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Title: Holiday Season
Post by: Dostoyevsky on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 13:10:24
On a lighter note amigos, after those cunts sent us down. Where are we vacationing this year. Got my holiday booked to Opatija in Croatia. So I ask the question, where you loons going and any recommendations?


Title: Holiday Season
Post by: Batch on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 13:10:52
Costa del Cornwall this year... still... it's great if it's sunny


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Ginginho on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 13:13:02
Isle Of Wight in June


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Dostoyevsky on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 13:14:26
It's real tough scamming the system and idling whilst pondering a Summer in the blazing sunshine.  :pint:


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 13:15:03
Oslo in June.

Probably Somewhere in the Med later in the year


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Dostoyevsky on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 13:16:14
Good call Ginginho, lovely campsite in Wooten Bridge, where anything goeds


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Dostoyevsky on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 13:18:07
Posh Red, I hear it is very expensive in Oslo, but they have mixed sex saunas for us voyeur types


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Dostoyevsky on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 13:22:05
Batch is on the money with Cornwall. Can't fault him there, unless you have an ex in Cornwall and a price on your head. Great place, especially Lizard and Roseland


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Batch on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 13:23:30
Fish and chips from Lizard chippy is  mandatory for the Batch family.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Dostoyevsky on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 13:27:20
Nice one batch, and good pub in Lizard, where you can hear many Cornish folk with their adorable accents. I trod in dog shit on my way back to the YHA which is an old lighthouse, which still gives fog booms


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Quagmire on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 13:36:35
I'm off to Venice next week for a few days. Never been but heard good things.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 13:43:37
Good way of finding out when people's houses are empty, clever Dossy.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Dostoyevsky on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 13:44:06
Hi Quag, never been but it has to be done in a lifetime. Dress up smart, and get a tan otherwise they will fleece you dry in Venice. If they think your Italian they go easy


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 13:46:43
Florida, with friends, shared house. Upgraded to Premium Ecconomy for the first time at a cracking price as it's the last hurrah until after the young 'un leaves education and I need to save for my retirement too. Really up for it.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Dostoyevsky on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 13:48:51
Good way of finding out when people's houses are empty, clever Dossy.

soapy tit wank, I'm casing a couple of joints, one in Calne, with the Dovecote looks ripe for pickings. Keep 'em coming, to reiterate, where are you going and when?


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Dostoyevsky on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 13:51:17
Florida, with friends, shared house. Upgraded to Premium Ecconomy for the first time at a cracking price as it's the last hurrah until after the young 'un leaves education and I need to save for my retirement too. Really up for it.

Nice one mate, just be careful of the entitled class over there. It's all our fault attitude


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Sippo on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 13:53:40
Tropical island in Lanzarote after PaulD's recommendation. It better be good, if not I know where he lives...


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 14:11:59

Scotland in June (Great Glen Way).

Maybe a trip to the South East of Ireland in July.  ;)


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 14:14:35
Soi Cowboy.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bob's Orange on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 14:21:44
Turkey in May, Amsterdam in July, Naples in August and Florida in October.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 15:09:18
Fort William for a week in August, a couple of short day trips to London and 2 days in Paris on Eurostar end of June.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Panda Paws on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 15:18:33
Honeymoon. 2 weeks in Mexico and 5 nights in NYC on the way home. Last hurrah before knuckling down and acquiring a house/a child.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 15:32:15
Fort William for a week in August, a couple of short day trips to London and 2 days in Paris on Eurostar end of June.

 Amazingly Fort William didn't finish bottom of the Highland League this season, that slot belonged to Strathspey Thistle.

The Fort managed the double over Thistle and beat mid table Turriff.

 A mate who did a course at the college there, couldn't wait to get away.... the place was full of racists, and as an Englishman he was on the end of it.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Nick Bamosomi on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 15:39:28
Scotland in June. Visiting days after General Election - could be interesting.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 16:05:30
A mate who did a course at the college there, couldn't wait to get away.... the place was full of racists, and as an Englishman he was on the end of it.
One of my best mates lives in Dundee and he is always the brunt of anti English comments, he loves Scotland having moved there from Hartlepool but is not over keen on many of the residents, except his own Scottish wife, who ironically is as badly anti English as any of them!


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 16:08:17
We've just hired an ex-Army guy who hails from Aberdeen, seemed like a nice guy. We all went out for beers on Friday nigh and it turns out he's a massive fucking racist. Oh well


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 16:27:55
Good way of finding out when people's houses are empty, clever Dossy.

He'd spend more in fuel getting up here than he would selling my shit ;)


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Tails on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 17:20:35
Portugal and Spain for me this summer!


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 17:43:26
Devon in my caravan may and august


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 20:40:19
Nice one mate, just be careful of the entitled class over there. It's all our fault attitude
I am the entitled class. I'm entitled to have a good time because I've worked my arse off to pay for it all. It is also my fault good or bad.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Mother Brown on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 21:17:31
We've just hired an ex-Army guy who hails from Aberdeen, seemed like a nice guy. We all went out for beers on Friday nigh and it turns out he's a massive fucking racist. Oh well
Is he black ?


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: otanswell on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 21:44:34
Las Vegas for the 2nd time. Stag do. Wont make it back alive.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: pauld on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 22:31:01
Tropical island in Lanzarote after PaulD's recommendation. It better be good, if not I know where he lives...
Like so many things in life, it's what you make of it (aka not my fault if you hate it :) ) You'll have a great time, make sure you take some time to walk (both ways) along the coastal path in the evenings and try out the seafront restaurants, there's some really nice ones.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, April 24, 2017, 10:42:30
Honeymoon. 2 weeks in Mexico and 5 nights in NYC on the way home. Last hurrah before knuckling down and acquiring a house/a child.

We went to Puerta Vallarta and Mexico City in February. Loved it, great beer, great food (stodgefest) and friendly people. You will have a blast!


