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selkiefolk
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421 posts since 27/3/13

21 Apr 2016 20:36
Seminyak is a pretty good base, Rira, it's where we were. W Hotel there is great. Didn't stay in Sanur so can't say too much about it.

From Seminyak you can do day trips to Ubud - Saraswati temple was great- or Lembongan island easily. Batur is worth an overnight, nice spas. As we had sprogs with us, we weren't as mobile as we'd have wanted, so we didn't make it to either Lombok or Gili islands but both of those supposed to be brilliant - worth side trips. On the main island you can hire a driver for about £20-30 a day - got a nice contact if you want.

Good day trip is the Halo bike tour around a volcano and lake - stunning. You ride through the villages and see the stunning rice terracess and people who live in the country side of Bali. It finishes with lunch at the family compound. Driver whisks you there and back.

Seminyak itself was def more built up than I expected, but also has loads of places to eat and drink. If Ubud and beyond is the 'real Bali' anything southwest/south/southeast of that is pretty touristy. Out of the touristy places, Seminyak has the best places to eat/drink I think. Some recommends:

- Potato Head Beach Club - great at sunset, djs, cocktails
- Woobar at W Hotel also great at sunset
- Corner house- on the Main Street of Seminyak, decent for breakfast and coffee.
- Revolver- great spot for a coffee, like Caravan on Exmouth market.
- Ku De Ta - decent beach club, good for lunch and a day at the pool slash beach as it is right on the beach.
- Red Carpet Bar
- Metis - good for dinner
- Mamasan- stunning modern Asian, beautiful cocktails and delicious food
- Sisterfields - strong for breakfast and lunch. Near Seminyak square. A bit like granger or caravan.




Rirawin
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9231 posts since 17/7/05

posted 21 Apr 2016 20:42, edited 21 Apr 2016 20:42
Excellent write up Selkie, I really appreciate it.

Contact details for the driver would be good (no Stoney). We thought about renting a car, but then read some horror stories, so now we're dead against it Laughing out loud
selkiefolk
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421 posts since 27/3/13

22 Apr 2016 07:54
I'll dig out and PM - driving there looked mental
misled
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4243 posts since 3/1/02

22 Apr 2016 08:30
Rirawin wrote: Happy to hear about Bali Selkie.

I'll be going in September for my wedding and honeymoon.

Great write up Selkie. We are heading to Indonesia for our honeymoon as well! Going in July and spending the last part of it in Bali but we are heading north to Tejakula.
THE GUV'NOR
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3279 posts since 4/5/04

24 Apr 2016 03:51
selkiefolk wrote: Seminyak is a pretty good base, Rira, it's where we were. W Hotel there is great. Didn't stay in Sanur so can't say too much about it.

From Seminyak you can do day trips to Ubud - Saraswati temple was great- or Lembongan island easily. Batur is worth an overnight, nice spas. As we had sprogs with us, we weren't as mobile as we'd have wanted, so we didn't make it to either Lombok or Gili islands but both of those supposed to be brilliant - worth side trips. On the main island you can hire a driver for about £20-30 a day - got a nice contact if you want.

Good day trip is the Halo bike tour around a volcano and lake - stunning. You ride through the villages and see the stunning rice terracess and people who live in the country side of Bali. It finishes with lunch at the family compound. Driver whisks you there and back.

Seminyak itself was def more built up than I expected, but also has loads of places to eat and drink. If Ubud and beyond is the 'real Bali' anything southwest/south/southeast of that is pretty touristy. Out of the touristy places, Seminyak has the best places to eat/drink I think. Some recommends:

- Potato Head Beach Club - great at sunset, djs, cocktails
- Woobar at W Hotel also great at sunset
- Corner house- on the Main Street of Seminyak, decent for breakfast and coffee.
- Revolver- great spot for a coffee, like Caravan on Exmouth market.
- Ku De Ta - decent beach club, good for lunch and a day at the pool slash beach as it is right on the beach.
- Red Carpet Bar
- Metis - good for dinner
- Mamasan- stunning modern Asian, beautiful cocktails and delicious food
- Sisterfields - strong for breakfast and lunch. Near Seminyak square. A bit like granger or caravan.

