Europe - UK & Ireland
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Spain in the Confederations Cup group opener 2-1 victory over Uruguay, Iker Casillas in this game is Louis - Suarez ripped through a direct free kick door. "Marca" has been revealed today that the Spanish team Tahiti Second World War when the team could rotate in addition to outside Ramos 10 starters, it means that the game starting goalkeeper is likely to be Barr Fernandez. The "confidential report" today also brought news that Valdes has long served as the main ready.
I'll be traveling through London for a couple of days at the end of July. I am looking for budget lodging options for my boyfriend and I. We are probably a bit old for the hostel scene, but definitely open to it (if they'll have us--we might be too old).
I've been looking into EasyHotel and am curious to hear thoughts on the various locations in London. Victoria stands out to me because of its proximity to Westminster Abbey, Parliament, etc., but I'm curious what people's experiences have been. We just want somewhere that is within walking distance to some sights and is convenient to tube access for others. We are probably more interested in being close to museums, historic sights, and good-to-great food and drink options than we are interested in being near shopping or clubs.
So, what EasyHotel location(s) do you prefer?
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I really don´t know if its worth going to Dublin for a visit... but Ireland is a country that I ´d love to know and experience...
According to you, what are Dublin must sees and experience?
How about a day trip from Dublin? any ideas? I´m more atracted to culture and history of the country.
My family has an 8 hour layover in Heathrow from 10pm to 6am between our stops in Tenerife and Dublin. Obviously, we're not seeking touristy stuff at that hour (much as we'd love to), but we are desperately trying to find a way to SLEEP during those 8 hours in Heathrow that night. No first class tickets, so no lounges. Pay lounges close at 10 or 11, so that is out. I thought I solved our issue by purchasing ear plugs, eye shades, and inflatable rafts (we'll blow up like mattresses) for my family in hopes that we can find some quiet corner of the airport to get some Zzzzz. I thought I was so very clever... but a recent post on this site said airport staff WAKE UP persons sleeping in the terminals every 15 minutes or so throughout the night. Gasp... true?
Travelers are me & my husband and our four kids, ages 11-24. Last important detail: our oldest child (age 24) has Aspergers... more »
Not sure if related to travelling itself but I just thought i might as well give a try and see if people are willing to contribute. We are a family from the Basque Country in the northern area of Spain and we are planning to take a leave of absence and pack everything and go to the UK. We've both got permanent jobs and when eventually coming back that should not be a problem. We'd like to work as a Spanish Teacher and my wife as a nurse but we've also been putting aside some money to afford the adventure if we cannot possibly find a job.
We've been to the Uk a few times, Kent, Yorkshire, Bath, Scotland, London. Actually I lived in Wolverhampton for one year...so I know it may be dull and grey, the drizzles, about chavs, all those things that could put us off.
Here's the question- for different reasons (cost of living, weather, entertainment and culture, outdoor activit... more »
Asking all Australians for some advice on Travel Cards. Has anyone had any experience with the following cards -
-Australia Post travel card load and go
- ANZ travel card
- Commonwealth Bank Travel card
or any others
We will use euro, british pound and also UAE Dirham.
Any thoughts, troubles and preferences would be a great help.
I'm hoping to get some help with planning my trip to Scotland.
I've booked return flights to Aberdeen in the end of July. I'll have 7 full days and 2 half days and I won't be renting a car. I'm thinking whether I should make a round trip Aberdeen-Inverness-Oban-Glasgow-Edingburgh-St Andrews-Aberdeen or skip Inverness and Oban and mainly concentrate on the Aberdeen-Glasgow axel. I'm not really that into cities but I'll need to visit Glasgow and Edinburgh and possibly St Andrews and Aberdeen botanic gardens. Otherwise I'd just like to stay for a while in one or two nice coastal village that I can easily get to without a car.
My itinerary is currently very rough but this is what I've come up with so far:
24th July: Arrive Aberdeen 11 am. Visit the botanic garden and see the city.
25th July: Aberdeen-St Andrews.
26th July: St Andrews. Visit the botanic garden.
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I'm going on a backpacking trip across Europe in july. Everything is bought and or reserved except my last flight, London to portugal, which is from where my flight back home leaves. The problem is I've been researching for the past month and a half and all I can find are flights that cost more then 130 euros or that cost 50 something but leave form places like Liverpool Leeds and manchester.
Is there something I'm missing? where are all those magically low cost airlines when you need them?
I will be in Scotland for a few days this summer and my friend and I are hoping to visit the Highlands. We will be flying into Glasgow and leaving from Edinburgh. We are trying to figure out where in the Highlands to go - mostly we just want to enjoy the beautiful scenery and don't have a specific agenda of things to do. We are hoping to take a bus or a train, but we could rent a car if that was necessary.
I'd love some advice on:
- where is a good place to go when you have two days to spend there?
- what is the best way to get to the recommended from Glasgow? and then to Edinburgh?
- is there a city/village that would be recommended to stay at where we don't need to have our own car, but either could walk to sights or take public transportation?
Thanks so much!
I'll be just outside of Dublin with my husband for a wedding in August, arriving Thurs, Aug 8. Wedding activities from the 8th-10th, and hoping to pop in and out of the city during that time to see what we can. We fly out the afternoon of Wed, Aug 14.
We want to make the most of this but still enjoy ourselves without too much rushing (I know, says everyone!). I've read through many itinerary posts on here, and this is what I've come up with. We're in our late 20s, want to enjoy just hanging out with some friends who will be traveling with us, but also see some of the country. Not so interested in bars/clubs - more of a pub/restaurant/B&B crowd.
Sun: Get up early(ish) and drive west! Maybe go straight to Connemara before Galway, then into Galway for the evening/night.
Mon: Galway and Aran Islands (ferry seems easiest out of Galway on first glance - advice?)
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Can anyone suggest good budget accommodation around Stourbridge/Kidderminster area. Is the Talbot really as bad as the reviews? Thanks.
I am planning a short trip to London in Sept. and want to see some of the countryside. My initial thought was Cornwall but am learning that Devon is closer and every bit as pretty. I would appreciate any opinions.
What is the best way to buy a weekly ticket for public transportation in greater London?
What is the difference between Travlcard and Oyster?
Hello and thanks for your great forum.
Thanks to the poster gael_rua, I've found the tour of the troubles for Belfast, and by extension, Derry. Is there something similar for Dublin?
I've got other questions as well, but will wait until after I've purchased and read my guidebook to ask them :)
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