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    Off to Malaga for a week this morning. Letís hope the forecast of 16 degrees is on the pessimistic side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shindig View Post
    Gonna probably jack New York in this year (cowardice) for a London and Dublin double-header in March. Or something.
    How come? What worries you?

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    Doesn't think he can handle one of their breakfasts, and to be honest I see his point.

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    I like Dublin but anyone turning down going to New York to go there and Dublin is a fucking wrong'un.

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    London is shit. Dublin is alright, though not loads to do. Never been to New York but I would be going there over those 2 given the choice. It'll be full of Americans, but London and Dublin are too, so never mind.

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    London isn't shit.

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    I do everything I can to avoid London these days and I live 20 minutes away. Why you'd come for a visit is anyone's guess. Crowded, expensive hell hole full of overpaid smug pricks. Gets a lot worse with every passing year, too.

    The only people who get anything out of it must be those who have grown up on some sort of farmyard with only geese for company, and so the novelty of simply having other humans around in large quantities is in itself an irresistible draw. I can't think of a single other reason to go there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiků View Post
    London isn't shit.
    It really is. Birmingham is worse, but it remains one of the worst slums in the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Floyd View Post
    I do everything I can to avoid London these days and I live 20 minutes away. Why you'd come for a visit is anyone's guess. Crowded, expensive hell hole full of overpaid smug pricks. Gets a lot worse with every passing year, too.

    The only people who get anything out of it must be those who have grown up on some sort of farmyard with only geese for company, and so the novelty of simply having other humans around in large quantities is in itself an irresistible draw. I can't think of a single other reason to go there.
    You're just used to it and aren't into how magic it is for Johnny Tourist. The museums, galleries, royalty, and iconic places are great for foreigners. Bit like when you visit NY, it feels special because you've grown up watching the place in film.

    I'm in North London and it's pretty good. Well priced restaurants, parks, good boozers and not too many tourists (unless arsenal play)

    I'd hate to be around Oxford Street or Soho which needs to be removed. Ateast Soho has De Hems pub

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    London is a horrible place, but then again I couldn't see myself liking the tack of New York either.

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    I'm really talking about zone 1/2. 3 and out are golden. Well, mostly.

    I'm a south of the river kinda guy (modern wanker Clapham/Balham not included in this).

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    I would almost certainly hate New York too, but I'd give it a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey M View Post
    I would almost certainly hate New York too, but I'd give it a go.
    I'd give it a rattle over Dublin anyway, it has absolutely nothing to offer.

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    I'm always south of the river and I couldn't stand being in Clapham. Balham seems slightly better but it's probably been infiltrated by Foxton workers. Putney isn't bad either but it is a pain to get to.

    I'm zone 2. I think North London has a protective buffer from some of the internal 1/2 twattery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey M View Post
    I would almost certainly hate New York too, but I'd give it a go.
    It is great to visit. Go to a dive bar, walk around central park, get some Chinese dumplings, see the sights. All good, not as cheap as once but still worthwhile.

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    Is that buffer Finsbury Park Mosque?

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    insha'Allah brother. The park is more worrisome than the mosque.

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    The Finsbury Park area's alright. The Faltering Fullback is a quality pub.

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    This isn't a popular opinion, but I prefer areas of London the fewer % of white people are in them.

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    Honestly, I'm just getting a little iffy over what would be the first proper use of my passport. Dealing with air travel, money, etc for the first time.

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    I'd go to New York if I were you. As long as you have dollars in your pocket and a passport (and whatever else it is you need to enter the USA), you get there and it's largely what you know from the movies. You just need to tip people slightly more and remember they don't add 'tax' onto prices until you get to the till.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shindig View Post
    Honestly, I'm just getting a little iffy over what would be the first proper use of my passport. Dealing with air travel, money, etc for the first time.
    Get a Revolut card and get to the airport early. Not a thing to worry about.

    You'd have to do all that to go to Dublin anyway (unless sailing) so you may as well go to NY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Floyd View Post
    I'd go to New York if I were you. As long as you have dollars in your pocket and a passport (and whatever else it is you need to enter the USA), you get there and it's largely what you know from the movies. You just need to tip people slightly more and remember they don't add 'tax' onto prices until you get to the till.
    Yep. 15-20% tip on everything and the sales tax are the two annoying things about cheap prices (which aren't). The esta is the only thing you need to enter the US.

