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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #720 on: August 25, 2023, 02:26:45 am »
Going to Malta mid September for a week. Anyone been before can I ask for a rough idea of how much spends will be for the week. Will visit places, have a nice meal in evening and a few beers in the day no doubt?



I went for a stag do last year and it was similar to going to Europe. Not overly expensive, but given the exchange rate it wasn't cheaper than back home.


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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #721 on: August 25, 2023, 09:07:32 am »
Little November trip booked to Seville. Went a few years ago and love the fact that you can still get a bit of sun that late in the year. Should be at least 20 degrees whilst we're there.


Seville is a great city for a long weekend. October/November or April time are good to go since you'll still get decent weather (20/22C) when the weather at home and in most of Europe is starting to turn wintery.

Off to Andalusia for a beach holiday next week though not close enough to visit Seville. May go to Cadiz for the day. 1 week in a beach side all inclusive so may just sit on my bum the entire time. Seems a bit excessive coming off a 2 week holiday in Asia about 3 weeks ago but after an intense lat 8-9 months in work I needed another week to unwind. Luckily I have an accommodating boss.

Looking at holidays next year, thinking of doing Florence or Bologna as a long weekend around Easter. Try to get away for a few days at Easter each year. Did Athens in 22, Lisbon this year and looking for somewhere in Italy next year. Any recommendations?

Probably do Miami and Orlando for my summer holiday. Anyone been to Miami with kids? I assume avoiding South Beach is a given. Mid or North Beach appropriate though?
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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #722 on: August 25, 2023, 10:06:48 am »
Seville is a great city for a long weekend. October/November or April time are good to go since you'll still get decent weather (20/22C) when the weather at home and in most of Europe is starting to turn wintery.

Off to Andalusia for a beach holiday next week though not close enough to visit Seville. May go to Cadiz for the day. 1 week in a beach side all inclusive so may just sit on my bum the entire time. Seems a bit excessive coming off a 2 week holiday in Asia about 3 weeks ago but after an intense lat 8-9 months in work I needed another week to unwind. Luckily I have an accommodating boss.

Looking at holidays next year, thinking of doing Florence or Bologna as a long weekend around Easter. Try to get away for a few days at Easter each year. Did Athens in 22, Lisbon this year and looking for somewhere in Italy next year. Any recommendations?

Probably do Miami and Orlando for my summer holiday. Anyone been to Miami with kids? I assume avoiding South Beach is a given. Mid or North Beach appropriate though?

I'd definitely recommend Bologna, I went this year and it was absolutely brilliant.
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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #723 on: August 26, 2023, 04:00:35 pm »
I'd definitely recommend Bologna, I went this year and it was absolutely brilliant.

Nice one.

I’ll look into it.

Enough to see for a 3-4 day visit with kids? My kids are happy sightseeing and eating new foods so it doesn’t necessarily need to have theme parks, aquariums etc.. just some interesting stuff for them to see.

The 1 thing with Florence that I like the idea of is doing a day trip to Tower of Pisa. Think you can get a train between Florence and Pisa
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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #724 on: August 26, 2023, 04:03:53 pm »
Nice one.

I’ll look into it.

Enough to see for a 3-4 day visit with kids? My kids are happy sightseeing and eating new foods so it doesn’t necessarily need to have theme parks, aquariums etc.. just some interesting stuff for them to see.

The 1 thing with Florence that I like the idea of is doing a day trip to Tower of Pisa. Think you can get a train between Florence and Pisa
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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #725 on: August 30, 2023, 11:28:21 am »
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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #726 on: September 5, 2023, 11:13:00 am »
Has anyone ever gone to Spain or Germany to watch a footy match and stayed few nights? Arranging something for future brother-in-law, and there are quite a few companies that do packages, wondering if anyone has any recommendations?

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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #727 on: September 5, 2023, 01:55:36 pm »
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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #728 on: September 5, 2023, 01:59:55 pm »
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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #729 on: September 5, 2023, 02:03:51 pm »
Nice little villa in Lanzarote at the end of September, just for a week to chill out - counting down the days!

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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #730 on: September 11, 2023, 01:29:33 pm »
I just had a great time of my life in Paris yesterday, because it's the first time in my whole life. Only two days, Saturday and Sunday and now already back in London office.

- The facade of the buildings are awesome

- I was having great selfies in Arc de Triomphe

- There're automatic toilets that could wash itself

- 80% of Parisians the I have met could speak English (I thought I could never survive in Paris without French)

- Saw a lot of "Sortie" words

- I was struggling with the train system there compared to London (well, I managed to get where I want to be by the way and it works well)

- They love to plant trees along the side pavement

- But it's different, so much than what I have watched on TV / movies in terms of pop culture, romanticism, Mr Bean's Holiday and homeless-ness.