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Ginginho on Monday, April 24, 2017, 11:17:28
We went to Puerta Vallarta and Mexico City in February. Loved it, great beer, great food (stodgefest) and friendly people. You will have a blast!

Fuckin' hell you get about a bit, are you Judith Chalmers?


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: pauld on Monday, April 24, 2017, 11:18:01
Fuckin' hell you get about a bit, are you Judith Chalmers?
His username does indicate he's orange, so quite possibly


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Panda Paws on Monday, April 24, 2017, 11:31:36
We went to Puerta Vallarta and Mexico City in February. Loved it, great beer, great food (stodgefest) and friendly people. You will have a blast!

Would loved to have done some exploring, particularly the west coast, but we are going to a resort on the east coast to sit still and maintain a respectable blood alcohol level. We've never done the whole 5* all-inc resort, and won't again, but if we're ever going to do it, Honeymoon is the time I guess.


I'm more looking forward to NYC though - incredible city and I've never been in the summer.



Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, April 24, 2017, 14:03:59
Fuckin' hell you get about a bit, are you Judith Chalmers?

Haha. We are in a situation with no kids and both in reasonable jobs and with a love of travel so trying to make the most of seeing as much of the world as possible.

But I can confirm, I am not JC :)


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: RobertT on Monday, April 24, 2017, 17:03:54
Would loved to have done some exploring, particularly the west coast, but we are going to a resort on the east coast to sit still and maintain a respectable blood alcohol level. We've never done the whole 5* all-inc resort, and won't again, but if we're ever going to do it, Honeymoon is the time I guess.


I'm more looking forward to NYC though - incredible city and I've never been in the summer.



NYC will be HOT and probably quite muggy.

After my trip to Swindon (which I just got back from), will be doing Nashville, Memphis and Orlando this year (the joys of being able to drive them all).  Might try and add New Orleans in as well.

Potentially hosting some Walking Dead tours :-)


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Panda Paws on Monday, April 24, 2017, 17:14:37
NYC will be HOT and probably quite muggy.

After my trip to Swindon (which I just got back from), will be doing Nashville, Memphis and Orlando this year (the joys of being able to drive them all).  Might try and add New Orleans in as well.

Potentially hosting some Walking Dead tours :-)

AC, pool parties and fuck loads of beer should help.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, April 24, 2017, 18:03:24
Would loved to have done some exploring, particularly the west coast, but we are going to a resort on the east coast to sit still and maintain a respectable blood alcohol level. We've never done the whole 5* all-inc resort, and won't again, but if we're ever going to do it, Honeymoon is the time I guess.


I'm more looking forward to NYC though - incredible city and I've never been in the summer.



Yep, that's what we did for honeymoon. 2 weeks in St Lucia in a luxury resort. With hindsight would probably have done 1 week there and another week somewhere with a bit more life. Don't get me wrong, I love a lazy holiday but not for such a long period of time.

City breaks are class and NYC is a top place also, so good choosing!


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Monday, April 24, 2017, 18:11:41
Tenerife in September and again in November.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Amir on Monday, April 24, 2017, 18:41:42
SE Asia in May and July. Next year I want to go somewhere else!


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bogus Dave on Monday, April 24, 2017, 19:13:39
Went to Sri Lanka in February, going to Cornwall on Friday (just as the weather turns shite) and a weekend in Lisbon in November


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Amir on Monday, April 24, 2017, 20:10:16
Went to Sri Lanka in February

Where did you go? I really liked it there, it's got a bit of everything, is easy to get around and not too crowded.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: ghanimah on Monday, April 24, 2017, 20:17:30
I'm off to Venice next week for a few days. Never been but heard good things.

Venice is great, although during the day San Marco is overwhelmed with tourists even outside the normal season. If you're staying a few days then it's much quieter at night. Largely avoid the restaurants right near Rialto Bridge bridge - they try to rip you off big time


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bogus Dave on Monday, April 24, 2017, 20:33:06
Where did you go? I really liked it there, it's got a bit of everything, is easy to get around and not too crowded.

A couple days in Colombo, a couple in Kandy and Elle and the tea country, then we went to the south coast to Yala national park. Spent a 5 days in mirissa and then finished in Galle

I really enjoyed it. It was my first time in anywhere in Asia but I get the sense it's not the biggest culture shock possible, despite some local quirks. Curry for breakfast everyday got a bit tiresome in the end!!


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Pax Romana on Monday, April 24, 2017, 20:34:13
SF, Denver, Chicago and Toronto, watching baseball in August.



Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Amir on Monday, April 24, 2017, 21:38:14
A couple days in Colombo, a couple in Kandy and Elle and the tea country, then we went to the south coast to Yala national park. Spent a 5 days in mirissa and then finished in Galle

I really enjoyed it. It was my first time in anywhere in Asia but I get the sense it's not the biggest culture shock possible, despite some local quirks. Curry for breakfast everyday got a bit tiresome in the end!!

Yeah, India it's not :)

Pretty much the same as me, although we turned back before Yala as we had a wedding to go to near Colombo. After that went to Kandy, Elle, Sigiriya. Beaches, wildlife, culture, history, hills. Can't complain.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Monday, April 24, 2017, 21:48:34
Turkey in May, Amsterdam in July, Naples in August and Florida in October.

Turkey in August, loads of "travel agent" or "security intelligence operatives" friends saying stay away big trouble brewing. Where are you going Bob? We're Antalya. Being honest the close proximity to Syria does play on my mind. I'll ask yoyoafter youre break about late May how it was and what issues you had if you don't mind.
TiA


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 13:55:28
Turkey in August, loads of "travel agent" or "security intelligence operatives" friends saying stay away big trouble brewing. Where are you going Bob? We're Antalya. Being honest the close proximity to Syria does play on my mind. I'll ask yoyoafter youre break about late May how it was and what issues you had if you don't mind.
TiA


Hi skip...

