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« Reply #5125 on: Tuesday 14 February 2017, 02:44:41 PM »
Anyone been to Toulouse? Found cheap flights and a cheap but cool-looking Air B&B for next week.

Went there for one game of the Euros - but was staying outside Toulouse, except for the day of the game itself so not best placed to tell you a huge amount about the city.  Interesting city from what I saw wandering around, but didn't really do a lot of sightseeing per se so unhelpfully can't recommend much there.

If you are there for more than a weekend, worth trying to see Carcassonne.

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« Reply #5126 on: Tuesday 14 February 2017, 03:15:45 PM »
If you're going next week, and if you ski, you'll be able to go to Andorra I'd imagine.

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« Reply #5127 on: Tuesday 14 February 2017, 06:38:37 PM »
I'm heading out to Vegas in May with my dad, I have 5 free days outside of poker tournaments that I have to play so wondering if we have any members who live there or know it well ?

Decent places to eat/drink/get lashed that aren't too extortionate ? Also I've heard different rumours on drinking in casinos, I've been told alcohol is free in the casino so long as you tip the waitress $10/$20 the first time and they'll just look after you all night? Or do you tip them 1 or 2$ each time? Or is this all just bullshit and you pay for your drinks like you do anywhere else? :lol:

On top of spending a day heading down to the GC, look in to old Vegas up on Fremont. You'll be able to get much better food and much much better prices than a lot of garbage on the strip. It feels more like an actual town when you're up on Fremont and it's very old-school Vegas, especially with the Neon Graveyard that's up that way, which is super cool.
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« Reply #5128 on: Saturday 18 February 2017, 09:09:44 AM »
Looking to go to Greece in late summer, anyone been Ios? Looks beautiful but is it as hectic as it's supposed to be?

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Re: Hollibobs
« Reply #5129 on: Saturday 18 February 2017, 12:16:38 PM »
Looking to go to Greece in late summer, anyone been Ios? Looks beautiful but is it as hectic as it's supposed to be?

Aye, it's lush, or at least used to be. Think I went in 2008 or thereabouts, so not really sure if it's changed or not. Really liked the atmosphere around the place. There were loads of backpackers from all over the World.

I think you'll have to fly to Santorini and go on the ferry to Ios from there.

I'd love to go back someday

Man United haven't had this much of a squad overhaul since 1958

Could it have feasibly climbed high enough to leave the atmosphere? ???

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« Reply #5130 on: Saturday 18 February 2017, 12:40:06 PM »
Looking to go to Greece in late summer, anyone been Ios? Looks beautiful but is it as hectic as it's supposed to be?

Aye, it's lush, or at least used to be. Think I went in 2008 or thereabouts, so not really sure if it's changed or not. Really liked the atmosphere around the place. There were loads of backpackers from all over the World.

I think you'll have to fly to Santorini and go on the ferry to Ios from there.

I'd love to go back someday



:thup: aye we'd have a few days on each ideally.

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« Reply #5131 on: Wednesday 8 March 2017, 09:35:51 PM »
Anyone been to Copenhagen recently? Thinking of staying for 3 or 4 nights towards the end of April.

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« Reply #5132 on: Wednesday 8 March 2017, 10:17:02 PM »
Anyone been to Copenhagen recently? Thinking of staying for 3 or 4 nights towards the end of April.
I went in December for two nights. Mentioned a bit about it in this topic.

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« Reply #5133 on: Wednesday 8 March 2017, 10:18:53 PM »
Anyone been to Peru/Bolivia? Any travel advice?

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« Reply #5134 on: Wednesday 8 March 2017, 10:22:27 PM »
Anyone been to Peru/Bolivia? Any travel advice?

I've been but it was a while back now. How long you going for?

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« Reply #5135 on: Wednesday 8 March 2017, 10:24:08 PM »
Anyone been to Copenhagen recently? Thinking of staying for 3 or 4 nights towards the end of April.
I went in December for two nights. Mentioned a bit about it in this topic.

Edit: page 202.

Just read thanks. :thup:

I'm out there for meetings through work on the Tuesday and Wednesday so planning on staying for the rest of the week. Looking forward to it.

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« Reply #5136 on: Wednesday 8 March 2017, 10:27:14 PM »
Anyone been to Peru/Bolivia? Any travel advice?

I've been but it was a while back now. How long you going for?

Two, two and a half weeks. Got the nuts and bolts of the itinerary down. London to Lima. Straight to Cuzco (flight). Acclimatise/Sacred Valley. Inca Trail. Flight to La Paz. Overnight bus to Uyuni. Salt Flats. Overnight bus back to La Paz. Lake Titicaca/astronomy place/stalgamite place. Fly back to Lima, fly home.

Very bitty and travelling from city to city is tough. Feel like I'm missing a trick. Buses take ages. Flights are costly and infrequent. How is everyone else doing it? :lol:

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« Reply #5137 on: Wednesday 8 March 2017, 10:38:14 PM »
Anyone been to Peru/Bolivia? Any travel advice?

I've been but it was a while back now. How long you going for?

Two, two and a half weeks. Got the nuts and bolts of the itinerary down. London to Lima. Straight to Cuzco (flight). Acclimatise/Sacred Valley. Inca Trail. Flight to La Paz. Overnight bus to Uyuni. Salt Flats. Overnight bus back to La Paz. Lake Titicaca/astronomy place/stalgamite place. Fly back to Lima, fly home.

Very bitty and travelling from city to city is tough. Feel like I'm missing a trick. Buses take ages. Flights are costly and infrequent. How is everyone else doing it? :lol:

Quite a tight schedule. Both countries are a lot bigger than you'd imagine too.

Buses in Bolivia weren't good when we were there. We went from La Paz to Uyuni via bus to Oruro and then got the train so that might be worth looking into, was a bit quicker iirc.