But overall, I am really really happy I can see Paris with my bare eyes. Awesome.
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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #731 on: September 11, 2023, 02:04:43 pm »
5 weeks until we go to Cyprus and I need it, I'm about to kill someone I'm that tired and wound up.
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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #732 on: September 11, 2023, 03:13:44 pm »
5 weeks until we go to Cyprus and I need it, I'm about to kill someone I'm that tired and wound up.
Shit days in office, Rob? Or something else, mate...  :)
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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #733 on: September 12, 2023, 02:06:10 pm »
5 weeks until we go to Cyprus and I need it, I'm about to kill someone I'm that tired and wound up.
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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #734 on: September 12, 2023, 04:36:12 pm »
Going to Croatia and Slovenia next week for a two weeks trip. My first landing is Dubrovnik, fitting.
So we had an amazing time in Croatia and Slovenia. Two very similar countries in terms of culture but very different in terms of landscape, and both are gorgeous in their own way. So they make for great trip companions. We did Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split, Zadar, Plitvice Lakes, and Zagreb from Croatia. And Ljubljana, Lake Bled, and Skojkcan Caves from Slovenia. Not one place I didn't love one way or another, but the highlights were Škocjan Caves, Plitvice Lakes, and Dubrovnik. Lake Bled and Hvar were stunning too.

I will never get tired of recommending Škocjan Caves. It was the most stunning and magnificent place I have ever been. You do a 1.5 km hike through two different parts of a cave system. In the first part (the silent part), you go through some tunnels full of stunning stalagmites all around, until you reach an immense hall, the size of a football pitch. In the second part, you walk all around a beautiful lid underground canyon on some carved stairs, overlooking The River Rika, until you reach a steel bridge. You cross the bridge to reach the exit of the cave, and from there (if you choose the longer path) you walk all through the beautiful valley that surrounds the cave to the starting point, and even go through another cave on your way out.

You can't take pictures inside the main cave, or so you're told (I saw many fuckers shamelessly taking pictures). So there aren't many pictures around, and none that do them justice. The best way to describe being there, for anyone who has seen the LotR movies, is like being in the Moria Mines in the Fellowship of the Rings movie. These are some of the best pictures I found on Google, for anyone who's interested.




Dubrovnik was as stunning as led to believe. Most people just walk around the historical center, but I found the whole city to be completely beautiful. We stayed very close to Bellevue Beach, which is a very nice beach where you don't even need swimming shoes to go in the water. Not much shade though. There's also a pretty decent and cheap (for Dubrovnik standards) restaurant called "El Toro" very close by. So if you're traveling on a budget (like we were), it might save you a couple of bucks.

We also bought the Dubrovnik pass and walked the walls with a stunning sunset. Plus we did some museums and Fort Lovrijenac on the next day, which is all included in the pass. The pass is the same price as the entry to the walls, so there's no reason not to buy it. Drank some beers at the Buza Bar, and slipped like an asshole on my way up. We also did a half-day trip to Lokrum Island, which was great and had some great places to go for a swim.

The only thing I wouldn't recommend doing in Dubrovnik is riding the cable car to Mount Srd. We ended up paying like 58 euros for a 3-minute ride, where we couldn't see much on the way up as the cable cars get packed, when we could have (as we later found out) paid 5 times less for an Uber to take us there. The view from Mount Srd is stunning though, and a must-do, especially if you can go a bit before sunset and stay till the night falls, so you can see the city light up. I took these two photos on my phone.




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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #735 on: September 13, 2023, 10:33:50 am »
Argentina on Friday. Has some around quickly after seeming like a long way away.

Spent the last week or so booking places at vineyards in Mendoza. I naively thought there would be plenty of slots to turn up and taste some wine but most of them have specific slots twice or three times a day with a tour and then some tasting. Took a bit of arsing around but I've sorted out a good schedule now.

Planning on taking it a bit easy in Buenos Aires to get into the holiday mood. Abandoned the idea of going to watch River Plate as it was working out at about Ł100 a ticket. Feels unfair on my wife to drag her along to something which she doesn't have loads of interest in and it'll cost a hundred squid.

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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #736 on: September 13, 2023, 06:28:03 pm »
like Barcelona, Amsterdam, Venice etc -- the resident in this part of Greece are fed up with having to deal with so many visitors ....

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20230912-what-to-know-about-the-beach-towel-revolt-taking-back-greek-beaches

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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #737 on: September 20, 2023, 10:07:59 am »
It's September. I'm already start saving my money monthly for my next year's holiday. Of course, for whoever rich enough, 1-2 months saving could cover it all easily.

