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yeah rio was a ting. 

 

literally has it all. in no particular order;

 

landmarks/sightseeing - christ the redeemer & sugarloaf both legit, preferred sugarloaf tbh but sensational views from both. 

 

stuff to do - go to a favela for sure. just a completely different world. teenagers with ak-47s peering round corners, fireworks going off constantly as some sort of drug/police warning (i think), none of it smells very nice tho so prepare for that. 

the maracana, we went for a copa america game but i assume its just as good if not better for a local match. 

copacabana, ipanema, leblon beaches are all pretty similar but all wicked. take a footy and try and do some keepy ups with some locals. fu cking hell. from like 4 year old lads to 60 year old women, they’ll all make you look like a mug. 

 

nightlife - lapa has loads of little bars and parties in the street every night. samba parties etc down copacabana as well. 

 

eat as many of the crazy things random street people offer you, they’re all superb and all cost about 40p. 

 

 

few hours drive away but as said up there we spent 4 days in ilha grande to change the pace a bit. mad place but “paradise”. trek through jungle terrain and end up popping your head out between trees and seeing completely white beaches etc. just like you’d imagine. there’s a few lively enough bars (and a nightclub open until about 5 bells right at the end of the beach) if you do fancy a big one. 

 

 

probably missed a lot there but the whole place is off its tits. never once thought i was in danger of being robbed/mugged but did hear a lot of stories from other people in our hostels saying their phones or watches had been nabbed. but nowhere near like what i was expecting reading some stories online etc. 

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12 hours ago, Izzy said:

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. 

Thats why we went for October tbh, it should still be late 20's early 30's which is more than enough. I went to Serbia a few years back and that was in the mid 40's and was just too much.

 

As far as i can gather there are daily stops at the various sites where you can get off the boat and look round the ruins, which will be the highlight for me. I love all ancient things Egyptian.

 

11 hours ago, Stadt said:

Have you been there before? 

Not to Hurgarda. Initially we had looked at just the Nile cruise but came across a really good deal which for something like £100 more we could go for 2 weeks and spend the additional week in a 5 star exclusive.

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11 minutes ago, Suzie the Fox said:

Thats why we went for October tbh, it should still be late 20's early 30's which is more than enough. I went to Serbia a few years back and that was in the mid 40's and was just too much.

 

As far as i can gather there are daily stops at the various sites where you can get off the boat and look round the ruins, which will be the highlight for me. I love all ancient things Egyptian.

 

Not to Hurgarda. Initially we had looked at just the Nile cruise but came across a really good deal which for something like £100 more we could go for 2 weeks and spend the additional week in a 5 star exclusive.

 

I’m pretty sure you still be looking at mid/late thirties in Aswan, Suz. 

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14 minutes ago, Suzie the Fox said:

Thats why we went for October tbh, it should still be late 20's early 30's which is more than enough. I went to Serbia a few years back and that was in the mid 40's and was just too much.

 

As far as i can gather there are daily stops at the various sites where you can get off the boat and look round the ruins, which will be the highlight for me. I love all ancient things Egyptian.

 

Not to Hurgarda. Initially we had looked at just the Nile cruise but came across a really good deal which for something like £100 more we could go for 2 weeks and spend the additional week in a 5 star exclusive.

Yep, that's what we did.

Because the temperature was around 40 degrees by midday, the trips to the temples/ruins started at 4.00am and we were back on the boat by 12.00 and out of the sun. Then spent the afternoon just chilling and cruising, drinking the shit all-inclusive wine and watching the world go by. Good times.

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10 hours ago, ScouseFox said:

yeah rio was a ting. 

 

literally has it all. in no particular order;

 

landmarks/sightseeing - christ the redeemer & sugarloaf both legit, preferred sugarloaf tbh but sensational views from both. 

 

stuff to do - go to a favela for sure. just a completely different world. teenagers with ak-47s peering round corners, fireworks going off constantly as some sort of drug/police warning (i think), none of it smells very nice tho so prepare for that. 

the maracana, we went for a copa america game but i assume its just as good if not better for a local match. 

copacabana, ipanema, leblon beaches are all pretty similar but all wicked. take a footy and try and do some keepy ups with some locals. fu cking hell. from like 4 year old lads to 60 year old women, they’ll all make you look like a mug. 

 

nightlife - lapa has loads of little bars and parties in the street every night. samba parties etc down copacabana as well. 

 

eat as many of the crazy things random street people offer you, they’re all superb and all cost about 40p. 

 

 

few hours drive away but as said up there we spent 4 days in ilha grande to change the pace a bit. mad place but “paradise”. trek through jungle terrain and end up popping your head out between trees and seeing completely white beaches etc. just like you’d imagine. there’s a few lively enough bars (and a nightclub open until about 5 bells right at the end of the beach) if you do fancy a big one. 

 

 

probably missed a lot there but the whole place is off its tits. never once thought i was in danger of being robbed/mugged but did hear a lot of stories from other people in our hostels saying their phones or watches had been nabbed. but nowhere near like what i was expecting reading some stories online etc. 

Awesome. Would love to do it. Work and socialise with a few Brazilians in London and I like the culture, food and attitude to life. They show me photos of those beaches and then tell me how happy they are to be living in Peckham. 

