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Re: Holidays

Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:19 pm

New Amsterdam is a pretty cool part of the city.
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Re: Holidays

Post by biggeordiedave » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:58 pm

Ramone wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:58 am
Bodacious Benny wrote:
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Never been but heard that Porto and Lisbon are both very nice <ok>
Yeah, I was in Lisbon last year but it was quite a brief visit and have been wanting to go back ever since.
Belem - there are some good museums (combat museum and marine museum were great) and monuments there.
Alfama - another great military museum and loads of little cafes and restaurants hidden among the winding streets.
Bairro Alto - loads of bars and restaurants, very lively at night.
Graca - Castle and a nice miradouro with amazing views across the city.
Rua da Prata - if you want to buy drugs.
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Re: Holidays

Post by PTAO? » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:51 pm

Blue & Maroon wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:49 am
In Washington DC for 4-5 days in a couple of weeks if anyone has got any suggestions, apart from the obvious.
<awe>. What interests you?

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Re: Holidays

Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:27 pm

PTAO? wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:51 pm
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Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:49 am
In Washington DC for 4-5 days in a couple of weeks if anyone has got any suggestions, apart from the obvious.
<awe>. What interests you?
Now this could open up a can of worms <perv>
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Re: Holidays

Post by Chappy » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:26 am

Off to the States in September <awe>
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Re: Holidays

Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:47 am

What a well traveled forum we are <awe>
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Re: Holidays

Post by Blue & Maroon » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:19 pm

PTAO? wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:51 pm
Blue & Maroon wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:49 am
In Washington DC for 4-5 days in a couple of weeks if anyone has got any suggestions, apart from the obvious.
<awe>. What interests you?
Well we are staying on The Wharf which by the looks of it means we could be sorted for food for the next 15 years <awe> 'Everything' interests me, it's sort of like London, I can just google all of the main sites, they are fairly obvious but I don't really know anything off the beaten or hidden gems track food or culture wise.

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Re: Holidays

Post by PTAO? » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:40 pm

Blue & Maroon wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:19 pm
PTAO? wrote:
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<awe>. What interests you?
Well we are staying on The Wharf which by the looks of it means we could be sorted for food for the next 15 years <awe> 'Everything' interests me, it's sort of like London, I can just google all of the main sites, they are fairly obvious but I don't really know anything off the beaten or hidden gems track food or culture wise.
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Re: Holidays

Post by Blue & Maroon » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:45 pm

PTAO? wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:40 pm
Blue & Maroon wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:19 pm


Well we are staying on The Wharf which by the looks of it means we could be sorted for food for the next 15 years <awe> 'Everything' interests me, it's sort of like London, I can just google all of the main sites, they are fairly obvious but I don't really know anything off the beaten or hidden gems track food or culture wise.
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Re: Holidays

Post by overseasTOON » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:34 pm

Blue & Maroon wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:49 am
In Washington DC for 4-5 days in a couple of weeks if anyone has got any suggestions, apart from the obvious.
If you've got a car then head out to the Shenandoah National Park. It's a few hours out of central DC but the Blue Ridge mountains are lovely.

Six Flags America is a great theme park nearby as well.

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Re: Holidays

Post by omegaprimevkm » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:48 pm

Anyone ever been to Kenya?

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Re: Holidays

Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:50 pm

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Anyone ever been to Kenya?
Nope. Only part of Africa that I've been to is Tunisia and I'm not in a hurry to go back there <laugh>
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Re: Holidays

Post by PTAO? » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:51 pm

omegaprimevkm wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:48 pm
Anyone ever been to Kenya?
PTAO? wrote:
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I'm heading out to Kenya soon - anyone ever been?

Went about 7 years ago. Went to a few safari destinations then Tanzania. Didn't do any of the beaches though.

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Re: Holidays

Post by PTAO? » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:59 pm

Blue & Maroon wrote:
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Hooters?
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In all seriousness, I've reached out to a food critic I met whilst there so she should be able to recommend things on the culinary side.

In terms of the obvious things, I actually found them to be a lot better than I expected, the monuments are awesome, worth seeing both day and night, and I had a lot of fun at a baseball game. If you choose to go, just get the cheapest tickets (around $15) and then hang out by the bar in full view of the pitch. Just be warned the beer is ~$10.
The White House is kinda boring, but worth seeing I guess. The Secret Service guys are actually really friendly and helpful, one even gave me a 10 minuted pointing tour and history of the nearby buildings.

Exploring Georgetown is good fun too, more chilled bars, shops and restaurants.

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Re: Holidays

Post by omegaprimevkm » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:08 pm

PTAO? wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:51 pm
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Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:48 pm
Anyone ever been to Kenya?
PTAO? wrote:
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Went about 7 years ago. Went to a few safari destinations then Tanzania. Didn't do any of the beaches though.
I'm heading for safari and the beach, will let you know how it goes. I'm actually going to be the first in my family (my father was born there) to go to the country in 51 years, since they all left...

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Re: Holidays

Post by PTAO? » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:47 pm

omegaprimevkm wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:08 pm
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I'm heading for safari and the beach, will let you know how it goes. I'm actually going to be the first in my family (my father was born there) to go to the country in 51 years, since they all left...

Nice, where are you doing your safaris?

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Re: Holidays

Post by omegaprimevkm » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:30 pm

PTAO? wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:47 pm
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I'm heading for safari and the beach, will let you know how it goes. I'm actually going to be the first in my family (my father was born there) to go to the country in 51 years, since they all left...

Nice, where are you doing your safaris?
Masai Mara

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Re: Holidays

Post by PTAO? » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:47 pm

omegaprimevkm wrote:
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Nice, where are you doing your safaris?
Masai Mara
Nice place, plenty of lion. Did a hot air balloon ride there which was awesome.

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Re: Holidays

Post by omegaprimevkm » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:25 am

PTAO? wrote:
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Masai Mara
Nice place, plenty of lion. Did a hot air balloon ride there which was awesome.
Cool - any tips on surviving the heat and mosquitos?

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Re: Holidays

Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:02 am

omegaprimevkm wrote:
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Nice place, plenty of lion. Did a hot air balloon ride there which was awesome.
Cool - any tips on surviving the heat and mosquitos?
My wife is like a magnet for biting insects and flying things, whenever we're away I don't get bit at all and she's covered <laugh>

You can borrow her for a fee :bandit:
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