General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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gkitch
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72 posts since 30/6/11

14 Sep 2015 19:02
Going to amsterdam in november for long weekend, have been told by a few mates the eating isn't great unless your looking at michellin level restaurants any recomendations for street/mid level places to eat?
ballso
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631 posts since 26/1/09

posted 15 Sep 2015 09:39, edited 15 Sep 2015 09:39
cheers for that andy! i'm not 100% i'll be going now as i might have netted a job which would see me head back to the uk, but a few people recommended fitzroy and brunswick to me, saying they are the cool (read hipster) areas right now. if i do go, i'll them out (and collingwood), thinking i'll do the national gallery and the tour of the mcg, too.

did you visit anywhere else this side of the world on your trip? i've been in wellington for the last couple of years, people always describe melbourne as being like wellington, but on a bigger scale. mostly in terms of the arts/culture and stuff, i think.
andymakesglasses
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20207 posts since 26/1/06

posted 15 Sep 2015 10:08, edited 15 Sep 2015 10:08
Melbourne was much, much bigger than I expected, it's huge. It took ages for us to drive into and out of it. We didn't actually see much of Collingwood as we just skirted it one night on the way to Forester's.

We spent a couple of days in Singapore on the way out to Sydney where we stayed for a few days (and had an unmeet with MrPlatinum), then drove down to Kangaroo Valley for a wedding, across to the coast at Culburra Beach for a couple of days with the family, down to Phillip Island to see the penguins, past Melbourne to drive the Great Ocean Road for a few days and then back to Melbourne for a couple of days before flying home via Singapore again. Fantastic trip, really enjoyed it. New Zealand appeals to me more than Australia though!
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

15 Sep 2015 12:10
gkitch wrote: Going to amsterdam in november for long weekend, have been told by a few mates the eating isn't great unless your looking at michellin level restaurants any recomendations for street/mid level places to eat?

I really rate Walk to Wok if you like noodles. Good for something quick if your busy and not expensive.
diederik
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3190 posts since 16/8/11

15 Sep 2015 12:15
Plenty of good restaurants in Amsterdam for all budgets. As with any touristic city it's full of tourist trap shit (=a trillion shit steakhouses), just check tripadvisor/yelp whatever for whatever you are in the mood for.
jimmoleum
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1304 posts since 15/5/12

15 Sep 2015 13:12
gkitch wrote: Going to amsterdam in november for long weekend, have been told by a few mates the eating isn't great unless your looking at michellin level restaurants any recomendations for street/mid level places to eat?

Theres an amsterdam thread on here, but Balraj on Haarlemmerstraat is a good curry house.
b.bravo
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1079 posts since 13/8/08

15 Sep 2015 15:31
staring at jacob in amsterdam is a good spot. they do good chicken and waffles
gkitch
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72 posts since 30/6/11

15 Sep 2015 17:00
Cheers thanks for the recomendations
87
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3357 posts since 21/6/08

posted 20 Sep 2015 19:18, edited 20 Sep 2015 19:18
Myself and some friends are hoping to go on a week long skiing holiday in mid february. Our budget is roughly £650 for everything.

Does anybody have any recommendations?
illmurray
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489 posts since 18/4/12

20 Sep 2015 22:06
illmurray wrote: Prague tips for good restaurants, bars, galleries and which areas are best to stay?

Heading off tomorrow morning, recs welcome for going with gf. Staying slightly out of the way in Prague 6, two nights. Apart from the Kafka museum don't really have a huge amount on checklist other than general sightseeing so anything appreciated.
ginner
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259 posts since 15/4/14

20 Sep 2015 22:17
Prob do la plagne or les arcs for around 650 all in depending how you want to eat, what gear you might hire and how much you drink! stayed at chalet edelwiss in plagne 1800 before for cheap.
inversesquare
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6666 posts since 7/6/08

21 Sep 2015 01:00
My advice would be save up some more dolla. That might do you for drinks during the week.
Lyall
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1857 posts since 1/6/10

8 Oct 2015 20:29
Going to Toronto at the end of the month. Any suggestions (shops restaurants mainly). Thanks Fuk!
hate
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1571 posts since 4/1/12

9 Oct 2015 06:55
haven
erikbrown83
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94 posts since 8/9/10

posted 9 Oct 2015 09:57, edited 9 Oct 2015 09:57
blue button shop, nomad, uncle otis, lost & found for shops. daisho, burger priest, mill street brewery, and the stockyards is great for bbq. foods great in toronto so it's not a problem finding places
carl lewis
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23640 posts since 14/10/04

9 Oct 2015 10:40
Attend a MLS match.
Lyall
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1857 posts since 1/6/10

14 Oct 2015 14:08
Thanks for the recommendations. Any more would be much appreciated.

There's now MLS or MLB whilst there, but going to a Raptors game.
carl lewis
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23640 posts since 14/10/04

14 Oct 2015 15:44
Do all three
swiftus
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779 posts since 1/7/09

14 Oct 2015 15:47
Anyone been to Puerto Rico? Recommendations?
AAA
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10012 posts since 15/12/02

14 Oct 2015 19:49
87 wrote: Myself and some friends are hoping to go on a week long skiing holiday in mid february. Our budget is roughly £650 for everything.

Does anybody have any recommendations?

Same but in March.