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    Yeah, I can't be doing with these soulless places. Off to Dubai I go.

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    Atleast Dubai has cool shit to look at.

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    Southern Spain can't be that bad in October can it?

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    Soulless and yet you're thinking of the UAE?

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    You're failing to galaxy brain your holiday choices. Rather than going somewhere hot, you should go somewhere colder and rainier, then it won't seem so bad when you're back. I suggest Orkney.

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    Ideally we want 30+ so the pools are actually enjoyable. The last couple in Turkey have been mid 20's and the it's fine to lay in, but the pools are pretty cold. This is why we're looking to the Arabs for answers.

    #FirstWorldProblems #SoftSouthernTwat

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    Sicily, southern Greek islands, Cyprus, Malta, Essaouira or Agadir, Madeira even. Cape Verde possibly too, although it's all very gated.

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    Malaga and the British hot spots around it should still be 25+ at the start of October. Youre asking for a lot to be hitting 30+ at that time of the year without going to the Caribbean or desert cesspits though

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    If it's for half term then that's usually late October, when there is no guarantee of anything decent anywhere in the med. Possible, but not guaranteed.

    Long haul required, or, if you really want to break the bank, center parcs, a year round 29 degrees in their swimming things.

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    The week before half term, but yeah, too late for the med really.

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    What kind of shitholes are you staying in that they don't warm up their pools?

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    Isn't it more the air temperature out of the pool, so if it's anything south of the high 20s [or whatever that is in American] it feels cold when you are wet, but not in the water?

    If you're soft as shit, like.

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    Yeah I presumed it was more for his kids’ benefit but even then 25c when it’s sunny is more than warm enough. Is 30+ even that healthy for young kids lol

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    It isn't. Which is part of the reason we've avoided it until now.

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    If you're gonna go as far as Dubai just stay on the plane/get a connecting flight to somewhere actually good, like South East Asia.

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    Actually, you've got kids, just don't bother at all.

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    Aye, the long hauls would knack them and eat into your time away. How ... erm ... how about America?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yevrah View Post
    Actually, you've got kids, just don't bother at all.
    Dorset it is.

    Lovely in October, right?

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    @Serj advice appreciated bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey M View Post
    Looking at Dubai in October (35c average ).

    Anyone been? Will my wife be able to wear vest tops without being stoned to death? Will I be able to have a beer by the pool? I believe it's alot more relaxed these days, is that right?
    Yep, been to Dubai. Ignore the miserable buggers on here. It's worth a trip (if only to go once).

    We stayed on the palm, Sofitel hotel. Nice 5* hotel and facilities. We went in March a few years back. Temp was 30 to 35 degrees.

    It's an interesting place, but not the place you want if you're looking for natural beauty. (For obvious reasons)

    And don't worry about getting stoned if your wife shows a bit of shoulder; they are somewhat relaxed compared to previous years.

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    How did you deal with having so many forrins around you?

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    Of course Quincy has been to Dubai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydy View Post
    Of course Quincy has been to Dubai.
    Lol this post is DRIPPING with seething jealousy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Andy Mahowry View Post
    How did you deal with having so many forrins around you?
    Is this going to be your new balloon joke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey M View Post
    Is this going to be your new balloon joke?
    I always need something.

    I've got nothing else, mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic View Post
    @Serj advice appreciated bro.
    Yeah sorry, got a bit distracted, plus it's escalated into something of a multi-pager I thought I'd use the opportunity to create a template for future visits from foreign friends, and it just got a life of its own from there. I'll probably have to post it in nested Spoiler tags, as it's a bit overkill for here.

    Will be up on Wednesday at the latest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serj View Post
    Yeah sorry, got a bit distracted, plus it's escalated into something of a multi-pager I thought I'd use the opportunity to create a template for future visits from foreign friends, and it just got a life of its own from there. I'll probably have to post it in nested Spoiler tags, as it's a bit overkill for here.

    Will be up on Wednesday at the latest.
    This simply isn't good enough, Serj.

