General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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pentonville
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1072 posts since 12/3/12

7 Apr 2022 12:29
fudge.dredd wrote: You’ve never been anywhere that isn’t ‘morally questionable’? By whose standards?.

Right on Laughing out loud honestly some of the most dense thoughts I've ever read have been on here. I'm almost left wondering where the OP likes to holiday.
TATE
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339 posts since 5/12/12

posted 7 Apr 2022 14:01, edited 7 Apr 2022 14:01
Cheers all. Will keep my fingers crossed.
YLAup
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5934 posts since 5/9/11

7 Apr 2022 22:37
Darn it, just as I was about to book it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-61021186
Rirawin
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9652 posts since 17/7/05

posted 8 Apr 2022 12:03, edited 8 Apr 2022 12:03
Sholto wrote: Anyone here done any sort of 'digital nomad' / working from home abroad type arrangement? I'm looking at trying to get out to somewhere along the med over summer.

https://qz.com/work/2150480/italy-plans-to-be-the-next-country-to-offer-digital-nomad-visas/
eazypz
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3684 posts since 16/4/10

posted 21 Apr 2022 16:40, edited 21 Apr 2022 16:40
Recs for Istanbul?

Heading out next month.

Looking for some proper turkish restaurants, as well as a topper restaurant for the Mrs birthday.

Also, any decent places to possibly buy a rug and general places to see.


Will be in Porto in June for a few days also, looking for good restaurants and wine bars, topper or casual.
Rirawin
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9652 posts since 17/7/05

26 Apr 2022 10:18
Missus is off to Tel Aviv in a couple of weeks for six days on business. What are the must sees and dos?
ismvil
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2092 posts since 16/9/11

26 Apr 2022 11:01
Popina restaurant for eats. Top notch nosh.
YLAup
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5934 posts since 5/9/11

26 Apr 2022 18:58
Sholto wrote: Anyone here done any sort of 'digital nomad' / working from home abroad type arrangement? I'm looking at trying to get out to somewhere along the med over summer.

Check with your company first as it's less about the country you are going to and more about tax and social security implications of paying a UK worker to work from another country, even if they are not changing payrolls. I'd say a lot of companies don't allow it, but depends where they are registered and what entities they have set up in the chosen country
Goldie
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4841 posts since 17/10/07

27 Apr 2022 19:24
Going to Cyprus on Friday, Paphos area. Looking for recommendations for places to go in the daytime for walks etc. Have got a car so a little bit of travel isn't an issue.
Dee
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12205 posts since 22/11/07

posted 27 Apr 2022 20:09, edited 27 Apr 2022 20:09
Always there as the old dear lives in Tala..

Troodos and the valleys for walking. Track down the Venetian bridges, google Tzelefos bridge. Roads are great to drive, very quiet, if you look out closely there's the odd little abandoned village from the war. A great place to explore.

Omodos is a nice village to visit (kind of on the way to above). It can be a little touristy as it has a few coaches that visit each day but a nice place to stop and eat. Little monastery, traditional houses, tavernas, there's a little main street with some stalls and tavernas but the nicer places are down the lanes. Stou Kir Youanni is a fave, wines are nice (local juice is all cheap)

Pissouri is also a nice little place, visited last year. The coastal road is now closed off but it's like 15+ mins down the motorway from Paphos. Bunch of Grapes is the place to grab a drink and the food is exceptionally good for Cyprus.

Good places for atmos and food, all a little out of the town but defo worth a visit…

Porto Antico - evenings by the sea, great food and staff.

A short drive past Coral bay, Oniro by the sea, get's busy but great sea views. Good place for daytime and evening. Near the shipwreck.

Sea You Bar is a great place for sunset drinks, can't miss this one, it's along the King's Road towards Coral Bay, just as the road dips down, busy spot right on the beach.

Sea Caves is ok for kids. A little bit like See You and Oniro's but not as nice and a bit quieter.

The Last Castle is a good place to visit for food, esp Sundays, some mild off-roading to get to.

You can get up north if you have your passport with you. Quite scenic in the Turkish areas on the coast.



Goldie
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4841 posts since 17/10/07

28 Apr 2022 07:09
Awesome Dee, will be sure to check them out. We are actually staying just near Peyia so Oniro is not too far. We discovered Sea You Bar last year which is fantastic in the day time for food and drinks. Thanks man Ubercool
swede
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10532 posts since 21/3/09

posted 28 Apr 2022 08:41, edited 28 Apr 2022 08:41
holiday thread delivering Ubercool Ubercool
freedom
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961 posts since 25/4/12

28 Apr 2022 09:18
Copenhagen for a few days next week, any recommendations for things to do, decent bars etc?
Sumbeam
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1081 posts since 27/1/11

28 Apr 2022 10:22
freedom wrote: Copenhagen for a few days next week, any recommendations for things to do, decent bars etc?
A few of my favourite places are:
Popl - Burgers
Pompette - Natural Wine
Ruby - Cocktails
Lidkoeb - Cocktails
Mother - Pizza
Skt Peders Bageri - Pastries
joeyjojo
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4715 posts since 24/8/06

28 Apr 2022 11:06
Lousiana if you fancy the train journey- really worth it.
Gorilla for multi course new Nordic menu then war pigs next door
Sholto
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831 posts since 25/12/12

28 Apr 2022 12:33
YLAup wrote:
Sholto wrote: Anyone here done any sort of 'digital nomad' / working from home abroad type arrangement? I'm looking at trying to get out to somewhere along the med over summer.

Check with your company first as it's less about the country you are going to and more about tax and social security implications of paying a UK worker to work from another country, even if they are not changing payrolls. I'd say a lot of companies don't allow it, but depends where they are registered and what entities they have set up in the chosen country
In this case I'd just be spending 1-2 months in Europe, so I don't think any of this would be a concern, but appreciate the heads up!
freedom
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961 posts since 25/4/12

28 Apr 2022 19:29
Cool cheers boys
Robadob
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1524 posts since 29/12/04

28 Apr 2022 21:22
Any recommendations for Rotterdam?
Sayword
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5995 posts since 1/4/07

28 Apr 2022 23:35
Anyone going to be in New York in May? We can grab some drinks
swiftus
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1880 posts since 1/7/09

8 May 2022 19:05
Sister is travelling to Spain next month. Been double vaxxed, no booster. Gov website says travel has to be within 270 days of second jab, but it's been more than that (so would need booster, which she doesn't want to do).

Are they strict on this?

Any other documentation needed?

Cheers in advance