Europe - UK & Ireland
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Is there much work for tour guides in London these days (Compared to the number of applicants)?
So LGW has auto gates now. Sweet, right? But what it means is that anyone who needs a stamp (Kiwis on visas for example) get to their Ryanair gate without the appropriate stamp in their passport. And therefore are not allowed through. EUR100 for a flight change. Apparently other airlines are not bothered by the lack of a stamp (I understand) but O'Leary's mates, well.... apparently they get ten of these a week so there's a lazy grand into the Ryanair's coffers.
Since this is a flight to Ireland, it interests me that a stamp is required within the common travel zone.
I am a US citizen in Ireland on a 90 day tourist visa. I'm wondering if I can choose to spend time in Northern Ireland so that my trip is longer than 90 days. But... going to N. Ireland I cross jurisdiction into the UK (where I believe I may stay 180 days on a tourist visa). As there are no boder controls and no visa in my passport, if my trip is longer than 90 days, I may get hassled when leaving Ireland with suspicion of an overstay. Do I need some kind of proof that I have crossed into N. Ireland, and if so, what will satisfy immigration officials? I hope my question is clear.
My daughter and I are travelling to UK in July for 3 weeks.
We are not attending the olympics though!
Looking for advice on how best to get around the country, as we plan to go to places on the east coast, north country and the Cotswolds to visit relatives.
I have looked at hiring a small 2 person WICKED camper.... so that we are self contained and won't require anyone to put us up at all.
Is this a good plan? it's quite expensive ( the exchange rate with the Australian $ making it so) and so I am a little reluctant to go ahead and book it.
Hi- I'm considering trekking the West Highland Way in early September. Can you recommend a good and reliable self-guided trek company to use?
Has anyone experienced problems booking accomadation with Craigslist.com?
My boyfriend and I've met online on september of 2010, and we've officially started dating in january of 2011.
He has visited me in US on a holiday for about 3 weeks in florida on september of 2011, during which i stayed with his family.
A month later, I decided to visit him in UK, and came over for about 5 months and 2 weeks (176 days) which was cutting close to the 180 days limit.
I came back to US to find out that I might get my greencard revoked if I make any more trips, because its "irregular" and too long of a period (though perfectly legal). Im afraid if I went to visit my boyfriend again after the 6-month waiting period is over, I will be prohibited from re-entering US without paying for a lousy I-327 form, which will cost me $400. The border control officer also informed me that I would have to go to court to prove that I wish to remain in US.
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I will be spending a week in the South West arriving at Bournmouth airport in September and would like ideas of how one would spend a week.The places to visit and if I should opt to stay in one hotel or B&B or change these when neccessary.
All ideas and replays will be appriciated.
I had an Ancestry Visa which expired in 2009 - I was actually only in the UK for 8 weeks when I had to come back to Australia. So I never got to use the visa to its full capacity.
Now in 2012, I would love to go back over. What are my chances of being successful in a second application, if I haven't been in the UK since 2005?
I appreciate any knowledge/tips you can pass on.
After 5 weeks going from Los Angeles to St Petersburg, Moscow, through the Ukraine to Turkey by boat across the Black Sea, I'll be flying out of Ankara into Dublin June 9, arriving around 11 a.m. I'm planning on staying for a couple of weeks.
Here's a rough outline of what I'm planning city-wise, without all the sights.
4 days dublin, including the day i land and one to take a tour to Tara Comeath and NewGrange.
On to Carrick on Shannon for a couple days. River cruise and stay with friends.
Then Connemara/Galway for a day.
Then to Cliffs of Moher and the Burren for a couple days.
Then Bunratty Castle and Limerick (friends there, too) for a couple days.
then Kilarney, Ring of Kerry and Dingle for a couple days,
Then County Cork, not sure where or what, maybe Kinsale and the Middleton Distillery. That brings me up to June 23.
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We have rented a house in Dungloe, Donegal while our niece competes in the International Mary of Dungloe Festival this August. We will be there for seven days, but hope to take several day trips out and back from Dungloe. This is our first time in Ireland and we would like to see as much as possible. Not being familiar with driving times, etc., does anyone have any ideas about what we should see and do? One thing we thought of doing was visiting Derry and going on to the Giant's Causeway. Is such a trip doable in the course of one day? All suggestions on this and other ideas for day trips would be welcome
It's my old man's 68th tomorrow and I'm in town on biz so thought I'd take him and Mum out for dinner. I suggested Jamie Oliver's Italian in Covent Garden but at the last minute they've vetoed it.
Can anyone suggest somewhere central (bonus points if on the bakerloo line) that does British grub (no sea food or curry) for around £20 a person plus wine? They're going to the Billy Elliott matinee so finish circa half five in Victoria and I finish training in Southwark around the same time, but they'll have to get a train home circa 9pm.
I thought about the Union Jacks chain - there's one in St Giles just round the corner from Tottenham Court Road - but I'm open to alternatives.
I assume there will be no public screening arranged by the city/Boris in the group stage (since not even Eng vs Ger in 2010 was enough).
I try to avoid the hassle and money of buying tickets to tight-up private screenings (like in cinemas and such). And want to see more of the street sceneries than crowding inside a bar.
So: suggestions on bars/other places with screens facing the street (or, even better, a park)? Any area/street (like a pedestrian one) where there are many outdoor screens?
Thought I'd promote one of England's most spectacular sights, only visible for a couple more weeks in April, and that's the North Meadow NNR near Cricklade which, at present, is awash with Snake's Head Fritillarys. They only grow wild in a few sites along the Upper Thames valley but North Meadow is simply stupendous.
Cricklade is near Swindon, from where there are regular buses, if you're on the public transport.
Gratuitous Flickr Link of Many, Many Flowers
I will be in Scotland next July for 1 week. I will stay in Moffat, in a friend's house.
What do you reccommend me to visit near by?
It's my second time in Scotland. First time I was in Edinburgh and I loved it.
Thanks a lot.
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