General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

13 Feb 2010 13:11
MrPlatinum wrote: Cool, cheers mate.


Ive flow them too, pretty good, got new planes too i think which have decent tvs/legroom
unCouth
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6883 posts since 3/11/07

18 Feb 2010 13:21
Has anyone been up the inca trail? I was wondering what a reasonable price would be for a five day excursion upto Machu Pichu. It seems they're mostly around £300…..anyone have any first hand knowledge?
datsun
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679 posts since 9/3/03

28 Feb 2010 12:29
Looking for some recommendations for a week away for my 30th in September with my g/f

Want a bit of sun, nice hotel with pool and/or proximity to beach, and a nice town to wander round in evening before drinks/dinner

As we're only looking for a week away don't really want to be flying for more than 4hrs

Was thinking Sorrento… got approx £750 per person

Cheers
zoom
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6068 posts since 22/7/05

28 Feb 2010 13:21
unCouth wrote: Has anyone been up the inca trail? I was wondering what a reasonable price would be for a five day excursion upto Machu Pichu. It seems they're mostly around £300…..anyone have any first hand knowledge?

I travelled around South America for 8 months last year… Do you specifically want to do the Inca Trail upto Machu Pichu? Its very tame, i would advise doing the salkantay trek up there. Its 4 nights/5 days and alot more rewarding and about a third of the price.

'his amazing trek runs beneath the magnificent Salkantay mountain (6.271m/20569ft), one of the highest and most stunning in the Peruvian Andes. Your first two days are dominated by the impressive "Apus" of Salkantay and Huamantay, as you pass through the high puna landscape. On the third day you descend to the warm cloud forest, to reach Aguas Calientes on the fourth day. The impressive Sacred Inca city of Machupicchu is visited on the last day of the program. This tour is an interesting alternative for those not having found spaces on the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu. At times referred to as "the other inca trail" the Salkantay Trek (or Salcantay Trek),was recently named among the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine is a trek open to everybody, with no limitation on spaces or permits (for the moment)..'

You need to make sure your one of the first 500 people to get there, you typically have to get up at around 3:30 am for an hour long trek upto the front gates. Then you get a ticket to go up huayna pichu http://wapedia.mobi/en/Huayna_Picchu which was so much more rewarding than Machu Pichu itself…. I seriously cannot advise this enough, the pictures we got up there were epic.
zoom
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6068 posts since 22/7/05

28 Feb 2010 14:12
Also, im looking at going to Copenhagen with 5 mates in April, anyone been before? Any recomendations?
unCouth
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6883 posts since 3/11/07

1 Mar 2010 09:51
zoom wrote:
unCouth wrote: Has anyone been up the inca trail? I was wondering what a reasonable price would be for a five day excursion upto Machu Pichu. It seems they're mostly around £300…..anyone have any first hand knowledge?

I travelled around South America for 8 months last year… Do you specifically want to do the Inca Trail upto Machu Pichu? Its very tame, i would advise doing the salkantay trek up there. Its 4 nights/5 days and alot more rewarding and about a third of the price.

'his amazing trek runs beneath the magnificent Salkantay mountain (6.271m/20569ft), one of the highest and most stunning in the Peruvian Andes. Your first two days are dominated by the impressive "Apus" of Salkantay and Huamantay, as you pass through the high puna landscape. On the third day you descend to the warm cloud forest, to reach Aguas Calientes on the fourth day. The impressive Sacred Inca city of Machupicchu is visited on the last day of the program. This tour is an interesting alternative for those not having found spaces on the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu. At times referred to as "the other inca trail" the Salkantay Trek (or Salcantay Trek),was recently named among the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine is a trek open to everybody, with no limitation on spaces or permits (for the moment)..'

