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Sholto
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566 posts since 25/12/12

24 Sep 2019 17:20
Looks well up my street, thanks for the recommendation.

Want to do a decent sea food place for dinner one evening, had a look at Estiatorio Milos which looks quite fancy (possible style over substance?) - any other tips warmly welcomed.
wembly
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525 posts since 15/1/13

24 Sep 2019 17:31
https://goo.gl/maps/X8AoqtX4oxxj9aZB6
Sholto
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566 posts since 25/12/12

24 Sep 2019 17:45
Thanks, quite capable of that - guess there's no merit in getting a personal recommendation from fuk for anything then since google can do it all?
jplxx
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1567 posts since 3/11/09

24 Sep 2019 17:51
jplxx wrote: Anyone know if your allowed an empty sigg bottle as carry on on a flight?
wembly wrote: yes!

You sure? Seen they’d been banned from some events incase you make a bomb with it or some shite.
Burt
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6095 posts since 3/1/10

24 Sep 2019 17:57
Took the large Sigg on EasyJet a coupla months ago no problem.
Trent
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1995 posts since 18/1/09

25 Sep 2019 04:39
fudge.dredd wrote: ^ around the JBL walk area.

Dubai is a one off place, but stay around the JBL area, go and drink at places like Billionaires Mansion, then get the hell out of there.

JBR is the place above, Marina is decent too but would depend on the hotel. Depending on the type of holiday, my preference would be somewhere like Five The Palm. That side of town is much easier to scope out for bars etc. If you need any help, on anything, let me know.
joe6886
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872 posts since 16/11/08

27 Sep 2019 08:37
Looking at Porto for a bit of a cheap weekend away next year, where’s the best area to be looking to stay? Want somewhere with good food and drink, usual fuk kind of hangouts.
Hanto
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2393 posts since 30/11/09

29 Sep 2019 13:30
Going to Budapest at end of October. Any recommendations for food, sites, spas, shops etc?
macgy
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218 posts since 26/11/11

30 Sep 2019 09:44
Avoid everything in the old jewish neighborhood. It is nothing but drunken Brits on stags.

Can recommend this place: http://padron.hu/en/

Amazing tapas and very cheap.
Doogan
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807 posts since 13/4/14

posted 3 Oct 2019 20:11, edited 3 Oct 2019 20:11
I'm going to Venice for a few days next week. Any recommendations on which neighbourhood's to stay in? Staying in the centre is too expensive. I was looking at places near Mestre train station.

Edit: my wife booked a hotel near Mestre station.

Any good recommendations for places to eat/drink?
Brenner
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154 posts since 25/11/11

5 Nov 2019 11:29
Heading Vilnius this weekend with the mrs - any tips for bars/restaurants/things to see?
eazypz
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3225 posts since 16/4/10

19 Nov 2019 18:49
Any recommendations for Tokyo?

Shopping, restaurants etc.

As mentioned previously, will be doing pick ups for anyone intersted.
illmurray
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538 posts since 18/4/12

19 Nov 2019 23:41
joe6886 wrote: Looking at Porto for a bit of a cheap weekend away next year, where’s the best area to be looking to stay? Want somewhere with good food and drink, usual fuk kind of hangouts.

Late reply but stayed right near Bolhão metro and would recommend. To be honest though it's small enough to not make too much of a difference where you're staying. DM me if you want recs for food/drink etc, I properly love that city.
illmurray
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538 posts since 18/4/12

posted 21 Nov 2019 12:11, edited 21 Nov 2019 12:11
@Joe6886 + @Saxonheights

Couple of DM's asking for recs so here's a start for Porto:

1. Go and watch Boavista if they're playing at home. My girlfriend and I went, it was her first football game. Was cracking, they drew 1-1 with Sporting. It's cheap (buy tickets on the day from inside the ticket office at the stadium - ignore anyone outside the stadium trying to sell you tickets as it will never sell out) and you can have a beer pitchside.

