Europe - UK & Ireland
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This is travel related, obviously but there is nowhere specific any more to ask this question!
I have an old camera rucksack, where the bottom half is padded for the camera but the top half is a rucksack - the whole thing looks like just a rucksack so doesn't advertise the expensive equipment hiding in the bottom. I've had it for years and want a new bigger one so I can get all that I need for the flight in it. BUT I'd like something prettier.... perhaps a nice colour or one that looks more like a handbag. I've had a quick search on google, but haven't seen anything quite right.
There was a thread about this on YC or WT a year or so ago, but for obvious reasons, can't find it.
Does anyone know of a brand/shop I could try (online) please?
Hi all, I'll be finding myself in Dublin on Good Friday this year, and I understand that all pubs and (most?) restaurants will be closed - is this also true for "attractions"? Just trying to figure out what will be available to do and see (and if I should stock up on groceries, if all restaurants will indeed be shut). Thanks!
We are planning to go to Ireland in May. I am just wondering if anyone had any experience with travelling to Skellig Michaels off Portmagee at the beginning of May. How likely is the weather going to be calm enough for the boat to going get to the island? I really want to go to the island even though I have sea sickness. Any suggestions for the choppy boat ride?
Thank you so much for any input you have.
Hi and thanks in advance for any help you can give me. My wife and I will be celebrating 25 years together with a 10-day trip to the UK in mid-June, starting with a couple days in London and then out and around. Our aim is to see a little bit of lots of places rather than spend a lot of time in just a couple spots. With that in mind, I'd appreciate your advice on the following, plus whatever else you can think of that I'm forgetting:
Travel by rail or car? I'm leaning strongly toward rail so I can relax and enjoy the scenery rather than try to stay on the correct side of the road. The tradeoff is having to tote our luggage with us, which will be moderate. We'll have a small bag and backpack for me and a couple suitcases for my wife (no way to compromise on this one; I've learned that the hard way) which will have to come with us.
Assuming by rail, is the Britrail pass the... more »
Grateful for any advice on where to stay on the way back from Oban to Glasgow. Taking a road trip through Scotland over the Easter break. Itinerary is currently:
- two nights in Glasgow;
- one night in Oban;
- one night in either Inveraray, Callandar, or somewhere else that we haven't even thought of but you might suggest.
I own a garment store in India and want to visit the UK for business purposes. I want to know how do I go about my visa application. Is there any specific visa that I need to apply for? Or can I simply go on a tourist visa?
I will be heading straight to Bath from Heathrow airport and am trying to figure out the best way to get there. Taking the coach seems like the best option. I arrive at Heathrow at 12:05pm. If I try to catch the 2:45pm coach, would that give me enough time after going thru customs, etc.? Just wondering what experiences others have had using the coach and how much time in between departures is needed...
I have also noticed that coaches departing from Terminal 4 take much longer to get to Bath (over 5 hours). I will be arriving in Terminal 4, so it possible to get take the Heathrow train to Terminals 1-3 and catch the Coach from there?
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i have only 3 full days in dublin, what are the must sees in that area ? hystorical sights, natural beauties etc... thx for advice
I've heard a lot of good things about the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal, looks really interesting. Anyone know if there is anyone locally hiring bikes or running tours or anything? Think it would be a nice way to explore.
I am a Australian on a uk working visa . My visa expired on the 1st of feb but I am planning to get married to my Austrian girlfriend at the end of april. I was told by a customs officer that I could stay in the uk until april as long as I didn't work. Is this true?
I don't plan on coming back to the uk in the future so re-entry is not an issue. But I would like to know if I will encounter any problems by not leaving the uk at the expiration of my visa, and also what the situation is once I am married to an Austrian. Can I then return to the uk? If so could I also work? And can I work in other European countries ?
I'm thinking of taking a short break somewhere in the UK over Easter and am looking for some inspiration. We will be travelling by public transport from Cambridge so somewhere within around 3 hours travel time from there would be great. I have previously travelled quite a bit around the North of England when I was living in Yorkshire but haven't senn much of Southern England (except London and Brighton,Canterbury, Oxford, Bath and Bristol). Anywhere in particular you would recommend? We like historic cities/towns/villages as well as walking in the countryside and also have an interest in photography.
Any ideas would be much appreciated!
I am going to visit my daughter at University in St. Andrews in mid April. We are coming from New York City. We will have a car. We will leave St. Andrews on a Monday morning and will have all of that day and night and then all of Tuesday and Tuesday night before heading back to Edinburgh on Wed. Wondering the best way to fill this time in the region north and slightly northwest of St. Andrews. I had wanted to try to go to Skye but that seems crazy (which many of you commented upon in an earlier post...thanks!!). Now I am struggling with some key places to go to closer to St. Andrews. I've honed in on Stonehaven because I would like to see Dunnutar Castle. I also think I would like to see Glamis. But I am struggling with where to stay as a base town in this region. Also, wondering if I could get some recommendations on towns and sites to visit. I am a fine art photographer so would pa... more »
We're heading back to the UK in early Oct 2013, travelling about England and Ireland, with a few days in Paris thrown in; This time we want to bring our mobiles.
Buying a Prepaid SIM sounds the go for us, and I'd like the one SIM to cover all countries if that's possible.
Both phones will be unlocked before we go of course, and we'd both prefer Data + Voice and the 3G network where ever possible.
Would we be better buying now before we head off or just visit a phone store in London later ?
I've been looking at Vodafone as their network coverage seems the best, but again what do others think ?
Dave Cripps in Tasmania
My husband and I will be in Scotland this June (at least, I hope so) and I want to get to both Barra and Lewis. It looks as if the only way to do this is to go back to the mainland of Scotland in between, or else take a very long island hopping time about it. I wish I could do the second, but I can't. I'm still in the early planning stages, but we only have about two weeks for the entire trip.
Have I missed something more expeditious?
Thanks for any advice!
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