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    Sales tax is seriously fucking annoying.

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    Not half as annoying as expected tipping.

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    It was Canadians rather than Yanks (because Castro) but they fucked up our All Inclusive in Cuba. They were all stood at the bar handing over dollar tips for every drink. We had to follow suit in the end or we just got skipped over in favour of some Smug faux-French cunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydy View Post
    What, like even bars and stuff?
    No, I think those were open as youíd expect, but everything else seemed to close super early. I donít think anything (apart from bars snd restaurants were open on Sunday for example).

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    Meh, I've booked that two week gap for a proper holiday so I might as well just man up. Tipping's such a bloody weird thing, though. When it's compulsory, just do the common courtesy to whack that on the bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pen View Post
    No, I think those were open as youíd expect, but everything else seemed to close super early. I donít think anything (apart from bars snd restaurants were open on Sunday for example).
    Everything's closed on sunday in Germany.

    How early did things close outside sunday? And what things do you mean? Museums and stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydy View Post
    What, like even bars and stuff?
    Quote Originally Posted by Boydy View Post
    Everything's closed on sunday in Germany.

    How early did things close outside sunday? And what things do you mean? Museums and stuff?
    Canít remember exact times, but it felt like nothing was open after seven or so. Museums and the likes were open maybe Ďtil six. We donít really do much shopping or anything during our trips, but it just felt odd walking past closed shops so early.

    It didnít really bother me or anything, but I thought it is worth to know.

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    In Malaga city for two days. Any suggestions on food. @dino have you been?

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    Nope. Let us know how it is.

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    Aye itís terrific. Airbnb is just across from the Picasso museum. Numerous terrific tapas within 100 yards. Two euros a tapas and a red wine. Good times.

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    I did a poster for that museum back in highschool I think.

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    Hmmmm .... New York for a week in March is coming up to £1.5k. Flights are £322 with a two hour stop at Heathrow on the way there. I'm thinking a week will probably sort me because I know I'll be back again at some point and it means less shit to take with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey M View Post
    It really is. Birmingham is worse, but it remains one of the worst slums in the country.
    Triggered.

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    Don't worry, Coventry makes Birmingham look like Disney Land.

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    City of culture 2021 bitches, they're painting the ring road.

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    You can't polish a turd but you can roll it in glitter.

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    Yes, as Cov has been out of the limelight for a while might I suggest 'Hello, hello, good to be back' as the corporate strapline.

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    What happens in Coventry stays in Coventry.

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    Nothing happens in Coventry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey M View Post
    It was Canadians rather than Yanks (because Castro) but they fucked up our All Inclusive in Cuba. They were all stood at the bar handing over dollar tips for every drink. We had to follow suit in the end or we just got skipped over in favour of some Smug faux-French cunt.
    Sorry. We tip on everything.

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    It's all Inclusive you generous bastards.

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    When in doubt, I'll just eat shit from a MacDonalds.

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    I have just got back from New York and I would certainly recommend it. I went for 4 nights which I felt was long enough but we did cram a huge amount into the time and could easily have spent a week there.

    It wasn't as expensive as I expected, you just need to look around / do a bit of research before going. We bought a 'New York Pass' which costs $198 per person (for 3 days) and it was well worth it, not only did we save money but we also did things we probably wouldn't have done had we not had the pass.

    Going up the Empire State Building in the evening is something I will not forget. The scale of the city is humbling.

    Beware of scammers, the city is full of people trying to get your money. Thankfully I had read for it was prepared in advance and therefore it was easy to avoid but we saw people getting caught all day. We had someone try to sell us tickets for the Staten Island ferry (which is free and runs 24/7).

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    I've just got back from a week out there - cracking city, loads going on and the tourist stuff is pretty good. Easy to get around too.

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    Looking forward to it. Probably going to use the subway to get around for most of it, depending on where I wind up staying.

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    I hated the Empire State Building. It's just a tall, but nowhere near the tallest anymore, building. Ellis Island was my favourite of the tourist spots.

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