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Re: City Breaks recommendations.
« Reply #80 on: June 14, 2019, 04:53:53 PM »
AirBnB is destroying Edinburgh for residents. The centre has become almost entirely short term lets and has ruined communities in the old town particularly as tenants are kicked out to turn flats into Airbnb's.

It has become impossible to find accomodation at reasonable rent without going way out to the suburbs.

The council are looking to bring in a tourist tax which I think will be £1 or £2 a night levied by Airbnb or the hotel etc which might help a bit (more by using the funds raised on infrastructure/housing etc).

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Re: City Breaks recommendations.
« Reply #81 on: June 16, 2019, 02:55:11 PM »
Thats a good call that, Amsterdam in October so next year ............

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Re: City Breaks recommendations.
« Reply #82 on: June 17, 2019, 12:08:48 PM »
Tell you where's pretty damned good any time of year, Ljubljana! Cultural, easy to get to and fucking cheap mate!!! :D  :thumbup

I was there when I was 18 as part of interrailing. Always wanted to go back but no direct flights from Dublin, where are you flying from? Liverpool?

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Re: City Breaks recommendations.
« Reply #84 on: June 24, 2019, 08:55:14 PM »
Top ten Citiy Breaks in 2018.

1. Barcelona
2. Amsterdam
3. Rome
4. Paris
5. Dublin
6. Venice
7. Krakow
8. Lisbon
9. Edinburgh
10. Budapest
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Re: City Breaks recommendations.
« Reply #85 on: June 24, 2019, 09:04:43 PM »
I was there when I was 18 as part of interrailing. Always wanted to go back but no direct flights from Dublin, where are you flying from? Liverpool?
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Re: City Breaks recommendations.
« Reply #86 on: June 24, 2019, 09:13:19 PM »
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Not a city I'd ever thought of visiting....Never been there myself, only to the airport.

Can you recommend any cultural sights, apart from the placcy pitch that Kenny always complained about?  :)
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Re: City Breaks recommendations.
« Reply #87 on: June 24, 2019, 09:18:16 PM »
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Re: City Breaks recommendations.
« Reply #88 on: June 24, 2019, 09:18:51 PM »
Galway is a nice break.
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Re: City Breaks recommendations.
« Reply #89 on: June 25, 2019, 09:35:27 AM »
i was in Krakow around easter.

I would thoroughly recommend the Metropolitan boutique hotel

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Re: City Breaks recommendations.
« Reply #90 on: June 25, 2019, 09:44:01 AM »
I'd recommend Gdansk as an alternative to Krakow. Not saying don't go to Krakow - it is a great place with plenty to do within the vicinity as well. Gdansk is almost a marine themed version of Krakow, plus Gdynia and Sopot (the Three Cities) are interesting places in their own right. If you have the time, head out to Hel. You get to say you've been to Hel and back but also see the site where the Poles held out against the Nazis for weeks after the rest of the country had fallen.


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Re: City Breaks recommendations.
« Reply #91 on: June 25, 2019, 09:57:35 AM »
Aarhus in Denmark. Beautiful city with traditional an stunning modern architecture. Visit Den Gamle By (The Old Town), ARoS with it's rainbow vewing gallery on the roof, the old harbour and the new harbour baths by Big Architects. Eat traditional open sandwiches and beer or try the latest restaurants.

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Re: City Breaks recommendations.
« Reply #92 on: June 25, 2019, 10:56:46 AM »
Galway is a nice break.

Galway is always a ball of fun. Park yourself in Tig Coili, buy the musicians some pints and chill.
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Re: City Breaks recommendations.
« Reply #93 on: June 25, 2019, 12:51:09 PM »
Nice. Get a hotel room overlooking the Promenade des Anglais. Fantastic. And both Cannes and Monaco are a short train ride away if you want a change.
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Re: City Breaks recommendations.
« Reply #94 on: June 25, 2019, 12:53:55 PM »
Few faves off the top of my head...Lisbon, Copenhagen, Prague, Krakow, Dubrovnik, Venice.
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« Reply #95 on: July 20, 2019, 12:09:18 PM »
Aarhus in Denmark. Beautiful city with traditional an stunning modern architecture. Visit Den Gamle By (The Old Town), ARoS with it's rainbow vewing gallery on the roof, the old harbour and the new harbour baths by Big Architects. Eat traditional open sandwiches and beer or try the latest restaurants.

https://www.visitaarhus.com/ln-int/denmark/tourist-in-aarhus

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Re: City Breaks recommendations.
« Reply #96 on: July 21, 2019, 12:05:27 PM »
I'm back in Dublin next May for a wedding. I'm planning on a 5-7 day side trip and am tossing up between Granada or Sevilla (possibly both). Would it be too long in either town or spreading between the two is the better option?

