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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 17:35 
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Now I'm thinking I should be considering Germany too (albeit perhaps not to see how well the Lacetti really handles corners at high speed).

Hmm...perhaps a long weekend in Berlin or Hamburg later in the year might be in order?


Berlin certainly looks promising, and copious amounts of beer with meat-inna-bun can't hurt.


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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 18:14 
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Going camping this weekend, provided I can find a decent campsite that still has pitches available.

Jem and I have a week off booked towards the mid-end of July, but no plans yet. Thinking somewhere like Andalucia, or I may consider Portugal again...

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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
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Given the boy can't leave the country without the help of Make A Wish (£2,500 for three days travel insurance to go to eurodisney, ffs) and actually we have to go through a load of admin to leave the county overnight, I'm looking at buying a tent. If its going to be to somewhere uninspiring he may as well get a kick out of unusual accommodation options.


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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 21:40 
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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
Kern wrote:
Now I'm thinking I should be considering Germany too (albeit perhaps not to see how well the Lacetti really handles corners at high speed).

Hmm...perhaps a long weekend in Berlin or Hamburg later in the year might be in order?


Berlin certainly looks promising, and copious amounts of beer with meat-inna-bun can't hurt.


Berlin is fucking awesome, I've been there on holiday probably about 12 times.


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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 21:43 
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Any recommendations?


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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 22:30 
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I think he's re come ding Berlin?

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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
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I think he's re come ding Berlin?

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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 1:27 
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Given the boy can't leave the country without the help of Make A Wish (£2,500 for three days travel insurance to go to eurodisney, ffs) and actually we have to go through a load of admin to leave the county overnight, I'm looking at buying a tent. If its going to be to somewhere uninspiring he may as well get a kick out of unusual accommodation options.


Come camp on Wandsworth Common. We'll get shitted, it'll be ace.

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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 6:15 
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Decided to go for the south of France. Two weeks at the end of August, by train. I've always wanted to ride a TGV.


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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 8:00 
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Had a week in Spain in early May and just got back from a week in Yorkshire

Not got any more plans as yet

My father in law is a bit under the weather so my wife is going to Dublin for a week every couple of months, so I'm tending to stay at home and take a few days off to catch up on the garden and other house jobs that I never have time for anymore.


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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 8:19 
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Working all summer. Will hopefully get myself to American again in Octoberish time.


Via the Cottage, natch.


It's a bit of a way for me :(

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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 9:27 
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Decided to go for the south of France. Two weeks at the end of August, by train. I've always wanted to ride a TGV.


Do I remember my French lessons correctly that this stands for Tres Grande Vitesse? In which case it means Very Big Speed. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 13:05 
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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
Any recommendations?


  • Go to the dome on top of the Reichstag. You need to register in advance for this for security reason but that's massively better than the previous system which was 'queue for a billion hours'. Now you just turn up at the appointed time and pretty much walk right in.
  • Book to eat lunch or dinner up the TV Tower. There's a great view due to the height and the fact that the restaurant revolves constantly; plus the food was pretty damn good when I was last there.
  • Check out the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. It sounds hella depressing but it's actually very, very cool and weird and definitely worth experiencing.
  • If the weather's decent go for a walk in Tiergarten. It's massive and a very chilled out place to be, especially if you go to the Cafe am Neuen See beer garden.
  • Still on my own 'to do' list is to explore the Spreepark. It was a funfair in the middle of a park that was shut down years ago without being properly cleared out so you now get the spectacle of all these old rides and fun park furniture being slowly over taken by the landscape. There's some pictures of it here and you can now apparently legally book a tour here.
  • Similarly there's the remains of an allied listening post in Teufelsberg that's been left to rack and ruin leaving some spectacularly odd imagery. Like Spreepark you used to have to sneak in but you can legally book tours here.
  • In previous years a visit to Tacheles would've been on my list of recommendations but that's long since closed now. :(
  • Depending on your taste in music a visit to Paule's Metal Eck is a must, if only to marvel at the cheesy metal decor inside. Indeed that whole street and the surrounding district of Friedrichshain is filled with good restaurants and bars.
  • I usually fit in a trip to the Liquidrom spa. It's not cheap but it's incredibly relaxing, with the definite highlight being the massive salt water pool with ambient music piped in underwater so you can hear it tinkle away as you float around. That main central image on the website there is the pool in question which is a sight to behold in and of itself.
  • If you're in a drinking mood there's a branch of The Pub in Berlin which puts a beer tap on your table then allows you to 'compete' with the other tables in Berlin, and indeed in all branches across Europe, to see who's drinking the most booze.

I'm sure there's other stuff I'm forgetting but having a browse through the Unlike pages for Berlin will find you a load of interesting stuff as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 13:37 
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I don't think it'll be possible this year for anything fancy. I'm probably going to a week or so to the southwest of the country, do some bodyboarding and get tanned.


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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 13:41 
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Sheffield for a couple of weeks hopefully. I'm also supposed to be going to Beirut for a long weekend at the end of July as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 13:44 
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Bamba wrote:
I'm sure there's other stuff I'm forgetting but having a browse through the Unlike pages for Berlin will find you a load of interesting stuff as well.


Great list Bamba, thanks for that. Will have to bookmark it so I can refer back to it when I go there.


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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 14:46 
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We're going to Venice the last week of July for three nights and then to Begur in northern Spain in the middle of July for 4 nights. That's it so far.

