Europe - UK & Ireland
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Some friends are going to London later this Spring. Their standard "uniform" is jeans, tennis shoes and sweatshirts. What can I suggest as an alternative that is comfortable but will also help them not stand out as American tourists? They do not like to dress up. I think the jeans are ok, but the tennis shoes and sweatshirts have to go. I might wear a plain T but pair it with some comfy boots, silk scarf and trench. Any other thoughts?
I am planning a 2 month trip by campervan thro' France & Italy this May/June.
Is it still relatively easy to buy a smallish 2nd hand campervan in UK (preferably London area) like it used to be?
(VW or Toyota Hiace Pop-Top)
Originally from the UK but out of touch these days as I haven't been back in quite a few years! (live in Australia)
Or would I be better off flying into Amsterdam or Paris & trying to get one there? I'm having a battle trying to find any relevant websites that can help...only managed to find 'dealers' not private sales.
Any help as to how possible this is would be much appreciated coz renting seems prohibitive cost wise. Thank you!
I'm choosing a UK school to do my studies abroad next Fall (Sept-Dec). My first choice is St Andrews; I need to rank my top two choices so I'm currently researching other UK options. I'll be studying politics and media. I'm from California.
I'm looking for a beautiful location, a bright student body, and a healthy social life. Academically stimulated but not overexerted. Ideally a more relaxed, creative, liberal vibe. An international airport nearby would be nice.
Which of these schools do you think would make the best fit? Manchester, Glasgow, or Warwick.
Thanks for any insight!
Sad to see Air AsiaX has suspended flights from Kuala Lumper to London and Paris as of March.
They were the cheapest way for Australians to get to Europe but rising fuel costs has caused the end of this option.
Read more here
My husband and I are considering starting our visit with a brief stay in Bath and then maybe heading to Exmoor, or as far as Hartland Point for a night or two before heading back to London for the remainder of our week. We'd love to see the coast, we are both avid hikers and don't mind the elements, but we're not quite sure how extreme it might be at this time of year along the coast. Also seeking information about the best way to go about getting from Bath to such places.
On a slightly un-related yet related note, we're both musicians, traveling with instruments, and want to get as authentic as we can in such a short amount of time. All suggestions welcome and thanks!
We'll be in London for a few days and would like to go to Arsenal v. Wigan or Chelsea vs Newcastle on April 14th. I realize these are bigger name teams (although not playing "bigger" name opponents); but I'm wondering of recommendations where to buy tickets besides the Premier League Club website.
I realize we will pay a mark-up; but essentially we'd just like to get the tickets and are willing to pay for the experience. Any recommendations of websites that are safe/legit? TIA
Hi, I was denied entry into the uk a few months ago due to lack of funds and not a reliable contact address, I didn't know I needed all that information. I'm an American and the last time I went to England all they wanted to see was my passport. Anyway long story short, I am going to Dublin in a few days to work as an au pair. I have a working holiday visa, plus I have insurance, a bank statement, return flight, and a letter from the family confirming my employment with them. I am beginning to freak out over immigration because of what happened in the uk. Should I be worried despite the fact I have a valid visa? Thanks for advice!
Just to let people know the Hotel Isaacs, Isaacs Hostel and Jacobs Inn, all near busaras in Dublin have closed down.
RTE News in Ireland is reporting that the long established Isaacs Hostel, Isaacs Hotel and Jacobs Inn Hostel in Dublin (all part of the same group) have closed as a consequence of the economic downturn.
I just had a quick check and the Isaacs website is still up so hopefully this will help get the word out.
I basically have an amount of around the £1000 mark that I will be using for expenses in France.
I have a bank account in the country meaning I can call up the bank and do an IBAN transfer, so it gets converted to euros and the money is in the bank account of the country I'm visiting and I use their debit card. I'll just get charged a simple transfer fee of £25 but get 1210 euros. I think this is a good rate.
However, I have a Satander Zero account meaning there are no fees at all if I use it in europe I get the latest exchange rate which flunctuate on the day of purchase. I'm going to be staying there for some months.
My question is:
Should I transfer the money to euros now. Or should I just leave it as sterling and use my Santander Zero account, meaning I could get a lower/higher rate depending on what happens on the exchanges rate between sterling and euro in the ti... more »
Every year during Americas Thanksgiving break I go to a different country. I am planning to go to Ireland. The only thing that is set in stone is the 7 days (including air from los angeles) I want to see what Ireland has to offer. I would just like advice on places to see and hotel accomodations. I wouldnt mind going to scotland if it is feasible but I dont want to sacrifice seeing thing than travel time. What I gathered so far is that there is not a whole lot to do and see in Ireland. I am hoping you guys can prove me wrong. Thanks for your time and have a wonderful day.
I'm from Australia and looking to go on a holiday to the Europe this year and like the idea of working in England and using that as a base for me to travel to other parts of Europe from. Is this very difficult to achieve? I have found programs that for a fee say they will set you up with accommodation (for the first week or so) and a job. i.e.
Has anyone had experience with these sort of programs? Am I better off just getting myself there and trying to find work myself once I'm there? I was under the impression that due to the global financial crisis it could be quite difficult to get a job in the UK at the moment. Is this true? If so then I think something like the above mentioned package may be beneficial if they guarantee a job.
I know there are a lot of questions here but any input will be greatly appreciated espec... more »
I have decided to take a coach tour out of London on Saturday to go see Stonehenge, Salisbury, and Bath. I've come across 3 different tour companies offering this same tour (City Discovery, Golden Tours, and Evan Evans) and they all seem to be in the same general price range. It's really hard finding reviews of these specific tours, so has anyone here taken one? Any recommendations?
I'm planning to travel to Ireland and England from Canada at the end of May with my daughter, who will be 10 months by then.
I dream of relaxing in a seaside town with excursions (hopefully by bus or train) to Glastonbury and Stonehenge. Maybe Tintagel if I can find a great place to stay that allows it.
For Ireland I dream of visiting Newgrange and listening to great music and taking exquisite hikes. I'm a beginner traveler and am really looking for advice, ideas and am hoping you can suggest specific towns that might be ideal for a mama abroad.
I've booked a flight from LHR to Belfast with BMI using my AC Aeroplan points to travel in May and I was wondering if I should be booking with another airline. I read an article today saying they may not be flying past April as they are losing a lot of money and the IAG deal may not be approved by then.
Anyone's opinion would be greatly appreciated.
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