We own an apartment in Turkey and we have personally experienced no issues with the country. Clearly its a bit of an unknown currently but we are friends with a number of ex-pats who live and work and will not be leaving anytime soon.

Of course, there is an unknown situation there and nobody knows what the hell Erdogan is going to do. Personally I have no issues going, as my opinion is that something nasty could happen ANYWHERE in the world.

We are going this weekend for 10 days and so I will let you know what the feeling is and if that has changed since the last time we were there.

We are going to Kusadasi which is 400 km north west of Antalya so its hard for me to give any advice but you should of course be cautious.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: stfc11 on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 21:09:54
SF, Denver, Chicago and Toronto, watching baseball in August.



Which baseball team are you off to see? I'm off to see the Red Sox against the Blue Jays in July. As well as fitting in a couple of days in New York and Nashville (for July 4th).


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 09:09:56
Hi skip...

We own an apartment in Turkey and we have personally experienced no issues with the country. Clearly its a bit of an unknown currently but we are friends with a number of ex-pats who live and work and will not be leaving anytime soon.

Of course, there is an unknown situation there and nobody knows what the hell Erdogan is going to do. Personally I have no issues going, as my opinion is that something nasty could happen ANYWHERE in the world.

We are going this weekend for 10 days and so I will let you know what the feeling is and if that has changed since the last time we were there.

We are going to Kusadasi which is 400 km north west of Antalya so its hard for me to give any advice but you should of course be cautious.


Thanks Bob.
I was fully aware of the risks when booking if but the same family holiday to Spain was 3K dearer. I won't be going on many excursions.
Enjoy your break & stay safe.
Thanks again


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 12:34:07
Thanks Bob.
I was fully aware of the risks when booking if but the same family holiday to Spain was 3K dearer. I won't be going on many excursions.
Enjoy your break & stay safe.
Thanks again


It is a really sad state of affairs that we should be having these conversations isn't it?

Thanks a lot for the best wishes, its really sad to see as we love Turkey and I personally think its a wonderful holiday destination with interesting history and culture. I really hope it won't be ruined.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Wilf Shergold on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 12:34:14
SF, Denver, Chicago and Toronto, watching baseball in August.


Sure you know this already, but the Cubs tend to sell out so worth booking tickets in advance. It ain't cheap! They don't seem to promote it, but a couple of times last year (Cubs and the Cards v Cubs 'local' derby in St L) we bought standing tickets at the gate for $10/$15. Bargain, esp if you can find an empty seat or 2 - midweek daytime matches best because some season ticket holders can't come to the games then, so plenty of spare seats.

If you've never been, try and get to a Minor League match or 2. Some great stadiums, cheap to get in, friendly people in my experience. Just don't choose 'Scouts go free' night - 8,000 screaming kids getting high on sugar drinks and processed meat products = nightmare.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Arriba on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 12:46:51
My brother goes to Turkey (Antalya)every year. Was out there in November and said it was absolutely fine.
Must admit i wouldn't fancy it myself though


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 13:30:12
My brother goes to Turkey (Antalya)every year. Was out there in November and said it was absolutely fine.
Must admit i wouldn't fancy it myself though

I won't lie to you, i have my concerns but as Bob said a terror attack can happen anywhere.
It is a shame what is happening in the world, politics devides families like religion dominates and divides countries.
I only want to enjoy some sun and a few ales, safely!!


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 13:35:02
I won't lie to you, i have my concerns but as Bob said a terror attack can happen anywhere.
It is a shame what is happening in the world, politics devides families like religion dominates and divides countries.
I only want to enjoy some sun and a few ales, safely!!

Efes is a lovely cold beer. I hope things remain calm and you get your holiday mate.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 14:42:05
Efes is a lovely cold beer. I hope things remain calm and you get your holiday mate.

Love Efes, local Lebanese restaurant near me sells it.
Fingers crossed there are no restrictions on travel put in place.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: stfc11 on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 16:09:10
Sure you know this already, but the Cubs tend to sell out so worth booking tickets in advance. It ain't cheap! They don't seem to promote it, but a couple of times last year (Cubs and the Cards v Cubs 'local' derby in St L) we bought standing tickets at the gate for $10/$15. Bargain, esp if you can find an empty seat or 2 - midweek daytime matches best because some season ticket holders can't come to the games then, so plenty of spare seats.

If you've never been, try and get to a Minor League match or 2. Some great stadiums, cheap to get in, friendly people in my experience. Just don't choose 'Scouts go free' night - 8,000 screaming kids getting high on sugar drinks and processed meat products = nightmare.

Yep already got tickets thanks! Also going to see the Nashville Sounds (for $19), will be my first minor league game so looking forward to it. Haha same thing has happened to me I went to a Padres game in the middle of July (daytime midweek so we got very good seats) slightly hungover and had 10,000+ holiday camp kids screaming for the entire 3 hours! Do you follow a team or just enjoy the game?


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Wilf Shergold on Thursday, April 27, 2017, 00:50:05
Yep already got tickets thanks! Also going to see the Nashville Sounds (for $19), will be my first minor league game so looking forward to it. Haha same thing has happened to me I went to a Padres game in the middle of July (daytime midweek so we got very good seats) slightly hungover and had 10,000+ holiday camp kids screaming for the entire 3 hours! Do you follow a team or just enjoy the game?

Had tickets for the Cubs a few years ago - rained off that day in April, previous season none of their 190 games ( or whatever it is these days) were rained off. So going to Wrigley became a bit of a bucket list thing, finally made it last year plus it's one of my favourite cities - ride the L to the stadium, beers in Wrigleyville, game, blues bar in town. What's not to like? So 'my' team. And world champs too - game 7 of the World Series was genuine sporting theatre, watch it if you've never seen it.

