General Discussion: best/worst


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toin
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1573 posts since 1/4/13

posted 2 Sep 2018 13:32, edited 2 Sep 2018 13:32
Skip sorrento and go to capri or positano, much more to see and do. Would recommend renting a boat there.
Pompeii is worthless without an audio tour. You're looking at piles of stones with no idea what they are without one. Seeing the vesuvius is ok, wouldn't recommend it myself.
Colosseum for me was a let down as a huge part of it is rebuild and tbh the view was nicer for me from the outside. Found the vatican/sistine chapel stunning and worth the queue.
Crackajack
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6840 posts since 21/4/05

posted 2 Sep 2018 13:42, edited 2 Sep 2018 13:42
I thought the Colosseum was great, definitely worth buying advanced tickets to avoid an hour queue (on top of the actual entrance queue).

The forum was a bit underwhelming without a guide.
brodie
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6714 posts since 15/10/05

2 Sep 2018 13:45
I normally don’t bother with audio guides but definitely recommend for the colloseum and forum as mentioned above. We downloaded some free podcasts ones which were pretty decent
swede
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7210 posts since 21/3/09

posted 2 Sep 2018 17:42, edited 2 Sep 2018 17:42
congrats hanto. some venice recommendations below

swede wrote:
DuffMan wrote: Venice hotel recs? Going Dec so shouldn't be too busy

go to the jewish quarter/ghetto to get away from tourists (birreria zanon was good for beer in the afternoon sun, and there were some other great bars and restaurants in near proximity). that area is where real venetians actually live and hang out. some students too etc. my godmother has a place on lido so when we visited we stayed there

other recoms - peggy guggenheim museum and osteria trefanti (if you like seafood)
crutch
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338 posts since 22/11/12

posted 17 Nov 2018 01:40, edited 17 Nov 2018 01:40
Best; brought our little girl home on Tuesday - first child and there's been some amazing moments already - totally smitten - can already feel she's the best thing we've ever done

Not 'worst' but the sleep deprivation is hitting hard, We knew it was gonna be tough, did all the NCT classes etc but it's a rollercoaster! Mrs is breastfeeding and getting sore, it's constant and I really feel for her, we are going to get some advice from midwife tomorrow, check all the positioning etc
does anyone have any good tips for supporting partner? Thanks
LFC
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3286 posts since 14/6/11

17 Nov 2018 08:42
Congratulations mate, it’s the best thing in the world Ubercool

My advice is do everything! Everything to make your Mrs’ life easier. Mine breastfed also(her 1st, my 3rd), and the first 3-4 months is tough but as they get older and settle for longer it’s worth it as it’s so much better for them than powder.

Try and have little naps when the Baby does. Buy enough stuff so you don’t have to be washing every single day so you aren’t constantly worrying about getting shit done. Order your food shops to your house. All things that save you time are a benefit at this point.

And I know it won’t be straight away but get Anbesol when she starts teething, best thing we ever did. Our boy had 16 teeth from 3 months to 12 months and it was great if it ever started hurting him.

You’ve probably been told but Lanolin for her boobs, it’s safe for the Baby to drink from even with it on.

You need any other advice give us a shout.
crutch
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338 posts since 22/11/12

17 Nov 2018 12:55
Thanks so much, we just had a visit from the midwife and she's really put our minds at rest - last night was hard and I think we just felt like we weren't getting it right! It's crazy how up and down it can be - this week has gone so fast too

The midwives have been incredible all the way, they have helped us get the breast feeding position right again - for anyone else I would definitely advise using the help that's available.
C-Stylez
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4951 posts since 4/7/12

17 Nov 2018 13:15
Congrats! Ubercool

LFC with the wise words Cool
bertoni
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912 posts since 29/9/11

17 Nov 2018 13:47
Yeah enjoy it mate. Gets a bit hard at times but life is so much better with the wee'uns in it.
NigelBenn
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3948 posts since 6/2/08

17 Nov 2018 16:46
Congrats!
crutch
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338 posts since 22/11/12

17 Nov 2018 19:06
Thanks everyone
ismvil
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566 posts since 16/9/11

17 Nov 2018 19:17
Congrats and big up the NHS in these situations
crutch
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338 posts since 22/11/12

17 Nov 2018 20:46
Definitely - all the way along they have been incredible! everyone we've had contact with has just been so supportive, I've been amazed at how much care is available. We were also asked if we would be happy to be 'case loaded' by a student midwife, we were initially a bit unsure but so glad we did as she has been really invested and I would definitely recommend doing it to anyone in that situation
darko
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870 posts since 4/10/12

posted 17 Nov 2018 21:18, edited 17 Nov 2018 21:18
Congrats to you both Cool

Big up the NHS!
ODB
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3383 posts since 21/6/06

17 Nov 2018 21:25
Lfc knows