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Eucrid
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Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:31 pm

enemies/friends wrote:Anyone been to Albufeira?

Nice enough for a week of doing not very much?
I was there last year, its grand. The town itself is very, very touristy. Good for food and drink though. I was in a village a few miles out, nice and quiet. Use trip advisor when looking for grub and try to hit the back streets for a bit more of a quaint local vibe.

Edit: read the last page. If you want a touch classier try Vilamoura. Same region, bit nicer. Instead of English lager louts you get a load of middle aged Irish men in golf wear.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:46 pm

Rusty Shackleford wrote:Some craic if these new time zone laws go ahead. Ill have to chance my watch every time i cross the border, which sometimes is several times a day!
Have you a link for this story?

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Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:07 pm

Eucrid wrote:
enemies/friends wrote:Anyone been to Albufeira?

Nice enough for a week of doing not very much?
I was there last year, its grand. The town itself is very, very touristy. Good for food and drink though. I was in a village a few miles out, nice and quiet. Use trip advisor when looking for grub and try to hit the back streets for a bit more of a quaint local vibe.

Edit: read the last page. If you want a touch classier try Vilamoura. Same region, bit nicer. Instead of English lager louts you get a load of middle aged Irish men in golf wear.
Was there last year too, and i'd go along with all this. There's two parts to Albufeira. There' the older windy pedestraian streets side of town, with all the touristy shops and stalls, grand for a walk around.

And there's the strip, which is a short bus ride away. Thats where all the pubs and clubs and free shots on the doors are. Knocked a great messy night or two out of that.

Stayed here:
http://www.clubepraiadahotel.com/

very resorty, but great rooms/suites for a great price.

You can get boat trips that go up the coast and in and out of some caves and that, but all in all there's not a massive amount to do in Albuferia. But i happily spent a week ad a bit drinking by the pool, and reading a book.

Villa Moura is much nicer too look at, marina with a lot of big boats, a big golf destination. Middle aged men holiday heaven as eucric said.

The whole of the algrave is all a bit meh. It is what it is i supose, a sunshine holiday destination.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:30 pm

Its cheap as chips and warm, sure what else do ye want
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Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:40 pm

Yeah all I really want is to sit in the sun with a kindle and the odd beer and maybe piss about in the sea a bit. Cheers for the hotel link Biggy, will check it out

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Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:41 pm

enemies/friends wrote:Yeah all I really want is to sit in the sun with a kindle and the odd beer and maybe piss about in the sea a bit. Cheers for the hotel link Biggy, will check it out
Do.

Its got its own little private beach as well, and its way nicer than the main beach in the town.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:49 pm

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Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:59 pm

enemies/friends wrote:Yeah all I really want is to sit in the sun with a kindle and the odd beer and maybe piss about in the sea a bit. Cheers for the hotel link Biggy, will check it out
Thats all I did over there but we stayed for free in my brothers girfriends parents villa, private pool, sky on the telly when it got to hot, perfect.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:02 pm

A guy im friends with on FB done his ice nomination by jumping off a bridge in Manchester. Thats the beginning of the "Man dies in Ice Nomination Horror!" headlines on their way

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Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:11 pm

One of my mates got nominated today. Reckon its only a matter of time till I get nominated now. I neither want to do it, nor do I want to give €100 to charity.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:14 pm

:? Then don't.
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Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:16 pm

Thats kind of what I'm think Phier.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:14 pm

How strict are they likely to be on gazebos this year given the expanded capacity and sell out etc?

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Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:18 pm

Only ever seen them refuse people with them one year as you say with the increased capacity you couldn't be sure. If you're driving though what's the worst that could happen you try and get it in and if they refuse just throw it back in the car

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Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:27 pm

Going to Caribou in Berghain Phier?

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Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:31 pm

Had a quick look, it's not on the banned items list with bbqs etc. Was refused one year, allowed another. Depends on who you get on the gate. Meh, it's a twenty quid job amongst a group of us, if it doesn't get in so be it.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:40 pm

Biggy Shackleton wrote:
I was there last year, its grand. The town itself is very, very touristy. Good for food and drink though. I was in a village a few miles out, nice and quiet. Use trip advisor when looking for grub and try to hit the back streets for a bit more of a quaint local vibe.

And there's the strip, which is a short bus ride away. Thats where all the pubs and clubs and free shots on the doors are. Knocked a great messy night or two out of that.
in the streets behind the strip there are some great restaurants that are very reasonable too

as the lads said, grand place to relax for a week but fuck all else going on

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Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:05 pm

wretch wrote:
Biggy Shackleton wrote:
I was there last year, its grand. The town itself is very, very touristy. Good for food and drink though. I was in a village a few miles out, nice and quiet. Use trip advisor when looking for grub and try to hit the back streets for a bit more of a quaint local vibe.

And there's the strip, which is a short bus ride away. Thats where all the pubs and clubs and free shots on the doors are. Knocked a great messy night or two out of that.
in the streets behind the strip there are some great restaurants that are very reasonable too

as the lads said, grand place to relax for a week but fuck all else going on
That reminds me actually, found a great little restaurant there but over on the old side of town, not too far from the top of the escalators that lead down onto the beach.

http://www.domcarlos.com/

Chef is an irish guy, and he'll come out and talk you through the full menu, and his wife, portuguese lady i think, does front of house, just the two of them. Booked out solid every night.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:48 pm

biggy

i stayed in CPO years ago, mooch's parents own a place just behind there beside the sol cafe

handful of decent restaurants around there

martinique is across the road, pints of beer in boot glasses for €1 a pop last time i was there

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