2. Definitely go the Serralves. There's a decent enough contemporary art installation inside the main building but the gardens are genuinely incredible. Not too cheap but worth it, set aside at least a few hours to wander about. Food there is passable and pricey, fine but don't go unless you're just saving the hassle of finding somewhere else nearby like us. We did this and the football game on the same day as they are relatively close. Other gardens definitely worth visiting are the Jardins do Palácio de Cristal & Parque das Virtudes.

3. Don't bother trying to go too fancy on food - IMO the Portuguese have it perfect with fresh and cheap food. Lunch is so cheap wherever you go. The house wine is so cheap and usually some fantastic thing from the Douro. Highlights for me as follows:-

- Cana Verde for lunch. People running it are properly lovely.
- Novo Paris
- Taberna dos Esquecidos
- Almeja (bit more but really nice, we did the super cheap lunch menu though anyway)

4. Port tour. We did Cockburns, I get the impression you can do any and be happy. Coughed up for a more expensive port tasting at the end and although it wasn't too cheap (€50 odd for two with chocolate) I was well happy with the whole experience. On a budget just do the standard one.


5. Couple of odd bits:-
- We walked to a tiny fishing village called Afurada just the other side of the river. Nice, quiet, no one speaks good english. Went to a tiny bar with a few proper old boys where a lovely 90 year old women gave us beers for about .75 cents each, then they directed us to a weird Porto FC styled restaurant for the place with the best fish/seafood. Was a great, different and strange experience, taxi back to our place to stay was dirt cheap too.

- Muzak Vinyl is a record store with an insane selection of experimental, world and weird stuff. Had to stop myself dropping decent cash there.

- Just near there is an amazing wine bar, Capela Incomum, in an old church. So nice, so cheap. Other side of Porto a tiny bar/restaurant right by our place called Aquele Tasco was nice. Get the impression this kind of place is common though!

- Definitely walk past Church of Saint Ildefonso & Igreja dos Carmelitas.

- Livraria Lello (bookshop that inspired JK Rowling) is a 20 minute odd queue and costs to get in but I'd say it worth it if you CBA.

That's a decent enough chunk of stuff from me there. Can't stress how friendly they are in Porto if you aren't the daft tourist type. Stick all these places into google maps and just start walking. I'm going back there in April for my birthday.

Edit: Sorry for writing the word cheap one thousand times. Also the website Portoalities is really good for reference.
krisricey
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2187 posts since 24/3/12

21 Nov 2019 13:14
Looking at going to Prague next year for an 8 man stag. Can anyone reccomend some decent things to do? Matey whos getting married prefers a bit of culture, not just getting fucked for 3 days although i'm sure that will play a part.
MoB
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36930 posts since 31/8/04

21 Nov 2019 13:23
https://www.beerspa.com/?lang=en
Rirawin
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9406 posts since 17/7/05

posted 21 Nov 2019 15:35, edited 21 Nov 2019 15:35
My top two food recommendations for Porto are:

Tapabento S.Bento (not so fancy)
The Yeatman (2 michelin star fancy)
illmurray
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538 posts since 18/4/12

22 Nov 2019 08:36
Rirawin wrote: My top two food recommendations for Porto are:

Tapabento S.Bento (not so fancy)
The Yeatman (2 michelin star fancy)

Yeatman definitely looks worthwhile if you are spending.

I've already asked I think but I'm off to Palma de Majorca Saturday. Any bar/food recommendations are greatly appreciated. Got a table at La Juanita Cuina Fresca which looks really interesting but nothing apart from that.
Light_Sleeper
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21 posts since 1/11/17

posted 22 Nov 2019 09:30, edited 22 Nov 2019 09:30
illmurray wrote: I've already asked I think but I'm off to Palma de Majorca Saturday. Any bar/food recommendations are greatly appreciated. Got a table at La Juanita Cuina Fresca which looks really interesting but nothing apart from that.

3 or 4 years since I last went, but I found Ribello (Italian) and Koa (BBQ/Fusion) to both be quite decent.

Also, Ribello has a quaint little cocktail place right across from it which is nice for a drink.
swiftus
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1237 posts since 1/7/09

23 Dec 2019 21:47
Just got to Myanmar yday, covering Bagan, Mandalay, Inle, Yangon.

Any f u k advice outside the usual lonely planets stuff much appreciated.