Like the Phillies too cos a kid of mine went to U Penn. Seen a few other majors, a few Midwest Single A clubs (think div 4) and don't forget the Independent Leagues - the Evansville Otters (Frontier League) aren't too far from Nashville.

Check out the Minor League website, loads of info there. I just love the whole experience. Like others, I grew up listening to AFN radio from Germany which you could just pick up once the sun went down on their powerful medium wave signal. It was like listening to a magical world. Didn't understand the details of baseball, but listening to a live description coming from, say, New York was addictive in our black and white Swindon lives.

Enjoy the trip, have a footlong for me!



Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bewster on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 13:34:46
Anybody ever used any of the non airline lounges  at Gatwick ? Any recommendations ?

Off to Florida, flying with Thomson and fancy getting away from the masses.

Cheers 


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 14:11:29
We've used the £25 quids before. They're great - unlimited booze, food and peace and quiet. You'd rack that up on a shit burger, a pint and paying for half-decent wifi.

We're using the Clubroom on No1 Lounges next month - £40 but even nicer, and fast-track security too.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Sippo on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 14:17:56
Anybody ever used any of the non airline lounges  at Gatwick ? Any recommendations ?

Off to Florida, flying with Thomson and fancy getting away from the masses.

Cheers 

We've booked mylounge at Gatwick South. With the kids it makes sense. Only nibbles to eat but they have a games room. £55 for 2 adults, 2 kids. We'd pay that for a meal. Wetherspoons is £5 a pint anyway...easily drink that in 3 hours...


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 14:20:08
Had tickets for the Cubs a few years ago - rained off that day in April, previous season none of their 190 games ( or whatever it is these days) were rained off. So going to Wrigley became a bit of a bucket list thing, finally made it last year plus it's one of my favourite cities - ride the L to the stadium, beers in Wrigleyville, game, blues bar in town. What's not to like? So 'my' team. And world champs too - game 7 of the World Series was genuine sporting theatre, watch it if you've never seen it.

Like the Phillies too cos a kid of mine went to U Penn. Seen a few other majors, a few Midwest Single A clubs (think div 4) and don't forget the Independent Leagues - the Evansville Otters (Frontier League) aren't too far from Nashville.

Check out the Minor League website, loads of info there. I just love the whole experience. Like others, I grew up listening to AFN radio from Germany which you could just pick up once the sun went down on their powerful medium wave signal. It was like listening to a magical world. Didn't understand the details of baseball, but listening to a live description coming from, say, New York was addictive in our black and white Swindon lives.

Enjoy the trip, have a footlong for me!


Phillies fan here too. MLB infuriates me because it pretty much pot luck what the game will be like. I've been to games where i've sat for 3-4 hours and seen 2 runs and ive been to games and seen home runs, grand slams ahoy.

Don't know if you saw but just the other day, Yankees and Cubs were 4-4 at the 9th inning ans for those who don't know, if its a draw after the 9th its sudden death until there is a winner.
It took to the 18th inning for the Yankees to score the winning run. Fuck that


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Sippo on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 14:20:24
Also if you book through Holiday Extra's there are many discount codes out there.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: otanswell on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 15:12:57
If anyone needs access to airport lounge my mate might be able to help out with this


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 16:10:33
Anybody ever used any of the non airline lounges  at Gatwick ? Any recommendations ?

Off to Florida, flying with Thomson and fancy getting away from the masses.

Cheers 

Used No1 Lounge last month, well worth the cost - basic hot food offering, free nibbles, free booze after you pay the entrance fee.  Way more civilized than the masses out in the departure scrum.  Do the same in all airports now, even the ServiceAir ones, which are cheaper and don't do hot food are worth it - especially if you like the odd tipple to smooth the flying process.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 16:11:51
Oh, and sign-up tie Virgin Atlantics' flying club and they give you a discount on No1 Lounges when you pre-book, you don't need any miles (in fact, I think they may even give you some miles for booking the lounge first time).


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Honest Lee on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 16:23:48

Is the posh lounge at Cardiff any good ?


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bewster on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 21:32:08
Cheers everyone


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Wilf Shergold on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 23:58:04
Phillies fan here too. MLB infuriates me because it pretty much pot luck what the game will be like. I've been to games where i've sat for 3-4 hours and seen 2 runs and ive been to games and seen home runs, grand slams ahoy.

Don't know if you saw but just the other day, Yankees and Cubs were 4-4 at the 9th inning ans for those who don't know, if its a draw after the 9th its sudden death until there is a winner.
It took to the 18th inning for the Yankees to score the winning run. Fuck that

First big league game I saw live was 1-0 Phillies, which as you know is the lowest score poss. Couple of base hits and, er, that was it.

I watched the Cubs / Yankees on TV, fell asleep during the 14th inning, woke up and it was still going on in the 17th. Yawn.

It can be as much fun watching a game in a bar, esp if the local team is a perpetual no-hoper. Same sense of resigned humour as watching the Town, except with several extra noughts on the wasted money aspect.



Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 16:07:54
Anybody ever used any of the non airline lounges  at Gatwick ? Any recommendations ?

Off to Florida, flying with Thomson and fancy getting away from the masses.

Cheers 

As we travel quite a lot, we have a Priority Pass and so use the lounge almost always when travelling. As others have said, its definitely worth it, bearing in mind how expensive eating and drinking at airports are. If you have a couple of hours in your lounge you easily get your moneys worth and more.

The Turkish Airlines lounge at Istanbul airport has the best lounge I have ever been to, on two floors, one which includes a scalextric track and one of those golf simulator things.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, June 25, 2017, 18:33:51
Ok, as previously mentioned, I'm being made redundant, well I've volunteered so it's my choice. However, managing to get some extra bunce has given me the opportunity to take my 13 YO son away for a week to ten says before our main gig in Florida. So who amongst you can suggest a half decent place for the two of us to do some bonding? Bit of beach & pool time with other persuits to do like interesting sight seeing and some sporting activities? Any constructive suggestions greatly appreciated.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Sippo on Thursday, July 27, 2017, 16:37:11
In Lanza now. Day 4. Windy, but lovely. Hotel is superb- thanks to Paul for the recommendation. 'Free' Amstel on draught.

