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  • Good views Good Fish Restaurant near Carthage
    Undoubtedly the view is fantastic and the building large and opulent. Good place to get fish dinners, the people in our group enjoyed theirs.

    The waiter suggested he bring seafood starters; which were octopus (good), and calamari deep fried rings (the calamari was good, but I probably wouldn't have knowingly chosen them).

    Then there was a longish delay. We had a lot of kids with us. Eventually it all turned up, most of the meals capped with those dome things the french often use to keep things warm.

    Everyone enjoyed the meal, wine was flowing. The kids then went back with one of our party and a few of us remained to chat.

    I was paying for everyone as we've been staying at our friends villa nearby. The waiter presented me with the bill. It was around 225 GBP which was fine, and what I expected. He also asked me in perfect English if I wanted to put a tip. This put you "on the spot", rather than a "discretion", but anyway the service was what I would have expected, and I conferred with my local friend who told me a 10% charge was normal.

    I then politely took the opportunity to tell the waiter that I thought he should have brought the kids meals when they were ready rather than the long wait and storage that occurred to effect bringing all the meals at once - he then could not understand me; I found this slightly offputting that he was prepared to, in effect, force a tip - but then didn't expect to have to listen to any suggestions. At this price point I would expect someone to speak English to a reasonable level.

    Overall: Nice place for views, maybe go at lunch time. Order everything yourself. Wine was 15Euro a bottle - wasn't that good. Might have to spend a little more if you want a nice taste.
    • Terrace
    • Kids steak meal
    • Exterior very fancy
    • 40s
    • Male
    • Father
    • Married
    • No Disability
    Review Score: 0

    To read more Le Grand Bleu

  • Excellent quality local central restaurant
    Located in the centre of La Vella.. was my wife's birthday we found this place open where most others were closed - it was Monday.

    Bit grumpy service when we arrived, but he soon mellowed out.

    Menu is a little more expensive than a lot of places in Andorra - but typical for that area of town... and boy is it worth it!

    Both meals were fresh and of quality.. served beautifully.
    • 40s
    • Male
    • Father
    • Married
    • No Disability
    Review Score: 0

    To read more Restaurant EXIMI

  • Late night Tapas in Gracia Sol Square
    We managed to get some free babysitting when we visited our friends in BCN recently. Our kids were having a sleepover so we were able to have a night out. I've always wanted to check out other neighbourhoods of Barcelona as the main Born & Rambla are so insanely touristy - so the food is poor and expensive. Gracia is a little further north and fitted the bill. It's a lot more "local" here but there are of course tourists too (like us). We were told that the tapas bars close at 1am and the kitchens at midnight and this is typically the case - but this tapas bar at least continues to serve food later as long as it doesn't require cooking (the equipment is still shut off at midnight). There's plenty of things on the menu which are still available. The outdoor square seating closes at a midnight too.
    • 40s
    • Male
    • Father
    • Married
    • No Disability
    Review Score: 0

    To read more Sol Soler

  • Fighting pollution
    I love so much Batalha monastery, that I decided to get married there, many, many years ago. However, as the years pass, is dramatic the degradation of the monument, caused by the pollution of cars.

    Allow me a very personal comparison:

    Three small details make the two pictures in Batalha combined below a little bit different. Will you find them ?

    1 - At left the monastery was absolutely secondary. At right it gets all the attention

    2 - Left, the bride waits for her husband to take the picture. Right, she is somewhere home, waiting for her husband to post this text.

    3 - Left, the stone evidences its 600 years in place. Right, 36 years of pollution have been added.

    Well, I'm not the only one worrying, and they started to build a protection by the road. Good!
    • Hard comparison in Batalha
    • 70s+
    • Male
    • Father
    • Married
    • No Disability
    Review Score: 0

    To read more Batalha

  • Portuguese Romeo and Juliet
    No one may visit Alcobaça without knowing or learning the dramatic story of king Pedro and Inês de Castro, so, this is not the place to repeat it, only some few lines to enhance the beauty of both tombs, topped by the statues of the lovers, and the romantic display in the church.