sardine is a good seafood place in seminyak!

we went for 10 days and split the trip up
did ubud for 3 nights. i would def have at least 2 days in ubud its got a very different feel about it
from there we did sunrise trip to batur which was amazing then trip to some rice fields and hidden water falls was a great day trip. cool laid back, loads of little markets

we then stayed at alilia soori which was ok its up to past seminyak and cangu. resort wasnt worth the money but apparently the soori in uluwatu which is supposed to be very good then you have a temple in uluwatu thats supposed to be worth visiting

we then did 2 nights in ayana and did the rock bar which was cool.

i dont like seminyak if honest its very touristy and you dont get much of a bali feeling there. the beach isnt very nice. Its a shame but Australia has basically buit seminyak and it all feels to well done doesnt have the gritty feeling like alot of SE Asia

ask away if theres anything else you want to know
Owlix
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2000 posts since 16/10/08

24 Apr 2016 20:29
Anyone know of a decent pub in Copenhagen with Sky Sports? I'm away for the last day of the Championship season and need to watch the final Brighton game.
rotting_otter
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59 posts since 18/5/12

25 Apr 2016 10:01
Not sure if they actually have Sky Sports but watched a few games here - Orsted Olbar. Decent beer as well.
smith
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10768 posts since 5/5/04

posted 1 May 2016 19:24, edited 1 May 2016 19:24
Anyone live or been to Zurich? And know any places for watching footy, eating, nightlife,shopping etc? All we got planned so far is the casino and a couple recommended restaurants from TripAdvisor.
jet
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5758 posts since 20/6/01

3 May 2016 17:43
Yo. Random question, but I figured a fuker might actually know the answer…

Some pals have just been to Gdansk, and they reckon there's a club where you can pay between £2k - £8k for a drink in exchange for lady services…so my question is, what do you get for £8k?

Thanks!

-DiscoTits-
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701 posts since 26/11/07

4 May 2016 01:02
Haha that'll be the old club that fleeces peoples credit cards. Been a known place for ages. Will get back to you with a name but pal of mine who was working in the shipyards got done for 3k on his card a few years back. Laughing out loud
fudge.dredd
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671 posts since 15/12/12

4 May 2016 16:23
Cocomo Club is the one you're after
MoB
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36664 posts since 31/8/04

4 May 2016 16:55
Anyone been Bologna? thinking of going for a foodie city break later in the year

also

MoB wrote: Anyone been to Avingon? We're looking to go late august for 10 days for a bit of chill in the sun and some things to do.
snaye
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10654 posts since 24/10/02

posted 4 May 2016 17:04, edited 4 May 2016 17:04
If you are going to Bologna should definitely try get a booking at Osteria Francescana in Modena
MoB
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36664 posts since 31/8/04

4 May 2016 17:23
good shout
MoB
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36664 posts since 31/8/04

9 May 2016 12:32
Went Soho Farmhouse at the weekend, place is ridic. If you can go, go do it.
joeyjojo
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3956 posts since 24/8/06

16 May 2016 11:34
Anyone been to Sardinia or Corsica ? Decent?
ginner
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259 posts since 15/4/14

16 May 2016 21:31
doing LA up to san fran end of august. Got two weeks. Want to do 5 days in san fran and apart from that pretty open. Any must sees or tips on unknown decent places to stay?
Anto
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3554 posts since 19/1/12

17 May 2016 19:44
Search the thread because it's full of info on that trip Ginner
sodomgomorra
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1364 posts since 24/3/14

24 May 2016 19:43
Anything recommendations between Ravenna and Urbino, effectively within this area:


We are going to Ravenna for 3 days, Urbino for a week and got a unalllocated week in between. Not picky, just after some peace & quiet.
diederik
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3186 posts since 16/8/11

25 May 2016 11:11
If you're into wine - loads of places in Tuscany. Stayed here in Chianti last year - was nice, plus good restaurant as well:

http://en.coltibuono.com/