Beat the cold of British Winter
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Hi, every winter the British weather seems to be getting colder. Last year storms and winds were rampant. For all those sports fans you can remember how many games were postponed during the weekends. Why go through that again when there is a simple solution. Go south for the winter, like the birds do!! Surely you will be saving on heating costs when you take this measure, making the cost of your winter break even more attractive. And where better to "enjoy" your winter break than Malta, where the locals all speak English and the culture and attitude are very much pro British. Small groups of couples can unite to share the expenses and make the trip even less costly. This would be ideal for example a small travelling group of say three couples who have travelled together before and rent out an apartment for a few weeks. As it happens I have a beautiful 3 bedroom apartment that is situated in Qawra, St Paul's Bay, close to all amenities, and am prepared to give SilverSurfers a discount for two week or more stay for the winter period. Visit my Airbnb page and let me know that you are a Silver Surfer and we can take it from there. Hope to see you soon. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/17708325?s=51
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Has anyone had a Gap Year?
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Hi I intend to go on a gap year in the next 2 years (depending on when a lifelong horse passes away - he is 25yo & currently in excellent health) Has anyone out there done this successfully. I have numerous reference books and my basic plan is to do a charity placement for 3-6months followed by some relatively unplanned/spontaneous travelling. I only have language skills from school so very minimal/rusty French & German. Physically sound 57yo - apart from dodgy knees- hill walking with stick or poles fine. Any advice or just accounts of good/bad experiences would be great. Cheers Judy Try [email protected] if messages fail to work
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Walking - London - stretches of Thames Path / Cotswolds
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Female 55 ; straight. Usually walking 10 -12 miles . Enjoys exploring London ; Music , theatre . Fellow female company welcomed. Happy to discuss more detail.
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Easyjet flight refund rejected...
1 Posts Last Activity 22/09/2017
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Has anyone managed to get a refund from Easyjet for flights not taken and cancelled 2 weeks before due date? My sister was travelling with me and became ill suddenly and died 2 weeks before the holiday and Easyjet refused a refund. They have offered a voucher which I will not use as it only lasts for 6 months and I am still grieving for my young sister.
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How to write and post a blog
1 Posts Last Activity 21/07/2017
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Hi I am going on a trip and would like to know the best/easiest way to write a blog and post it so family and friends can follow me as I travel. Thanks in anticipation
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Motorcycle Touring
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I am interested in joining a group motorcycling trip, Ideally somewhere warm like France, Spain or Italy for 1 week or two. I dont want to buy a bike but hire one for the trip, nothing too fast, maybe something like I rode in 60's or 70's. Also not interested in camping or roughing it. It would be good if the wife could follow in a hire car too, anyone know of a company that offers such a service? Thanks
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Mexico in January
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Hello from North Yorkshire. Can I ask if any of you have been on holiday to Mexico in January, the Playa del Carmen area? I just want to know if it is warm then and does it get dark early in the evening then the way it does here. I am thinking of staying at one of the Riu Hotels. Are they are good as they look? Any tips or advise please.
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Newbie - looking to arrange a holiday
1 Posts Last Activity 02/07/2017
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Hi I'm a newbie feeling bored looking to arrange a holiday. How do I go about it?
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Barbados house share!
3 Posts Last Activity 13/07/2017
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Hi I'm a single lady 62. Scottish. Friendly GSOH ,honest, chatty and independent. I have booked A 3 bed house near Dover beach Christchurch. Barbados from early Jan 2018. Until 28th Feb. I'm hoping to find 2 mature ladies to share the house costs with me. We would each have our own room and company or privacy as needed! the property is minutes to the beach! It's a very good location . I spent 6 weeks in Barbados and escaped some of the UK winter ! It was fabulous and fun. The house is advertised on Air bn b. 3 double beds . Modern kitchen , lounge, bathroom. utility room etc. Unfortunately family can't join me and I need to find housemates to share the cost of this house. So if you fancy 8 weeks Barbados please get in touch ! Thank you .
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Namibia and Botswana - July 2017
1 Posts Last Activity 18/05/2017
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Hi I'm Riccardo, an Italian geologist, 55 years old. I arranged a tour of Namibia little parto of South Africa (Kalagadi NP) and Botswana in July in campsites, off the normal routes, with 4x4 and all off-road equipment (toyota hilx 3.0 with 2 roof tents and camping equipment) and I'm looking for two people who, along with me and a colleague form the crew. The crew will be made up of 4 people. The journey time is 16 nights - 17 days, from 6 July to 22, + two flight. The cost of the tour, including car and equipment rental, almost all dinners and breakfasts, fuel and entry into the parks is 31200 NAD correspondent, to date, around 2156 Euro international flight and Insurance excluded. If somebody is interested I cand send an email with the travel plan, the steps and cost, just to be evaluated. The title is in Italian, but the text is in English. It is pretty hard and "spartan" tour (prevalent camping + 2 - 3 guesthouse) with even long stays, but I think it's worth it and the cost is not prohibitive considering the number of days spent in Africa. I thank you anyway for reading.
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