o/t travel & tourism

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Re: o/t travel & tourism

Postby Munson » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:55 am

Cheers, bit more research done and Venice Beach is the lucky recipient of my attention for the day !

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Re: o/t travel & tourism

Postby Man Called Sun » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:53 pm

Munson wrote:Cheers, bit more research done and Venice Beach is the lucky recipient of my attention for the day !

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Re: o/t travel & tourism

Postby Munson » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:11 pm

Dirty bastard he is.
I will not read that filth (again).

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Re: o/t travel & tourism

Postby Quiffy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:11 pm

Munson wrote:Dirty bastard he is.
I will not read that filth (again).

thanks for the tip, was getting bored of ian mcewan. :thumbl:
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Re: o/t travel & tourism

Postby Ontolly » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:31 pm

I'm thinking of fucking off to either Barcelona or Ansterdam for a few days. Any of you cunts been to either recently even though you might not like to share> :bomb:
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the flying pig
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Re: o/t travel & tourism

Postby the flying pig » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:18 pm

Ontolly wrote:I'm thinking of fucking off to either Barcelona or Ansterdam for a few days. Any of you cunts been to either recently even though you might not like to share> :bomb:


i've been to both a coupla/few times. both great cities, choice between the two largely a matter of taste, but off the top of my head i'd say:

weather - B much nicer/milder at this time of year;
price of stuff [e.g. accommodation, beer, food] - i'd say A a little cheaper, probably;
food - B better imo tho also, as with all 'destination' cities, plenty of pricey dross;
drinking - A better, for beer at any rate;
sightseeing etc - maybe call it a draw.

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Re: o/t travel & tourism

Postby Man Called Sun » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:53 am

Quiffy wrote:
Munson wrote:Dirty bastard he is.
I will not read that filth (again).

thanks for the tip, was getting bored of ian mcewan. :thumbl:

Well that's it innit, the writing isn't necessarily filthy, it's just much of the subject matter.
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Re: o/t travel & tourism

Postby Ponte » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:24 am

Ontolly wrote:I'm thinking of fucking off to either Barcelona or Ansterdam for a few days. Any of you cunts been to either recently even though you might not like to share> :bomb:


I went to Barcalona with the missus last weekend. Great city, plenty to see. Not too overpriced for food etc. Loads of expensive shops. Restaurants near the marina are very good.
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Re: o/t travel & tourism

Postby welshwhite » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:00 pm

Fuck Barcelona, been there three times, twice it was as a one day trip as part of a cruise. First time it was with friends about ten years ago, took an open top bus trip to see the football stadium and the works of Gaudy, that was good but seen all I wanted in about two hours. 90 fucking euros for Tapas between the four of us and I left the restaurant just as hungry as I went into the rip-off cunts place. A few crab sticks and some squid rings, and a fucking french stick of boring white bread.

A beautiful city, the only thing that spoils it is Spanish people live there. My current wife is from Calella and I'll be showing her the door after Xmas, the miserable cunt.

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Re: o/t travel & tourism

Postby loisebond23 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:36 am

Hello,

Your company is on the best in personalized service to your customers, Hey, Could you also provide your services in USA (California)?

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Re: o/t travel & tourism

Postby eric olthwaite » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:47 am

loisebond23 wrote:Hello,

Your company is on the best in personalized service to your customers, Hey, Could you also provide your services in USA (California)?


Myanmar, Loise. We specialise in Myanmar.

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Re: o/t travel & tourism

Postby AndyPaul » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:14 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:
loisebond23 wrote:Hello,

Your company is on the best in personalized service to your customers, Hey, Could you also provide your services in USA (California)?


Myanmar, Loise. We specialise in Myanmar.


Hopefully if Myanmar is a success we can roll out trips to North Korea, Zimbabwe, Syria and Luton.

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Re: o/t travel & tourism

Postby Blackwhite » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:15 pm

What the fuck do these bots do, anyway. No link, no angle, just random bollocks.

Strange people.
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Phil LUFC
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Re: o/t travel & tourism

Postby Phil LUFC » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:26 pm

Found a few mentions on this thread already but: New York, where's the best place to be as a decent base for the usual touristy stuff?