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12 minutes ago, Buce said:

 

I’m pretty sure you still be looking at mid/late thirties in Aswan, Suz. 

I'll have to remember to pack my factor 60 and sun hat then.

 

 

6 minutes ago, Izzy said:

Yep, that's what we did.

Because the temperature was around 40 degrees by midday, the trips to the temples/ruins started at 4.00am and we were back on the boat by 12.00 and out of the sun. Then spent the afternoon just chilling and cruising, drinking the shit all-inclusive wine and watching the world go by. Good times.

4.00am WOW thats early but probably for the best, considering the mid day heat. I'm buzzing and really excited. Its basically one tick off the bucket list.

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Taking my missus to Belfast to do the Game of Thrones Northern Ireland tour for her birthday in a couple of weeks. Been once before, but any recommendations in the city I might not know about?

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16 minutes ago, jonthefox said:

Just booked Reykjavík for October. Any tips appreciated.

Take a raincoat :thumbup:

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1 hour ago, jonthefox said:

Just booked Reykjavík for October. Any tips appreciated.

How long are you there for?

 

The city itself is quite small but there is plenty to do just outside of it. I went in May so it was fine to rent a car but I guess in October it isn’t worth risking.

 

Do the golden triangle (waterfall, Geysir and a national park), Go to the blue lagoon and if you like that sort of thing there is also a swimming baths with red hot pools in the centre as well (i can’t remember the name but it sounded like Lager).

 

Go up the church if you can for decent views, don’t eat fermented shark or drink brenevin.

 

Iceland is a strange but cool place, when the plane lands if it isn’t covered in snow all you can see is desolate volcanic land. Enjoy.

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Just booked a few days in Madrid in September. Any recommendations for places to see, eat and drink tasty beers? 

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33 minutes ago, Samilktray said:

Just booked a few days in Madrid in September. Any recommendations for places to see, eat and drink tasty beers? 

A great street for authentic cava bars is Calle Baja in the La Latina district. Really cool place to spend an evening.

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Just booked to go to Side in Turkey for a week in August. Anyone got any tips whilst there? Not been to Turkey since I was a kid and never been to Side. 

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11 minutes ago, Kopic said:

Just booked to go to Side in Turkey for a week in August. Anyone got any tips whilst there? Not been to Turkey since I was a kid and never been to Side. 

Some great historic sites round there. Konya is really interesting but I'd guess it's probably two hour's drive. 

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14 hours ago, Samilktray said:

Just booked a few days in Madrid in September. Any recommendations for places to see, eat and drink tasty beers? 

Cerveceria Alemana is a really cool place. It’s styled like a German beer hall but has banging sea food. I didn’t really notice any craft beer places when I was there though 

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15 hours ago, Samilktray said:

Just booked a few days in Madrid in September. Any recommendations for places to see, eat and drink tasty beers? 

Go for dinner and drinks in Mercado San Miguel which is a really cool indoor market near the main square. The palace is cool, obviously the Bernabau, google best tapas and get in all of them bars. We ended up eating some cracking food for dirt cheap. I’ve been 4 times for a mix of work and pleasure and it’s a great city.

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I’m just Near Tywyn in Wales and it’s a nice part of the world. Just been on a nice walk through forests with water falls and ended up at a huge lake. The dogs have worn me out rather than the other way round though.

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On 30/06/2019 at 20:15, jonthefox said:

Just booked Reykjavík for October. Any tips appreciated.

 

On 30/06/2019 at 21:52, Costock_Fox said:

How long are you there for?

 

The city itself is quite small but there is plenty to do just outside of it. I went in May so it was fine to rent a car but I guess in October it isn’t worth risking.

 

Do the golden triangle (waterfall, Geysir and a national park), Go to the blue lagoon and if you like that sort of thing there is also a swimming baths with red hot pools in the centre as well (i can’t remember the name but it sounded like Lager).

 

Go up the church if you can for decent views, don’t eat fermented shark or drink brenevin.

 

Iceland is a strange but cool place, when the plane lands if it isn’t covered in snow all you can see is desolate volcanic land. Enjoy.

Agree with all this, I went last year and its an astonishingly beautiful country. 

 

Make sure you do the golden circle and if you get the chance go to see the glacial lagoon, Jökulsárlón.

My mouth genuinely dropped with how incredible that was. 

 

Blue lagoon is a must for me, its so relaxing and brilliant to experience.

 

Look around the city, it may be small but there are some brilliant things to see such as the church. I was surprised at the amount of American culture there, but that may have just been me. 

 

Make sure to take a camera and listen to what any guides say if you go on tours, they know their stuff. 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, UniFox21 said:

Just got back from 4 days in Amsterdam. It's by far one of my favourite places I've been to

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Just got back from New York. First time I'd ever been. Tried to cram in as much sightseeing as possible. So hot though, especially when you're walking around.

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11 minutes ago, Fox92 said:

Just got back from New York. First time I'd ever been. Tried to cram in as much sightseeing as possible. So hot though, especially when you're walking around.

I'm guessing you went to Strawberry Fields in Central Park? 

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4 minutes ago, Soup said:

I'm guessing you went to Strawberry Fields in Central Park? 

Indeed I did. Massive that place and I don't think it's even the biggest Park in the City.

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