General Discussion: Official holiday thread

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electrolux avatar

656 posts since 6/11/08

8 Jun 2018 07:08
Brenner wrote:
MrW wrote: Stayed a couple of weeks in Minori a few years back and were going to hire a car, glad we didn't. Pretty much every vehicle had scrapes around bumpers and doors from squeezing between walls / each other on the coast road. Walk or taxi ftw.

Lunch at Villa Cimbrone in Ravello for the views then walk round the garden to the infity terrace, and an afternoon at Santa Caterina beach club in Amalfi followed by dinner is pretty special.

You could get water taxi between Minori, Amalfi and Positano when we were there. If you can, take this to check out Positano. We didn't get round to doing Capri but worth a visit if you've got time.

One small thing which was amazing, tiny little place called Midnight Sun in Minori did a local pasta dish with lemons. Don't leave without trying it. Head to Sal De Riso for espressos after Cool

Thank you mate, so helpful. Glad we didn’t bother with a car then. I’ve been to Capri years ago so not too fussed on that, rather spend more time on the coast. Did you head into Naples when you were there? Heard L’antica is good for pizza but can get rammed, must be some quieter alternatives

Pm'd re: naples
1234589 avatar

844 posts since 1/6/10

8 Jun 2018 10:28
macgy wrote: Going to Georgia in the fall. Anyone has some tips on where to stay in Tbilisi or in the mountains?

Went to Georgia for two weeks back in March. We rented an Air Bnb for the whole time in Tbilisi so we had a base for day trips and to leave luggage as we traveled around. It was around £15 a night for a huge apartment right in the city centre, next to Rustaveli metro. Super easy to get everywhere either by walking or public transport, taxis were dirt cheap too. Booked hotels for a few nights away in Borjormi and Batumi, just looked at what was recommended on Culture Trip.

PM me if you want any specific recommendations!
illwill avatar

3379 posts since 17/5/04

8 Jun 2018 10:43
Never been to Georgia but eat Georgian food whenever I can as it's fucking ace.
TheConductor avatar

4158 posts since 17/11/09

10 Jun 2018 09:36
Ended up eating here in Paris - would recommend.

Has anyone been to Düsseldorf before/recently? Got a couple nights there soon.
diederik avatar

3175 posts since 16/8/11

10 Jun 2018 14:08
Get some Japanese food in Dusseldorf, got a huge Japanese population and loads of good restaurants (for example Takumi)
TheConductor avatar

4158 posts since 17/11/09

10 Jun 2018 17:12
Cheers diederik - I've got Kikaku and Na Ni Way on the list.

I'm struggling to find good guides/lists for spots to check out. I'm sceptical as they're all quite old or seem to just be recommending the obvious spots. For instance, do I really need to go for a beer in Altstadt? Seems that's where every Joe Bloggs is going to be heading.
velvet avatar

9512 posts since 12/6/06

12 Jun 2018 18:36
Sorry probably been asked loads of times but, going Barcelona for stag do and we are struggling on where to go for evening bar / club.

Any suggestions
schtoop avatar

12931 posts since 9/4/07

21 Jun 2018 18:31
least chavy part of portugal?
crutch avatar

374 posts since 22/11/12

posted 21 Jun 2018 18:55, edited 21 Jun 2018 18:55
Loads to Portugal outside of the algarve. Just round the corner on the south west coast in the Alentejo national park/Vila nova de milfontes feels remote and relaxed. Lisbon is great, then head up the coast from there, Cascais, Ericeria and further north towards Porto there's some really nice unspoilt areas along the silver coast around Aveiro
YLAup avatar

5016 posts since 5/9/11

21 Jun 2018 19:09
I'm off to Cascais for the 4th time this year, it's a bit off the standard UK holidaymakers map and was recommended it by a fuker years back. Highly recommend the Albatroz hotel.

MoB avatar

36572 posts since 31/8/04

21 Jun 2018 21:34
+1 for Cascais and Lisbon
Anto avatar

3503 posts since 19/1/12

21 Jun 2018 21:56
Heading there this summer as well.

Will be travelling around from Lisbon up north on the coast and then all the way down in the middle of the country, then again on the coast up to Lisbon. Any recommendation is more than welcome!

Staying three weeks in total so interest in both beaches and things to see\do
ginner avatar

254 posts since 15/4/14

22 Jun 2018 17:00
Farol hotel in cascais is great too. Been a few times.
Rirawin avatar

9179 posts since 17/7/05

posted 23 Jun 2018 08:45, edited 23 Jun 2018 08:45
Going to Bologna (2 days), Modena (2 days) and Ravenna (3 days) in September. Any recommendations for places to eat and in particular places to see in those areas? Already have Osteria Francescana and Hosteria Giusti booked for Modena.

Also can anyone (maybe Anto) shed any light on as to why September is a popular month to visit Bologna? I really struggled to book accommodation in the city centre area that wasn't £300+ a night.
Gazelle avatar

39 posts since 17/8/11

23 Jun 2018 09:58
going dublin next week with some friends. anyone got recommendations things to do and decent pubs/bars? struggling to find much other than the obvious guinness factory/temble bar stuff
FrIEND avatar

13421 posts since 27/11/03

23 Jun 2018 12:34
ginner wrote: Farol hotel in cascais is great too. Been a few times.

I’ve stayed there. It’s sexy. sexy rooms.

FrIEND avatar

13421 posts since 27/11/03

posted 23 Jun 2018 12:43, edited 23 Jun 2018 12:43;;=SpTk8m8bZzGnTM&tbnid;=eVzDve2uPSdraM%3A&vet;=1&w;=1024&h;=681&source;=sh%2Fx%2Fim
FrIEND avatar

13421 posts since 27/11/03

23 Jun 2018 12:47
I love a carbonite woman in the wall.

(Hotel is actually great)
schtoop avatar

12931 posts since 9/4/07

23 Jun 2018 14:30
cheers guys
Ulster_Blue avatar

5150 posts since 16/7/06

27 Jun 2018 15:39
Anyone any experience in New England? Fly into Providence for 6 nights in October, thinking 3 nights in Boston, 2 in New Hampshire White Mountains and final night in Portland, Maine.

Anyone able to comment?