    The damages were caused by Napoleon's soldiers searching for eventual jewels inside
    • Replica of one of the tombs, during the 500 years celebration
    • Tomb of Inês
    • Detail of the tombs of Pedro and Inês
    • Detail of the tombs of Pedro and Inês
    • Detail of the tombs of Pedro and Inês
    • Detail of the tombs of Pedro and Inês
    • 70s+
    • Male
    • Father
    • Married
    • No Disability
    Review Score: 0

    To read more Alcobaça Monastery

  • Insurance for Expats resident in Andorra
    Travel Insurance products are linked directly to your country of residency. I don't know why this appears to important to Insurance companies - but it does!

    As a UK expat it is galling to google some company and go through the online forms, only to discover that you HAVE TO BE resident of the UK for example to be able to take the cover.

    There are not that many insurance companies that offer cover to Andorra; Expatriate Healthcare & BUPA will.. but their products are very pricy; so I was pleased to discover Globelink.

    Initially their website only mentioned Andorra in the list of countries covered, so I emailed them and they confirmed that Andorra is OK, and they will update their website soon.

    The form is really quick to fill in - well designed - and the cost is super-competitive. I really hope I don't need to make a claim, as that would mean somethings gone badly wrong with my holiday - but I see from other reviews that they do process claims well.
    • 40s
    • Male
    • Father
    • Married
    • No Disability
    Review Score: 0

    To read more Globelink

  • Worth the drive from Les Angeles
    We were met by the very friendly Madam of the property, it was quiet on a drizzly afternoon. I asked her if there was somewhere local we could go for swim. She said there's one here (in the hotel).

    So the lad and I were able to jump in the pool and then warm up in the sauna afterwards. The pool area must be a massive waste of fuel as there just a corrigated roof, and you can see the steam rising from the water. It's a bit basic, and damn cold when you get out - but a bit of a winner if you don't want to go out into the cold and rain.

    Food I was told was available too - the Master of the house is from southern Spain and he and the lady produce some great traditional french cuisine. I love my duck - and this was perfect: just watch out I didn't ask, but mine came with white beans. I do prefer chips, but this is apparently a common side in this Catalan region.

    Parking was OK as I was the first in, I think it filled up in the night as the hotel was fill, but no problem. We've stayed in Les Angeles town before, I would advise that if you need to get into your car (ie not using the ferry buses), then you might as well spend 5 mins more and drive out to somewhere like this which has more features, more friendly and was a fair bit cheaper too!
    • 40s
    • Male
    • Father
    • Married
    • No Disability
    Review Score: 0

    To read more Hotel la Belle Aude

  • Restaurant "O Lidador" - Excellent option
    I went there for the first time with two Canadian boys and my eldest son. In a city of narrow streets and tiny squares, they were attracted by the small esplanade, occupying a third of the main street. It was hot, the shade outdoors was inviting, the menu was appealing, so I accepted.

    Good decision - Great menu, delicious food, nice service, good wine.

    What else shall I say?

    When I went to Óbidos several months later with a Canadian couple, this restaurant was already a natural choice. Once again I came out satisfied - they both also appreciated the meal as I did.

    Their special dish: Óbidos style pork loins

    Opens everyday from 10.00 to 23.00
    Address; R. Direita 19
    Telephone: +351 965039142
    Site: No site
    • Óbidos - Restaurant "O Lidador"
    • 70s+
    • Male
    • Father
    • Married
    • No Disability
    Review Score: 0

    To read more Obidos

  • Santiago church
    Located by the castle this old church (XIII century, by donation of king Afonso III to the bishop of Silves, and later owned by the military order of Santiago) was damaged by Lisbon earthquake and reconstructed afterwards.

    With several chapels and altars, it has a good painting collection.
    • Tavira - Santiago church
    • 70s+
    • Male
    • Father
    • Married
    • No Disability
    Review Score: 0

    To read more Tavira

  • Santa Maria do Castelo
    After the conquest of Tavira by the Portuguese, in the 13th century, the mosque inside the castle was replaced by a christian church.

    Lisbon earthquake damaged it, and it was reconstructed, using all the possible elements of its Gothic conception.
    • Tavira - Santa Maria do castelo
    • Tavira - Santa Maria do castelo
    • 70s+
    • Male
    • Father
    • Married
    • No Disability
    Review Score: 0

    To read more Tavira

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