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re: Tours by locals - Bear-O-Dactyl
I booked through them this past summer when we were in Quebec City. Guide was supposed to meet us at our hotel at 10. Never showed and never answered the phone. I will say that they processed my refund quickly....
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re: European Train Tickets - Bear-O-Dactyl
[quote]I am thinking of using Trainline to book my high speed rail tickets for April trip to Italy. Does any one have any experience using them or other sites? Tried a couple of times to use the Italo website and it booted me out both times.[/quote] I used Trainline this past year in France/Swit...
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re: France Next June - Bear-O-Dactyl
[quote]I would do Avignon and pick one out of Nimes and Arles.[/quote] I can't speak to Arles, but Nimes is absolutely amazing. Only a 20-30 minute train ride from Avignon. ...
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re: Arkansas plane tracking getting more national attention - Bear-O-Dactyl
Kiffen would have already signed the contract if we played more games in LR. ...
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re: Whiskey/Bourbon/Scotch appreciation thread Volume II - Bear-O-Dactyl
If anyone is near the Little Rock area and wants to overpay for Bourbon, I may have a bottle of Old Rip Van Winkle 10 and Jefferson Presidential Select 21 that I'd be willing to part with for the right price. ...
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re: "Under the Radar" European villages.. - Bear-O-Dactyl
I'm not sure if it was qualify as a "village", but I was blown away by Nimes in France. Tons of Roman ruins and beautiful parks. ...
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re: Quebec City - Bear-O-Dactyl
[quote]Right around the corner is a great old restaurant Aux Anciens Canadiens.[/quote] We are here a couple of months ago as well. I really enjoyed it. Got the trio of filets. They had to roll my fat arse out of there....
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re: Quebec City - Bear-O-Dactyl
We went in August and I really enjoyed [link=(https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g155033-d3169110-Reviews-Chez_Boulay_bistro_boreal-Quebec_City_Quebec.html)]Chez Boulay.[/link] Your hotel is right next to the funicular, so it will be super easy to get down to the Lower Town, which I ...
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re: Restaurant Recs for Venice Italy - Bear-O-Dactyl
If you are looking to splurge, check out [link=(https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187870-d2076329-Reviews-Club_del_Doge_Restaurant-Venice_Veneto.html)]Club del Doge[/link]. Snag an outdoors seat for an amazing view. ...
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re: Best place nobody has ever been - Bear-O-Dactyl
[quote]Pico Island, Azores[/quote] We stayed on Sao Miguel during our trip and I've been kicking myself that we didn't allocate enough time to visit Pico. I loved the Frei Gigante wine from Pico. Ended up ordered a case online once we got back....
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re: Favorite countries to visit that you've explored more than 3 cities in? - Bear-O-Dactyl
Portugal would probably be tops for me. Sao Miguel island in the Azores for a complete nature overload. Porto for the wine and port. Sintra for castles and palaces. Lisbon for the big city. I really enjoyed doing the Rome>Florence>Venice Italy circuit as well. Doing Paris, Bordeaux, an...
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re: Anyone here been to Quebec City? - Bear-O-Dactyl
Actually just got back from Quebec City. Was going to write a trip review, but I haven't had a chance yet. I absolutely loved it, but the post Zappas Stache made about the crowds is not untrue, especially in the upper part of the Old Town. We stayed in the Lower Town at Hotel 71. It's close ...
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re: Favorite city to visit - Bear-O-Dactyl
[quote]Favorite city to visit[/quote] I'd have to say Venice for me. Second favorite would probably be Porto. ...
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re: Brussels for 2 nights - Bear-O-Dactyl
Mannekin Pis is incredibly underwhelming, but it's less than a 10 minute walk (that takes you through Grand Place) from Delirium Cage, which is a really great beer bar. ...
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re: What's the furthest in advance you have booked a trip ? - Bear-O-Dactyl
I booked my France trip about 9 months out. Didn't initially plan on booking anything that early, but the flight deal was too good to pass up. ...
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re: France (Paris, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Lyon, Avignon, Nimes) Trip Review - Bear-O-Dactyl
[quote]Great work! I know it would be hard to pin this one down, but what was your favorite part of the trip? If you had say like a week to spend over in this area, where would be the one or two spots you really recommend concentrating on? [/quote] I would say that my favorite two things would be...
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re: France (Paris, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Lyon, Avignon, Nimes) Trip Review - Bear-O-Dactyl
Updated with Avignon and Nimes day trip. All done!...
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re: France (Paris, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Lyon, Avignon, Nimes) Trip Review - Bear-O-Dactyl
[quote]Waiting to hear about Lyon. Headed there (mostly) in a month.[/quote] Updated with Lyon. We focused more on food rather than sights. Would highly recommend the restaurants I listed above. ...
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re: France (Paris, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Lyon, Avignon, Nimes) Trip Review - Bear-O-Dactyl
Updated Bordeaux. [quote]the people aren't rude like you hear if you even try to speak a little french[/quote] This is what I noticed as well. One of the few sentences I can say in French is "Hello, do you speak English?" and most people were really appreciative that I would even ask. They s...
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re: France (Paris, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Lyon, Avignon, Nimes) Trip Review - Bear-O-Dactyl
Loire Valley update posted....
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