General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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Alfi
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215 posts since 12/10/09

28 Jun 2019 05:44
Anyone got some Budapest tips ? There on Saturday for a few days.
Crackajack
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7012 posts since 21/4/05

28 Jun 2019 20:34
Thanks for your further Munich tips all.
figurine
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5605 posts since 14/5/07

28 Jun 2019 21:58
Alfi wrote: Anyone got some Budapest tips ? There on Saturday for a few days.
Ruin bars are worth visiting, Szimpla Kert deffo worth hitting for a drink.

The baths are great, there's usually a party at one on a Saturday. Was full of stags/hens when I went but still was decent craic.

Did a bike tour as well which was a godd way to see all the touristy shit, went with this company, the guy that took us was sound.
http://www.budabike.com/en/
haxby
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183 posts since 1/12/12

29 Jun 2019 00:10
Alfi wrote: Anyone got some Budapest tips ? There on Saturday for a few days.

As said, Szimpla Kert is well worth a visit and the house of terror is also worth a visit too. Went over to fishermans bastion and the old town as well and took the touristy ferry around Margaret island. Great place Budapest.
Trent
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1820 posts since 18/1/09

30 Jun 2019 11:41
Szimpla is great. Some friends went to a bar called Mazel Tov a few weeks back. Doboz and Fogashaz (I think) were also good.

Parliament Buildings and House of Terror also interesting.
ballso
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631 posts since 26/1/09

30 Jun 2019 13:10
pontoon is also worth checking out on the river.
Brenner
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136 posts since 25/11/11

30 Jun 2019 15:49
Any tips for Porto? Heading for a long weekend in July with the Mrs.
Rirawin
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9195 posts since 17/7/05

30 Jun 2019 17:50
If you want some fancy dining highly recommend The Yeatman https://www.the-yeatman-hotel.com/en/food/restaurant/. Try to grab a table by one of the set of french doors and you can watch the sunset over Porto Cool
Anto
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3534 posts since 19/1/12

30 Jun 2019 22:29
Try a Francesinha at Cafè Santiago and taste porto at Kopke, much less touristy than the bigger names (no cellars visit though)
Sneakysbest
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1888 posts since 28/1/12

1 Jul 2019 11:46
Anyone know if I can get a refund AND compensation for a cancelled flight? BA cancelled my flight last night and then earliest I could fly was today.
Trent
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1820 posts since 18/1/09

1 Jul 2019 14:54
You can get compensation for anything over 3 hours.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/flight-delays/

Only ever done it once but was fully refunded for my flight that was over 24 hours. Had loads of 4/5/6 hour delayed and never bothered though.
themistake
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10487 posts since 20/2/06

1 Jul 2019 16:14
it's EU law and there's law that means the airline has to be active in seeking you compensation if your flight is delayed more than 3 hours.

The airline should send you an email saying that you are entitled to compensation within 24 hours of you landing.

Even Ryanair are forward with getting you the compensation.


edit. oh yours was cancelled. umm no idea.
ginner
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258 posts since 15/4/14

2 Jul 2019 16:33
Just back from Porto. Good city. Did a Douro Valley wine tour if thats your thing. Some well rated ones on trip advisor that were decent.

All tips above are good (esp Kopke) if you want some port.

Manteigaria for Pastel De Nata (2 branches in town)

Tapisco is excellent northern portugese/northern spanish small plates

Came accross a place called Em Canto on R. Afonso Martins Alho 6, 4050-018 Porto, Portugal Would recommend. New and good food for lunches and nice for a drink.

Cantinho do Avillez comes highly recommended
illmurray
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471 posts since 18/4/12

2 Jul 2019 17:29
Any shouts for Krakow? Going to have a day there this week with the girlfriend. Good places to eat?
Light_Sleeper
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14 posts since 1/11/17

2 Jul 2019 19:27
Nolio for great pizza/pasta.
Scottishmark
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504 posts since 25/1/11

2 Jul 2019 21:11
illmurray wrote: Any shouts for Krakow? Going to have a day there this week with the girlfriend. Good places to eat?

Farina - http://www.farina.com.pl/mobile/en/

Probably one of the best meals of my life. About £120 for 3 courses and a nice bottle of wine. Highly recommended!
stoney
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17322 posts since 22/1/05

3 Jul 2019 13:57
Any topper Toddler and baby friendly hotels anyone can recommend in Ibiza ?
illmurray
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471 posts since 18/4/12

6 Jul 2019 11:55
Scottishmark wrote: Farina - http://www.farina.com.pl/mobile/en/

Probably one of the best meals of my life. About £120 for 3 courses and a nice bottle of wine. Highly recommended!

Ended up having a lovely time here and the bill was surprisingly low. Cheers for the rec!
illmurray
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471 posts since 18/4/12

posted 9 Jul 2019 21:48, edited 9 Jul 2019 21:48
Planning a short break in September where I just want to wander about in between drinking and eating good (cheap) food. Palma de Mallorca or Porto? And would really appreciate recs for best places to stay in either. Cheers!

Edit: Very quickly narrowed this down to Porto as Portugal really is just stupidly cheap, grateful for any advice on where to stay though.
Scottishmark
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504 posts since 25/1/11

9 Jul 2019 22:11
illmurray wrote:
Scottishmark wrote: Farina - http://www.farina.com.pl/mobile/en/

Probably one of the best meals of my life. About £120 for 3 courses and a nice bottle of wine. Highly recommended!

Ended up having a lovely time here and the bill was surprisingly low. Cheers for the rec!

Cool Cool .