I was supposed to go to Amsterdam to chill out for a week today. I got to the airport only to be informed at the gate that there were travel restrictions in place for travel to the Netherlands and unless I was either a student or had relatives in the Netherlands, that I would not be allowed to board my flight. I booked this trip back in January and have been looking forward to it. Oh well. The hotel was paid for (non-refundable deposit) so I'm trying to convince the hotel right now to give me credit for another week, say in late May next year.
But I have all my stuff packed for a week's trip, now. Haven't unpacked yet since I got home. The question now becomes, can I go elsewhere for a week and have a blast? To further complicate matters, I have 6,000 Euros in cash I was going to use on hookers & blow in Amsterdam. So I guess it makes sense to look at another European Union country to go to so I could spend out of the 6,000 Euros instead of putting charges on my credit card.
I'm about 95% convinced to book a trip to Dublin, Ireland for the week. I don't see that they have any of the same travel restrictions that Amsterdam has. What says the FFA? I could book a flight using miles to go business class to Dublin tomorrow at 3pm. Arriving in Dublin Sunday morning.
I'm sure there are other places to be considered.... looking to avoid travel restrictions like what I encountered go to the Dam. If you wanted to leave tomorrow for a week, where would you choose? Places like Chiang Mai, Thailand, are on my list but it would take too long to get there to make it worth a week.
Edit: traveling by myself on this one. The missus doesn't want to go.