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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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re: France (Paris, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Lyon, Avignon, Nimes) Trip Review - Bear-O-Dactyl
[quote]TheWiz[/quote] Avignon and Nimes definitely did not disappoint. Though not close on the map, it was only an hour train ride from Lyon to Avignon, which made it very accessible for a day trip. ...
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re: France (Paris, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Lyon, Avignon, Nimes) Trip Review - Bear-O-Dactyl
[quote]For our benefit if you don't mind, where did you fly out of and you are talking early May? [/quote] We flew into and out of Paris. Took a train from Lyon to CDG the morning of our return flight. ~2 hours or so. Very easy flights both ways with a single 3 hour layover in Dallas. Given t...
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re: France (Paris, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Lyon, Avignon, Nimes) Trip Review - Bear-O-Dactyl
[b]Avignon + Nimes[/b] Duration: Day trip [img]https://i.imgur.com/N5SBTFm.jpg[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/j60KmH1.jpg[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/uWIyURN.jpg[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/MxjHp3R.jpg[/img] We woke up bright and early on our final day and grabbed a quick one hour tr...
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re: France (Paris, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Lyon, Avignon, Nimes) Trip Review - Bear-O-Dactyl
[b]Lyon[/b] Duration: 2 Days, 2 Nights Hotel: [link=(https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g187265-d195623-Reviews-Cour_des_Loges-Lyon_Rhone_Auvergne_Rhone_Alpes.html)]Cour des Loges[/link] We had originally planned to spend some time with my wife's family outside of Geneva and travel around...
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re: France (Paris, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Lyon, Avignon, Nimes) Trip Review - Bear-O-Dactyl
[b]Bordeaux + Saint-Emilion[/b] Duration: 1.5 Days, 2 Nights Hotel: [link=(https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g187079-d7132968-Reviews-Yndohotel-Bordeaux_Gironde_Nouvelle_Aquitaine.html)]YNDOHOTEL[/link] After grabbing some espresso and a quick bite to eat, we met our guide for our wine t...
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