General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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YLAup
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5896 posts since 5/9/11

11 May 2022 22:15
Crackajack wrote: Booked Lisbon / beach for July. Just easy to be fair.

Nice, best place ever
fudge.dredd
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2002 posts since 15/12/12

posted 12 May 2022 21:10, edited 12 May 2022 21:10
YLAup wrote:
Crackajack wrote: Booked Lisbon / beach for July. Just easy to be fair.

Nice, best place ever

Genuinely love Lisbon, was the first country I moved to for a year or so but in Europe, my list would be:

1. Paris
2. Barcelona
3. Prague
4. Lisbon
5. Porto

Edit: not sure if it counts as European but Istanbul is an amazing city.
Tobypricec
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564 posts since 6/1/15

13 May 2022 07:48
Anyone got up to date recommendations for Barcelona? Food/Coffee mainly, cheers!
fudge.dredd
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2002 posts since 15/12/12

posted 13 May 2022 10:06, edited 13 May 2022 10:06
Best place I’ve ever been in Barca is La Xampanyeria or otherwise called Can Paixano…

Standing room only, tapas around €2-€4 per plate and whole bottles of their sparking rose wine are €6.

Amazing place.



Either arrive 10 mins before they open or wait in the queues to get in.

Bars wise, my good friend Mo owns Two Schmucks and Fat Schmucks which is an eatery on the same road. Two Schmucks regularly comes up as one of the best bars in Europe.

Boadas also for classics. Just off La Ramblas.
-DiscoTits-
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999 posts since 26/11/07

14 May 2022 01:10
Love Barca, don’t love getting mugged every single time I’ve been there. Not talking simple beat me up muggings, held at knifepoint type. Wish the police would get a grip of the fucking situation.
eazypz
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3613 posts since 16/4/10

14 May 2022 08:22
That’s pretty messed up.

Cant say I enjoyed Barca when I went, although I imagine I’m in the very small minority
swiftus
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1829 posts since 1/7/09

15 May 2022 18:19
-DiscoTits- wrote: Love Barca, don’t love getting mugged every single time I’ve been there. Not talking simple beat me up muggings, held at knifepoint type. Wish the police would get a grip of the fucking situation.

Bloody hell how many times has this happened?
swede
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10431 posts since 21/3/09

15 May 2022 19:38
-DiscoTits- wrote: Love Barca, don’t love getting mugged every single time I’ve been there. Not talking simple beat me up muggings, held at knifepoint type. Wish the police would get a grip of the fucking situation.

been 4 times (twice on "lads" trips) and never been mugged
RickRude
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4133 posts since 13/1/12

15 May 2022 20:36
Cos you’re already a mug
youngkamio
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80 posts since 27/6/14

16 May 2022 08:09
2 years back I did a lot of night time walking and sub-way taking, in some undesirable locations in Barcelona whilst wearing a solid gold yachtmaster and short sleeves. No issues but on reflection not a good idea.
-DiscoTits-
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999 posts since 26/11/07

16 May 2022 14:11
3 times I’ve been mugged in Barca. I usually leave the watch at home and don’t take any other valuables. Keep a wee 10 euro note in the pocket of my shirt and hand that over if it gets dicey. Usually just little opportunist teens and scallys. Not worth getting knifed over though so the 10 note works a treat and they fuck off. First time it happened I reported it to the police and they just said they would look into it haha.
Tobypricec
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564 posts since 6/1/15

16 May 2022 14:13
Cheers Fudge
-DiscoTits-
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999 posts since 26/11/07

posted 16 May 2022 14:18, edited 16 May 2022 14:18
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