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Big jazz concert/festival last night Astronomical Clock Square in Prague. Perfect evening for it, big crowd, well-behaved (I'm not used to that, coming from Vancouver and all Wink). Had an excellent dinner at Zinc Restaurant, the Hilton dining room, exceeded all expectations.

At Prague airport now, awaiting flight to London for last few days of holiday. Would like to take in a show or two-- have not yet seen Lion King on stage; anyone reading this who saw it and liked it?
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Big jazz concert/festival last night Astronomical Clock Square in Prague. Perfect evening for it, big crowd, well-behaved (I'm not used to that, coming from Vancouver and all Wink). Had an excellent dinner at Zinc Restaurant, the Hilton dining room, exceeded all expectations.

At Prague airport now, awaiting flight to London for last few days of holiday. Would like to take in a show or two-- have not yet seen Lion King on stage; anyone reading this who saw it and liked it?


If I fly there tomorrow, can we cash that raincheck on our 7/7 offline?

Re the shows, put your trust in the Time Out reviews. I don't recall them ever steering me wrong. And buy at the Leicester Square half-price booth if you can, of course, and begin or end your evening at the Cork and Bottle nearby.

You know, I was kidding about the flight, but now that I'm reminiscing about the shows and the Cork and Bottle, I just might...... Wink
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Man, I do love Manhattan.


I do as well. One of the great cities in the world!


I'm staying a block from the MOMA and trying to figure out whether to be good in the morning and go listen to some talks I'm not really interested in or check out the MOMA.


The line to get into MoMA is always long when they open. Wait an hour after they open, then you can walk right in.

Enjoy, and let me know what you find that you find special.
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Recently Salzburg, Passau, Regensberg (lovely), Nurenberg (also beautiful, but this is surpassed by its historical importance, Courtroom 600, etc).

Currently in Prague, Old Town Hilton situated well for walking/shopping/viewing/jazz. Had 2 great dinners-- Kampa Park, excellent food, and must be one of the most beautiful places in Europe to finish your dinner at dusk with the sun setting over the Charles Bridge and the buildings being lit up and reflecting across the water-- only Monet could have done this justice. Other place is Kogo, near Astronomical Clock square, outstanding Italian, outstanding food inc. salty bread that I can still taste, excellent but pricey wine list, took last bottle of '97 Argiano Brunello, very good but not top tier.

This is a great city for walking. We're looking at nice rental apartments tomorrow; could spend 4-8 weeks here without a problem.

Glad you are having a great time... We also loved kampa park. Prague, paris and Tokyo are our three favorite cities. If you are still in Prague, I HIGHLY recommend v zatisi and Bellevue as well. The tasting menu at v zatisi is exceptional, while brunch at Bellevue can't be beat. We saw a orchestral performance at the spanish synagogue... The music was only topped by the amazing architecture. The espresso and croissants at cafe louvre taste wonderful, and their courtyard in the back of the restaurant is very enjoyable. I agree, it is probably the best walking city in the world. Enjoy the rest of your trip.
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Recently Salzburg, Passau, Regensberg (lovely), Nurenberg (also beautiful, but this is surpassed by its historical importance, Courtroom 600, etc).

Currently in Prague, Old Town Hilton situated well for walking/shopping/viewing/jazz. Had 2 great dinners-- Kampa Park, excellent food, and must be one of the most beautiful places in Europe to finish your dinner at dusk with the sun setting over the Charles Bridge and the buildings being lit up and reflecting across the water-- only Monet could have done this justice. Other place is Kogo, near Astronomical Clock square, outstanding Italian, outstanding food inc. salty bread that I can still taste, excellent but pricey wine list, took last bottle of '97 Argiano Brunello, very good but not top tier.

This is a great city for walking. We're looking at nice rental apartments tomorrow; could spend 4-8 weeks here without a problem.

