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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #180 on: May 31, 2020, 05:53:06 AM »
Look into it well smokes as some stories reported on how resorts will be run are not my idea of holiday.
And insurance as those robbing sods will just throw you to to wolves if anything happens.

Could be best just leaving it till early next year ??

Yeah, looking at the possible problems one might encounter when coming home is the biggest put-off. Could be locked down for an eternity. Out there we rent our own villa, car and cook for ourselves (mostly) so how the tourist systems work wouldn't really affect us. But as I say, travelling to and from doesn't seem to be predicted as straighforward.
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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #181 on: June 12, 2020, 11:47:49 PM »
Looks like campsite may be open in July, Will have to wait till October now as that is my next holiday

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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #182 on: June 24, 2020, 01:07:13 PM »
At the moment it looks like there could be a semblance of normality back in the travel industry by August. I'm really tempted to go somewhere (not too far - Europe will do) and run the gauntlet with the compulsory isolation rule when we get back (hoping it would have been abandonned by then).

I wonder how that would work in the workplace. Could you take a vacation and expect your company to accept that on return you'd have a further 2 weeks off. On the other hand, could they legally stop you from going on holiday because of that?

Maybe I'll just have a BBQ instead.
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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #183 on: June 25, 2020, 03:05:47 PM »
Ask your employer.

He's an arse and drinks too much. I take very little of what he says seriously.

My missus, on the other hand, works for a decent company and they haven't worked out what their policies might be.
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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #184 on: July 26, 2020, 09:16:48 AM »
Well this new quarantine rule for those that decided to take the chance and go to Spain has really ruled out any possible overseas excursion.

Most of my clients are currently in France and a few others are in Italy. I wonder how long it will be before they will also have to quarantine for 14 days when back in the U.K? If indeed they can actually make it back.

Coronavirus is just complete pants!
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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #185 on: July 26, 2020, 11:40:12 PM »
Family live in spain, 40+ in the sun and have to wear masks everywhere unlike here only in shops, funny tans they have

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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #186 on: September 18, 2020, 10:51:21 PM »
well as myself and the Mrs haven't had a holiday this year we planned a a 3 night break in London staying at a plush hotel near Tower of London.
For a capital and center London we thought the price was good and the train a pittance to buy.
Alas I think Boris heard about us and may stop this planned trip as well  :'( :'( :'( :'(

Part of London haven't been to and know nothing about.
Wife wants a tour around Whitechapel as she loves anything murder  :o :o

We will see what will happen

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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #187 on: September 19, 2020, 02:52:56 AM »
I used to have a great textbook that listed all the famous murder locations in New York City, along with where and what they were at the time of publishing.

I once went on one of the tourist bus tours of the city, and one of the park fences (small park, not central) was made out of the weapons and jewelry of the English soldiers after they lost.

Unfortunately, my grandma liked to steal all my books to sell on amazon. That one and a textbook on epistemology burned the worst. I've not been able to find the epistemology book, it was a fantastic explanation at the social friction I tend to bounce off of, I really do disbelieve a lot of the social woo that keeps conversations civil. I'm not saying I'm stiff like a vulcan, but if someone says stupid poo and starts preaching about it, I get a mite tetchy.

I believe the NYC book was called Rotten Apples.

Bingo!

https://www.amazon.com/Rotten-Apples-Stories-Mystery-Present/dp/0345362780

Price has come down, she crowed about getting $45 for it.

Just saying it might help your lady enjoy whitechapel if she whet her appetite before hand with a little reading.

Trips are always a lot more interesting when you can get the local flavor rather than the beachside gift shop with overpriced T-shirts.
just one little time change so a draft board in 1968 turns down the bribe to accept "bone spurs" and we are home-free.

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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #188 on: September 20, 2020, 10:54:18 AM »
well as myself and the Mrs haven't had a holiday this year we planned a a 3 night break in London staying at a plush hotel near Tower of London.
For a capital and center London we thought the price was good and the train a pittance to buy.
Alas I think Boris heard about us and may stop this planned trip as well  :'( :'( :'( :'(

Part of London haven't been to and know nothing about.
Wife wants a tour around Whitechapel as she loves anything murder  :o :o

We will see what will happen

That part of London is absolutely gridlocked at all times of the day so you wouldn't get much peace or air to breathe. The underground is still pretty unpopulated so, if you're brave enough, getting around from point to point might be quite efficient and easy. I'm only about 15mins from Tower Bridge as the crow bike flies.

Gotta love St Katherine docks.
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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #189 on: September 20, 2020, 11:50:33 PM »
believe near Whitechapel, any where else to peruse 

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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #190 on: September 21, 2020, 01:30:14 PM »
believe near Whitechapel, any where else to peruse

When sightseeing I pretty much just stay along the river. You should really take in the all new Battersea Power Station if you get the chance. It's a lot of fun around what's called Circus West.

Isn't Walford out there somewhere?

I believe that's in lockdown.
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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #191 on: September 22, 2020, 12:11:48 AM »
Isn't Walford out there somewhere?
had to look that one up  :P

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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #193 on: September 26, 2020, 03:18:05 PM »
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8772377/London-national-Covid-19-watch-list-spike-reported-cases.html

maybe i wont be going the the Smoke

I've got the NHS app and apparently the risk in my postcode area is "medium".

Lucky I'm a large.
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