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1 minute ago, FoxesDeb said:

The Imperial War museum is decent if that's your thing, it's free too 

 

great free museum

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4 hours ago, Voll Blau said:

The National Football Museum is well worth a visit, and it's free! Also, Sinclair's Oyster Bar is a good Sam Smith's pub (dirt cheap and good beer) round the corner.

 

4 hours ago, FoxesDeb said:

The Imperial War museum is decent if that's your thing, it's free too 

cheers!

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On 14/06/2019 at 16:32, btswift94 said:

 

I was there for a few days last year, amazing city... 

 

- Highlights included Christ The Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Football and drinks on Copacabana & Ipanema, sunset on Arpoador rocks overlooking Ipanema, watching Flamengo at the Maracana, nights out in Lapa, Selaron steps (all the typical things really.) 

 

A few tips... 

 

- It's a bit crazy coming out the airport, just head straight past everyone offering you a lift to the licensed taxis at the end on the left. 

 

- Don't be put off by all the doom & gloom stories and just apply common sense like you would anywhere. 

 

- Use uber, it's cheap and safe. 

 

- We did a game at the Maracana via Be A Local tours, hotel pick up and match ticket included in the price. I wouldn't really have wanted to get to this area on my own. 

 

-  Eat Acai in the morning and drink plenty of Caipirinhas & Antarctica beers! Especially out in Lapa 

 

- Look out for the city badge graffitied on the wall at the bottom of the Selaron Steps alongside a few brazilian clubs and Marseille. It's above a map of Brazil with a lot of names on it. I've no idea why this was here but loved to see it! 

 

- If you're doing the two brothers hike, make sure you pick a nice day! The hike is meant to have amazing views across Rio but we couldn't see through the clouds. In order to start the hike you have to get to the bottom of the Vidigal favela and take a moto-taxi up the favela. I'd be cautious doing this, as we went on a bad day, it wasn't very busy and we ended up in the Favela waiting for a moto-taxi and happened to see kids with assault rifles (thankfully two bikes arrived just as they were coming down the hill.) It's rated as one of the top things to do on TripAdvisor and it seems 99% of people have no issues but I'm just going off my own experiences. It might be worth taking a tour with a local. 

 

- If you've got time, head to Paraty & Ilha Grande for a slice of paradise! 

 

- It's a bucket list city and really doesn't disappoint. I paid nearly double for my flights so on that basis I would say go for it! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you pal . 

 

Some really sound advice there!

 

A lot of that is what we'd look to do too.

 

The prices are still coming up decent so hopefully we can get it booked soon. 

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Anyone have any tips for driving abroad? I'm going to Dubai soon and we want to do a day trip to Al Ain. Instead of a long bus journey or expensive taxi I want to hire a nice big car and drive it down so we can do everything at our leisure. I've never driven abroad before, though, so left-to-right-hand driving tips welcome, and any tips for driving in Dubai etc.

 

I kinda think a desert country with a lot of straight roads is as good a place to start.

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5 minutes ago, Footballwipe said:

Anyone have any tips for driving abroad? I'm going to Dubai soon and we want to do a day trip to Al Ain. Instead of a long bus journey or expensive taxi I want to hire a nice big car and drive it down so we can do everything at our leisure. I've never driven abroad before, though, so left-to-right-hand driving tips welcome, and any tips for driving in Dubai etc.

 

I kinda think a desert country with a lot of straight roads is as good a place to start.

 

The times when you're most in danger are traffic islands (instinct tells you to go clockwise), turning right (instinct tells you to turn into the left lane), and rejoining traffic after being parked. Those are the times that require most concentration. A good idea is to stick a notice on the dashboard saying 'drive right' to act as a visual reminder. Try to avoid distractions like music, at least until you feel more settled. Give it a couple of days, though, and it will seem normal.

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51 minutes ago, Buce said:

 

The times when you're most in danger are traffic islands (instinct tells you to go clockwise), turning right (instinct tells you to turn into the left lane), and rejoining traffic after being parked. Those are the times that require most concentration. A good idea is to stick a notice on the dashboard saying 'drive right' to act as a visual reminder. Try to avoid distractions like music, at least until you feel more settled. Give it a couple of days, though, and it will seem normal.

We always say that it takes two of you to drive abroad. One to drive, one to navigate and both of you to look both ways and keep you on the right side of the road. I agree with you Buce on the key risk areas. Again, two of you is better than one. 

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1 hour ago, Footballwipe said:

Anyone have any tips for driving abroad? I'm going to Dubai soon and we want to do a day trip to Al Ain. Instead of a long bus journey or expensive taxi I want to hire a nice big car and drive it down so we can do everything at our leisure. I've never driven abroad before, though, so left-to-right-hand driving tips welcome, and any tips for driving in Dubai etc.

 

I kinda think a desert country with a lot of straight roads is as good a place to start.

The only tip I can give is to remember that it is not your car. So with that in mind burn ****ing rubber! 

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2 hours ago, Footballwipe said:

Anyone have any tips for driving abroad? I'm going to Dubai soon and we want to do a day trip to Al Ain. Instead of a long bus journey or expensive taxi I want to hire a nice big car and drive it down so we can do everything at our leisure. I've never driven abroad before, though, so left-to-right-hand driving tips welcome, and any tips for driving in Dubai etc.

 

I kinda think a desert country with a lot of straight roads is as good a place to start.