I'm thinking whether it's going to be Amsterdam or Rome and I'm not sure which one it would be worth it for me, first-timer in both cities.

It comes to...

- Beautiful sightseeing along the canal and boat cruising in Amsterdam. Of course the cycling part too.  :D

- In the same time, elliptical amphitheatre of Colosseum of Rome is intriguing for me too. Would love to see it with own bare eyes.  :D

Which one that you would choose, if you are the first-timer? Please, any recommendation would be much appreciated. ** Between mid September to the end of October, next year.

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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #738 on: September 20, 2023, 11:13:46 am »
So we had an amazing time in Croatia and Slovenia. Two very similar countries in terms of culture but very different in terms of landscape, and both are gorgeous in their own way. So they make for great trip companions. We did Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split, Zadar, Plitvice Lakes, and Zagreb from Croatia.

I am off to Croatia for 5 nights in a few weeks. I am staying in Trogir. I really want to get out and about and perhaps visit an island or another town/city. Just wondered if you only had 5 nights which places would you visit?
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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #739 on: September 20, 2023, 11:16:41 am »
It's September. I'm already start saving my money monthly for my next year's holiday. Of course, for whoever rich enough, 1-2 months saving could cover it all easily.

I'm thinking whether it's going to be Amsterdam or Rome and I'm not sure which one it would be worth it for me, first-timer in both cities.

It comes to...

- Beautiful sightseeing along the canal and boat cruising in Amsterdam. Of course the cycling part too.  :D

- In the same time, elliptical amphitheatre of Colosseum of Rome is intriguing for me too. Would love to see it with own bare eyes.  :D

Which one that you would choose, if you are the first-timer? Please, any recommendation would be much appreciated. ** Between mid September to the end of October, next year.

Thank you, lads here and the good people of Liverpool.  :)  :)

If never been to either, Rome. History is just amazing, the food and wine fantastic and small enough to walk around get lost in.
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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #740 on: September 20, 2023, 11:25:05 am »
If never been to either, Rome. History is just amazing, the food and wine fantastic and small enough to walk around get lost in.

Also potentially better weather than Amsterdam in Sept/Oct.
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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #741 on: September 20, 2023, 11:39:39 am »
If never been to either, Rome. History is just amazing, the food and wine fantastic and small enough to walk around get lost in.

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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #742 on: September 20, 2023, 12:01:22 pm »
I'm off to Bilbao next week. Anyone have any places to go/things to do? I've already booked the Guggenheim museum.
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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #743 on: September 20, 2023, 03:46:15 pm »
- In the same time, elliptical amphitheatre of Colosseum of Rome is intriguing for me too. Would love to see it with own bare eyes.  :D

Even as a huge ancient history buff, I didn't hate Rome, but I didn't love it either. If your main attraction for going there is Roman things, then there are better preserved ruins elsewhere - the Empire was quite a big place after all! Maybe the other bits aren't as famous, but they're less touristy and maybe cheaper to visit.

For example, for years I've been meaning to go to the games in Nimes, south of France - A still-standing and functional amphitheathre putting on Gladiator shows and more:

https://www.france-voyage.com/events/roman-days-nimes-173.htm

I heard about it the year before Covid and have been playing catchup with my holiday plans since!
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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #744 on: September 20, 2023, 08:06:00 pm »
I am off to Croatia for 5 nights in a few weeks. I am staying in Trogir. I really want to get out and about and perhaps visit an island or another town/city.
Oh, that's great mate. Trogir was one of the places we were considering for a day's trip from Split. The historical center looked gorgeous, but a little similar to Zadar, so we decided to skip it. It is tiny though, so I think you will find time to move around quite a bit.

Trogir is 30 minutes away from Split, so you have to go there, for a day at least. From Split, you can also take a ferry to the four major islands (Brac, Hvar, Vis, and Korcula). We heard great things from all four, so I don't think there is a bad choice there. Although it might depend if you're not planning on going to the beaches.

We stayed two nights in Hvar Town and loved it. There was kind of a party vibe going on when we went there (late August), but not nearly as bad as led to believe. The town itself is small but gorgeous with some great beaches nearby, and a great view from the Spanish fortress. So pretty ideal for a day's trip.

From Trogir, you're going to be about 2 hours from Plitvice Lakes National Park. If you like nature, definitely don't miss that. It was one of the highlights of our trip. Krka National Park is a similar but closer alternative, although much smaller.

