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Re: Holidays

Post by Micky Quim » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:39 pm

I bought a cat. I am no longer allowed holidays

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Re: Holidays

Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:09 pm

Off next week and found return flights to Majorca so off there for a few nights.
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Re: Holidays

Post by overseasTOON » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:30 pm

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I bought a cat. I am no longer allowed holidays
Take the cat with you to Skegness and leave it there while you bugger off abroad.

If it really does like you, it'll find it's own way home.

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Re: Holidays

Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:05 pm

Any recommendations for food/sights with a young baby on Abu Dhabi or New York?

Visiting the in laws and then travelling for work...
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Re: Holidays

Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:03 pm

Colback's Orange Tufts wrote:
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Any recommendations for food/sights with a young baby on Abu Dhabi or New York?

Visiting the in laws and then travelling for work...
Smith and Wollensky in New York, they’ve got a posh restaurant but we went to their bar next door where they do steaks, burgers etc. Well worth a visit, go early tho as it gets busy after work so not ideal with a baby.

Freedom Tower is impressive, Staten Island ferry is essentially a free boat ride with good views of manhattan so worth jumping on that. Central Park is a must especially if you’ve got the baby, natural history museum is right next to it too.
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Re: Holidays

Post by Acid Hippo » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:29 pm

Nabbed a week off in June and need to make sure I actually do something with it.

Potentially looking at Malta - anyone been and if so what areas are best to look at staying in?
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Re: Holidays

Post by overseasTOON » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:37 am

Acid Hippo wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:29 pm
Nabbed a week off in June and need to make sure I actually do something with it.

Potentially looking at Malta - anyone been and if so what areas are best to look at staying in?
St Juliens area is best to stay in.

Aside from Valetta which is a must see; go spend a day in Mdina which is the old capital city.

Gozo is nice and you can catch a ferry out to it.

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Re: Holidays

Post by Blue & Maroon » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:11 pm

Acid Hippo wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:29 pm
Nabbed a week off in June and need to make sure I actually do something with it.

Potentially looking at Malta - anyone been and if so what areas are best to look at staying in?
Been once before, going again in June.

Silema has a few decent hotels and a ferry connection to Valletta which is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

St Julians is a bit further (like 5 mins walk) along the coast from Silema, more hotels there and it's 'beaches' are facing out into the Med rather than into the harbour.

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Re: Holidays

Post by seaside nipper » Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:42 pm

Doing the summer family friendly holiday in Santa Eulalia, Ibiza. Beautiful island, lovely quiet side. Enough going on , a solid year round town as opposed to a tourist seasonal resort.
Wee cheeky golf week in Spain wi the lads soon so sadly yesterday was my last home game.
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Re: Holidays

Post by PTAO? » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:22 am

seaside nipper wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:42 pm
Doing the summer family friendly holiday in Santa Eulalia, Ibiza. Beautiful island, lovely quiet side. Enough going on , a solid year round town as opposed to a tourist seasonal resort.
Wee cheeky golf week in Spain wi the lads soon so sadly yesterday was my last home game.
Gonna miss The Scouse title derailment at SJP on the 5th. Gutted. But kinda happy...... <dotheameobi>
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Re: Holidays

Post by seaside nipper » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:02 am

Lol, deffo missing it but hey hoh
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Re: Holidays

Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:04 am

Spent a few days in Artà in Mallorca last week, really nice little town. Lots of good restaurants, really picturesque and relaxing. Only heard a couple of other Brits there, everyone else seemed to be a Swiss and German so it wasn’t full of Brits abroad out to get s*** faced all day.
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Re: Holidays

Post by Blue & Maroon » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:59 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:04 am
Spent a few days in Artà in Mallorca last week, really nice little town. Lots of good restaurants, really picturesque and relaxing. Only heard a couple of other Brits there, everyone else seemed to be a Swiss and German so it wasn’t full of Brits abroad out to get s*** faced all day.
There are still plenty of hidden gems in Ibiza, Mallorca etc it's nice to be able to enjoy beautiful islands with a 'bad' reputation away from the crowds.

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Re: Holidays

Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:10 pm

Blue & Maroon wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:59 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:04 am
Spent a few days in Artà in Mallorca last week, really nice little town. Lots of good restaurants, really picturesque and relaxing. Only heard a couple of other Brits there, everyone else seemed to be a Swiss and German so it wasn’t full of Brits abroad out to get s*** faced all day.
There are still plenty of hidden gems in Ibiza, Mallorca etc it's nice to be able to enjoy beautiful islands with a 'bad' reputation away from the crowds.
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Yeah, didn’t encounter any of the Brits Abroad crowd until I got to the airport. Was bliss.
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Re: Holidays

Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed May 08, 2019 11:12 am

Has anyone ever bought pre-paid SIM cards for the USA? I'm going to Florida in July and want to use my phone as Sat Nav but probably cheaper to get a US SIM rather than pay my roaming charges.
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Re: Holidays

Post by PTAO? » Wed May 08, 2019 1:54 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 11:12 am
Has anyone ever bought pre-paid SIM cards for the USA? I'm going to Florida in July and want to use my phone as Sat Nav but probably cheaper to get a US SIM rather than pay my roaming charges.
I use one as my main phone. So much cheaper than going with the big companies.

Look into Simple Mobile, they have a number of cheap plans, and run off T-Mobile's infrastructure, which has great coverage in Florida, apart from the everglades.

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Re: Holidays

Post by Blue & Maroon » Sun May 12, 2019 11:28 pm

Anyone ever been to The Balkans?

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Re: Holidays

Post by overseasTOON » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:55 pm

Estonia?

Thinking of a weeks holiday flying into Tallin and a 2 day stay via ferry to Helsinki in mid-August.

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Re: Holidays

Post by overseasTOON » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:56 pm

Blue & Maroon wrote:
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Anyone ever been to The Balkans?
I work with a lot of Serbians and have been to Belgrade for work a few times. Where you thinking?

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Re: Holidays

Post by Donkey Toon » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:47 pm

Blue & Maroon wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 11:28 pm
Anyone ever been to The Balkans?

Yep, Croatia (Split) and Greece (Sivota). Both really nice.

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