General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

4 Oct 2007 03:10
Working on a holiday hotel review website. If anyone could PM me the names of any hotel's you've stayed at, along with a little review it would be much appreciated Cool

And yeah, cool pics Rirawin Smiling
suck your mum
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4 Oct 2007 09:52
mr.white wrote: Working on a holiday hotel review website. If anyone could PM me the names of any hotel's you've stayed at, along with a little review it would be much appreciated Cool

SOS wrote: so you want other people to make the website, you want ppl to work for you for free and other people to add the content/blogs.

Safe Eye-wink

jet
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4 Oct 2007 09:55
suck your mum wrote:
mr.white wrote: Working on a holiday hotel review website. If anyone could PM me the names of any hotel's you've stayed at, along with a little review it would be much appreciated Cool

SOS wrote: so you want other people to make the website, you want ppl to work for you for free and other people to add the content/blogs.

Safe Eye-wink

what's this all for then? i was in a shitty travel lodge is heald green the other day, more than welcome for a review of that Laughing out loud
nick
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19734 posts since 2/5/03

4 Oct 2007 12:33
suck your mum wrote: Yep, in Scottsdale, really lovely there. You been Nick?

Yeah, I stayed there for 4 months for training when i got my current job (our head office is in Tempe, just south of Scottsdale).
Did you go to the top of Camelback mountain ? The view from up there is amazing.

Some of the hotels/resorts in Phoenix are just amazing, like paradise.


suck your mum
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4 Oct 2007 12:43
That's a nice place to spend 4 months Cool

I didn't go up to the top of Camelback Mountain, but I did go to eat here (http://www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com/content/elements.html) which is on the north side of the mountain. The views were indeed amazing as was the food.

I like that you've got the really upmarket places to go and the nice resorts etc, but if you want to slum it a bit or party with the kids you can head down towards Mesa and you've got the college there.

The next Superbowl is at the college stadium (in case you were interested)
nick
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4 Oct 2007 12:50
suck your mum wrote: I like that you've got the really upmarket places to go and the nice resorts etc, but if you want to slum it a bit or party with the kids you can head down towards Mesa and you've got the college there.

The next Superbowl is at the college stadium (in case you were interested)

We had a few good nights out on Mill Avenue, in Tempe, which is near the University, it's good that you don't get kids in the pubs because of the legal drinking age.

Ww were there when the 9/11 attack took place on the WTC, we watched it live on TV, it was surreal.


suck your mum
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4 Oct 2007 13:52
I checked out Mill Ave. There's an American Apparell there.
mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

4 Oct 2007 14:48
just thought it wud be nice that if u really enjoyed a hotel i could add it. just a small paragraph. no worries! Eye-wink
nick
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19734 posts since 2/5/03

4 Oct 2007 15:09
suck your mum wrote: I checked out Mill Ave. There's an American Apparell there.

We went to Hooters (which was realy quite good fun) and some Irish pub, I think the intense heat makes you dehydrated all the time anyway, so alcohol on top is a bad idea. We got wasted.

suck your mum
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4 Oct 2007 15:33
I was feeling battered after a couple of drinks as well.

I tried hitting some spot pads during the day as well. Lost about half a stone I think.

I was just messing about Mr White Cool
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

15 Oct 2007 21:27
Pics are nowhere near as quality as most but thought i would contribute:

Just came back from India for 10 day trip, place was barking as normal

As we live in the Punjab, our nearest airport is based at Amritsar.
Anyhow, we had a stop off in some eastern european country so we grabbed a beer.

Since his exile, man dem is doing it big!

We arrive at 6am, so it would be rude not to visit this place before we go home to our village and see the family.

The Golden Temple of Amritsar, the original house of bling:


Whenever i go over, or most holidays if possible, i try to catch a game. Just so happens that the Aussies were touring this time Cool

Unfortunately, i cannot bring you any pics of the match, the ground etc as the pigs were well harsh and took our cameras, phones etc for 'safe-keeping'. I didnt see my camera again Sad Plus i got arrested Laughing out loud

The game took place in the city of Chandigarth, which is probably the cleanest city in the whole of India.

Transport mode of choice by alot of peeps is a scooter or bike

Must be some inititave on sharing a bike to work

While here, we stayed at the Hotel Taj. This also housed both teams so had my pics taken with the Aussies Cool those are on my dads camera and upped later on.

We always hire a driver for the day to get us about, dependent on where you want to go etc the most weve paid is £30 for the whole day so it works out well cheap.

Air con is this one dudes whip who we always used Cool

We needed to wash/hide some money Eye-wink so what better than to build a place!
Alot of elder indians do this for them to retire and move back in.
We have done it as we needed a place with decent facilities for whenever we went over, as its normally at least once a year
So, allow the pics but they may be of interest to some




The bar area Cool

The view from the bar, like being in the home counties

Wash basins for the en-suites that weve had

Its a 3 storey place with 4 bedrooms plus en-suites, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, garage and rooftop bar

All this for the price of a street of houses oop north

Some of the lads are also doing the same thing, this is ones place and its wicked:

Swimming pool Cool


When i went to Jallandhar which is a city about an from our village, this was the view from my hotel room at 8am

Here we stayed at the Raddison and also the Leo Fort hotels.

We were on the pop each night, wednesday being the heaviest of the lot as 20 went out at a total cost of £75 Laughing out loud

Overall the place is developing at a rapid rate.

It still amazes me at the contrast that you can have in a town of the rich vs the poor. To see that at its ultimate, a visit here is a must.

We'll all be going over when our places are done next october for a couple of weeks for a large one so cannot wait for it!

Next trip is a long weekend in nyc at christmas







Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

15 Oct 2007 21:32
Cool
MrPlatinum
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8939 posts since 24/2/04

15 Oct 2007 21:42
Looks awesome San
mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

15 Oct 2007 21:48
how can it cost you only £75 for 20 of you.. thats incredible Eek
cool pics!
Jason789
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6210 posts since 2/1/07

15 Oct 2007 22:29
nice pics san Cool
jet
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5758 posts since 20/6/01

22 Oct 2007 00:45
rome




milan



milan wasn't my cup of tea - by day it looked like oxford circus, and by night, east croydon. just my opinion, but generally unimpressed. lots of pashminas, leopard print pants, tiny dogs and giant dog poos everywhere.

preferred rome. it's a tourist trap, no doubt, but for good reason. felt infinitely more busy and beautiful.
Jack
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7300 posts since 12/9/06

22 Oct 2007 00:49
Both look nice, how was the Jazz hotel?
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

22 Oct 2007 00:52
no pics of you jet ? Eye-wink
jet
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5758 posts since 20/6/01

22 Oct 2007 01:01
Laughing out loud the jazz hotel thing didn't happen, hotels were all okay but the rooms were absolutely tiny, bar the verdi in milan:



only two pics of me in the whole lot, and neither add anything to a holiday report Eye-wink had to delete a lot of pointless pics because i ended up taking a million in the vatican.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

22 Oct 2007 10:45
jet wrote: only two pics of me in the whole lot, and neither add anything to a holiday report Eye-wink had to delete a lot of pointless pics because i ended up taking a million in the vatican.

probably on your facebook eh ?