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morning mist
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3698 posts since 29/5/05

7 Feb 2022 16:57
Palais de Tokyo
RickRude
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4201 posts since 13/1/12

7 Feb 2022 22:58
https://twitter.com/politicsforuk/status/1490739334852579330?s=21

Poor Swede
Brenner
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167 posts since 25/11/11

8 Feb 2022 18:27
Any hotel/food recs for Bilbao and San Seb?
MoB
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37385 posts since 31/8/04

9 Feb 2022 09:15
Brenner wrote: Any hotel/food recs for Bilbao and San Seb?

I'm sure you'll find better food in San Seb but we went here in Bilbao https://bascook.com/ and it was one of the best meals i've ever had.
NigelBenn
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4778 posts since 6/2/08

9 Feb 2022 19:44
Can anyone recommend a good traditional b&b/small hotel in a good location in Paris?
Burt
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6313 posts since 3/1/10

10 Feb 2022 12:42
Pre Covid I stayed in the Hotel les Matins which was pretty reasonable and in the South Pigalle area so pretty central.

Have you considered Air BnB? Some decent deals/places to be had if you do a general search - I've done it in Paris (and other City breaks) and would deffo do it again.
andymakesglasses
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20740 posts since 26/1/06

10 Feb 2022 14:04
Yeah, I've stayed primarily in Airbnbs in Paris latterly. Much better value for money in popular, central locations.
Sholto
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830 posts since 25/12/12

28 Feb 2022 11:32
Any tips for Colombia (cartagena area specifically)?

Gonna be there for just over a week. Probably just gonna the yellow fever jab before going.
swede
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10512 posts since 21/3/09

28 Feb 2022 11:45
went to colombia in feb 2020. was amazing - really loved it. medellin was awesome and we spent a few days in cartagena

cartagena is cool but it is a bit more touristy. good to just walk around and see it. regarding food, most places just serve fried fish and rice - which is decent with hot sauce, but there are some better/more interesting restaurants too - you can get good ceviche at la cevicheria and el boliche. we stayed at casa canabal in the old town. near there are numerous good and cheaper restaurants (incl restaurante coroncoro) - as well as nightlife etc.

there are a few rooftop cocktail bars but cant remember which we went to
Sholto
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830 posts since 25/12/12

28 Feb 2022 12:58
Legend, cheers mate. Did you get any specific jabs? And did you visit anywhere around cartagena?
swiftus
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1873 posts since 1/7/09

28 Feb 2022 13:37
Is Yellow Fever widely available now? I remember I had to get it done a couple years ago and there was a big shortage. I'm sure it's fine, but just worth double-checking.
swede
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10512 posts since 21/3/09

28 Feb 2022 14:04
Sholto wrote: Legend, cheers mate. Did you get any specific jabs? And did you visit anywhere around cartagena?

i had yellow fever done from when i went to Peru years ago. pretty sure it isn't required anymore though?

regarding other places - I'd just fly to medellin for 2 days on the way back to the uk or something (everyone flies everywhere within colombia - there are no trains and buses take forever). we stayed in the celestino hotel which is in the middle of the best/trendiest area…..

fuck i am really jealous you're going Laughing out loud awesome country
jplxx
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2251 posts since 3/11/09

28 Feb 2022 14:46
Going to Ibiza for a wedding and a wee extended holiday. Any recommendations for meals and culture? Never been before. Don’t drink and don’t want to go clubbing. Cheers.
swiftus
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1873 posts since 1/7/09

4 Mar 2022 13:43
In the New Forest this weekend, any recommendations on things to see, do, eat. Staying in an inn near Birley
blackham
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1875 posts since 17/7/13

26 Mar 2022 17:19
Any recommendations for Porto?
Owlix
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2084 posts since 16/10/08

28 Mar 2022 12:57
Oslo or Stockholm for 3 days in May? Looking for decent shopping (Acne etc…), modern art and good vegan food.
fudge.dredd
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2076 posts since 15/12/12

28 Mar 2022 13:01
blackham wrote: Any recommendations for Porto?

Used this for a recent trip…. Everything worth trying.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/portugal/porto/articles/porto-restaurants/
joe6886
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956 posts since 16/11/08

28 Mar 2022 14:36
Need to do a covid fit to fly test for New York in a few weeks, who are people using? Any way of blagging it on the video call just incase?
pentonville
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1065 posts since 12/3/12

28 Mar 2022 15:23
Owlix wrote: Oslo or Stockholm for 3 days in May? Looking for decent shopping (Acne etc…), modern art and good vegan food.

I had a great time in Stockholm, but can only tell u that the prices in Oslo will make you cry. Even for Scandinavia.
Fuzzyduck121
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1640 posts since 14/12/12

posted 28 Mar 2022 15:52, edited 28 Mar 2022 15:52
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