General Discussion: The life advice thread. Never do, say, eat or drink anything without asking how to do it in here first!


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swede
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10371 posts since 21/3/09

2 Jan 2015 15:46
Hanto wrote: Stockholm all the way.

Cool … or barcelona
Trent
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2041 posts since 18/1/09

2 Jan 2015 16:00
Budapest is a shout if you're on a budget too.
But take her to any of the previously mentioned and you'll be good, all no brainer choices (bar the few in Belgium).
Anyhow, throw Valencia into that mix when the weather heats up.
toin
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2126 posts since 1/4/13

2 Jan 2015 16:07
I live in amsterdam so I'm biased but it's great imo, just skip the touristy bits and avoid the red light area (great things to find there besides prostitutes but takes a bit of work to find). Lots of good stores ranging from ricky owens to visvim back to our legacy.

Antwerp, Brugge and Gent are great too but would pick Antwerp if I could only choose one. Wouldn't visit brussels imo. Might want to visit maastricht if you're close by too as it's small enough to visit in one day but really beautiful.

Paris London and Rome are no-brainers, all fantastic cities in their own right.









JC
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95 posts since 9/12/12

2 Jan 2015 16:09
Thanks all for the contributions, will sit down and have a proper look tonight
Jimmy326
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4593 posts since 22/9/07

2 Jan 2015 16:18
^Definitely stick Prague in the mix too. I was there just before Xmas and not a stag-do or hen-party in sight.
snaye
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11066 posts since 24/10/02

2 Jan 2015 17:10
Italy tops Europe for me, my Favourite country to visit.

Lets not start talking economy, politics, facism etc Just thw whole place, Alps down to the small towns to the big cities and the Amalfi coast and some amazing coastline down in Puglia. Plus the food, wine and fit women.
Joe Bloggs
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418 posts since 28/9/10

posted 2 Jan 2015 17:31, edited 2 Jan 2015 17:31
snaye wrote: Italy tops Europe for me, my Favourite country to visit.

Lets not start talking economy, politics, facism etc Just thw whole place, Alps down to the small towns to the big cities and the Amalfi coast and some amazing coastline down in Puglia. Plus the food, wine and fit women.

+1
jimmoleum
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1304 posts since 15/5/12

2 Jan 2015 17:51
Amsterdam is a beautiful place. I wouldnt say avoid the tourist bits completely, at least spend half the day there. Think its fascinating walking around where prostitution is legal and i dont usually smoke weed, but doing it in a public place gives you a real sense of freedom you wont find in most places, and is all very civilized. The resin i had not had since i was a kid, was amazing.
Also, 100% your bird would get super turned on seeing all the brass about (even if they wont admit it) and go the extra mile when you get back to the hotel.

Italy is no.1 on my to do list since seeing The Talented Mr Ripley. Will book this year.
InWonderland
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2662 posts since 8/2/07

3 Jan 2015 10:44
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/hotels/11310206/Top-10-European-city-breaks-for-2015.html
seenmy
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6668 posts since 17/6/06

3 Jan 2015 16:58
what is it you need to do so you can trick your internet that you are in a specific location?I want to be able to use my skygo/btsport when I'm abroard on my laptop
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

3 Jan 2015 17:06
Get that Hola extension for chrome
jwool
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2711 posts since 16/2/10

3 Jan 2015 17:40
You need a VPN
seenmy
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6668 posts since 17/6/06

3 Jan 2015 17:48
thanks, anyone reccomend a good one to use on mac?
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

3 Jan 2015 18:45
Can anyone recommend a decent entry-level juicer?
illwill
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4163 posts since 17/5/04

posted 3 Jan 2015 18:58, edited 3 Jan 2015 18:58
seenmy wrote: thanks, anyone reccomend a good one to use on mac?

I've been using https://www.privatetunnel.com/ to get around Virgin's bullshit site blocking.

They give you 100mb free traffic but obviously you'll need to purchase extra if you're gonna be streaming. 100gb is 20 bucks I think. Pretty reasonable and it's a piece of piss to use.
vaughty
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149 posts since 9/3/07

posted 3 Jan 2015 20:29, edited 3 Jan 2015 20:29
You could use Tor browser and select nodes from the UK.

edit: actually, it might be a bit of a pain to setup with adding flash and silverlight support to the Tor browser
suki2shoes
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893 posts since 6/10/04

3 Jan 2015 20:47
Anyone use xbmc to Watch TV? Any decent guides out there to help set it up with a proper channel guide?
Rez
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8916 posts since 5/4/09

3 Jan 2015 21:02
Beedub I was recommended the Blend Active from Breville by FUK, cheap and reliable and no mess.
Vazza
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4312 posts since 30/9/06

3 Jan 2015 21:04
suki2shoes wrote: Anyone use xbmc to Watch TV? Any decent guides out there to help set it up with a proper channel guide?

PM Stoney
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

3 Jan 2015 21:07
Rez wrote: Beedub I was recommended the Blend Active from Breville by FUK, cheap and reliable and no mess.

Thanks, but that looks like a blender, I want an actual juicer.