General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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fudge.dredd
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1752 posts since 15/12/12

10 Nov 2021 19:07
waterfall wrote: Paris booked in the end to boost the romance Laughing out loud
Flight times were the quickest at 1 hour 30 so it won

Chez Robert et Louise for meat and Little Red Door for cocktails.

Thank me later.
waterfall
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1316 posts since 14/1/07

10 Nov 2021 21:27
fudge you old romantic!

will get that Chez Robert et Louise booked, looks decent
fudge.dredd
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1752 posts since 15/12/12

11 Nov 2021 12:03
waterfall wrote: fudge you old romantic!

will get that Chez Robert et Louise booked, looks decent

Cool
Burt
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6174 posts since 3/1/10

11 Nov 2021 12:42
Didn't really rate 'Little Red Door' - it's ok but there are more reasonably priced and better bars about. Would recommend the Italian restaurant 'La Briciola' just up the road though.

Soul Kitchen uaed to be great for food after Sacre-Coeur - popular with locals and away from the throng of tourists that populate the area.

Le Relais Gascon in Montmartre is really good for French food - would deffo recommend. Lulu White's for cocktails afterwards which is tiny but far more intimate than the 'Little Red Door'
swiftus
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1576 posts since 1/7/09

11 Nov 2021 13:13
Little Red Door used to be good 5 years ago
fudge.dredd
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1752 posts since 15/12/12

11 Nov 2021 14:12
Candelaria also….if I remember correctly it was situated in/next to a tiny Mexican food joint.
ginner
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334 posts since 15/4/14

12 Nov 2021 22:29
Anyone got any toronto tips? Out with work next month and looking for things to do evenings/good places to go for dinner (solo) and some key bits to see.
Rirawin
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9566 posts since 17/7/05

13 Nov 2021 17:48
Was there first two weeks of October for work too.

I’d personally recommend…

Alo (fancy dining)
Pai (Thai)
Have a walk around old Chinatown/Kensington Market and stop off at Blackbird Bakery
Banh Mi Boyz
Pearl Harbourfront for dim sum
Kost for rooftop dining/drinks overlooking the CN tower
If you’re heading to Niagara Falls Peller Winery is worth a trip for a tour.

Shopping wise…
Haven
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The bigger Arcteryx store is in North York and stocks Veilance for women
Blue Button Store has Kaptial
pentonville
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972 posts since 12/3/12

13 Nov 2021 23:00
Fudge dread dusting off the 2003 lonely planet for this one Laughing out loud

How is there a thread about Paris with no mention of the Yard? Clown Bar? Not to mention Septime, Deviant & Vivant2, La Buvette, Dame Jane, Cafe Bambino.. I don't really like Paris but these are great places.
ginner
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334 posts since 15/4/14

14 Nov 2021 07:51
Rirawin wrote: Was there first two weeks of October for work too.

I’d personally recommend…

Alo (fancy dining)
Pai (Thai)
Have a walk around old Chinatown/Kensington Market and stop off at Blackbird Bakery
Banh Mi Boyz
Pearl Harbourfront for dim sum
Kost for rooftop dining/drinks overlooking the CN tower
If you’re heading to Niagara Falls Peller Winery is worth a trip for a tour.

Shopping wise…
Haven
Nomad
The bigger Arcteryx store is in North York and stocks Veilance for women
Blue Button Store has Kaptial

Thanks Rirawin. Much appreciated
Rirawin
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9566 posts since 17/7/05

14 Nov 2021 08:49
Also if you’re not aware you need to download ArriveCan app and fill in/submit your info which is in addition to the esta.

Oh and be prepared to show your proof of vaccine at places like restaurants and bars etc. when I was there they were accepting paper formats from my coworkers whereas I showed them my nhs one from my apple wallet. Believe they moved digitally (QR code system) end of October so worth looking up what international travellers need to do.
waterfall
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1316 posts since 14/1/07

posted 14 Nov 2021 14:03, edited 14 Nov 2021 14:03
thanks for all paris trips, will take a look

I've not yet booked a hotel, does anyone have any recommendations?

4 nights, central preferred
Alfi
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228 posts since 12/10/09

20 Nov 2021 10:45
Got to go to New York next week on a work trip, anyone know the best method of getting a pre flight covid test? CHEERS!
waterfall
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1316 posts since 14/1/07

21 Nov 2021 19:20
waterfall wrote: thanks for all paris trips, will take a look

I've not yet booked a hotel, does anyone have any recommendations?

4 nights, central preferred

apologies to chase, anyone able to give me any tips or good hotels for Paris? starting from scratch so not really sure where to look
waterfall
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1316 posts since 14/1/07

21 Nov 2021 19:24
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/france/paris/hotels/

some of these look good
snaye
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11008 posts since 24/10/02

21 Nov 2021 19:28
https://www.hotelnational.paris/en/

waterfall
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1316 posts since 14/1/07

22 Nov 2021 10:15
thanks snaye
illmurray
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573 posts since 18/4/12

22 Nov 2021 22:09
Off to Porto next week for four nights. I've been once before and absolutely loved it, probably got some good recs here. Any FUK tips always welcome though.
eazypz
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3410 posts since 16/4/10

22 Nov 2021 22:16
I’m headed that way shortly as well, any recs you’d give?
illmurray
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573 posts since 18/4/12

23 Nov 2021 08:09
I'll write a bit more later but Jardim Serralves is a must, and as far as restaurants go all of my favourite meals were in understated places that cost like €15/head for food and a bottle of wine.

I'll find my notes and post them here.