Just wondered if you only had 5 nights which places would you visit?
Tough question, but from what I've seen, probably Dubrovnik. The historical center is not very big, and you can probably check it out in half a day, but it really is a gorgeous city that I just loved walking around, especially at night. Compared to Split, which gets pretty ugly once you leave the more touristic places, Dubrovnik City remains enchanting, even in the most modern areas.

There are some very nice beaches, that are relatively easy to get to, and lots of activities in and around the city. Like walking around the city walls and the fort. Going up Mount Srd. A trip to Lokrum Island. Kayaking in the bay. You're also pretty close to both Bosnia and Montenegro, so you can do day trips to cities like Mostar or Kotor. So yeah, I don't think you would get too bored if you spent 5 days there.

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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #745 on: September 20, 2023, 08:22:03 pm »
Just booked Boa Vista Cape Verde for October so if anyone has any tips let me know

Had enough of work and this shite weather. I’m desperate for an AI. Drinking, eating and chilling by the pool in the sun.

So got the missus looking at Cape Verde for the next international break.  Weather in CV looks glorious in Nov.

Where you booked mate? 

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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #746 on: September 21, 2023, 07:38:17 am »
Oh, that's great mate. Trogir was one of the places we were considering for a day's trip from Split. The historical center looked gorgeous, but a little similar to Zadar, so we decided to skip it. It is tiny though, so I think you will find time to move around quite a bit.

Trogir is 30 minutes away from Split, so you have to go there, for a day at least. From Split, you can also take a ferry to the four major islands (Brac, Hvar, Vis, and Korcula). We heard great things from all four, so I don't think there is a bad choice there. Although it might depend if you're not planning on going to the beaches.

We stayed two nights in Hvar Town and loved it. There was kind of a party vibe going on when we went there (late August), but not nearly as bad as led to believe. The town itself is small but gorgeous with some great beaches nearby, and a great view from the Spanish fortress. So pretty ideal for a day's trip.

From Trogir, you're going to be about 2 hours from Plitvice Lakes National Park. If you like nature, definitely don't miss that. It was one of the highlights of our trip. Krka National Park is a similar but closer alternative, although much smaller.
Tough question, but from what I've seen, probably Dubrovnik. The historical center is not very big, and you can probably check it out in half a day, but it really is a gorgeous city that I just loved walking around, especially at night. Compared to Split, which gets pretty ugly once you leave the more touristic places, Dubrovnik City remains enchanting, even in the most modern areas.

There are some very nice beaches, that are relatively easy to get to, and lots of activities in and around the city. Like walking around the city walls and the fort. Going up Mount Srd. A trip to Lokrum Island. Kayaking in the bay. You're also pretty close to both Bosnia and Montenegro, so you can do day trips to cities like Mostar or Kotor. So yeah, I don't think you would get too bored if you spent 5 days there.

That's brilliant mate - thanks for all the info.

Yes definitely going to be going to Split for a day or two. Apparently there is a regular bus which picks up near our hotel so probably just use that. I am going to do a bit of research about the four islands you mentioned. Personally I am not much of a beach person but my girlfriend will certainly want a beach day!

Just been googling Hvar and have to say it looks stunning. As does the Plitvice Lakes National Park!

I am planning a longer (probably 2 weeks) trip to the region in which I hope to visit Dubrovnik, Bosnia and Montenegro in spring next year. Its just we had a bit of spare time in the next month so off to Porto on Tuesday and then Croatia a week or so after that. All a bit last minute so just trying to make a list of half a dozen things to do in each place.   
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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #747 on: September 21, 2023, 10:46:09 am »
Stag do planning....

Looking like abroad for a weekend in March. Apart from the obvious Benidorm  ;D

Any suggestions

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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #748 on: September 21, 2023, 03:57:41 pm »
Stag do planning....

Looking like abroad for a weekend in March. Apart from the obvious Benidorm  ;D

Any suggestions

San Sebastian

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It's defo not a typical stag place though. Probably depends on what you want.

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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #749 on: September 21, 2023, 04:03:58 pm »
It's September. I'm already start saving my money monthly for my next year's holiday. Of course, for whoever rich enough, 1-2 months saving could cover it all easily.

I'm thinking whether it's going to be Amsterdam or Rome and I'm not sure which one it would be worth it for me, first-timer in both cities.

It comes to...

- Beautiful sightseeing along the canal and boat cruising in Amsterdam. Of course the cycling part too.  :D

- In the same time, elliptical amphitheatre of Colosseum of Rome is intriguing for me too. Would love to see it with own bare eyes.  :D

Which one that you would choose, if you are the first-timer? Please, any recommendation would be much appreciated. ** Between mid September to the end of October, next year.

