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dago001

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jlm said:
Infected? I found it to be a delightfully tart and refreshing imperial stout.

Just to keep you up to date on how things are here........Its raining again.
It's raining here as well, but somehow, the rain in Paris is a pleasure, where at home it is a drag. Here it seems to pour down for 5 minutes then stops.
Anyway, its Happy Hour - beers are only 5 euro between 4 and 8.
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Still in SF, Big Daddy IPA is now the weapon of choice!
 

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Back to the UK in a few hours. Looking forward to being able to get a.decent beer in a pub. We have enjoyed France and if we get the chance we will come back for much longer. Too much to see in just a few days to do it any justice.
Hopefully I can get a few pics up in the next few days.
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We will soon be drinking a 3 Monts for the pricey sum of €2.90
brought up 3 great kids, have been married for 28 years, my wife is my best friend,
Lucky, lucky man. Enjoy your holiday.
 

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If time permits, on your leg from Southampton to Cardiff, peel off the Motorway and have a look at Bath, you'll need to park n ride .... it's stunning like you wouldn't believe. For a few quid you can get onto a hop on hop off open top bus tour, see where the Scarlet Pimpernel lived, which was just round the corner from Gov MacQuarie as it happens, see the Roman Baths.
 

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Sorry bribieg, we are doing this next part of the trip by rail. Makes it easier for both of us, as neither had to drive (or read a map). Going first class from Cardiff toYork. looking forward to that part of the trip.
Cardiff on Friday, look out Brains pubs. here we come.
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Have a good trip mate, looking forward to hearing about it over a beer or 3.
 

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When in Brian's country, try at least one pint of Brains Dark, which is a dark mild. Apparently one of the Coopers came across it when he was there and it inspired Coopers Dark.
 

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I met Dr. Tim at the 150th birthday party coopers had a while back. He said Coopers Dark ale was his personal favourite in the Coopers line up and that their marketing and "bean counters" wanted to get rid of it as it wasn't at all profitable as it was their lowest volume beer. I also enjoy it and he said as long as he was in charge it'd be in the line up.
 

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we had a great day in Southampton. We visited the Red Shoot Inn in the new forest. Nice little pub with their own brewery. Also sampled a few Wadworth beers. I thought they were served a little cold but we still enjoyed them. I had butchers faggots for lunch, which turned out to be meatballs.
We visited the casino in the evening as it was directly over the road. Came back to our room £640 richer. Looks like Im buying a beer engine if I can find one.
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LagerBomb said:
Sorry bribieg, we are doing this next part of the trip by rail. Makes it easier for both of us, as neither had to drive (or read a map). Going first class from Cardiff toYork. looking forward to that part of the trip.
Cardiff on Friday, look out Brains pubs. here we come.
LB
hmm,Cardiff will be visiting there later this year,the mother in law has family ties there her great grand parents owned some pubs apparently.one was the Gower which is still in operation could be good for a freeby or two?. ...cheers..spog...
 

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My jolly in Monte Carlo paid for my boat ride from Portsmouth to Bilbao and the trip through to there :) it really hurt to pay 150 pounds for a ticket when I paid it but thank **** for monte Carlo. lol

Glad ur having fun. Wish I were out of stinking Canberra again. Been shit weather all week with the only positive that the truck looks marginally cleaner.
 

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2 days in Cardiff. Wonderful city, got out to Canton to visit friends. Amazing pubs, with extremely cheap prices. Drinking pints of Arundel Trident Strong Ale for 2.30 gbp. I could quite easily go out with 25 quid, get hammered and have fish and chips on the way home. Cant do that anywhere in Australia. Drank plenty of Brains SA, and tried the Brains Smooth. Also enjoyed a session of Guinness, which is much better than the BUL that we have in Australia.
Travelling to York at the moment, so I should have time to post a few pics, as it is a 5 hour train journey.
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I'm actually sorry I missed this thread. We (my wife and 15 month old son) just got back from a trip to Europe a week ago. We really enjoyed Germany as a whole (stayed there for around 2 weeks with German family friends) but our favourite city was definitely Paris.
In Paris we stayed about a 2 minute walk from this bottle shop http://www.bierescultes.fr/bierescultes/racine/default.asp and we both enjoyed plenty of local micros and european beers that are hard to get in Australia. It seems like the streets where we were staying (near Les Halles station) was the local toilet for the pissed and homeless. That and gypsies where extremely frustrating but generally there are so many amazing things to see there, our 4 days we spent there was just enough to see the main sights properly and to let the little guy run around every now and then.
We generally found Europe to be cheap but it heavily depends on where you were. In Venice we found a very small supermarket which had Leffe blonde six packs for less than 6 euro and about a 20 metre walk from the supermarket was a corner store which sold heineken stubbies for 4 euro each.... Head for restaurants off main roads and not too close to major sights, we found them to be considerably cheaper and generally better food and service. Probably a bit late for the advice but the obvious is there for anyone else heading over....

Enjoy the trip of a lifetime!
 

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Larger bomb,out of interest what did the train ticket to Cardiff set you back? ..cheers..spog..
 

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Larger bomb,out of interest what did the train ticket to Cardiff set you back? ..cheers..spog..
£53 single first class advance. purchased tickets 12 weeks prior to traveling. It saves a heap of money. Standard advance was only £20 each.
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I knew about it, but couldn't make it on time. Doing the York brewery tour in 10 minutes. They let me pull a half off the hand pump. Awesome
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We have been here a week and have tried 40 different beers. There are just too many to even think about trying to sample them all.
 
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