Anyone have a preference?

I'm pretty much up for spending the day walking the city checking out the history and architecture and evening doing the cultural things namely local food, booze and music.
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Re: City Breaks recommendations.
« Reply #97 on: September 2, 2019, 03:35:12 PM »
Off to Berlin this Thursday for 4 days, any tips on what to do / places to eat etc?
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Re: City Breaks recommendations.
« Reply #98 on: September 4, 2019, 10:23:50 AM »
You staying east side? Georbrau is a nice bar, brew their own. On the river so a good spot during the day. All within walking distance of the TV Tower, which is worth going up, and Museum Island.

The pork knuckle at Augustiner am Gendarmenmarkt is ridiculously good, excellent lager too.

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« Reply #99 on: September 4, 2019, 01:26:54 PM »
Warsaw is a decent place, was there a few weeks ago and found it reasonable price-wise, enough bars and restaurants to keep you entertained and plenty to see or do for a weekend.

Another shout is Bratislava, direct flights from Liverpool (or there was in 2018)
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Re: City Breaks recommendations.
« Reply #100 on: September 4, 2019, 03:39:12 PM »
The places I want to visit that haven't been yet are Prague, Krakow, and Venice.

I was hoping to get Prague in the European Cup but that didn't happen.
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Re: City Breaks recommendations.
« Reply #101 on: September 4, 2019, 03:47:03 PM »
The placed I want to visit that haven't been yet are Prague, Krakow, and Venice.

I was hoping to get Prague in the European Cup but that didn't happen.
Prague and Krakow are excellent

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« Reply #102 on: September 6, 2019, 07:54:56 PM »
Off to Berlin this Thursday for 4 days, any tips on what to do / places to eat etc?

Was there last October with the missus, so can tell you the boring stuff ;D
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« Reply #103 on: September 12, 2019, 10:38:50 PM »


Hamburg, brilliant City

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« Reply #104 on: September 12, 2019, 10:54:20 PM »
The places I want to visit that haven't been yet are Prague, Krakow, and Venice.

I was hoping to get Prague in the European Cup but that didn't happen.

I've been to Prague and Krakow and loved them both. I think Prague is my favourite out of the European cities we've been to. It's a fantastic place, and we even got to see the English band 'HURTS' play the Incheba Arena while we were there.
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« Reply #105 on: September 12, 2019, 11:15:13 PM »
I'd recommend Gdansk as an alternative to Krakow. Not saying don't go to Krakow - it is a great place with plenty to do within the vicinity as well. Gdansk is almost a marine themed version of Krakow, plus Gdynia and Sopot (the Three Cities) are interesting places in their own right. If you have the time, head out to Hel. You get to say you've been to Hel and back but also see the site where the Poles held out against the Nazis for weeks after the rest of the country had fallen.

Anyone going to Prague who is interested in WWII history might like to visit the Cathedral Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius. In 1942 Czech parachutists were dropped and assassinated despised Nazi governor Reinhard Heydrich in his open-topped car. They later holed up in this church in a siege that lasted 14 days, surrounded by around 750 Nazis. They died there, and the bullet holes in the wall around the crypt window are still there to this day.
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Re: City Breaks recommendations.
« Reply #106 on: September 15, 2019, 05:22:07 PM »

Hamburg, brilliant City

Spent a year living there during uni and adore the place, but gentrification is hitting it like a train. They're knocking bits of the Reeperbahn down to build hotels for tourists to come and look at the Reeperbahn...

Fantastic base for exploring northern Germany though, some beautiful ancient towns.
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Re: City Breaks recommendations.
« Reply #107 on: September 15, 2019, 07:18:03 PM »
Not a city I'd ever thought of visiting....Never been there myself, only to the airport.

Can you recommend any cultural sights, apart from the placcy pitch that Kenny always complained about?  :)

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Re: City Breaks recommendations.
« Reply #108 on: September 19, 2019, 12:12:00 PM »
Paris next week. Any recommendations for things to see/do or places to eat/drink?

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« Reply #109 on: September 19, 2019, 01:50:18 PM »
Paris next week. Any recommendations for things to see/do or places to eat/drink?

I don`t know even where to start there is much to do and see. The obvious one is the Louvre where you could spend all day wandering around. I would also recommend a river cruise - the one where you can hop on and off. I think it was called something like the bateaux bus - not expensive and very handy. You also get to see a lot of paris from a slightly different perspective. There are also lots of wonderful gardens/parks that you can sit in with your lunchtime baguette.

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Re: City Breaks recommendations.
« Reply #110 on: September 19, 2019, 05:37:29 PM »
Lofoten, northern Norway.

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