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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 14:54 
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ApplePieOfDestiny wrote:
Given the boy can't leave the country without the help of Make A Wish (£2,500 for three days travel insurance to go to eurodisney, ffs) and actually we have to go through a load of admin to leave the county overnight, I'm looking at buying a tent. If its going to be to somewhere uninspiring he may as well get a kick out of unusual accommodation options.


Pembrokeshire is very beautiful and there are some excellent campsites near Freshwater west, which is a fantastic beach for kids. Alternatively rent a house inland, near Narberth. It isn't very big, so getting to any part of the coast usually only takes 30 mins in a car and you have Morriston hospital in Swansea about 45mins away in the worse case scenario. It's also pretty quiet there, as in nowhere near as busy as many coastal resorts. It does suffer from a lack of great pubs, but there are a few.

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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 14:55 
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We're going to Venice the last week of July for three nights and then to Begur in northern Spain in the middle of July for 4 nights. That's it so far.

Well, begurs can't be choosers!


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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 15:40 
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We're going to Venice the last week of July for three nights and then to Begur in northern Spain in the middle of July for 4 nights. That's it so far.


Are you taking the Delorean or the phonebox? ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 15:51 
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Bamba wrote:
Dr Zoidberg wrote:
Any recommendations?


  • Go to the dome on top of the Reichstag. You need to register in advance for this for security reason but that's massively better than the previous system which was 'queue for a billion hours'. Now you just turn up at the appointed time and pretty much walk right in.
  • Book to eat lunch or dinner up the TV Tower. There's a great view due to the height and the fact that the restaurant revolves constantly; plus the food was pretty damn good when I was last there.
  • Check out the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. It sounds hella depressing but it's actually very, very cool and weird and definitely worth experiencing.
  • If the weather's decent go for a walk in Tiergarten. It's massive and a very chilled out place to be, especially if you go to the Cafe am Neuen See beer garden.
  • Still on my own 'to do' list is to explore the Spreepark. It was a funfair in the middle of a park that was shut down years ago without being properly cleared out so you now get the spectacle of all these old rides and fun park furniture being slowly over taken by the landscape. There's some pictures of it here and you can now apparently legally book a tour here.
  • Similarly there's the remains of an allied listening post in Teufelsberg that's been left to rack and ruin leaving some spectacularly odd imagery. Like Spreepark you used to have to sneak in but you can legally book tours here.
  • In previous years a visit to Tacheles would've been on my list of recommendations but that's long since closed now. :(
  • Depending on your taste in music a visit to Paule's Metal Eck is a must, if only to marvel at the cheesy metal decor inside. Indeed that whole street and the surrounding district of Friedrichshain is filled with good restaurants and bars.
  • I usually fit in a trip to the Liquidrom spa. It's not cheap but it's incredibly relaxing, with the definite highlight being the massive salt water pool with ambient music piped in underwater so you can hear it tinkle away as you float around. That main central image on the website there is the pool in question which is a sight to behold in and of itself.
  • If you're in a drinking mood there's a branch of The Pub in Berlin which puts a beer tap on your table then allows you to 'compete' with the other tables in Berlin, and indeed in all branches across Europe, to see who's drinking the most booze.

I'm sure there's other stuff I'm forgetting but having a browse through the Unlike pages for Berlin will find you a load of interesting stuff as well.


Very handy, thanks. I'd not heard of most of those.


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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 16:04 
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DBSnappa wrote:
ApplePieOfDestiny wrote:
Given the boy can't leave the country without the help of Make A Wish (£2,500 for three days travel insurance to go to eurodisney, ffs) and actually we have to go through a load of admin to leave the county overnight, I'm looking at buying a tent. If its going to be to somewhere uninspiring he may as well get a kick out of unusual accommodation options.


Pembrokeshire is very beautiful and there are some excellent campsites near Freshwater west, which is a fantastic beach for kids. Alternatively rent a house inland, near Narberth. It isn't very big, so getting to any part of the coast usually only takes 30 mins in a car and you have Morriston hospital in Swansea about 45mins away in the worse case scenario. It's also pretty quiet there, as in nowhere near as busy as many coastal resorts. It does suffer from a lack of great pubs, but there are a few.


We holidays in Tenby every year when I was a kid so that is top of our list for next year. Particularly oakwood. This summer we can't easily achieve 5 consecutive days out of the shire though, so its a little far.


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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 9:58 
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We're going to Venice the last week of July for three nights and then to Begur in northern Spain in the middle of July for 4 nights. That's it so far.


Are you taking the Delorean or the phonebox? ;)


Duh :facepalm: that should be Venice in June ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
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Tenerife for a week in July, for only the cost of the flight and spending dosh, as a friend of ours has just bought a house there and has invited us over to celebrate.

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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
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DBSnappa wrote:
Kern wrote:
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We're going to Venice the last week of July for three nights and then to Begur in northern Spain in the middle of July for 4 nights. That's it so far.


Are you taking the Delorean or the phonebox? ;)


Duh :facepalm: that should be Venice in June ;)

We're going in September. I look forward to your recommendations! :)

We're off to London a couple of times too, but only for a night and day trip. Oh, and the BBQ. Joans is going to the cottage too, but there's a good chance I won't make that. :(

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I may consider Portugal again...

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 Post subject: Re: Summer holidays
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What the actual fuck?

I'm boycotting due to lack of bedtime stories. :(






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