Could be worth looking at Uyuni trip which exits exiting via Chile and get back to Lima that way. If you're staying in Lima don't stay downtown, stay in Miraflores or Barranco. Bit further from the airport but much nicer and safer.

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« Reply #5138 on: Wednesday 8 March 2017, 11:41:39 PM »
Anyone been to Peru/Bolivia? Any travel advice?

I've been but it was a while back now. How long you going for?

Two, two and a half weeks. Got the nuts and bolts of the itinerary down. London to Lima. Straight to Cuzco (flight). Acclimatise/Sacred Valley. Inca Trail. Flight to La Paz. Overnight bus to Uyuni. Salt Flats. Overnight bus back to La Paz. Lake Titicaca/astronomy place/stalgamite place. Fly back to Lima, fly home.

Very bitty and travelling from city to city is tough. Feel like I'm missing a trick. Buses take ages. Flights are costly and infrequent. How is everyone else doing it? :lol:

Are you planning on doing the whole Inca Trail? That'll eat 4-5 days by itself iirc.

Also make sure you're reserving Machu Picchu in advance, especially if you're going in high season (starting June I think). April/May's a good time to see it.

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« Reply #5139 on: Thursday 9 March 2017, 07:29:36 AM »
Anyone been to Peru/Bolivia? Any travel advice?

I've been but it was a while back now. How long you going for?

Two, two and a half weeks. Got the nuts and bolts of the itinerary down. London to Lima. Straight to Cuzco (flight). Acclimatise/Sacred Valley. Inca Trail. Flight to La Paz. Overnight bus to Uyuni. Salt Flats. Overnight bus back to La Paz. Lake Titicaca/astronomy place/stalgamite place. Fly back to Lima, fly home.

Very bitty and travelling from city to city is tough. Feel like I'm missing a trick. Buses take ages. Flights are costly and infrequent. How is everyone else doing it? :lol:

Are you planning on doing the whole Inca Trail? That'll eat 4-5 days by itself iirc.

Also make sure you're reserving Machu Picchu in advance, especially if you're going in high season (starting June I think). April/May's a good time to see it.

:thup: Yeah looking to book up soon as I have read there is limited capacity on the main trail. The one we are doing is 4 days 3 nights.

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« Reply #5140 on: Thursday 9 March 2017, 12:12:10 PM »
We used this company for our Inca Trail trek: http://www.waykitrek.net/.

They were really great, would recommend them 100%. Definitely hire an extra porter to carry your bag and tent. I thought we wouldn't need them but quickly realised it was a bad mistake!

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« Reply #5141 on: Thursday 9 March 2017, 12:27:23 PM »
Get yourself a few baggies of coca leaves to chew on as well. And drink the tea.

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« Reply #5142 on: Thursday 9 March 2017, 04:01:20 PM »
The tea tastes like rotten grass.
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Could it have feasibly climbed high enough to leave the atmosphere? ???

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« Reply #5143 on: Sunday 12 March 2017, 10:26:08 AM »
Anyone been to Copenhagen recently? Thinking of staying for 3 or 4 nights towards the end of April.
I'm going in 2 weeks, will let you know what I think

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« Reply #5144 on: Sunday 12 March 2017, 05:15:44 PM »
Anybody got advice for a 4 day visit to Rome?
I prefer to do the less touristy stuff, but there is literally thousands of sites of ancient interest and I'm finding it hard to work out an itinerary that I could achieve.

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« Reply #5145 on: Wednesday 15 March 2017, 07:26:49 PM »
Anybody got advice for a 4 day visit to Rome?
I prefer to do the less touristy stuff, but there is literally thousands of sites of ancient interest and I'm finding it hard to work out an itinerary that I could achieve.

4 days is the right amount of time for Rome, imo.

When we went we did 2 days of the touristy stuff - the rest of the time we spent on their tram system just getting off at random stops and wandering in/out different food and drink establishments. Watched Roma play too.

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g187791-d1650897-Reviews-Nana_Vini_e_Cucina-Rome_Lazio.html

Would recommend that place for a good meal too. Excellent family-run place.

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« Reply #5146 on: Tuesday 21 March 2017, 10:50:42 PM »
My stag this Friday in Prague. Don't know whether to be nervous or excited  :frantic:

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« Reply #5147 on: Wednesday 22 March 2017, 12:44:39 AM »
Just make sure you go to Darling and take a decent amount of dinero.

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« Reply #5148 on: Wednesday 22 March 2017, 07:53:23 AM »
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« Reply #5149 on: Wednesday 22 March 2017, 11:10:04 PM »
Anyone been to Peru/Bolivia? Any travel advice?

I've been but it was a while back now. How long you going for?

Two, two and a half weeks. Got the nuts and bolts of the itinerary down. London to Lima. Straight to Cuzco (flight). Acclimatise/Sacred Valley. Inca Trail. Flight to La Paz. Overnight bus to Uyuni. Salt Flats. Overnight bus back to La Paz. Lake Titicaca/astronomy place/stalgamite place. Fly back to Lima, fly home.

Very bitty and travelling from city to city is tough. Feel like I'm missing a trick. Buses take ages. Flights are costly and infrequent. How is everyone else doing it? :lol:

Are you planning on doing the whole Inca Trail? That'll eat 4-5 days by itself iirc.

Also make sure you're reserving Machu Picchu in advance, especially if you're going in high season (starting June I think). April/May's a good time to see it.

:thup: Yeah looking to book up soon as I have read there is limited capacity on the main trail. The one we are doing is 4 days 3 nights.

Save 4 days and get the Vistadome train :thup:

Lima worth 2-3nights. Cusco nice but again 2-3 nights max.