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galwayman

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« Reply #1545 on: May 10, 2018, 10:41:33 PM »
Cheers everyone. We went to Vilamoura last year and to be honest I didnít really like it. I was sick of the sight of that marina by the end of it. Iím also a hotel snob and our hotel wasnít as good as we thought it would be. I donít mind going to basic hotels if we are travelling around like we do in the Alps, but if we are lying about and relaxing I like something fancy. Sadly Vegas standard hotels donít exist in Europe for the normal working man.

Also, just realised my passport is out of date in sept ffs.
Loved your recommendations for the French Alps (Annecy etc) a while back.
Have any recs for Mallorca or Ibiza by any chance?

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« Reply #1546 on: May 11, 2018, 05:31:30 PM »
Cheers everyone. We went to Vilamoura last year and to be honest I didnít really like it. I was sick of the sight of that marina by the end of it. Iím also a hotel snob and our hotel wasnít as good as we thought it would be. I donít mind going to basic hotels if we are travelling around like we do in the Alps, but if we are lying about and relaxing I like something fancy. Sadly Vegas standard hotels donít exist in Europe for the normal working man.

Also, just realised my passport is out of date in sept ffs.
Loved your recommendations for the French Alps (Annecy etc) a while back.
Have any recs for Mallorca or Ibiza by any chance?

No, I haven't been to either of those places in years! Annecy is a cracking place to go and that region in general is amazing. On our doorstep too when you consider it's only a 2 hour flight away.

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« Reply #1547 on: May 15, 2018, 10:57:09 PM »
Anyone been to Sardinia before?

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« Reply #1548 on: May 16, 2018, 12:22:25 AM »
Do I presume no great language issues in Portugal?

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« Reply #1549 on: May 16, 2018, 08:12:39 AM »
Anyone been to Sardinia before?
beautiful place. best beaches in europe in my opinion
a lot of rich italians decamp there for the summer so it can be pricey
hard enough to get to from the republic though

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« Reply #1550 on: May 16, 2018, 02:17:46 PM »
Anyone been to Sardinia before?
beautiful place. best beaches in europe in my opinion
a lot of rich italians decamp there for the summer so it can be pricey
hard enough to get to from the republic though
Where did you stay? Looks amazing. Looking at a few different places at the minute like Lake Garda, Nice and South of France, Tuscany. No doubt we will end up in Portrush ffs.

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« Reply #1551 on: May 16, 2018, 02:45:30 PM »
Anyone been to Sardinia before?
beautiful place. best beaches in europe in my opinion
a lot of rich italians decamp there for the summer so it can be pricey
hard enough to get to from the republic though
Where did you stay? Looks amazing. Looking at a few different places at the minute like Lake Garda, Nice and South of France, Tuscany. No doubt we will end up in Portrush ffs.

If you are not committed to Sardinia, try Corsica.....beautiful place and I think easier to get to.

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« Reply #1552 on: May 22, 2018, 12:15:29 AM »
Flights are booked to Sardinia. 17 nights in June flying into and out of Olbia. Just need to work out an itinerary and get accommodation sorted. We will no doubt do a trip to Corsica though.

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« Reply #1553 on: May 22, 2018, 08:45:26 AM »
Anyone been to Sicily before? Seems handy enough to get to from Dublin

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« Reply #1554 on: May 22, 2018, 10:33:11 AM »
Anyone been to Sicily before? Seems handy enough to get to from Dublin

Lovely spot but some bits are ridiculously busy and over crowded, particularly when a cruise boat arrives. Like everywhere in Italy, June and September are the best times to go.

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« Reply #1555 on: May 22, 2018, 02:02:56 PM »
I was in Sicily last June and it was grand, not too hot and not too busy. I flew out with Aer Lingus to Catania and back from Palermo with O'LearyAir. Food is great and affordable, car hire is relatively expensive.
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« Reply #1556 on: May 22, 2018, 02:34:27 PM »
Did any of you try the Godfather tour?

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« Reply #1557 on: May 22, 2018, 05:32:17 PM »
Did any of you try the Godfather tour?
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« Reply #1558 on: May 22, 2018, 08:03:41 PM »
Anyone any experience in Alculdia, Mallorca. First time going away on a foreign holiday so wan't to try and do some activities

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« Reply #1559 on: May 22, 2018, 08:39:23 PM »
Anyone any experience in Alculdia, Mallorca. First time going away on a foreign holiday so wan't to try and do some activities

Not sure what activities, but we went on a tour of Mallorca a couple of years ago, departed from the North of the Island. A coach took through the mountains to the boat, then a tram, finishing off with a steam train back through the mountains. Home by beer o'clock. Prob not everyone's cup of tea, but it was very enjoyable. Its a beautiful island