General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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phikz
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3123 posts since 14/4/09

4 Jul 2015 20:26
Going to Viterbo tomorrow for 4 nights. I'm flying into Rome and may stay the night and spend the Monday wandering about. Anything other than the obvious that anyone would recommend doing or seeing with a chick? Nothing topper please and I'm just about 4 weeks post ACL reconstruction so nothing too strenuous either. Also, we may go to Florence so any recommendations for there? Or Viterbo if anyone's actually been there in fact.
Anto
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3534 posts since 19/1/12

4 Jul 2015 23:45
Viterbo it's a small town, just walk around the city centre.
One thing you should visit it's Villa Lante, which is a great villa with an outstanding italian garden.
Palazzo dei Papi it's also worth a look.

Obviously, if you have never been to Rome or Florence you can easily sacrifice Viterbo for them.

If you can spend just one day in Rome, have a walk from Circo Massimo > Colosseo > Piazza Venezia\Altare dell Patria > Fontana di Trevi > Piazza di Spagna > Castel Sant'Angelo > San Pietro\Citta del Vaticano.
if you want you can also include Phanteon and Piazza Navona after Piazza di Spagna, on the way to Castel Sant'Angelo.
End the day with a Cacio e Pepe at Felice a Testaccio.
phikz
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3123 posts since 14/4/09

5 Jul 2015 11:32
Nice one mate, I didn't make it clear but she's living in Viterbo so that's why I'll be staying there. i don't have a clur what any of those things are but will check it out now.
Tony
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951 posts since 28/10/08

5 Jul 2015 13:07
Phikz have a walk up Aventine Hill if you have time, its a nice chilled way to spend a couple of hours.

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g187791-d245947-r115196029-Aventine_Hill-Rome_Lazio.html
stoney
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17346 posts since 22/1/05

6 Jul 2015 06:28
Anyone using Gatwick, there is a VIP security just before the normal one, it has no queues and is a much better experience. Says by invite only, but you can just walk in (unless there is somone standing by the door, which there rarely is.)
carl lewis
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23607 posts since 14/10/04

6 Jul 2015 06:46
Laughing out loud
MoB
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36607 posts since 31/8/04

6 Jul 2015 09:16
flew into southend yesterday form amsterdam, such a stress free experience compared to the hell that was stanstead going out. Thumbs up from me and only an hour on the train from Liverpool st.
diederik
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3179 posts since 16/8/11

posted 6 Jul 2015 09:27, edited 6 Jul 2015 09:27
stoney wrote: Anyone using Gatwick, there is a VIP security just before the normal one, it has no queues and is a much better experience. Says by invite only, but you can just walk in (unless there is somone standing by the door, which there rarely is.)

Another way - today's hottest bargain @ HUKD


Some Fuk'ers will definitely qualify
DuffMan
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14248 posts since 21/2/07

6 Jul 2015 09:30
MoB wrote: flew into southend yesterday form amsterdam, such a stress free experience compared to the hell that was stanstead going out. Thumbs up from me and only an hour on the train from Liverpool st.

+1 flown Southend to Barcelona before for a conference, was so chilled, got the train from stratford which is a few stops less and easy access for overground.
Owlix
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1995 posts since 16/10/08

6 Jul 2015 09:44
DuffMan wrote:
MoB wrote: flew into southend yesterday form amsterdam, such a stress free experience compared to the hell that was stanstead going out. Thumbs up from me and only an hour on the train from Liverpool st.

+1 flown Southend to Barcelona before for a conference, was so chilled, got the train from stratford which is a few stops less and easy access for overground.
Southend is only 20 minutes from me and definitely the easiest airport I've flown from.
illmurray
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475 posts since 18/4/12

6 Jul 2015 10:09
I've seen some well cheap flights from Southend too, didn't realise its practically the same distance from London as most airports.
MoB
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36607 posts since 31/8/04

6 Jul 2015 11:09
Looks like they're flying to a few more destinations now too. Not quite as easy as city airport but definatly better/easier than the others
MB
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4343 posts since 27/9/05

6 Jul 2015 13:05
+1 5 mins from my house as wel
swede
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7823 posts since 21/3/09

6 Jul 2015 13:18
in a similar vein, flying from bristol is very hassle free for any south-west fukers
Rirawin
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9211 posts since 17/7/05

posted 7 Jul 2015 19:29, edited 7 Jul 2015 19:29
Anyone done a self drive holiday in Iceland? if so, any advice, tips, etc. they can offer.
unCouth
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6883 posts since 3/11/07

7 Jul 2015 20:31
Rirawin wrote: Anyone done a self drive holiday in Iceland? if so, any advice, tips, etc. they can offer.

Just booked one for end of August with the Mrs.

Hiring a camper from Kuku campers. They seem to be highly recommended. Booked one or two trips in advance but going to play it by ear in the main.
Rirawin
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9211 posts since 17/7/05

8 Jul 2015 17:45
Cool How long are you planning to go for? I'm trying to decide if one week is enough.
Anto
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3534 posts since 19/1/12

9 Jul 2015 09:30
At least ten days for the ring road. Two weeks if you want to go the eastern and western fjords too
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

9 Jul 2015 10:27
Budapest on a stag tomorrow, any tips?
padawan
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4011 posts since 27/6/03

posted 9 Jul 2015 10:38, edited 9 Jul 2015 10:38
Just back from Madrid (work) flew in one of these! amazin!




…needless to say we didn't do any of these maneuvers.