Europe - UK & Ireland
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I'm travelling on an 8.00 am EasyJet flight to Athens on Tuesday (3rd Dec). I am trying to avoid taxi to Victoria station so want to take the first tube there which arrives at 0548 at Victoria. Consequently, expect to be at Gatwick at 6.30 am. I'm hoping because it is midwinter and a weekday this will give us long enough to do the baggage drop and security without problem to make it (gate closes at 0730). Am I mad?
Me and my girlfrined are going to Belfast to spend New Years Eve and then a roadtrip through Ireland. Do any of you know of any place or any recommendation where to go and have a good night.
Also, hows the weather in Ireland in late december and early january?
My mother and I are planning a 5 week trip to Europe from late May to early July 2014.
We have booked flights into London and out of Paris and would like suggestions on how to best plan our itinerary.
Our ideal budget is $7000 each (Australian-excluding flights) and we are most interested in France and Italy but would also like to spend some time in London, Barcelona and Madrid.
We haven't been to Europe before so are open to suggestions of other destinations, things to do and the best way to get around.
We are interested in seeing main attractions but also like to visit the smaller towns to just walking around to eat/drink and spend time with the locals to experience the towns/cities.
Thanks so much for your help! more »
I was refused for UK tourist visa 6 months ago. In the refusal letter was written that I didn't had the documents needed to prove my stay or documents that prove that I am full-time employed at the moment although I presented all of these documents on my interview. Now I need to go to Ireland and I don't know I this visa refusal can somehow affect my Irish visa????
I've just got back to canada after a year adroad in Australia and Thailand. Its only been a month but the travel bug is back! I'm hoping to get the Youth Mobility Visa and go live in England for a couple years (hopefully in the next 12 months). I've been looking into live-in pub jobs and was wondering if anyone has experienced this type of work and what the job scene looks like over there for backpackers?
This isn't travel related at all, but I needed a forum that I knew was regularly perused by Brits. I grew up in the UK during the 70s/early 80s (live in Canada now), and I remember frequently being given a light pink, moderately viscous, milky medicine (not Pepto-Bismol). It had to be shaken before use, since it would separate in the bottle and a thin layer of red, translucent liquid would form on the top. I'm not sure what it was for . . . I vaguely recall it might have been for stomach aches, but I'm not certain. I've asked my family and they have no idea what I'm on about . . . which makes me suspect it was some shameful opiate to make me forget beatings and/or shady rendezvous with TV celebrities who possessed peculiar sexual appetites :(
. . . . please, put my mind at rest - and, once again, apologies for non-travel related-ness. I think this is the first time I've really... more »
According to the UK Border Agency and my school, the 6-month student visitor visa can be received when arriving at the airport's immigration booth and does not require any prior application. The UKBA has a list of suggested supporting documents to bring, but the website mentions vaguely "It is not a list of documents that you must submit. We do not expect you to provide all of the documents listed below, it is for you to decide which documents are most relevant to your application."
So, for those of you who have entered on this visa, what documents did you submit? I suppose I'm going to prepare everything I can, but I'm just curious whether there was some sort of rumored minimum.
After the requirements on... more »
Hi there! I am travelling from Calgary, AB to London (Flights arent booked yet) in the fall and looking for suggestions on must see's nearby. My aunt lives in Wales so I will spend a few weeks there, would like to see Ireland and maybe Netherlands or France/Portugal. Anything that is easy to get to from my base and won't cost a fortune. Interested in cool activities, beaches, scenic and beautiful locations... not such a museum fan but would love to check out the many castles in the UK.
What Im hoping to find is a rough itinerary or suggestions on some destinations that maybe cost really cheap for flights. I really don;t know where to begin so anything is appreciated.
Looking for Beginning of September-Mid October give or take.
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I am flying out from Phoenix AZ to Barcelona, Spain in early January.
Before I get to Barcelona I have an 18 over night layover in London.
My plane is set to arrive in Heathrow Airport at 2pm and depart at 7:30am London time.
I didn't want to spend the night in the airport so I booked a room at Sheraton Heathrow which is a mile from the airport. I'm assuming that by the time I make it out of the airport and into the hotel it will be around 4pm. Anyways what would you guys recommend I do the rest of the evening? I'm 20 years old and I've never been to London before so I would like to go sight seeing but I'm not sure how realistic that is since I've heard the sun sets quite early during the winter. I know many people have asked this before but as a first time traveler i was wondering if someone could give me specific advice. Thank Guys!
Hello everybody! I'm a guy from Guatemala (see the wikipedia article if that doesn't ring a bell) who's all about English football. In February I'll be travelling to England with my brother to experience as much as we can about football in England, attending as many games as we can. We arrive on February 8th and leave on March 3rd so we have the possibility of Premier League, Championship, Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup and League Cup matches. We plan to stay on hostels and eat on the cheap We need as much advice as you guys can give me to get the most out of this trip.
- What matches should we look after? We've been reviewing the fixtures list and have selected a couple of must-go matches: Liverpool - Arsenal, Arsenal - ManUtd, ManUtd - ManCity, as well as any Champions League or Europa League match that happens to fall on thos... more »
A friend who lives in Italy is visiting next month, and wants a trip to London to see "typical Christmas lights" (her words). I visit London frequently, but haven't made any attempt to see any Christmas lights for years. I know Regent Street/Oxford Street will have a big (but maybe not very interesting) display, and I'm assuming there will be the big Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square. But where else would be worth a look ? I'm thinking maybe Covent Garden, the South Bank, but any tips on central areas that have good displays ? My friend would no doubt like something seasonally tacky and/or faux-Dickensian, but anything a bit more interesting would be good too.
I want to visit Conmacnoise during my trip to Ireland next month. I will be without a car, so am hoping to do a day tour. I see that there are many bus tours to Conmacnoise from Athlone. But are there any bus tours from Dublin, excluding private tours?
We are a couple and are having a last minute ideas to spend Christmas week in a nice cottage in either Scotland or Northen Ireland. The problem is that we can't rent a car anymore as our 12 month non eu resident driving licence period has expired. It is hard to find a cottage which can be accessed and where we can comfortably stay for a week without a car. I was wondering if anyone knows of these types of places, thinking maybe a small isle where cars are not allowed and everything is within walking distance or by a loch or coast near train/bus station within walking distance from a village where we can get supplies. We both are into walking, so if not too much to ask it would be great to have nice walk paths around the cottage.
Many thanks for any input!
So about a year ago, my Scottish boyfriend and I got engaged and shortly after we broke up. We remained in contact and now we are back together and I want to move there for good. We would get married once I get there but what I need to know is how hard is it going to be for me to remain there once married.
Any help would be appreciated!
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