General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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JILLI
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76 posts since 12/1/13

16 Jul 2013 23:42
Indeed, Prague or Wien are better options and also Amsterdam
hate
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1571 posts since 4/1/12

17 Jul 2013 00:05
Malik wrote: Looking into a route now you've mentioned it. Kinda like the idea of Berlin, Krakow, Budabest and then on to Croatia for a few islands then fly back. Gonna see what my options are though in terms of maybe getting a few more places in before Croatia.

DuffMan wrote: Get trains round eastern/southern europe, don't bother with an interrail pass (if you're even young enough) not worth the cash. I'd get cheap flights to maybe berlin, then train it round in a circle back. Can do lots of places, won't be too expensive and can mix it up in terms of area/city etc

http://www.seat61.com/ good website
prague is on the way and its cheap! check out both if you can!
Malik
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820 posts since 27/5/10

17 Jul 2013 00:05
Thanks for the recommendations guys

I was kinda drawn to Krakow because my mates been there a few times and always seems to enjoy it (has polish family), saying that my cousin went Prague for his birthday and he recommends it. Guess i could try going to both depends how i can get this money to stretch.
JILLI
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76 posts since 12/1/13

17 Jul 2013 01:43
in Prague, the beer is cheaper than water Laughing out loud
stoney
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17415 posts since 22/1/05

17 Jul 2013 07:32
Is there any point of doing vegas with a bird ?
Lucas82
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451 posts since 26/10/09

17 Jul 2013 07:50
JILLI wrote: in Prague, the beer is cheaper than water Laughing out loud

Is it? I thought beer in Prague was quite expensive. Perhaps it's because most of the time we were around Wenceslas Square.

Bratislava was dirt cheap, talkin 40-50p pint…. back in 2005 though!
OliverGauffe
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16 posts since 8/7/13

17 Jul 2013 10:33
yeah, definitely. there are still loads of things to see and do besides shagging prostitutes… you'll probably wind up saving money since the hostesses won't be trying to get you to buy them drinks… hey, you can even go to Paris… LOL
JILLI
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76 posts since 12/1/13

17 Jul 2013 16:43
Yep, is quite cheap. You can buy 0,5 L of beer for 20 CZK which is 0,6 GBP, this in a bar.
pherkan
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1633 posts since 3/5/11

18 Jul 2013 03:29
Going to Oslo in a few weeks probably, any good places to recommend? Clubs, bars, festivals, shops whatever.
leemac74
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980 posts since 30/4/08

18 Jul 2013 06:38
stoney wrote: Is there any point of doing vegas with a bird ?

If you take Vegas at face value and enjoy the many hundreds of alternatives to simply the casino floor it's a great place for a holiday with your woman.
I've been x4 times now for 5/7 & 10 days twice and the food/shows/sights/shopping all have dominated our time much more than the gambling. My wife did not want to go originally but it's possibly one of her favourite places now.

Bit hot mind, never sub 35-40 in the summer but apart from the walks to/from hotels and sunbathing you will be air cond up everywhere.

Tip from me is stay @ the MGM Signiture hotel behind the main MGM. All hotels are good just vary in £, the Signiture is more normal as there is no gambling on site & has great facilities.
TheTiger
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3675 posts since 23/2/03

18 Jul 2013 07:08
stoney wrote: Is there any point of doing vegas with a bird ?

Absolutely. The shopping and restaurants are as good as anywhere in the world, plus Vegas has a bit of something for everybody. I don't know anyone who has been and is not itching to go back, and they don't even gamble.

stoney
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17415 posts since 22/1/05

18 Jul 2013 07:34
Cheers guys.
Ulster_Blue
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5211 posts since 16/7/06

26 Jul 2013 15:01
Visiting Newfoundland to see my gf's brothers. Only staying there a couple of days and then looking to travel for two weeks. Considering flying to Toronto then getting the train to Montreal and then to New York and flying home from there. Is this feasible or anyone any better ideas?
collizhun
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3880 posts since 19/10/06

26 Jul 2013 15:08
Toronto is alright, you can go out a few good places, go to the islands, do bit of shopping but downtown is pretty soul-less. Montreal is much better, and new york is obv insance.

I'd skip Toronto. fly to montreal train to new york.
Ulster_Blue
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5211 posts since 16/7/06

26 Jul 2013 15:11
Skip Toronto? I take it Ottawa isn't much cop? Is there anywhere worth visiting between montreal and NY? Heard Albany and Saragota Springs mentioned.
collizhun
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3880 posts since 19/10/06

26 Jul 2013 15:14
Ottawa is pretty boring aswell, much is Quebec. I'd go Toronto over those two definetly.

You would enjoy Toronto don't get me wrong but I think you'd enjoy the extra days and saved 6 hours travel in montreal/new york more.

I've not been to toronto for 4 years but there is some cool places. You can go the islands opposite the city hire bikes, theres shopping and the bars and clubs are pretty good fun. Montreal and New York are just better.
Ulster_Blue
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5211 posts since 16/7/06

26 Jul 2013 15:19
Fair enough mate, appreciate the advice.
Burt
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5588 posts since 3/1/10

27 Jul 2013 01:49
When are you going? I like Toronto, pretty cool place with plenty to do. Amongst all the usual stuff that colli's mentioned you could check out the Blue Jays who aren't having a bad year if you're going before ball season ends - baseball is a great day out wherever you go. Beer, food and sport - what's not to like!?
smith
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10783 posts since 5/5/04

27 Jul 2013 03:49
Toronto => Montreal => Drive down through Vermont and New Hampshire (epic scenery) => Boston => Cape Cod => New York

Ulster_Blue
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5211 posts since 16/7/06

27 Jul 2013 09:32
It will be next June I think. That sounds interesting smith, how many days would that take?