so not only did he stay on for a further two weeks, but left a little piece of himself for ever in that Pembrokeshire incinerator.
He’s deeply sentimental about it to this very day.Posted 3 years ago
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