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I'm looking for a way to Elgin from Aberdeen airport on the 29.04 I'll be arriving at 22:00, thus trains are not an option anymore, and neither are busses. I found a taxi-fare calculator that came up with about 130 GBP. Is this a realistic price, or are there taxi services that I can pre-book to a fixed, maybe lower price and don't have to queue at the taxi stand?
The alternative would be to get a taxi into town, stay in a hotel near the station and take the train very early next morning, which isn't too appealing to be honest.
Looking forward to your advise.
Many times on our trips because of time usually visit most tourist attractions and forget or fail to finish some of which just have heard.
In this article I selected some parts of London that are not very touristy but surely to more than one may be interested in:
Underground: Euston Square
Hours: Monday-Friday 1-5 pm
Admission is Free and is located in a wing of University College London.
You can see more than 60 thousand stuffed species including the Tasmanian tiger, skeletons of animals and variety of snakes.
The School Of Life
It is a mixture of store and workshop academy where they try to help people "to live", to seek emotional balance, to empathize .....
Dan talks about these issues and often use the discipline of the bibliotherapy.
Undergr... more »
I see that according to a police website you are in the UK and from Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, China (inc. Hong Kong & Macao), Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Yemen, you have to download a foreign national registration form off the internet and take it to a police station within seven days of arriving in the UK. They also charge you £34 for the privilege.
why are some nationalities selected and not others? Why do Venezuelans and Chileans not need to register, but Bolivians and Brazilians do? Why is central America and south east Asia together with all of almost all of Afri... more »
I am heading to Ireland in a couple of weeks from now and am considering hiking part of the Dingle Way solo (not the whole circuit, but Dingle to Dunquin, Dunquin to Cuas and possibly Cuas to Cloghane). I'm generally in good shape so I'm not too concerned about the physical demands of the walk, but I was wondering if anyone might have some feedback on the hike? How was the waymarker system? Reliable and easy to navigate? This would be my first long-distance walking experience, so I'm a little concerned about safety (more regarding getting lost than about being attacked), so I'd be very interested to know if anyone has done the hike solo and has any advice to pass on.
For a mainly rural driving trip July 4 - 17, how important is it to have reservations for a room (we are a couple). Can we find reasonable budget accommodation as we go? Are there many B&Bs which are not in guidebooks or the Internet which rely on people just showing up? Or is July so busy that we really must book ahead to get a reasonably cheapish place?
Anyone try the ribs yet? How bad / good?
I'm a 17 year old girl from the US and I'm traveling alone to Scotland this coming end of july/start of August. I've traveled internationally before but never on my own. I'm good at being independent, but I'm not super confident on what to do or not do on my journey. It would be awesome if you could answer a couple of the following questions, or just jot down a quick tip!
1.) Is it important for me to book trains and other transportation ahead of time, as I'll be in Scotland during peak tourist season? Or can I just sort of go as I please?
2.) Similar question as 1, but with hostels. Do hostels fill up super quickly everyday, or could I find one the day I need it?
3.) I have very limited experience with hostels, but know the general gist of things. Any tips or important nuggets of advice? Are most hostel-stayers pretty friendly?
4.) What are the best things to do while tra... more »
Today is the first day of British Summer time.
Before I left the house I slapped on the factor50 sun block and donned a broadrimmed hat.
Can anyone please tell me if there are any direct flights from Tokyo to Dublin? I had a quick look online and it seems they either go to Turkey or London first with a transfer or layover required.
Any specific airlines to check?
I'll be backpacking around south and north east Asia for the next couple of months with Tokyo as my final destination and then over to Dublin.
We are from Australia and will be spending the summer bicycle touring in Britain. We need to find a place to leave our tandem and camping gear near Brighton while we fly to Moscow to visit our daughter for 2 weeks from the end of May. Can anyone suggest a place? Cheers, Kerriemark
I am in the U.S., planning a trip to Ireland for November. (I'm trying to take advantage of the Thanksgiving holidays to build in a few extra paid vacation days). I know it isn't the ideal time of year to go, but I am okay with rain and cold. I'm in my late twenties, and will be travelling alone.
I will have nine full days there, and would like to focus more on quality than quantity. I am more of a relaxed, enjoy the beautiful scenery, and a pint in the cozy pub kind of traveler, and not so much a see as many towns as possible traveler. I will be visiting family, and the old homesite, in Cahersiveen (Co. Kerry). I know I'd also like to go to Galway.
Any recommendations on what other towns I should include? I am okay with focusing on a smaller portion of the country for this trip. Also, should I fly into Dublin or into Shannon? Finally, is it possible to get... more »
We're staying in a cottage in Applecross for a week at the end of April, and one day we're driving to Skye for the day and back as none of us have visited before...any recommendations for somewhere we could stop for dinner on the way back, perhaps back on the mainland? We're travelling with parents and won't want to cook in the evening as we'll be getting back late.
They like nice country pubs, that sort of thing (nothing too posh or expensive, and not seafood).
Thanks for your thoughts
(Equally any lunch suggestions whilst we're on Skye would be welcomed).
When I last visited Greenwich in late 2010 the Cutty Sark was under repair and under wraps.
I gather from the web that it is open for viewing now. Am I correct?
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