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Old Apr 24th, 2005, 11:13 AM
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Warm European resort in January

We are looking to go to a luxury resort in Europe sometime in January. We would like warm weather. We've experienced many resorts in Mexico and Caribbean and are looking for someplace different. Any suggestions out there??
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Old Apr 24th, 2005, 11:25 AM
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There is nowhere in Europe that is warm in January.
Mild, possibly but not warm like your examples.
You may wish to consider South East Asia where you may combine real luxury with warm weather in January.
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Old Apr 24th, 2005, 11:25 AM
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Warm (Caribbean-like) weather does not exist anywhere in Europe in January.

Would you consider a luxury resort in the (snowy) Alps?
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Old Apr 24th, 2005, 11:47 AM
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Teneriffe is warm and sunny in January and in Europe. And you will find a large selection of expensive hotels.
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Old Apr 24th, 2005, 11:56 AM
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Look at a globe. Europe is at Canada's latitude.
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Old Apr 24th, 2005, 12:24 PM
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Logos,
I have friends who went to Teneriffe in January this year and had to buy blankets for the bed to keep warm!!

The weather has not been good (in the early months of this year)in Southern Europe.

If you want to go to a sunny climate outside of the Americias why not try Egypt or Morocco.
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Old Apr 24th, 2005, 12:31 PM
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Sorta like asking for a warm, luxury resort in Wisconsin in January -- ain't going to happen.

Even the Canary's (which are off the coast of Africa) won't be hot - nice though. If you want warm weather in January you really have to go to the southern Hemisphere -- South Africa, Australia, South America, etc., or parts of SE Asia.
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Old Apr 24th, 2005, 12:33 PM
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Morocco isn't warm either. Same climate as the Canary Islands (Tenerife, etc.). Egypt is somewhat warmer but not like the Caribbean.
Warm and luxury can be found on one of the islands in the Indian Ocean. Seychelles, Maldives, Mauritius, ...
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Old Apr 24th, 2005, 12:57 PM
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"Look at a globe. Europe is at Canada's latitude."

Canada technically extends to the North Pole. (Yes, it does -- we own that stuff; only the USA disagrees.)

BUT: most of Europe is WELL north of the populous parts of Canada (just above and below the 45th parallel)

As far as I can see, Spain and Portugal are the ONLY western European countries that lie entirely south of this zone.

The southernmost bits of Ontario, the most densely settled part of Canada, lie on the same latitude as Nice and Florence. Toronto lies just a modest stretch north of Dubrovnik.

It's just that someone forgot to tell the weatherman.
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Old Apr 24th, 2005, 05:01 PM
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Supposedly one can swim year round on the southern coast of Crete, but again, this is not the Caribbean.
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Old Apr 24th, 2005, 05:30 PM
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How is Canda in January?

Well, 80% of Europe is actually located above the horizental line that devides the US and Canada!

Got the idea?
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Old Apr 24th, 2005, 07:10 PM
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Maybe the south coast of Crete is swimmable all year 'round but I can tell you that the time my brother and I went to Heraklion, on the north coast, for Christmas was the coldest holiday I ever had. Of course that was 1972 and the world has got warmer since....but still!
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Old Apr 24th, 2005, 07:58 PM
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Yeah, I'm a bit skeptical about the southern Crete thing, too, b/c the water off the northwestern coast was none too warm in mid May.
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Old Apr 25th, 2005, 02:11 PM
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All the OP asked was a simple question. It amazes me that some are so rude. Itís so unnecessary! A simple - no there is not anywhere warm would do.
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Old Apr 25th, 2005, 04:07 PM
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Agree that the OP's question was simple - but also extremely naive. It doesn;t seem sensible to simply decide to go somewhere without looking at a map/globe. Why assume europe is hot in the winter?

I know most americans have very litte idea of geography - but I don;t see correcting ignorance as a fault.
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Old Apr 25th, 2005, 04:22 PM
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For weather similar to Mexico and the Caribbean I'm guessing you will need to be approximately that far south, regardless of which continent you choose.
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Old Apr 25th, 2005, 05:33 PM
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exactly!
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Old Apr 26th, 2005, 03:11 AM
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Temperautures in central, western and southern Europe a FAR above what you might expect at this latitude compared to for excemple Canada, simply because of the warm currents from the carribean which transport lots of heat as far north as Norway. (Gulf Stream) The whole of Europe benefits from this. This is is the reason why you might even consider swimming in Crete in December, although its fu..... cold. I thought this would be common knowledge?
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...debunked common knowledge...

http://millennium-debate.org/ind10feb032.htm

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Old Apr 26th, 2005, 04:14 AM
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Very interesting, thanks! But can it explain why there are temperatures above freezing in Tromsö /Norway (70 deg north) in January. This can`t only be warm south-westerly winds, as they should have cooled down rapidly going this far north? The Gulf Stream must have an influence?
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