Mylounge at Gatwick north also very good, worth every penny.

Only annoying thing.... Brits abroad. Rude, arrogant to staff and waste so much food. Yes, you are AI but have a bit of respect.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Chubbs on Thursday, July 27, 2017, 17:10:05
Looking at booking a last minute week away first week of September. Make the most of being able to go outside term time.
Any recommendations of resorts good for a 2 and 3 1/2 year old? Ideally no more than 2.5hrs flight time, 3 at a push.




Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: tans on Thursday, July 27, 2017, 18:12:04
Magaluf


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: 4D on Thursday, July 27, 2017, 19:04:47
Costa Blanca


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: sonicyouth on Thursday, July 27, 2017, 20:06:25
Got back last Sunday from two weeks in Norway.

Expensive as fuck (if you have to pay for accommodation) but Norway is beautiful in the summer. Almost two weeks solid of long, hot summer days.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Ells on Thursday, July 27, 2017, 20:25:00
Where abouts in Norway did you go?


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: sonicyouth on Thursday, July 27, 2017, 20:46:39
About 20 miles east of Oslo


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, July 28, 2017, 12:11:41
Currently toasting my deminishing moobs in Malta. Last visited in 1980..... Plenty of lovely EU money being spent ATM by the look of things.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Crispy on Friday, July 28, 2017, 12:17:27
Just booked up a 3 day trip to Dusseldorf, getting Bielefeld away in the pokal in.  :beers:


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Batch on Friday, July 28, 2017, 14:11:19
Just booked up a 3 day trip to Dusseldorf, getting Bielefeld away in the pokal in.  :beers:

Why aye man! That's living alright.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, July 28, 2017, 14:29:02
Off to the Amalfi coast on Wednesday morning for a wedding. Having only been to Italy briefly (Milan - meh) when I was very young, I am excited to see what the place offers.

Pretty sure I am going to love the food.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: 4D on Friday, July 28, 2017, 14:57:23
Why aye man! That's living alright.

Oz or Barry?  :hmmm:


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Batch on Friday, July 28, 2017, 15:51:50
Oz or Barry?  :hmmm:

Barry was a brummy. T'was just a Dusseldorf reference, not a suggestion of where to go.

I'm off to Rome in September, never been to Italy before.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Ells on Friday, July 28, 2017, 17:03:38
I'm off to Trondheim as soon as circumstances allow. As it is, er, I might go to Norwich away  :beers:


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, July 28, 2017, 17:18:08
I'm off to Trondheim as soon as circumstances allow. As it is, er, I might go to Norwich away  :beers:
My only visit to Trondheim was changing trains on the way up north and some guy shouting "TRAIN TO BODO????" in my face. Hopefully yours is nicer.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Posh Red on Friday, July 28, 2017, 20:09:04
Going to the states in October, can't decide whether to go to Florida or Vegas


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: RobertT on Friday, July 28, 2017, 20:39:21
Going to the states in October, can't decide whether to go to Florida or Vegas

Do both!
Have you been to either before? And what sort of holiday are you looking for/length?

Just back from a drive down to Orlando for a few days, and we had our family over a month ago to see us and checkout Nashville, Memphis and Biloxi.  Been fun being able to see loads of new places.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Posh Red on Friday, July 28, 2017, 20:51:25
Do both!
Have you been to either before? And what sort of holiday are you looking for/length?

Just back from a drive down to Orlando for a few days, and we had our family over a month ago to see us and checkout Nashville, Memphis and Biloxi.  Been fun being able to see loads of new places.

It's just me and the Boy (albeit that he's 21 now).

Have been to Florida several times in the past before his Mum passed away, but not for 5 years or so.

Have never been to Vegas, we were going to go a few years back when we went to California, but ended up going to San Diego (to watch a Cowboys game) instead. I quite fancy a day trip to the Grand Canyon, but also quite fancy a day out in the everglades.

We're planning to go for 7-10 days so not really sure I fancy trying to fit both in.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: RobertT on Friday, July 28, 2017, 22:03:09
Probably a bit long for Vegas, so if you go there I'd definitely suggest adding another location into the mix on the West coast.  I combined it with a few days in Napa a few years back, very contrasting locations!

For Orlando you could always slot the Everglades in with a night or two in Miami, even fly back from there.  If you do end up in. Disney park, I can highly recommend the new Avatar ride, was not expecting it to be as good.  Universal have just opened their new water park as well and Disney Springs has loads of new bars and restaurants.  Throw in an evening in Epcot for the food and wine festival while you are at it!  Done that twice and have no memory of leaving yet.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: reeves4england on Saturday, July 29, 2017, 18:07:58
You could combine Vegas with a trip to the canyon and a few days in San Francisco? Plenty to see and do there


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, July 30, 2017, 16:04:24
@ RobertT private message for you. No not more shed advice 😉


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, August 4, 2017, 09:55:10
The Amalfi coast part of Italy has to be one of the finest places in Europe. Breathtaking scenery, cracking weather and great food.

Not overly looking forward to climbing over 100 steps in a suit for the wedding today but you can't have everything in life!


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, August 4, 2017, 12:12:01
The Amalfi coast part of Italy has to be one of the finest places in Europe. Breathtaking scenery, cracking weather and great food.

Not overly looking forward to climbing over 100 steps in a suit for the wedding today but you can't have everything in life!

Be careful of people making an offer you can't refuse in that part of the world.

Would love to visit Naples, more so after the recent Ross Kemp Extreme World episode!