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Re: o/t travel & tourism

Postby the flying pig » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:53 pm

Phil LUFC wrote:Found a few mentions on this thread already but: New York, where's the best place to be as a decent base for the usual touristy stuff?


Mm, I've been but didn't really do many of the sights. As I recall it's really big (ie dozens of viable areas and hundreds of viable hotels, a bit like London) and stuff quite spread out so there's not really a single 'tourist district' where you'd be close to everything. Proximity to a 'tube' station might be your main criterion. Hope this helps.

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Re: o/t travel & tourism

Postby eric olthwaite » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:56 pm

Phil LUFC wrote:Found a few mentions on this thread already but: New York, where's the best place to be as a decent base for the usual touristy stuff?


Somewhere like SoHo or the West Village is nice but maybe pricey. Like TFP says, no real centre but it is easy to get around. Buses and subway are all fine these days. Being close to Central Park is good, too. I would avoid close proximity to Times Square / 42nd St.

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Re: o/t travel & tourism

Postby AndyPaul » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:33 am

Phil LUFC wrote:Found a few mentions on this thread already but: New York, where's the best place to be as a decent base for the usual touristy stuff?


I’ve been 3 times and twice I stayed at the Manhattan at Times Square twice. Not badly priced comparatively. 15 min walk from Times Square, opposite madison square garden. So a good position. Also next to pen station so if you landed at Newark you can get the train straight in.

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Re: o/t travel & tourism

Postby OWETB » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:18 am

We stayed in Hells Kitchen, on 42nd street.

Get a subway pass for a week, unbelievably good value - think it was $29 and the only restriction is you can't use it for 20 minutes after entering a station, this is obviously to prevent it being passed back through the barriers. Mate of mine lives over there and he said use the subway through the day but taxis at night.

Central Park is great, catch the red train to 110th street, enter at the north of the park and wander through it, 110th street is in Harlem but it is completely safe. There is fucking loads in there to do/ look at, it took us six hours and we didn't bother with the zoo or museums. Be careful of the coffee shops/ cafes in there, fucking well expensive 2 x coffee & 2 x (very small) ice creams came to £25! What I would suggest if you're going to spend a massive part of the day in there is to take a picnic. Where we were there was a co-op type shop, so everything is available and pretty reasonable anorl.

Grand Central station is an absolute must, it is the most beautiful building I think I have ever seen, utterly stunning. Over the road from here is the NYC Public Library, this is where the first ghost scene in Ghostbusters was filmed, however, there are no books.

The whole city just feels so familiar, it seemed that every corner we walked around, we recognised another famous building/ landmark.

Try to avoid eating at the touristy spots like Times Sq, just a rip off and poor quality. Do not eat from the street vendors, the look nice and smell delicious but we were told to only eat from them if we wanted to lose weight very quickly.

When are you going Phil? I'll keep adding to this thread as and when I have the time and when I remember stuff, are the kids going too?

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Re: o/t travel & tourism

Postby Clacton white » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:31 am

Went to Croatia again this summer ( not long ago ) , our 5th trip there , love it , plenty to see and do . Booked for Slovenia next year , Ljubiana ....considering Corsica for the year after , or Greece/Cyprus ...or Croatia again and Istria this time rather than Dalmatia ....but that's 2 years time so get next years out of the way first . Can't recommend Croatia enough - some lovely cities - Split , Dubrovnik , Zadar ....... trips aplenty , both at sea or on land . Lovely national parks - Mljet island , Plitvice, Krka , Paklenica .

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Re: o/t travel & tourism

Postby Quiffy » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:14 pm

Clacton white wrote:Went to Croatia again this summer ( not long ago ) , our 5th trip there , love it , plenty to see and do . Booked for Slovenia next year , Ljubiana ....considering Corsica for the year after , or Greece/Cyprus ...or Croatia again and Istria this time rather than Dalmatia ....but that's 2 years time so get next years out of the way first . Can't recommend Croatia enough - some lovely cities - Split , Dubrovnik , Zadar ....... trips aplenty , both at sea or on land . Lovely national parks - Mljet island , Plitvice, Krka , Paklenica .

apparently viduka still has a holiday home in dubrovnik, it'd be rather nice to bump into him on your jollies.
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