Glad you are having a great time... We also loved kampa park. Prague, paris and Tokyo are our three favorite cities. If you are still in Prague, I HIGHLY recommend v zatisi and Bellevue as well. The tasting menu at v zatisi is exceptional, while brunch at Bellevue can't be beat. We saw a orchestral performance at the spanish synagogue... The music was only topped by the amazing architecture. The espresso and croissants at cafe louvre taste wonderful, and their courtyard in the back of the restaurant is very enjoyable. I agree, it is probably the best walking city in the world. Enjoy the rest of your trip.


Had received a previous high recommendation for Bellevue as well; unfortunately, we will have to leave it for next time, and we will definitely be back for a longer visit. The Synagogue is spectacular-- I would have loved to have heard music played in it. The back sculpture garden was very interesting, as well. You and I seem to like quite a few of the same places. Smile
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Quebec City.

Not sure how long you're there, aphilla, but if you have some time you'd do well to continue up to the Charlevoix region (couple hours East). Some stunning scenery, small villages, Art galleries and good eating.


Thanks for the recommendation. I'm here through Sunday but it's work all the way. I doubt I'll get very far away from the Hilton.

Mad

Having said that, my wife is here as a tourist. So I'll give her the heads-up and see if she can find a day trip or something one of the days.
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San Diego.

The Ivy Wine Bar at Hotel Andaz has 80+ wines 'on tap' at any given time, including a "try 5 wines for $5" taster. Cool
Bull$hit alert: Upon further investigation, there are 88 wines available for tasting:
Wines from France: 0
Wines from Spain: 4
Mediocre wines from California: 84
Wines priced at $1 per taste (1.5 oz) and thus included in the "5 for $5" special: 6

On the bright side, had an amazing meal at Searsucker. Spinach salad with double smoked bacon, poached egg and sweetbreads was the bomb, as was tender "sweet heat" squid. Highly recommended.
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San Diego.

The Ivy Wine Bar at Hotel Andaz has 80+ wines 'on tap' at any given time, including a "try 5 wines for $5" taster. Cool
Bull$hit alert: Upon further investigation, there are 88 wines available for tasting:
Wines from France: 0
Wines from Spain: 4
Mediocre wines from California: 84
Wines priced at $1 per taste (1.5 oz) and thus included in the "5 for $5" special: 6

On the bright side, had an amazing meal at Searsucker. Spinach salad with double smoked bacon, poached egg and sweetbreads was the bomb, as was tender "sweet heat" squid. Highly recommended.



...so only 4 wines to taste. Smile
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Originally posted by VinToronto:
San Diego.

The Ivy Wine Bar at Hotel Andaz has 80+ wines 'on tap' at any given time, including a "try 5 wines for $5" taster. Cool
Bull$hit alert: Upon further investigation, there are 88 wines available for tasting:
Wines from France: 0
Wines from Spain: 4
Mediocre wines from California: 84
Wines priced at $1 per taste (1.5 oz) and thus included in the "5 for $5" special: 6

On the bright side, had an amazing meal at Searsucker. Spinach salad with double smoked bacon, poached egg and sweetbreads was the bomb, as was tender "sweet heat" squid. Highly recommended.



...so only 4 wines to taste. Smile


probably the las rocas
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Greetings from Belize.. Currently in Ambergris Caye...


Hey, pop on over for an offline. I'm almost next door!
thanks for the invite bman.. Was on honeymoon in belize and no plans to go to guAtemala.. Maybe next time Smile


Congrats! Cool place for a honeymoon. Smile
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Bozeman, Montana


Very pretty city in a spectacular setting. How are you enjoying it?


It was very interesting, a friendly midsized town with decent hotels. But I find the small towns along I90 more interesting, having more historic buildings and unique attractions.

Since my Napa trip never came thru, a couple friends and I headed down to Yellowstone instead. We stayed at the town of Bozeman, there were tonnes of places for rafting and fishing along the way to Yellowstone. At Yellowstone, We saw the Geysers, and hiked Mount Washburn at 10 thousand feet elevation. The views and the wildlife are spectacular. This is the one time in my life I've ever regret not investing in a high end camera or binoculars.

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