General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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T.o.m
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1193 posts since 4/7/03

5 Apr 2022 13:12
Most countries have messed up ethics or shady histories, we just choose to ignore them. The UK or USA went to war and invaded Afganistan etc on false intel about WMDs, doesn't stop the millions of tourists going there
-DiscoTits-
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1001 posts since 26/11/07

5 Apr 2022 13:33
But we’re not continually engaged in what is effectively apartheid are we? Yes the U.K. and other countries continually make mistakes and bad foreign policy choices but the State of Israel and the powers that be continue to do so despite pretty much widespread condemnation by the global community.
T.o.m
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1193 posts since 4/7/03

5 Apr 2022 14:22
Yeah it’s weird, I’d spent the past 25 years or so of my life meticulously doing my recycling at home in the UK and now in Tel-Aviv is pretty impossible to do this from our flat or when out and about as well (they just don’t have the infrastructure or systems or culture in place yet). So I came to a change of mindset to not actually give a fuck about it anymore and concentrate on doing what makes me happy in life, which wouldn’t include going on holiday to Palestine to help their economy instead. No sarcasm intended. Who buys a new iPhone and knows for sure all of the components weren’t made by children or slave like working conditions? Israel vs Palestine isn’t a debate I’m going to get into, I’m just on this planet for a good time, and Tel-Aviv is where it’s at for now Smiling
doug.
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1698 posts since 12/6/10

5 Apr 2022 14:26
Imagine convincing yourself that holidaying / living in Tel Aviv isn't morally questionable Laughing out loud
OnlyOneStop
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2973 posts since 3/8/08

5 Apr 2022 14:33
It's ok though, he's living his best life…….
T.o.m
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1193 posts since 4/7/03

5 Apr 2022 14:35
Haven’t had to convince myself at all, just doing what I want to in life.
swiftus
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1873 posts since 1/7/09

5 Apr 2022 14:40
Ocin wrote: Moving jobs soon and I have a month in between ending one and starting at the next. Keen to use the time to travel with the mrs and baby (6 months old). Any tips on good itineraries?

Looking to do something long haul. At the moment the winner is Portland, Seattle - Honolulu and back but the flights are brutal and putting me off as would be with the baby!

Also looking at Central America but COVID uncertainties putting me off…

Anyone done something similar?

RIP to anyone flying with you and the baby Laughing out loud

I did the west coast classic, muscle car top down (LA > San Fran > Portland > Seattle > Vancouver). It rains a LOT in the Pacific Northwest, so if you're happy with that, then it's a great hol.
swiftus
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1873 posts since 1/7/09

5 Apr 2022 15:25
Without trying to open up a can of worms, can you become get citizenship in Israel if you're not Jewish?
andymakesglasses
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20740 posts since 26/1/06

5 Apr 2022 15:38
Of course.
swede
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10512 posts since 21/3/09

5 Apr 2022 16:36
T.o.m wrote: Israel vs Palestine isn’t a debate I’m going to get into, I’m just on this planet for a good time, and Tel-Aviv is where it’s at for now Smiling

lol wtf
fudge.dredd
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2076 posts since 15/12/12

posted 6 Apr 2022 00:23, edited 6 Apr 2022 00:23
-DiscoTits- wrote: But we’re not continually engaged in what is effectively apartheid are we? Yes the U.K. and other countries continually make mistakes and bad foreign policy choices but the State of Israel and the powers that be continue to do so despite pretty much widespread condemnation by the global community.

Sorry but does this global community include Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, Syria, Egypt, Turkey, Morocco, Algeria, Iraq, Bangladesh, UAE, and so on?

THAT global community?

Remind me which is the only democracy in the Middle East?

Remind me which country in the Middle East where minorities can openly practice their religion without fear of retribution?

Remind me which countries in the Middle East have a Pride event every year?

I’ll wait.
fudge.dredd
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2076 posts since 15/12/12

6 Apr 2022 00:25
doug. wrote: Imagine convincing yourself that holidaying / living in Tel Aviv isn't morally questionable Laughing out loud

You’ve never been anywhere that isn’t ‘morally questionable’? By whose standards?

Wow, you’re an idiot.
Ulster_Blue
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5624 posts since 16/7/06

6 Apr 2022 08:54
anyone flown to portugal recently? is it just the digital travel cert?
HiFi
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1055 posts since 17/7/06

6 Apr 2022 11:02
Just the PLF and proof of vaccination atm
Sholto
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830 posts since 25/12/12

6 Apr 2022 11:14
Anyone here done any sort of 'digital nomad' / working from home abroad type arrangement? I'm looking at trying to get out to somewhere along the med over summer.
TATE
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339 posts since 5/12/12

7 Apr 2022 08:00
Any bar/restaurant recommendations for Barcelona? Would love a decent Tapas spot. Also, has anyone flown out of Manchester recently? Is the madness as bad as they say?
swiftus
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1873 posts since 1/7/09

7 Apr 2022 10:19
TATE wrote: Any bar/restaurant recommendations for Barcelona? Would love a decent Tapas spot. Also, has anyone flown out of Manchester recently? Is the madness as bad as they say?

I heard someone on the radio this week say they turned up for their flight 3 hours before schedule and still missed it Eek
Rirawin
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9650 posts since 17/7/05

7 Apr 2022 10:59
TATE wrote: Any bar/restaurant recommendations for Barcelona? Would love a decent Tapas spot. Also, has anyone flown out of Manchester recently? Is the madness as bad as they say?

https://pinotxobar.com/

Sad to see Tickets close last year Sad
pentonville
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1065 posts since 12/3/12

7 Apr 2022 11:05
TATE wrote: Any bar/restaurant recommendations for Barcelona?


Can Cisa/Bar Brutal

Carrer de la Princesa, 14, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 98 81 https://g.co/kgs/6PhBcw

Also I love the el Born neighbourhood- if you're wandering around there then Candela for great food in a peaceful square
joe6886
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956 posts since 16/11/08

7 Apr 2022 11:06
I know two people that have flown from manc in the last week and both said it was fine. Best mate went from T2 and said it was dead so does seem to be overhyped a little or maybe just luck of the draw