You need to make sure your one of the first 500 people to get there, you typically have to get up at around 3:30 am for an hour long trek upto the front gates. Then you get a ticket to go up huayna pichu http://wapedia.mobi/en/Huayna_Picchu which was so much more rewarding than Machu Pichu itself…. I seriously cannot advise this enough, the pictures we got up there were epic.

missed this first time around was gonna bump the thread because i've just about sorted flights. I have no preference of trail to be honest, i just want to see Machu Picchu. Ddefinately going to look the Salcantay trek up can you recommend a guide/tour group?
guffer
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8474 posts since 28/5/04

12 Mar 2010 16:48
who has been to canada? im going to be in vancouver and surrounding area for 10 days or so, but am thinking of somewhere else for 4-5 days. perhaps on the east of the country. any recommendations?
MrPlatinum
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8939 posts since 24/2/04

12 Mar 2010 17:10
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FLG
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5860 posts since 21/5/04

12 Mar 2010 17:18
zoom wrote: Also, im looking at going to Copenhagen with 5 mates in April, anyone been before? Any recomendations?
Good shopping and cafes. Booze is crazy expensive. Probably had the scariest flight of my life landing there.

Is going to Tokyo for 7 days too long? How much cash you need for a day there?
leemc77
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2549 posts since 24/10/06

12 Mar 2010 18:57
Is going to Tokyo for 7 days too long? How much cash you need for a day there?


I had 9 days there and was fine, 7 days will be ok.If you get bored, there's out of town places for day trips.
You can live like a king or you can go cheap in Tokyo, however, the £/Y exchange is awful at the moment. Think I spent £100 per day, that was out for lunch/dinner.
mustard_bruva
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38 posts since 6/2/09

12 Mar 2010 19:22
Ibiza in july!.. Wana go Italy with the bird, stumped on where to go looking at Neapolitan riviera looks the business but pictures lie. Any suggestions?
shashu
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43 posts since 17/3/10

17 Mar 2010 15:47
Yes stayed here in April last year

Any questions let me know.
Sleuth
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5374 posts since 12/9/04

17 Mar 2010 15:59
chrisrgupta@gmail.com wrote: Yes stayed here in April last year

Any questions let me know.

if we have any questions we will just email you ok?
ballso
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631 posts since 26/1/09

24 Mar 2010 20:38
off to florida/miami/orlando in may, anybody have a recommendations on places to eat/drink and anywhere specific for nights out?
DuffMan
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14285 posts since 21/2/07

25 Mar 2010 18:25
Going to go for a week or so away in mid may, preferably warmish and not too far away, thinking Croatia but might be there in July so looking at other options, where would people recommend?
DuffMan
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14285 posts since 21/2/07

25 Mar 2010 18:57
Following on, will the Algarve be packout yet by then? Are there still nice places or is it all nasty resorts?
jackojaj
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75 posts since 4/9/06

25 Mar 2010 19:10
Going to Malaysia in August, are there any must do / must sees?
shego
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1555 posts since 11/12/07

25 Mar 2010 19:22
DuffMan wrote: Following on, will the Algarve be packout yet by then? Are there still nice places or is it all nasty resorts?

I'd recommend Lagos, depends who you're going with, what you want etc though. Lagos has some nice beaches, easy going but cool bars and clubs, incredible restaurants. More of the traveller type of young person as opposed to booze britain/magaluf. Spent a shit load of time/summers there as my dad used to live in Luz (no maddie kidnapper). Also not too long away from the surfing on the west coast. If you need anymore info just let me know and ill post more relevant shite.
DuffMan
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14285 posts since 21/2/07

25 Mar 2010 19:25
It sounds great mate, you'd fly into Faro to get there right? Can get £75ish returns for when we're looking at, going with girlfriend so the less Banter Lads the better.
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

25 Mar 2010 19:32
yes - Lagos is great - I go to Luz twice a year which is quiet and relaxing but has nothing in the way of nightlife. Lagos (abt 2 miles away), is the cultural centre of the Algarve and full of history, charm and character. It's quite arty, boho and laid back with it.

Recommend having a car for a few days if you're going for more than a week.