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, August 4, 2017, 12:34:57
Be careful of people making an offer you can't refuse in that part of the world.

Would love to visit Naples, more so after the recent Ross Kemp Extreme World episode!

Hasn't happened yet :)

I like the Ross Kemp programmes. Presumably that was meeting the commorra? (Possible sp)


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, August 4, 2017, 12:51:58
Hasn't happened yet :)

I like the Ross Kemp programmes. Presumably that was meeting the commorra? (Possible sp)

Yes, a real eye opener.
Tied in with watching Gomorrah on Sky as well.

The food must be great over there. Enjoy.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Chubbs on Thursday, August 10, 2017, 14:30:06
Booked a week All inc. for the family to Majorca. About 30 min from Palma in the opposite direction of shagaluf.
Didn't have a massive budget but im happy with what i managed to get. Few dodgy Trip Advisor reviews but on the whole it looks decent enough.
Going on the 1st of Sept so with any luck it will be a little bit quieter as kids start going back to school


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Sippo on Thursday, August 10, 2017, 16:31:28
We got back early Tuesday morning. Highly recommend playa Blanca in Lanzarote. Go off the tourist track by one road, and the prices drop dramatically. We are talking 49p for a pint can of estrella. To put this in perspective, a 500ml bottle of water costs 45p.

Tropical Island was spot on as a resort. Food was edible, kids loved all the pools. Beer on site was Amstel but was 'tampered' with like all AI resorts. Cou,d only drink so much of it so bought a lot off site.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, September 8, 2017, 09:42:02
Now the kids have gone back to school time for me and the wife to go on our jollies.

Off to Turkey for 2 weeks of sun relaxation and watching Town lose on TV (I have seen us lose 3 times in Turkey without scoring any goals).

Then back for a couple of days before we are off to Florida for my sister's wedding. Hopefully the hurricanes will have made their exit by then! (the weather ones, not the 90s TV cartoon football team, they are welcome and here to stay)


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: RobertT on Friday, September 8, 2017, 13:24:06
Florida is currently emigrating to me.

It will be back up and running within a few weeks, they know how to recover post Hurricane.  Was there in 2004 when a Category 3 came directly through where we were staying, two days later, bar the missing trees it was as if it had never happened.  This one is a bit stronger but they build houses and stuff here in weeks.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 07:34:23
Heading to Tallahassee in Florida today/tomorrow. Owt to do there, worth visiting?

We are staying close to FSU so imagine the bars etc will be fairly lively!


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 09:03:36
I went to Northumberland last week and had an amazing time.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Panda Paws on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 09:36:20
NY and Washington on business next week, then Florida for a week's holiday from there. Likewise crossing fingers everything is back to "normal" over there!


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 12:55:02
Florida will be fine, they know how to deal with a Hurricane.  It is the islands that are in trouble.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 15:08:54
having a good time in Rome, hth


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Barry Scott on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 15:18:04
Going to Leek for the weekend in a few weeks.  :smugfu:


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 15:32:17
Off to Windermere in a couple of weeks.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 16:19:41
Going to Leek for the weekend in a few weeks.  :smugfu:

Plumbers convention?


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 17:28:09
I'm visiting Appleton, Wisconsin, next week for work.  They have an International Airport, but as far as I can make out it's at the end of the main road in the centre of town.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Posh Red on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 19:50:55
Just got back from Barcelona. We went to see Barcelona play, but also managed to take in an Espanyol game while we were there.

It was 25 euros to watch Espanyol in La Liga (v Celta Vigo), which is cheaper than it is to watch us play in League 2 :(


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 19:57:35
I've been to Espanyol a few times and each game was just awful 8)

I'll get them on a good day eventually.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 21:14:07
I saw espanyol v atletico Madrid a few years ago. The football was terrible, and they played this weird jingle before a corner in the second half. Ground was only half full at best but the whistles of discontent were ear splitting


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Wilf Shergold on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 23:09:18
I'm visiting Appleton, Wisconsin, next week

Home of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.....except the season ended 3 weeks ago.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, September 28, 2017, 21:24:33
Another thing ticked off the bucket list. Driving a mustang in the States.

Pretty pointless really given the speed limits!


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Posh Red on Thursday, September 28, 2017, 21:36:03
Another thing ticked off the bucket list. Driving a mustang in the States.

Pretty pointless really given the speed limits!

I know, but it is somehow satisfying isn't it.

We had one when we went to Dallas the last time.
I particularly liked the projected image of a Mustang on the floor when you opened the doors :)


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: RobertT on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 00:51:00
This year I will be going to Swindon on holiday, how exciting.  Going to pop to Scotland for a couple of days well - oddly never been when I lived in the UK!  Just booked our flights, going from Nashville as BA are opening up a route and the flights were cheap, so we will pop to the Smokies on our return, probably Pigeon Forge where Dollywood lives (not visiting that though).

My better half and daughter are popping down to Tampa and Miami for Spring Break.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 17:07:04
This year I will be going to Swindon on holiday, how exciting.  Going to pop to Scotland for a couple of days well - oddly never been when I lived in the UK!  Just booked our flights, going from Nashville as BA are opening up a route and the flights were cheap, so we will pop to the Smokies on our return, probably Pigeon Forge where Dollywood lives (not visiting that though).

My better half and daughter are popping down to Tampa and Miami for Spring Break.
Swindon, Couldn't think of anywhere nicer !.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: LucienSanchez on Monday, February 12, 2018, 23:18:30
My sole trip that can be classed as a holiday of sorts is to Aberdeen, but that's just for beers and music really. Then 3 UK based Stags. People I like keep choosing to get married and/or have kids all at a similar time... it's proving costly.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Ginginho on Friday, March 2, 2018, 16:55:37
Feeling envious of all your jet setting i've decided to book a holiday.

That's right, we're going to Butlins Bognor Regis, just for tots week.
Mr Tumble will be there, and i'm a little bit excited.

