General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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swede
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10532 posts since 21/3/09

28 Mar 2022 15:59
Owlix wrote: Oslo or Stockholm for 3 days in May? Looking for decent shopping (Acne etc…), modern art and good vegan food.

Stockholm for sure
illmurray
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589 posts since 18/4/12

28 Mar 2022 19:00
blackham wrote: Any recommendations for Porto?

Serralves is an absolute must, set aside a day to wander the gardens and galleries.

Get the old tram from the city to Foz do Douro and watch the sunset there.

Capela Incomum for a great converted church/wine bar.

Pick any port lodge and go for a tour, can walk over the Luís I Bridge then get the cable car back for views.

I'd recommend going to see Boavista play too, it's a great lump of a stadium.

Plenty of really good places to eat that are pretty well telegraphed, but if you want recs for some quality cheap restaurants then DM me, must be my favourite city for food.
mistamilan
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94 posts since 5/5/09

28 Mar 2022 21:03
swede wrote:
Owlix wrote: Oslo or Stockholm for 3 days in May? Looking for decent shopping (Acne etc…), modern art and good vegan food.

Stockholm for sure

Second that. Lots more options for food, culture and shopping in Stockholm. Oslo way smaller but still nice
Owlix
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2086 posts since 16/10/08

29 Mar 2022 08:43
Thanks everyone! Stockholm it is.
Crackajack
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8204 posts since 21/4/05

30 Mar 2022 14:36
Any suggestions for a European transfers, pool and beach type holiday? Will probably end up just lounging most of the time but want the option of things of interest (history, parks and non-hotel restaurants) nearby.

Tel Aviv or Dubrovnik perhaps?
fudge.dredd
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2078 posts since 15/12/12

30 Mar 2022 15:17
Tel Aviv is great.. city and beach with lots of local stuff to see…

Best short hop city and beach for me is Lisbon.
TCB
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5088 posts since 5/7/11

30 Mar 2022 15:20
Any Hamburg tips?
TCB
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5088 posts since 5/7/11

30 Mar 2022 15:21
Lisbon is superb tbf. Great little city.
Crackajack
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8204 posts since 21/4/05

30 Mar 2022 15:36
Have done Lisbon as a city break and agree it was excellent, not sure the beach areas are that close though (or vice versa)
zoom
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6866 posts since 22/7/05

30 Mar 2022 16:16

Crackajack wrote: Any suggestions for a European transfers, pool and beach type holiday? Will probably end up just lounging most of the time but want the option of things of interest (history, parks and non-hotel restaurants) nearby.

Tel Aviv or Dubrovnik perhaps?

I done a week in Dubrovnik last year. We absolutely loved it. Perfect mix of relaxing by the pool/beach, with a city centre full of history and amazing restaurants. Would highly recommend it. If you do go let me know and I’ll send you some decent places to go.
eazypz
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3684 posts since 16/4/10

30 Mar 2022 16:23
What hotel did you stay at Zoom, and what time of year did you go?

Looking to do a week there later this year as well and want sunbed weather.
Alfi
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241 posts since 12/10/09

30 Mar 2022 16:23
Working in the US next month, work will finish in Las Vegas. Keen to extend my trip … any recommendations for places to slozz about from there. Dont mind a drive to California but not sure where exactly
zoom
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posted 30 Mar 2022 16:33, edited 30 Mar 2022 16:33
eazypz wrote: What hotel did you stay at Zoom, and what time of year did you go?

Looking to do a week there later this year as well and want sunbed weather.

Stayed here, it was pretty decent.

https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/destinations/hotel-information/Dubrovnik/Rixos-Premium-Dubrovnik/HR-DBV-0200001&saleOption;=PAKFH&depDate;=17-04-22&duration;=3

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g295371-d651125-Reviews-Rixos_Premium_Dubrovnik-Dubrovnik_Dubrovnik_Neretva_County_Dalmatia.html

You could walk to the Center of the city in 15 mins. Can’t fault the hotel for what we paid. Unreal breakfast there which we got included.

Crackajack
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8204 posts since 21/4/05

30 Mar 2022 16:36
zoom wrote:
Crackajack wrote: Any suggestions for a European transfers, pool and beach type holiday? Will probably end up just lounging most of the time but want the option of things of interest (history, parks and non-hotel restaurants) nearby.

Tel Aviv or Dubrovnik perhaps?

I done a week in Dubrovnik last year. We absolutely loved it. Perfect mix of relaxing by the pool/beach, with a city centre full of history and amazing restaurants. Would highly recommend it. If you do go let me know and I’ll send you some decent places to go.

Appreciate that mate Cool
YLAup
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5934 posts since 5/9/11

30 Mar 2022 16:51
They say Split a good option to Dubrovnik
zoom
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6866 posts since 22/7/05

30 Mar 2022 16:57
YLAup wrote: They say Split a good option to Dubrovnik

Split is great, but not as good as Dubrovnik IMO, the restaurants are definitely not as good.

Also done a stag doo in Hvar a few years ago which is another beautiful place.
pentonville
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1072 posts since 12/3/12

posted 30 Mar 2022 16:59, edited 30 Mar 2022 16:59
Lisbon is great, also Barcelona, Palma Mallorca, and Zadar as a left-field pick in Croatia (rocky beach tho)
fudge.dredd
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2078 posts since 15/12/12

posted 30 Mar 2022 17:13, edited 30 Mar 2022 17:13
Crackajack wrote: Have done Lisbon as a city break and agree it was excellent, not sure the beach areas are that close though (or vice versa)

Short taxi ride across the bridge and you have miles of beach!
andymakesglasses
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20740 posts since 26/1/06

30 Mar 2022 17:22
Crackajack wrote: Any suggestions for a European transfers, pool and beach type holiday? Will probably end up just lounging most of the time but want the option of things of interest (history, parks and non-hotel restaurants) nearby.

Have you been to Sardinia? Great beaches, plenty of history.
fudge.dredd
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2078 posts since 15/12/12

posted 30 Mar 2022 17:23, edited 30 Mar 2022 17:23
Failing those, Tel Aviv is amazing. Friendly locals, amazing beach right opposite the strip where most of the hotels are and markets/history for days… and an hour or so drive to Jerusalem…. Check out the Wailing Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre… forget the Islamic sites, they won’t let you in.