Steer clear of the boy racers in their super cars and anyone with a Saudi number plate. They are maniacs. And pray to god you don't get in an incident with a local as it will DEFINITELY be your fault. Have your wits about you, a city that is so much easier if you drive. 

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On ‎10‎/‎06‎/‎2019 at 21:32, Lcfc_lass10 said:

Has anyone been to Budapest? Never really considered it before but looking for a city break in July. 

I have been going every year for the past 8 years. I go in August though to a festival called Sziget (2 days) though do have to visit Budapest (2 days) as well. Love the City. Food. Drinks. Weather. Not pricey either. Some great places to visit such as the Ruins Bars. Parliament Building. Outdoor Spas. Some great walking tours around the city taking in museums, hidden cafes, markets.  etc... & of course a boat trip on the Danube. The old town is Buda, I believe & the modern is Pest, either side of the river. Go for it!

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8 hours ago, Footballwipe said:

Anyone have any tips for driving abroad? I'm going to Dubai soon and we want to do a day trip to Al Ain. Instead of a long bus journey or expensive taxi I want to hire a nice big car and drive it down so we can do everything at our leisure. I've never driven abroad before, though, so left-to-right-hand driving tips welcome, and any tips for driving in Dubai etc.

 

I kinda think a desert country with a lot of straight roads is as good a place to start.

To be honest avoid Dubai all together it's a place run by wankers for arseholes.

 

No real culture or soul there and you'll be directly supporting a disgusting regime.

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1 hour ago, Grebfromgrebland said:

To be honest avoid Dubai all together it's a place run by wankers for arseholes.

 

No real culture or soul there and you'll be directly supporting a disgusting regime.

So much fun though. Especially Friday brunch 

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Looking to try and get the cheapest possible all inclusive this year, lean times owing to a new mortgage. 

 

Any advice on where and whom is cheapest? 

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Going to Las Vegas in September. Been before but a long time ago.

 

Defo got a photo of me in my LCFC full kit next to the famous sign. 

 

Anyone been recently and can recommend anything?

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6 hours ago, foxile5 said:

Looking to try and get the cheapest possible all inclusive this year, lean times owing to a new mortgage. 

 

Any advice on where and whom is cheapest? 

You can get some great deals on most places - just needs to be out of season or certainly not peak.

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On 13/06/2019 at 23:06, Costock_Fox said:

Likely to miss the Wolves match when it’s moved to the Sunday as I’m going to go away for 5 nights and probably looking at Majorca.

 

Has anyone got any recommendations for a nice hotel with a few bars/restaurants around near a beach? To be honest if it meets that criteria it doesn’t necessarily have to be Majorca. Cheers.

Why didn’t I read this yesterday!!!! Arghhhhhh!

 

I was tossing up as to whether to book my ferry for Saturday or Sunday to come home…. Plumped for the Sunday as I would be missing the Wolves match anyway…. I didn’t know it had been shifted to the Sunday…

 

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1 hour ago, bmouth_fox said:

Going to Las Vegas in September. Been before but a long time ago.

 

Defo got a photo of me in my LCFC full kit next to the famous sign. 

 

Anyone been recently and can recommend anything?

I went in January, going back in January.

 

Was there for a week and did the usual, went through all the hotels and Casinos, spent weekend evenings down at Freemont which is incredible. Did the Mob museum which is decent.

 

There are a couple of LV Facebook groups which are good. Everyone gives tips on what's best to see and do.

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2 hours ago, bmouth_fox said:

You can get some great deals on most places - just needs to be out of season or certainly not peak.

Unfortunately i work in education. 

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1 hour ago, bmouth_fox said:

Go on long term sick? I can imagine it’s quite stressful!

An outstanding move! But unfortunately not one I'm the type to take. Its as stressful as any other job, really. 

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Just booked for a week in Hurgarda and a 2nd week on a cruise up the Nile. Super excited,  can’t wait.  

 

Not till October so many sleeps to go. 

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41 minutes ago, Suzie the Fox said:

Just booked for a week in Hurgarda and a 2nd week on a cruise up the Nile. Super excited,  can’t wait.  

 

Not till October so many sleeps to go. 

Nice one Suze. We did it the other way around years ago and had a great time.

 

Hopefully it will be a bit cooler in October. We went around this time of year and I've never been as hot in all my life. 

 

If you get the chance, the temples are well worth visiting if you stop off on your cruise. 

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2 hours ago, Suzie the Fox said:

Just booked for a week in Hurgarda and a 2nd week on a cruise up the Nile. Super excited,  can’t wait.  

 

Not till October so many sleeps to go. 

Have you been there before? 

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Going walking in the South Tyrol for a week in September. Not the most thrilling choice but I'm getting to the point where I prefer mountain serenity and smart hotels to chaotic cities and manky B&B's. 

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39 minutes ago, bovril said:

Going walking in the South Tyrol for a week in September. Not the most thrilling choice but I'm getting to the point where I prefer mountain serenity and smart hotels to chaotic cities and manky B&B's. 

 

Just a fyi, but I was reading the other day that they’ve developed a couple of long-distance trails in Croatia:

 

https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/27890-croatian-long-distance-trail

 

https://viaadriatica.org/en/

 

Both look great. 

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Just now, Buce said:

 

Just a fyi, but I was reading the other day that they’ve developed a couple of long-distance trails in Croatia:

 

https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/27890-croatian-long-distance-trail

 

https://viaadriatica.org/en/

 

Both look great. 

Via Adriatica looks great. Will put it on my to do list. 

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