Thank you, lads here and the good people of Liverpool.  :)  :)

I thought Rome was better than Amsterdam in my experience though the purposes of the trips were very different and may cloud my opinion of the cities.

Just thought Rome was more interesting on the whole.

Personally think there are better cities in Europe to visit than either Rome or Amsterdam.

I'd say Berlin, Munich, Florence, Copenhagen, San Sebastian, Stockholm, Seville, Lisbon and Athens are all arguably better cities for a short break though you won't see as many famous attractions compared to Rome. Just found the general atmosphere and vibe a bit better in these cities.

Not a massive fan of the likes of  Barcelona or Prague either though both are OK.
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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #750 on: September 22, 2023, 12:36:13 am »
Anyone been Munich got any recommendations?

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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #751 on: September 22, 2023, 12:31:27 pm »
I'm off to Bilbao next week. Anyone have any places to go/things to do? I've already booked the Guggenheim museum.

Just eat plenty of pintxos. Basically a small plate of food you order with a beer and get a serviette with to wipe after finishing. You'll find loads of the serviettes on the floor and they dont clean them up till the end of the night as the more on the floor the better the food.

Pintxos can be anything from a piece of spanish style omellette, a bit of bread with mushrooms and cheese to a squid stuffed with black pudding.

Anyone been Munich got any recommendations?

Plenty of augustiner, weather depending theres a large augustiner beer garden thats worth going and go the hofbrauhaus.

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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #752 on: September 22, 2023, 12:40:31 pm »
I have just come back from probably one of the best holidays I've had. Eight days, me, five of my close mates, a Ford Excursion and Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia to explore.
Managed to visit the usual gaffs like the White House, Baltimore and Philadelphia, but also had the experience of all six of us singing along to John Denver whilst driving through rural West Virginia on a sunny day. The simple things in life.  ;D

FWIW literally five minutes out of downtown Baltimore is the sketchiest gaff I have ever seen in my life.
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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #753 on: September 22, 2023, 01:00:30 pm »
I have just come back from probably one of the best holidays I've had. Eight days, me, five of my close mates, a Ford Excursion and Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia to explore.
Managed to visit the usual gaffs like the White House, Baltimore and Philadelphia, but also had the experience of all six of us singing along to John Denver whilst driving through rural West Virginia on a sunny day. The simple things in life.  ;D

FWIW literally five minutes out of downtown Baltimore is the sketchiest gaff I have ever seen in my life.

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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #754 on: September 22, 2023, 01:07:36 pm »
If you sang "Take me home United Road", I'll make sure you get fucking banned off this site.


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Noooooooooooooo, wouldn't sing that nonsense, let alone admit to it. We were singing Annie's Song cos we are all sad fookers ;D
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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #755 on: September 22, 2023, 04:52:25 pm »
Just booked Riu Palace Boa Vista - not really looked into so fingers crossed its ok.

Had enough of work and this shite weather. I’m desperate for an AI. Drinking, eating and chilling by the pool in the sun.

So got the missus looking at Cape Verde for the next international break.  Weather in CV looks glorious in Nov.

Where you booked mate? 

Any recommendations from others welcome :)

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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #756 on: September 23, 2023, 05:48:26 pm »
Just booked Riu Palace Boa Vista - not really looked into so fingers crossed its ok.


Out of the 12 Cape Verde hotels that come up on TUI, that's the most expensive one, ye flash get.  :)

Joking aside, that does look pretty good, and only a couple of hundred quid difference between them all anyway.

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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #757 on: September 23, 2023, 05:49:43 pm »
anyone been to Punta Arenas or Ushuiai?  any tips?

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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #758 on: September 23, 2023, 09:23:37 pm »
anyone been to Punta Arenas or Ushuiai?  any tips?

I went to Ushuaia a few years ago, we hiked in Tierra del Fuego NP through the boulder field instead of up to a summit and really enjoyed it, also did one to one Laguna Esmeralda as well which is a really pretty hike along a glacial blue river to a lake. In the town you should go to Freddo if you like gelato, and I also went to a really good all you can eat BBQ place where they cook spatchcocked lamb, no idea of the name anymore though unfortunately. Didn't go to Punta Arenas but between the two towns there is a park where you can see King Penguins, only place outside of Antarctica you can see them.




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Re: Holidays 2023 - What's your plans?
« Reply #759 on: September 24, 2023, 10:40:47 am »
Plenty of augustiner, weather depending theres a large augustiner beer garden thats worth going and go the hofbrauhaus.
hofbrauhaus is a definite. Going end of October / Start of November so hopefully the weather is ok.