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I did Slight Side and Scafell from Eskdale this morning. I expect to ge walking like John Wayne for the next day or 3.   

on the north of islay by ardnave which is basically 2 houses and a farm. took the dogs for a walk and spotted what looked like a dead sheep on its back all four legs pointed skywards with 2 lambs stoo

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57 minutes ago, Dr Gloom said:

Nice one. No fucker is going to get in a cab with us either. It’s like a zoo with our kids. 

I was wondering if it was worth getting a car. I’m quite happy to spend most of the fortnight lounging by the pool, drinking and reading but the Mrs gets restless if she doesn’t have enough to keep her busy. Sounds like there’s some archeological points of interest so might opt for a motor. 

I’ve got a bit of negative picture in my head about Cyprus for some reason. I don’t know why, I’ve never been there. I’m not expecting much beyond the reliable weather compared to the rest of Europe at that time of year.  From the little research I did do, it sounded like Paphos was one of the more attractive resorts with a bit of history about it. I dunno how well you know the island but does that sound about right to you?

Definitely get a car it'll make your stay there so much better, piece of piss getting around and not much stress and breaks up sitting around the pool etc, we've always went to Peyia/Coral bay area and usually pop into Paphos a couple of times, (it's 20 mins drive away). A drive slightly out of your way will get you to somewhere serving some decent bait and a more authentic atmosphere, there was a place near Aphrodite's sanctuary/museum that was simple but superb. We're trying to get back to Cyprus next year.

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1 hour ago, Gemmill said:

https://7stgeorges.com/

 

This place is great @Dr Gloom

 

Can't remember who told me about it - might even have been someone on here - but its a lush family run restaurant where they grow all their own produce. 

 

The way it worked when I was there is that you pay a fixed price and they just keep bringing you lush dishes until you tell them to stop. You get a mini speech on arrival where they'll just ask you to please not waste food, ie when you're full, say stop. 

 

Anyway, it'll likely be a taxi ride from wherever you're staying, but it's worth it. 

 

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2 hours ago, Howmanheyman said:

Definitely get a car it'll make your stay there so much better, piece of piss getting around and not much stress and breaks up sitting around the pool etc, we've always went to Peyia/Coral bay area and usually pop into Paphos a couple of times, (it's 20 mins drive away). A drive slightly out of your way will get you to somewhere serving some decent bait and a more authentic atmosphere, there was a place near Aphrodite's sanctuary/museum that was simple but superb. We're trying to get back to Cyprus next year.

Cheers mate!

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On 28/09/2021 at 21:10, Howmanheyman said:

Definitely get a car it'll make your stay there so much better, piece of piss getting around and not much stress and breaks up sitting around the pool etc, we've always went to Peyia/Coral bay area and usually pop into Paphos a couple of times, (it's 20 mins drive away). A drive slightly out of your way will get you to somewhere serving some decent bait and a more authentic atmosphere, there was a place near Aphrodite's sanctuary/museum that was simple but superb. We're trying to get back to Cyprus next year.

We in the centre of us paphos for the first week but just switched our second week to stay up at coral bay. Sounds like it has one of the nicest beaches in the area. Going to book a car too. 👍🏼

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Anyone got some decent food recommendations for Edinburgh? Preferably not one of the upmarket gaffs, just good scran. We're booked in for Topolobamba on Wednesday night and she's put the kibosh on Dishoom because she's not too keen on Indian (racist). Ideally, a decent Italian or Greek place would be the one but there's that many, I can't pick.

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My Edinburgh food tips are Bodega, Lucky Yu, and Wings, none of which are Italian or Greek. :D They're good though. I'll ask the mate who took me there if he knows any good stuff in those categories for you.

 

There's loads of decent scran down in Leith these days too (that's where said mate lives now), we had some outrageously good bao buns and sides at Bundits the other weekend. Bit of a schlep if you're not down that way generally though.

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Greek and Italian isn't set in stone, I'm just trying to give wor lass something she'll actually like since she's being about as helpful as usual i.e. not at all. I'll check all of those out and see which ones she expects me to read her mind about.

 

As for Leith, that wasn't in the plan but just been looking there and it seems like her sort of scene so I'll expand the search into there. Cheers, chaps.

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He reckons Vittoria's is "the standard Italian. They're all good and there's 3 of them in Edinburgh."

 

Also suggests Kezban in Leith - Turkish not Greek, but let's be honest, it's all the same really 💀 - or this place for a bit more of a punt while still falling within the "Italian" brief: https://wineandpeach.com/

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4 minutes ago, Ayatollah Hermione said:

As for Leith, that wasn't in the plan but just been looking there and it seems like her sort of scene so I'll expand the search into there. Cheers, chaps.

 

Decent shout for a couple of hours in the daytime too - bit of a walk by the water, plenty of hipster cafés with obscene cheesecakes (not a euphemism), etc

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5 minutes ago, PaddockLad said:

My sister in law who now toils miserably in Corstorphine hails from Bari on the Adriatic coast of Pulia….she says this is the beast Italian restaurant in Scotland… 

 

http://www.locandadegusti.com/menu/

I was in there the other week. After the main course the waiter asked if we wanted to see the dessert menu. I said what’s it called when they pour espresso over ice cream. He said affogato. I said I can’t remember either 

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1 hour ago, Blastronaut said:

If you're in Leith be sure to check out the birthplace of one of our greatest paedos, Leigh Griffith's. 

 

One of a kind structure, the worlds only portaloo that's also a listed building.

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