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Re: Holidays

Post by Blue & Maroon » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:13 pm

Going to Singapore in September/October 8) Proper foodie holiday, can't wait.

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Re: Holidays

Post by overseasTOON » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:17 pm

Check out the Newton food market. Less busy than the main Downtown market.

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Post by TJR » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:02 am

Off to Dublin on Thursday for a long weekend. Anyone got any suggestions?

We're going to go to the Guiness storehouse and the Jameson distillery.

Heard the Temple bar is worth checking out but nit to stay long as its quite touristy and overpriced.

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Post by Somebodys pinched my sombrero » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:30 am

TJR wrote:Off to Dublin on Thursday for a long weekend. Anyone got any suggestions?

We're going to go to the Guiness storehouse and the Jameson distillery.

Heard the Temple bar is worth checking out but nit to stay long as its quite touristy and overpriced.
I don't want to piss on your chips, but I've been there a couple of times and I'm not overly impressed. Nice view at the top of the Guinness brewery, temple bar is good but hideously overpriced. I'd rather have a night out in Newcastle tbh.

That's just my view though, I'm sure loads of people like Dublin. Enjoy.
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Re: Holidays

Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:50 am

My tip is go to a comedy gig/club outside of temple bar. Comedy with locals (not tourists) in Ireland is something special
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Re: Holidays

Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:18 pm

Never ever order a pint at Heathrow Hilton, £10.35!!! No way can they justify that for a pint of Leffe. I'd expected about £7 maybe, almost choked when he said £10.35.
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Post by Seagull » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:01 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:Never ever order a pint at Heathrow Hilton, £10.35!!! No way can they justify that for a pint of Leffe. I'd expected about £7 maybe, almost choked when he said £10.35.

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Post by PTAO? » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:05 am

Bodacious Benny wrote:Never ever order a pint at Heathrow Hilton, £10.35!!! No way can they justify that for a pint of Leffe. I'd expected about £7 maybe, almost choked when he said £10.35.
Told you to go to the Sofitel.

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Re: Holidays

Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:09 am

PTAO wrote:
Bodacious Benny wrote:Never ever order a pint at Heathrow Hilton, £10.35!!! No way can they justify that for a pint of Leffe. I'd expected about £7 maybe, almost choked when he said £10.35.
Told you to go to the Sofitel.
It was about £50 more :bandit:
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Post by PTAO? » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:20 am

Bodacious Benny wrote:
PTAO wrote:
Told you to go to the Sofitel.
It was about £50 more :bandit:
That's an expensive pint.

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Post by Speedo » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:24 am

Bodacious Benny wrote:Never ever order a pint at Heathrow Hilton, £10.35!!! No way can they justify that for a pint of Leffe. I'd expected about £7 maybe, almost choked when he said £10.35.
What do you expect, it's Leffe! In London it's usually the price of a pint for a half of Leffe... but it is twice as strong as average lager.
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Post by biggeordiedave » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:56 pm

Leffe is f***ing rank anyway <laugh>. They've had your eyes out there BB.
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Post by Micky Quim » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:00 pm

biggeordiedave wrote:Leffe is f***ing rank anyway <laugh>. They've had your eyes out there BB.
I agree, Leffe is f***ing horrid. I was so pleased when my team bought me a box of them when I left my last job <grr>

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Re: Holidays

Post by Seagull » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:59 pm

Work drinks at another hotel in Heathrow on Friday.. I hope they're picking up the tab <worried> <worried>
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Re: Holidays

Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:34 pm

I don't mind the taste of Leffe, personally I think most normal layers are rank.

Give me a decent IPA or double IPA any day. Wheat beers decent too.

Anyway, arrived in Chicago last night and it seems like a cool place. Went to a bar for dinner and drinks, quality burger and over 100 beers on tap <cheers>
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Re: Holidays

Post by Southern fairy » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:07 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:I don't mind the taste of Leffe, personally I think most normal layers are rank.

Give me a decent IPA or double IPA any day. Wheat beers decent too.

Anyway, arrived in Chicago last night and it seems like a cool place. Went to a bar for dinner and drinks, quality burger and over 100 beers on tap <cheers>
Hearing lots of people saying Chicago is worth seeing. Think that'll have to go on the ever expanding holiday list.
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Re: Holidays

Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:44 pm

Southern fairy wrote:
Bodacious Benny wrote:I don't mind the taste of Leffe, personally I think most normal layers are rank.

Give me a decent IPA or double IPA any day. Wheat beers decent too.

Anyway, arrived in Chicago last night and it seems like a cool place. Went to a bar for dinner and drinks, quality burger and over 100 beers on tap <cheers>
Hearing lots of people saying Chicago is worth seeing. Think that'll have to go on the ever expanding holiday list.
This is my first full day and it seems like a cool place. Decent food, bars and seems like plenty to see and do. Much more laid back than New York (as you'd expect), similar feel to somewhere like Toronto.
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Re: Holidays

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:37 am

Last day in Chicago tomorrow (picked up at 4pm to head back to the airport) and bloody love the place. Great food, great bars, plenty to do, laid back, will definitely come back.
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Re: Holidays

Post by overseasTOON » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:34 am

Bodacious Benny wrote:Last day in Chicago tomorrow (picked up at 4pm to head back to the airport) and bloody love the place. Great food, great bars, plenty to do, laid back, will definitely come back.
Told you it was a great place :)

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Re: Holidays

Post by overseasTOON » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:34 pm

Flights are all booked to Singapore for mid-December!

Booked so early I get extra leg room by an exit seat!!!

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