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Re: Hollibobs
« Reply #5100 on: Tuesday 14 February 2017, 01:43:15 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:


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« Reply #5101 on: Tuesday 14 February 2017, 01:48:14 PM »
They'll get you complimentary drinks if you're sat around. And I'm sure their frequency of asking you if you want a drink will increase with the amount you tip them.

I ate at Yardbird in the Venetian and the prices were reasonable. Yet the place next door was charging $12 for a beer. I'm sure if you look some places up beforehand you won't get bitten on prices. Just try to avoid randomly wandering into places before you've got an idea of prices.

Also, good god 5 days in Vegas. Get out of there for a day or something. Please. Go to the grand canyon or something. Or if you're super cool like me, take a helicopter trip through it.


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Re: Hollibobs
« Reply #5102 on: Tuesday 14 February 2017, 01:49:10 PM »
Also, try and avoid looking at the people spending hundreds of dollars who clearly are not nearly wealthy enough to do so. They're a real downer.

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Re: Hollibobs
« Reply #5103 on: Tuesday 14 February 2017, 02:04:54 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:
If you're sat at a slot machine or card table etc it's always complimentary but do tip $1/$2.

Most bars/lounges inside the casinos are going to be reasonable when it comes to alcohol prices. For dinner though I'm not sure what extortionate is or what kind of cuisine you're after. I assume you don't want a $100+ per person bill. But if ~ $50 is fine for a nice meal, off the top of my head - 
Red 8 @ The Wynn (Chinese)
Lotus of Siam @ off strip (Thai)
Guy Fieri's Kitchen & Bar @ LINQ (Classic Ridiculous American)
Any of the Casino Buffets for breakfast - on weekdays only. Weekends they jack up to $50/person . Bacchanal in Caesar's is very nice.



If its your first time and you're bored of casino life by the 3rd day consider booking a trip to see the Grand Canyon.

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« Reply #5104 on: Tuesday 14 February 2017, 02:13:11 PM »
Cheers both. :) I absolutely love food but I'm not fussy at all on the cuisine, I can eat almost anything. Anything that is around $50 per meal is fine really.

I think I'm gonna get out to the GC and I also really wanna check out a shooting range too. Not fussed about seeing any shows or anything, will likely spend the majority of my time playing poker and eating/drinking.

Any particular nightclubs I need to visit? (ideally that don't charge entry fee's, or is that standard?)
arfa was dodgy player in the premiership, unreliable as a team player.  Mbiwa was a s*** defencer at this lvl.....santon was ok but not a world beater.

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« Reply #5105 on: Tuesday 14 February 2017, 02:20:23 PM »
Ah yes, shows.

I saw Cirque Du Soleil 'O' when I was there. Was worth seeing imo. They jump into a pool from really high up and s***. And the pool discretely becomes hard ground at various points throughout. And then they jump from high up again and you don't know if they're going to land in a pool or smash directly into the ground and die a gruesome death. I'll not spoil it though, just in case you go.

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Re: Hollibobs
« Reply #5106 on: Tuesday 14 February 2017, 02:26:32 PM »
Anyone been to Toulouse? Found cheap flights and a cheap but cool-looking Air B&B for next week.

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« Reply #5107 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 #5108 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 #5109 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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Re: Hollibobs
« Reply #5110 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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« Reply #5111 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

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« Reply #5112 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 #5113 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 #5114 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 #5115 on: Wednesday 8 March 2017, 10:18:53 PM »
Anyone been to Peru/Bolivia? Any travel advice?

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« Reply #5116 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 #5117 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.

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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 #5118 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 #5119 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 #5120 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 #5121 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 #5122 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 #5123 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 #5124 on: Thursday 9 March 2017, 04:01:20 PM »
The tea tastes like rotten grass.
Could it have feasibly climbed high enough to leave the atmosphere? ???

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