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TigersMaul Bammers

Favorite team:LSU 
Location:Normandy Park, WA
Biography:I'm not dead yet
Interests:LSU sports
Occupation:Attorney
Number of Posts:870
Registered on:4/10/2009
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re: Edinburgh

Posted by TigersMaul Bammers on 3/7/24 at 5:40 pm
I researched a lot of places there for a trip last November. I wanted to go to The Kitchin (Michelin starred) in Leith, but my daughter vetoed it. Very expensive. We went to Noto (Michelin starred) in New Town instead as it had vegetarian options. It was fantastic, but still pricey. The Bon Vivan...
Italy - Rome, Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii, and Venice....
Edinburgh recs here. I researched a lot of places there. I wanted to take my daughter and 2 others to The Kitchin (Michelin starred) in Leith, but she vetoed it. We went to Noto (Michelin starred) in New Town instead as it had vegetarian options. It was fantastic. [link=(https://maps.app.goo.gl/...
[quote]How many Heisman moments did Daniels have this season? You might have to rack your brain.[/quote] I live in the Seattle area and read that crap. When I saw that, I asked, "How do I know this guy has not watched any LSU game this year?" That ignorant statement is how. My advice to Matt -...

re: Heading to Amsterdam

Posted by TigersMaul Bammers on 10/26/23 at 2:06 pm
Anne Frank House Rijksmuseum "Dutch Courage" bar near Red Light Dist for cocktails Winkel 43 for apple pie Arendsnest for Dutch beers Fabel Friet for fries The Pancake Bakery for pancakes Although we did not get in due to line, Van Stapele Koekmakerij for cookies. ...
[quote]Take train to Sorrento airbnb See Pompeii and take ferry to see Amalfi coast On 27th take train to Milan airbnb 2 or 3 nights[/quote] If you are headed to Sorrento/Pompeii as part of your trip, my advice to you is to train straight to Sorrento and see it, or Capri/Amalfi Coast, before se...

re: Heading to Iceland

Posted by TigersMaul Bammers on 9/21/23 at 12:08 pm
[quote]On top of that you're going to need waterproof pants.[/quote] This, for sure. My Blundstones worked well for footwear, although not insulated....

re: Heading to Iceland

Posted by TigersMaul Bammers on 9/19/23 at 7:42 pm
[link=(https://maps.app.goo.gl/U7XF2PHYvVqhoKsg8)]Sjavagrillio[/link] [link=(https://maps.app.goo.gl/RrQjhadhawHb2Y6e6)]Cafe Loki[/link] [link=(https://maps.app.goo.gl/TGRbaqCom7TjvVPx9)]Lebowski Bar[/link] [link=(https://maps.app.goo.gl/hvBHvxEqHHqnXdiz7)]Messinn[/link] We ate or drank ...

re: London/Dublin

Posted by TigersMaul Bammers on 8/3/23 at 8:48 pm
Teeling Distillery tour was great. A functional/working distillery beats a tourist trap one every day. That said, the Guinness Brewery was good for the beers at the top floor bar....

re: Malta

Posted by TigersMaul Bammers on 6/20/23 at 10:07 pm
Following this. Want to do a Malta-Sicily trip in the early Spring. ...
We went in March. Enjoyed The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Jack the Ripper Museum. Kensington Palace and Kensington area (incl. Churchill Pub), Spitalfields market and Brick Lane area, The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town secret bar, Sky Garden, Leadenhall Market, Westminster Abbey, Clos Maggiore res...
Zollpackhoff [link=(https://www.zollpackhof.de/en/welcome-to-zollpackhof/)]Zollpackhoff[/link]...

re: LA advice

Posted by TigersMaul Bammers on 6/1/23 at 11:46 pm
It's safe to stay in Santa Monica. As others have said, you will just see more homeless there than at other LA Beach cities....

re: LA advice

Posted by TigersMaul Bammers on 6/1/23 at 10:45 am
My advice is to stay in the South Bay area - Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, or Redondo Beach. I prefer Manhattan and Hermosa. You can walk or rent bikes for the beach path from Manhattan all the way down to Redondo. Uber is a better way to go unless you want to travel to nearby PV Peninsula ...

re: Germany and Italy

Posted by TigersMaul Bammers on 5/18/23 at 9:32 pm
I went to Germany and Italy in same trip in 2015. My advice is to see stuff south of Frankfurt while in Germany -- Heidelberg and Rothenburg. In Rome, if it is your first time there, you should try to see: St. Peters/Vatican, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, Piazza Navona, Castel Sant'Angelo, Colo...
[link=(https://www.firenzecard.it/en)]Firenze Card[/link] You want to get this for Florence in the summer. No line for the Uffizi and super short lines (of other card holders) for the Duomo and Accademia (David) in the summer are worth the price. [link=(http://www.scavi.va/content/scavi/en/uf...
My wife and I took our 3 kids (ages 16, 13, and 10) on a 2 1/2 week trip to Germany and Italy in summer 2015 and the same kids (then 18, 15, and 13 years old) on a 3 1/2 week trip to Italy, Croatia, and Montenegro in summer 2017. We all took carry on bags only and did fine. Having shorts in summer m...
Obtain and use a credit card with no international transaction fees (and try to pay in local currency when offered). [link=(https://www.americanexpress.com/en-us/credit-cards/credit-intel/should-you-pay-in-local-or-home-currency-when-traveling/?linknav=creditintel-travel-article)]Article[/link]...

re: Honeymoon Italy and France

Posted by TigersMaul Bammers on 2/19/23 at 11:11 am
1. Milan does not suck. Plenty of great food, architecture (Duomo), and art (The Last Supper). 2. If you do go there from Paris, you should fly. The fast train takes too long due to stops in France....
I recommend the Prenzlauer Berg area of Berlin for AirBnBs. Our friends and my wife and I stayed there back in 2018. Friends had a large place for a good price. Our place was smaller (just for 2)....