A place to chat ‘one to one’ with other Silversurfers community members. If you wish you can add other members to your chat for a lively discussion amongst the safe environment of the Silversurfers community.
Many of our members have expressed an interest in finding a travel companion ... this is the place where you can get together, compare notes and see if there is a like minded, compatible travel companion our there looking for you too!
Hi,I AM A 70 YEAR OLD MALE AND AM CONSIDERING A WEEK IN BANGKOK NEXT MOHTH.I HAVE RECENTLY MANAGED HOLIDAYS IN COPENHAGEN AND SOFIA ON MY OWN BUT WONDER IF THIS MIGHT BE A BIT TOO MUCH FOR ME.I AM PRETTY STREET SMART AND TAKE CARE SAFETY WISE.ANY COMMENTS GOOD OR BAD WOULD BE WELCOME THANKS IN ADVANCERICHARD
Hi everyone...I'm new to the site and just had a brainwave! I'm 64 and I live in The Peak District. Like many 'older' people I've found myself becoming quite isolated.My 'regular' travel partner (my son...had him late in life) is going off to uni soon and also of course wants to mix more with his peers than a copy of Victor Meldrew.....only joking!Anyhoo. to get to the point....what I want is to contact like-minded travel lovers who may be interested in joining me for some....well, travel. The UK or abroad...either are good. The last away day I had....5 nights actually...was to Stockholm....wonderful city and country! Hejda for nu
Having lost a soul mate recently, being isolated for so long due to this virus I have decided, once that travelling is allowed and the hotels and pubs reopen, I will venture out throughout the UK to maybe meet different people and visit interesting places.I have always promised myself that I would do this but due to my late wife's health problems have never been unable to do it.It would be nice if anyone could suggest any places to go visit or anyone who would like to meet up with on the way for maybe a meal or an interesting chat, that being an interesting woman who also suffers from being lonely, and looking for something more.
I wasn't quite sure where to post this on the forum as I couldn't see a ' distractions from the pandemic' category. But here is as good as anywhere. Is anyone else missing travel ? As a travel addict of many years standing , during the recent lockdowns I resorted to writing about some of the people. places and events I have encountered while travelling. Result = my first book! Published in March 2021 by Beachy Books. It's called ' Travel Mementos: Personal Stories about Faraway Places' and has received some great reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Is anyone else doing the same?
Rang Staysure the other week (wondering if some medical info needed to be added for insurance purposes) where the operator had obviously been trained to deal with anyone over the age of 50 like an idiot - after an initial quote, I was then treated to a "oh look we've got a discount today", then a "I'll have a word with my manager", then a "oh look, we've got a cheaper level to offer you"! - after the call I went onto their website, input the identical information and saved myself over £100!I can only put this down to the calls being routed through third party companies that are trying to take a large slice of the pie. Just hope this helps someone in future so if they have medical questions, ring the company but stick to doing the quote on line.
Hi all - First post for me.My wife and I are currently in Cyprus. Having planned a Winter stay from November to March we find ourselves here for a bit longer due to the virus. Whilst here we've met dozens of like-minded people from different parts of Europe who do this every year. This seems like a great idea to us going forward and we're already planning ours for this coming Winter.My questions is, if you've been on a long-stay trip (anything over a month), where did you stay and why would you recommend it? And, if any of you are in the Eastern part of Cyprus then let me know - great to share stories. Stay well everyone. N&J
Do you have any information on repatriation flights for UK citizens stranded abroad in Spain, Italy, France, etc? My disabled cousin has been stranded in Malaga since March 21 st. Since then he has received new boarding passes from Easyjet every week for non-existent flights.He is fortunate to be in an apartment owned by my goddaughter and does not have to pay any rent, but there are many others there who are not so lucky. When are they going to get home.? The Consulate is no good and just says contact your airline and the airline says to contact the Consulate Catch 22!The Foreign Office is equally not helpful for people stranded in Europe. Perhaps you can investigate and publicise this to speed up the response to this crisis.