Newquay – England


“The coastal town of Newquay has a young and adventurous aroma. It is a youthful destination which attracts both English and foreign visitors. There is a party atmosphere in the English summer and the town hosts the annual festival of Boardmasters once a year. The beaches stretch along the coastline and surfers flock to the area to get the best waves in the country.


The vibrant nightlife is filled with hen and stag parties mixed with younger generations. Clubs such as Berties, Sailors and walkabout are advised for a good night out. The food and drink is similar to most; however, the majority of bars offer happy hours in season.


There is plenty of hotels and hostels for visitors to choose from ranging in prices. Newquay offers something for everyone and About The Place advises it for anyone that hasn’t visited this area of England before.”

Price- Per night/day

  • Hostel £15.00
  • Surf hire £10.00
  • Drink beer draught £3.50

Tip – “Bringing a wetsuit and surfboard will save you money, also, the Newquay bar crawl is a fantastic evening for all parties planning on a night out.”

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf” – Jon Kabat-Zinn



UAE – Dubai

Dubai Marina

“Dubai Marina is one of the main tourist attractions within the city of Dubai. With many restaurants supplying a variety of food, the marina will have somewhere for you. The walk along the river is enjoyable in the cooler months of the year, with luxurious yachts lining the walkway and river cruises an option to the public, there is plenty to do at this destination. In the evening the city lights up and the views of the marina and skyline are spectacular, particularly from the Pier 7 upper tier balconies (Restaurant and bar building). The environment is relaxing however busy, therefore booking a table would be advised. The high cost of Alcohol is to be expected in Dubai, saying this many of the licensed bars around the area do offer happy hours gaining you more value for money.”   


Price Indications (Alcohol half price in happy hours generally)

  • Alcohol-  Beer: £11, House wine: £13.
  • River Cruise (food included) – £55 pp

Tip- “The Marina is easily accessible from the nearby metro station Jumeirah Lake Towers. The cost of the metro is cheap and runs late on Friday nights.”

“Maybe the best moment of your life will be on your next big adventure” – Siya Zarrabi

India – Goa

Palolem Beach – South Goa

This unique destination is particularly popular in the high season, between January and March. With many travelers visiting Palolem it is a lively part of Goa and the local bars are something not to miss. The long beach runs parallel to a variety of beach huts that can be hired for the night at low costs. With beautiful sunsets, and a variety of watersports visiting Palolem for a short stay is a must when visiting South Goa.


Price Indications

  • Beach Huts – £10-15
  • Water Sports – £5-10 discounts occasionally

Tip – The seafront drive from Varca to Palolem is quiet and a scenic route. We spotted monkeys on our way and passed through local villages. The drive by scooter was around two hours without stopping.

Sent to About The Place By Tom Chidwick

“The World Is A Book And Those Who Do Not Travel Read Only A Page” – St.Agustine