posted 16 Apr 2019 19:17, edited 16 Apr 2019 19:17
Did Ubud, Gili Air and Canggu last year.
Enjoyed all of it but Canggu was the best bit. Great surf and some decent parties.
Can't really go wrong anywhere in Bali.
Ubud was pretty touristy but as long as you avoid Kuta, it's no sweat really.
16 Apr 2019 19:44
Nice !!! What are the beaches like ?
posted 16 Apr 2019 19:46, edited 16 Apr 2019 19:46
As above pretty much, definitely preferred ubud/cangu over kuta/seminyak.
Actually dislike Australians after staying in seminyak lol
Recommend getting a scooter if you’re happy to drive one, it’s good fun and easy to get around
16 Apr 2019 19:48
Why so? Too many of them?
posted 16 Apr 2019 19:50, edited 16 Apr 2019 19:50
Pretty much, the ones I came across were fine with me but treated the service like peasants.
Bali is like the Aussies Europe, it’s on their door step pretty much.
Stayed at Bisma Eight in ubud, really nice hotel and very good roof top restaurant.
Make sure you do monkey forest.
16 Apr 2019 20:22
Any recommendations for Cannes/Nice/Monaco? Looking at a day in each place with the mrs.
16 Apr 2019 23:52
Bali is massively overrated imo. It's filthy almost everywhere in the south of the island. There's Aussies everywhere acting like lads in Magaluf. The water is pretty dirty in most locations as well. Its good for the sights and people though as found them to be very friendly. I think there's better places in that neck of the woods to visit.
17 Apr 2019 05:38
Food - Lou Pisto and Citrus
Drinks/Live Music - Shapko
There's an old market just through an arch off the sea front as you walk east towards Castle Hill which is proper cool. Worth a walk over the hill to the harbour too.
Took a train to Monaco and jumped off at Villefranche on the return which was a proper highlight. By-pass the touristy cafe's on the sea front and walk up the hill to the central village 'square' and have a drink at the cafè/tobacconist's - it's like the land that time forgot.
I personally found Monaco to be proper touristy - one of those places you've gotta visit if you're in the vicinity but not a real highlight.
17 Apr 2019 08:44
TATE, if your willing to deviate from Cannes nice Monaco, Antibes (train ride from nice) is lovely. Lovey old town which is great to potter round (has a great market). Picasso museum is also great here, looks out over the Med.
Juan les pins just round the coast from Antibes is great for relaxing at one of the beach clubs, costs like 15 euros for a lounger.
17 Apr 2019 08:56
Any food places or sightseeing tips for Geneva and surrounding lake area please?
17 Apr 2019 09:44
Down by the lake is a nice place for a wander but very touristy. Make sure you head up the hill to the old town, lots of interesting architecture, museums and a lot quieter. Plenty of cafés and restaurants up there where you can eat outside.
18 Apr 2019 21:38
Anyone been to Naples for a city break? Worth doing Pompeii if I’m only there for two nights?
posted 18 Apr 2019 23:07, edited 18 Apr 2019 23:07
A friend was telling me that Pompeii isn’t going to be open for many more years, will be closed to preserve for archaeology. Could be wrong
19 Apr 2019 08:48
I haven't heard anything about Pompeii being closed.
If you're even the slightest bit interested in history then it's really worth seeing. The scale of it is impressive but you really need half a day minimum as it's so big. Take water with you if you go, and sun protection as it's pretty exposed.
I can't really comment on Napoli other than to go up the hill to the old town rather than down it to the docks (my wife insisted on looking for a non-existent beach) and try not to get run over by a scooter. We went to Pompeii direct from Firenze and just stayed that night in Napoli before heading to Rome the next day so didn't get to see much.
19 Apr 2019 18:04
Cheers Andy, I know if I was there any longer I wouldn’t think twice about going but using up one day when I’m there for two doesn’t make much sense. Plus it’s July so sounds like the worst time to go weather wise. I’ll try work out if it can be done in a few hours.
20 Apr 2019 08:59
It definitely can, it's only 40 minutes on the train from Napoli and the station is right next to the ruins and trains are very half hour, so it can easily be done in a few hours if you choose.