That's my life now.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Panda Paws on Friday, March 2, 2018, 17:30:28
No holidays for me this year. Missus is in Vietnam this week.

Got a few decent work trips lined up though. Vail this month. Lisbon, Austin hopefully to come.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Batch on Friday, March 2, 2018, 17:32:39
problem with work trips though, is the work.

nothing booked here, other than a few days in Rome in may


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Panda Paws on Friday, March 2, 2018, 17:34:38
problem with work trips though, is the work.

nothing booked here, other than a few days in Rome in may

Yeah, some are ok. Vail means I get a night off in Denver. Some are shit.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, March 2, 2018, 17:56:15
We had two holidays last year, one at home, one abroad. We've bought Merlin annual passes this year so the plan is to have more weekend trips rather than big holidays. Although, it's our 10th wedding anniversary this year (fuck that's gone quick) so thinking about getting away somewhere for that.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Batch on Friday, March 2, 2018, 18:01:25
The MAP group on FB is both informative and annoying Samdy. Have you found it yet?

We did MAP last year, decided against renewing until the smallest gets tad taller. Did the big 6 at AT in about 2.5 hours in the pouring rain last year, that was good. You'll have to try to sneak in Wicker Man  and let me know what its like


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: RobertT on Friday, March 2, 2018, 18:06:12
Treating ourselves when we go up to Glasgow/Edingburgh - booked a hotel with a free mini bar, free bottle of Gin and Exec lounge access with free drink and food from 5pm to 11pm.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, March 2, 2018, 18:20:21
The MAP group on FB is both informative and annoying Samdy. Have you found it yet?

We did MAP last year, decided against renewing until the smallest gets tad taller. Did the big 6 at AT in about 2.5 hours in the pouring rain last year, that was good. You'll have to try to sneak in Wicker Man  and let me know what its like

Yeah, I found the group but quickly turned it off from appearing in my feed because of the sheer amount of posts all asking the same thing.

We've done a 2 day stint at Alton Towers for several years now, plus taking the kids to Legoland, Chessington etc. so it made sense to get the passes. We're booked in for the passholder day at Chessington next weekend and we're off to AT again on the 18th so hopefully Wicker Man will be open by then.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, March 2, 2018, 18:22:10
We've bought Merlin annual passes this year so the plan is to have more weekend trips rather than big holidays.

 You can't go too far wrong with The Merlin....


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Friday, March 2, 2018, 18:58:09
You can't go too far wrong with The Merlin....

It is a cracking piece of engineering.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Mother Brown on Friday, March 2, 2018, 22:30:18
Never been in there on principal.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bogus Dave on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 01:41:43
Got a week in Italy all inclusive in June and which Iím looking forward too. Sorrento, just south of Naples, but Iíve never been all inclusive before so that will be fun

Also going on a city break next weekend, to avoid the cold and the snow. DestonatIon is Estonia, but at least they should be better equipped to deal with this eastern beast


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: pauld on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 02:27:12
Also going on a city break next weekend, to avoid the cold and the snow. DestonatIon is Estonia, but at least they should be better equipped to deal with this eastern beast
So you're going to Estonia to avoid the cold and snow? Much like you'd go to Manchester to get out of the rain?


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Combe Up on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 04:29:16
I'm waiting to hear what the pre-season games and next season's fixture are before I book my holiday. That way I won't be coming on here and moaning about missing home to Exeter in League Cup 1st round due to lack of foresight.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 09:14:09
Got a week in Italy all inclusive in June and which Iím looking forward too. Sorrento, just south of Naples, but Iíve never been all inclusive before so that will be fun

Also going on a city break next weekend, to avoid the cold and the snow. DestonatIon is Estonia, but at least they should be better equipped to deal with this eastern beast

We went to Ravello in southern Italy last year for a wedding. Itís a quite stunning part of the world, seemingly Sorrento is equally as stunning.

For me, itís Turkey, Turkey, Turkey and then closing out the year in Australia. I want to squeeze in a trip to Lisbon as well at some point.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: herthab on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 09:38:06
Off to Egypt in June.  2 weeks all inclusive cost me just over 500 quid. And all you ever hear about terrorist attacks are the negatives....


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Sippo on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10:02:48
You are all posh. Iím off to Bideford Bay for 3 nights in April.

Thatís our holiday for the year.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10:06:22
Off to Egypt in June.  2 weeks all inclusive cost me just over 500 quid. And all you ever hear about terrorist attacks are the negatives....

My sister, brother in law and 3 kids have been to Egypt all inclusive the last few years. She says itís definitely the best place for value for money and the kids are well looked after over there.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: herthab on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 11:46:14
My sister, brother in law and 3 kids have been to Egypt all inclusive the last few years. She says itís definitely the best place for value for money and the kids are well looked after over there.
This will be my 4th visit. Bit more difficult now, as you can't get a direct flight at the moment, but if you're into sun, sea and amazing snorkelling you'd be hard pressed to beat it.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 12:00:13


For me, itís Turkey, Turkey, Turkey and then closing out the year in Australia. I want to squeeze in a trip to Lisbon as well at some point.
We're off to Lisbon at the end of next month  - kidney stone notwithstanding. Flights are dead cheap and we're renting an apartment for the week in the city.

Kefalonia in June and then, hopefully, Spain in September.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 12:28:24
I could do with a holiday, not had one for years. Some seem to think I'm on a permanent holiday considering my location, but it doesn't work like that.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 17:19:25
Hoping to get to Dallas for Thanksgiving this year, with any luck we will be able to get in two Cowboys games as well as a Stars game.

Other than that was thinking of going to Prague to watch the Speedway GP, but it's the play-off finals weekend (albeit if we make it we wouldn't be playing until the Monday).

Other thoughts are Rome or Turin (Milan or Juventus), Dortmund (again).

