General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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MoB
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36683 posts since 31/8/04

15 Nov 2018 16:47
MoB wrote: few years old now but this is a lisbon list from when i went, all the gaffs came recommended by a lisboa.

Restaurants

- LX Factory it’s an area, about 10min cab from the centre of Lisbon. It’s tiny but has loads of cool restaurants inside:
o A Praca (Portuguese type food I think, )
o Moules and Wine (mussels – amazing!)
o Chef Nino (super cute and cheap brunch)
- Mercado da Ribeira it’s a market right next to cais do sodre/bairro alto, where you have loads of really good mini restaurants to choose from.
o Prego na Peixaria (steak in a bun)
o Honorato (burgers)
o Café de São Bento (AMAZING steak)
o Etc – check here or search for Mercado da Ribeira, they’re all great - http://www.timeout.com/city-guides/time-out-mercado-da-ribeira-lisbon/
- Mercado de Campo de Ourique – similar to the one above but with different restaurants, also good so you can choose one of both markets depending on where you’re staying

If you want to go to more specific restaurants and google the names here is my favourite list that includes the above:
- Prego na Peixaria
- Cervejaria Trindade (steak and seafood)
- A Praca
- Moules and Wine (there’s also a Moules and Gin and a Moules and Beer)
- Las Fitcheras (Mexican)
- El Tomato (tapas)
- Hamburgueria do Bairro (burgers)
- La Siesta (Mexican by the river)
- Portugalia
Expensive good ones:
- Belcanto (Chef Jose Avillez)
- Cantinho do Avillez
- Olivier

Bars

- We mainly stick around cais do sodre for drinks, there’s loads of little bars – one of them is quite cool named O Bom, Mau e o Vilao.
- Meninos do Rio (by the river)
- Urban Beach (bar/club)
- Lost In
- Lux (proper club)
illmurray
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488 posts since 18/4/12

15 Nov 2018 17:14
Wicked, wicked, thanks v much. I was going to do some digging in this thread as I knew there'd be plenty. If anyone has been recently and has any recommendations too then let me know.
joe6886
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795 posts since 16/11/08

16 Nov 2018 07:22
Was looking at some Easyjet flights yesterday, at 3 o’clock they were £417 then when I went to book them in the evening they were £517. Do they ever go back down in price or do I have to just bite the bullet and pay £100 extra?
joeyjojo
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3981 posts since 24/8/06

16 Nov 2018 07:35
joe6886 wrote: Just full of loud Americans as well!

Yeah so annoying ! I went 5 years ago and again last week and in that time they seem to have taken over !! It’s like they just realised it’s quite close for them.
illwill
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3661 posts since 17/5/04

16 Nov 2018 07:44
I think Icelandair do free stopovers on their transatlantic flights.
joeyjojo
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3981 posts since 24/8/06

16 Nov 2018 10:19
Yeah I think you’re right.

Also Blue Lagoon is a bit touristy but id still say it’s on the list of things to do. It’s a pretty awesome site and all the short walks around it too. Also going from like 1 degree in your swim shorts and jumping in a pool at like 38 is just heaven
ginner
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259 posts since 15/4/14

16 Nov 2018 13:29
Went to lisbon in the Spring.

check out;

Tapisco - Great small plactes tapisco.pt

Good little shop up the road at Praça do Príncipe Real 19, 1200-100 Lisboa, Portugal. Tailoring, art, furniture

paodecanela.pt worth a stop

Ice cream shop down the road is great too
nannarella.pt

Try pitaria.pt opposite barrio do avillez for a snack. Barrio is good, but half the meal we had was a bit ropey. Think we jsut ordered wrong.

Bar next door called O Purista is decent. Has a barbers in it also which is entertaining. Wet shave for someone while yu have a beer.

palaciochiado.pt is definately worth a stop for a drink. Not eaten there.

Dont bother with timeout market. Rammed all the time. Nothing you cant get elsewhere.

Free walking tours with sandemans are good. They go from Chiado square. Just tip what you feel it is worth.
Mr.X.
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2851 posts since 23/6/13

posted 16 Nov 2018 14:06, edited 16 Nov 2018 14:06
Heim Cafe, Lisbon does an amazing breakfast. It's quite a small cafe and had a queue but that was in early September.
blackham
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1709 posts since 17/7/13

25 Nov 2018 19:41
Texommendationa for food drinks and things to do in Prague please, out there for a long weekend
stoney
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17396 posts since 22/1/05

25 Nov 2018 22:46
Staying in Gleneagles resort. Service and facilities up there with any I have been to. Played a round at the kings course today. Defrost worth a visit. They know how to fucking charge though. Bottle of red seems to start at
About £50 for a house wine.
stoney
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17396 posts since 22/1/05

25 Nov 2018 22:47
stoney wrote: Staying in Gleneagles resort. Service and facilities up there with any I have been to. Played a round at the kings course today. Deffo worth a visit. They know how to fucking charge though. Bottle of red seems to start at About £50 for a house wine.
stoney
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17396 posts since 22/1/05

25 Nov 2018 22:49
Can’t edit, can’t see straight Eek
Trent
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1847 posts since 18/1/09

26 Nov 2018 05:13
I've decide to take some time off work to have a travel around, I leave in two weeks. Any recommendations on the following places (aside the obvious more bars, hotels, restaurants than seeing sights unless it's off-piste!) as I am putting together a bit of a hitlist together.

Auckland
Campervan NZ - 6 day in North Island, 10 days in the South
Melbourne - 7 days
Sydney - 8 days
Gold Coast to Brisbane - 5 days
Airlie Beach - 3 days
Cairns - 2 days

Saigon - 3 days
Phnom Pen - 3 days
Siem Reap - 4 days
Hanoi - 3 days
Halong Bay - 3 days
Laung Prabang - 4 days
Bangkok - 4 days
Dee
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11196 posts since 22/11/07

27 Nov 2018 02:27
Don't suppose anyone is planning on flying via any of these airports would be willing to do a duty free pick up if coming back to the UK.

Billund
Copenhagen
Frankfurt
illwill
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3661 posts since 17/5/04

27 Nov 2018 07:20
Intrigued…furniture?
phikz
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3124 posts since 14/4/09

27 Nov 2018 08:52
Dee wrote: Don't suppose anyone is planning on flying via any of these airports would be willing to do a duty free pick up if coming back to the UK.

Billund
Copenhagen
Frankfurt

I'm flying back on 20th December from Copenhagen if that helps?
1234589
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888 posts since 1/6/10

27 Nov 2018 10:01
LEGO pickup? Laughing out loud
figurine
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5737 posts since 14/5/07

27 Nov 2018 10:09
Is there a best/cheapest time to book long haul flights? Looking to go to Australia next October/November but have no idea if the prices now are likely to go up or down.
MoB
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36683 posts since 31/8/04

27 Nov 2018 10:29
Off to Prague Sunday for 5 days, any recommendations?
blackham
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1709 posts since 17/7/13

27 Nov 2018 11:05
figurine wrote: Is there a best/cheapest time to book long haul flights? Looking to go to Australia next October/November but have no idea if the prices now are likely to go up or down.

I use this all the time. Enter the rough dates and destination of your travel and it will notify you as of when the prices increase / decrease. Saved me a fair bit a few times.
https://www.hopper.com/