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    Now it's got the golden stamp of approval from Quince, I'm sure Spikey won't hesitate to book.

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    We transferred through Qatar on the way to the Maldives and even just staying in the airport hotel for the night it felt super fucking sinister. Absolutely no desire to go to any of those.l countries.
    Last edited by randomlegend; 18-06-2024 at 07:17 PM.

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    Sinister how?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey M View Post
    Sinister how?
    Brown.

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    Sinister.

    It's not somewhere I'd choose as a destination but fucking hell.

    EDIT: If you want somewhere with warm weather and nice facilities I'm sure it's perfectly fine.

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    While I was there for my transfer, some gay probably got killed. Really makes you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randomlegend View Post
    We transferred through Qatar on the way to the Maldives and even just staying in the airport hotel for the night it felt super fucking sinister. Absolutely no desire to go to any of those.l countries.
    You've been to the Maldives? I've never seen you mention it before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Andy Mahowry View Post
    How did you deal with having so many forrins around you?
    They were mostly serving me, so it was fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SvN View Post
    Now it's got the golden stamp of approval from Quince, I'm sure Spikey won't hesitate to book.
    This is just odd. Playground stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randomlegend View Post
    We transferred through Qatar on the way to the Maldives and even just staying in the airport hotel for the night it felt super fucking sinister. Absolutely no desire to go to any of those.l countries.
    Such a bizarre take to make a judgement on such a limited experience. Almost xenophobic.

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    Neither of them able to answer why, either. Racism confirmed. Thank you for going under cover as a Nazi just to out them for me, Quince.

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    I don't think I'd get owt from Dubai. I like to look at old stuff and not much of Dubai is older than I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey M View Post
    Sinister how?
    I mean yeah, it probably is just the knowledge of the intolerance and persecution that is rife. I don't think there's anything wrong with being uncomfortable with that, however boringly snarky Pepe wants to be about it.

    Going back to work and speaking to people whose existence is criminalised in the place you've just come from is a bit sobering.
    Last edited by randomlegend; 18-06-2024 at 09:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bam View Post
    You've been to the Maldives? I've never seen you mention it before.
    Nice to see your weird obsession with me is going strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randomlegend View Post
    I mean yeah, it probably is just the knowledge of the intolerance and persecution that is rife. I don't think there's anything wrong with being uncomfortable with that, however boringly snarky Pepe wants to be about it.
    Me and Quincy also want to talk about it, but no. It's the poor, defenseless Mexican to blame. Disgusting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randomlegend View Post
    Nice to see your weird obsession with me is going strong.
    Yeah, that'll be it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bam View Post
    Yeah, that'll be it.
    I'm not sure what else you'd call it. It's about the tenth time you've made a similar reply to various things I've posted. That is the only interaction we ever have.

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    I dunno sinister, making you feel that something bad or evil might happen, seems fairly apt. A thin veneer of respectability achieved through excessively ostentatious luxury, masking an intolerant society that shares few, if any, of our values. Bit like Essex.

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    You come from a tax haven, BRUV.

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    Vienna guide

    Quote Originally Posted by Magic View Post
    This simply isn't good enough, Serj.
    Careful what you wish for.

    As announced, Vienna, best city in the world. Apologies for the length, I've tried to format it so that it makes sense. Hope it's useful either way. I'll post it here since Raoul said he might also visit the city this year. If you have any questions about specific areas/topics, feel free to ask.

    For even more detail I’ll refer you to the guide created by the Wien subreddit, even though the link to their restaurant guide seems to be broken. Rest should be fine though.

    In general:
    Toggle Spoiler


    Two caveats
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    Some areas to spend some time in
    Toggle Spoiler


    Other stuff and clichés:

    Coffee:
    Toggle Spoiler


    Schnitzel:
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    Vineyards:
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    Museums:
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    Nightlife:
    Toggle Spoiler
    Last edited by Serj; 20-06-2024 at 06:11 AM.

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    I’m going to Vienna now.

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    I want a word cloud for every city.

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    Lynch the bastard.

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