Only problem is Son is thinking of spending aa month travelling around Europe with some mates in the Summer so he won't have much holiday left


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 17:30:31
not a big fan of Dallas when we stayed there a while ago. Still, good to do the obvious Kennedy stuff. That were building the new stadium when we saw the Stars play.

I'd head over to Cowtown though, that was good.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 17:35:29
not a big fan of Dallas when we stayed there a while ago. Still, good to do the obvious Kennedy stuff. That were building the new stadium when we saw the Stars play.

I'd head over to Cowtown though, that was good.
We've been to Dallas a few times before. In fairness we are going for the games & to see the Cowboys new training facility (The Star, which has a 12,000 seater stadium that the local High Schools can use).

On previous visits we have done the tour round the book depository which was really good.
One time we were over we stayed a couple of days in Fort Worth.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 18:02:25
cool, you know more than me then :)


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: scillyred on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 18:11:35
Off to the Yorkshire Dales in April to stay in the same village where my direct ancestors lived for at least 350 years, then Hong Kong in November to watch the Hong Kong Open Golf & see the sights again.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Saturday, March 10, 2018, 13:07:52
Booked a week in Porto next month. Anyone been - changed my mind from Lisbon.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: china red on Sunday, March 11, 2018, 07:44:41
Riviera Maya in Mexico over Easter for a couple of weeks, Rome for a week in September and then apparently the wife wants to go to Bruge for xmas


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, March 11, 2018, 10:22:11
I'm currently on a cheap holiday in the Algarve.

The home of shit graffiti tagging.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: 4D on Monday, March 12, 2018, 00:19:16
Booked a week in Porto next month. Anyone been - changed my mind from Lisbon.

Porto Talboto?


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Monday, March 12, 2018, 00:40:13
Backpacking around South East Asia with my mate McMenemy  :soapy tit wank:


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, March 29, 2018, 08:00:33
Made it to our apartment in Turkey flying with Turkish Airlines.2 flights -London to Istanbul, Istanbul - Izmir were pretty uncomfortable with my leg in a cast but what a god send to be able to use the special assistance staff wheeling me about in a wheelchair through Ďsecretí passport controls and security checks away from the normal people. Canít fault those staff for efficiency at both Heathrow and Istanbul/Izmir.

Weíre flying EasyJet on the way home direct which Iím a little reticent about.


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Thursday, March 29, 2018, 13:36:42
Made it to our apartment in Turkey flying with Turkish Airlines.2 flights -London to Istanbul, Istanbul - Izmir were pretty uncomfortable with my leg in a cast but what a god send to be able to use the special assistance staff wheeling me about in a wheelchair through Ďsecretí passport controls and security checks away from the normal people. Canít fault those staff for efficiency at both Heathrow and Istanbul/Izmir.

Weíre flying EasyJet on the way home direct which Iím a little reticent about.

Was there no direct flights to Bodrum BJV? or was it just cheaper to go two journeys?

Anyway I'm sure the beverages are flowing nicely. Where in Turkey are you. I stayed between Bodrum and Izmir


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Arriba on Thursday, March 29, 2018, 13:43:36
Booked a cottage in broadchurch for the week end of May. Taking the mother in-law so could make the next series 😉


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, March 29, 2018, 13:47:09
Was there no direct flights to Bodrum BJV? or was it just cheaper to go two journeys?

Anyway I'm sure the beverages are flowing nicely. Where in Turkey are you. I stayed between Bodrum and Izmir

The holiday season starts this Saturday so the choice of flights werenít that available. Generally the Turkish Airlines flight through Istanbul is not too expensive but the overall journey takes ages. Return is direct from izmir.

We are coming back the end of May direct to Bodrum. The good news is that more people are coming out to Turkey after a pretty barren couple of years. Not sure how long that will last with that rocket Erdogan in charge!

We are in Kusadasi, an hour from Izmir and about an hour and a half from Bodrum. Iíve already reserved a seat in our Ďlocalí for the football on Friday. Last time I was there we beat FGR away on the big screen. The people who were watching were questioning if it was always that bad! I said no, sometimes itís worse!

Canít beat an Efes or two in a frozen glass by the sea! I love it.



Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, March 29, 2018, 13:48:28
Booked a cottage in broadchurch for the week end of May. Taking the mother in-law so could make the next series 😉

Haha! Will keep an eye out for that on ITV. Wonít be much of a suspense now youíve given the ending away!


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, March 29, 2018, 14:07:36
Booked a cottage in broadchurch for the week end of May. Taking the mother in-law so could make the next series 😉
It is filmed about 16 miles from us, my car was in one of the episodes as I was driving through Bridport, we saw them filming but thought nothing more of it until we saw our car.

The wife did spot David Tennant and had a moist moment!


Title: Re: Holiday Season
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Thursday, March 29, 2018, 14:27:18
The holiday season starts this Saturday so the choice of flights werenít that available. Generally the Turkish Airlines flight through Istanbul is not too expensive but the overall journey takes ages. Return is direct from izmir.

We are coming back the end of May direct to Bodrum. The good news is that more people are coming out to Turkey after a pretty barren couple of years. Not sure how long that will last with that rocket Erdogan in charge!

We are in Kusadasi, an hour from Izmir and about an hour and a half from Bodrum. Iíve already reserved a seat in our Ďlocalí for the football on Friday. Last time I was there we beat FGR away on the big screen. The people who were watching were questioning if it was always that bad! I said no, sometimes itís worse!

Canít beat an Efes or two in a frozen glass by the sea! I love it.



Absolutely. A nice temperature hike of 20C too I'd imagine. I was last out there in October 2016 but missed last year. Was at Didim but have been to Gulluk previously. It was about 40C when we arrived at 11pm and sticky. Love going to local restaurants that basically turn into a Football Fanzone for a few hours.  Enjoy your Efes BO  :pint: