General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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quest
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3214 posts since 11/7/11

23 Jun 2019 15:07
For Rio stay in Ipanema if you can. Have many recommendations for things to do, if you’re still thinking of going
Tobypricec
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306 posts since 6/1/15

23 Jun 2019 16:01
Places to eat in Dubrovnik old town?
menace
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1041 posts since 3/5/12

24 Jun 2019 02:53
anything good to do in Florence ?
sodomgomorra
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1364 posts since 24/3/14

24 Jun 2019 07:35
Nah. Just old shite.
Crackajack
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7060 posts since 21/4/05

25 Jun 2019 09:41
Anyone been to Munich ? Thinking of doing a long weekend with Mrs, places to stay things to do etc? I just want to sit in a bier garten, but of culture and maybe take a train somewhere we can walk.
swede
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7884 posts since 21/3/09

posted 25 Jun 2019 10:10, edited 25 Jun 2019 10:10
going to a wedding on ibiza in august over the bank holiday. will have some time around wedding to hang out. any recommendations for decent but non-expensive restaurants/bars/beaches to reach? ideally far away from the EDM/shit-muncher crowd. staying quite west
andymakesglasses
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20168 posts since 26/1/06

25 Jun 2019 11:44
Crackajack wrote: Anyone been to Munich ? Thinking of doing a long weekend with Mrs, places to stay things to do etc? I just want to sit in a bier garten, but of culture and maybe take a train somewhere we can walk.

Went in January for a trade show. Didn't get a chance to see that much as I was working but had a wander one evening and went to a few beer halls. There's plenty of interesting architecture in the centre to keep you occupied wandering about for a weekend.

Schwabinger Osterwaldgarten was good but a little out of the way (easy taxi ride). Not touristy in the slightest when we were there. There's a guy who works there called John who was hilarious. He's German but has an Irish accent (and humour / attitude) from working in Dublin for years.

Zum Dürnbräu is more central and also good but more touristy (was probably half trade show people / half Germans).

I stayed at the Motel One München-Campus because it was handy for the U-bahn station I needed but it's also walkable to the centre. If I was going as a tourist I'd probably look around Sendlinger Tor (there's actually another Motel One there as it happens).
abagnale
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645 posts since 6/1/14

25 Jun 2019 12:32
Die Goldene Bar is quite cool. Next to the river where you can watch people surf. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g187309-d2216790-Reviews-Die_Goldene_Bar-Munich_Upper_Bavaria_Bavaria.html

Tons of similar places, but this brewery style place next to Hofbräuhaus is decent for a pretzel and a beer. https://www.ayinger-am-platzl.de/
Crackajack
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7060 posts since 21/4/05

25 Jun 2019 12:49
Thanks guys. Any tips on getting out of the city without a car?
andymakesglasses
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20168 posts since 26/1/06

25 Jun 2019 13:28
I didn't go further than the exhibition centre. The U-bahn was pretty straightforward and efficient so I'd imagine the trains are similarly so. Just Google day trips from Munich or something similar.

https://www.annees-de-pelerinage.com/best-day-trips-from-munich-germany/

Wikitravel has a few suggestions (down the bottom of the page). I find it quite a useful guide to new places generally.

https://wikitravel.org/en/Munich
wembly
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290 posts since 15/1/13

25 Jun 2019 15:05
if you interested in science/ technic visit the "Deutsches Museum" biggest science and technic based museum worldwide
https://www.deutsches-museum.de/index.php?id=1&L;=1

also the Starnberger See is a nice place for a relaxed day and the train from Munich Central Station will take about 35 min. (S6)

menace
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1041 posts since 3/5/12

26 Jun 2019 02:09
sodomgomorra wrote: Nah. Just old shite.
cheers everyone Cool
swiftus
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745 posts since 1/7/09

26 Jun 2019 08:32
menace wrote:
sodomgomorra wrote: Nah. Just old shite.
cheers everyone Cool

Laughing out loud
sodomgomorra
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1364 posts since 24/3/14

26 Jun 2019 12:33
München itself is very doable on a whim. Best bits are clustered in/around the center, which isn't that big, and you can go solely by foot if you so please.

The Alps are also close by, it's ~ 1 hour and a bit bummel ride to Kufstein, Austria. From where you can go for a hike in the Kaisertal. Though that might be a bit of a squeeze in one weekend.
ronaldinho83
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208 posts since 5/8/06

posted 26 Jun 2019 14:43, edited 26 Jun 2019 14:43
Visiting Istanbul near the Sultanahmet district in August with the missus.

Any must dos outside of the spice bazaars and blue mosque,topkapi palace and sophia hagge etc?

Smiling

ismvil
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619 posts since 16/9/11

26 Jun 2019 15:13
Grand bazaar, Bosphorus cruise at sunset, the Sunken Palace / Basilica Cistern, a good local hammam (hotel should point you in the right direction), Galata Tower and make sure you have a proper doner kebab.
smith
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10754 posts since 5/5/04

26 Jun 2019 15:14
Anyone been to BUcharest? Any must sees whilst there? Thanks
fudge.dredd
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551 posts since 15/12/12

posted 26 Jun 2019 15:36, edited 26 Jun 2019 15:36
ronaldinho83 wrote: Visiting Istanbul near the Sultanahmet district in August with the missus.

Any must dos outside of the spice bazaars and blue mosque,topkapi palace and sophia hagge etc?

Smiling

If you haven’t booked a hotel yet, stay at the Four Seasons Sultanahmet - or just check out their rooftop bar for drinks…

Also best local food is probably at a place called Hamdi which is virtually outside the back side of the Spice Bazaar right by the Bosporus..
ismvil
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619 posts since 16/9/11

26 Jun 2019 18:59
I’ve stayed at the http://sirkecimansion.com/ and it was amazing both times.
ronaldinho83
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208 posts since 5/8/06

27 Jun 2019 12:42
Thanks guys for the Istanbul tips. Will check out and come back

staying at the https://www.booking.com/hotel/tr/la-boutique-pierre-loti.en-gb.html