This years holiday.

OK, it was 20 years ago, but all food, etc, not frisked so a bottle of cheap rum, every few days.... £600
Just checked and the Viking cruise is actually San Juan to San Juan not Barbados.
€6800 for two so a little more than the 600 quid.
I think it was about 20 years ago when we did the Airtours one as well.
 
I received £250 credit on Princess Cruises a couple of years ago,had to send (copy) of discharge papers.You will receive more if you are still serving or medically discharged,wounded etc.
 
We went on our one and only cruise with Airtours........

A shame cruises like that have gone....... my wife spotted it on Teletext........ the most unfashionable time, ending just 2 days before Christmas, in a smallish 70's ship.

They'd organised a one- off.

2 weeks, with a couple of Carribbean islands, then up the Amazon for 3 days, a day on the French penal colony, then back up to the Carribbean to finish the fortnight.

Amazing, we went up channels in the Amazon that these ridiculous gin- palaces couldn't go...... anyone born in the 50/ 60's will have read Papillon...... we walked around the bunkhouses, condemned cells, reclusion.......
Just did a similar itinerary in Jan/Feb this year. Sailed from Tilbury, London to the Amazon, Devils Island, 5 Caribbean islands, Azores and back to Tilbury. 42 days on the p*ss, seeing awesome stuff and not expensive - what's not to like.
 
I am pondering over a week in Corsica as it looks great for a walking holiday. Any tips or advice gratefully accepted.
Hi chaps,
1. Corsica is pretty amazing geographically - it's not called the "Isle of Beauty" by chance.
2. Summers are hot and dry - be prepared. Forest fires are a perennial hazard.
3. It is generally a bit more expensive than France for tourists (most things have to be imported from the mainland).
4. The GR20 is a great long distance path along the spine of the island - but it is rugged and quite remote in parts. 2 REP can do it in a week in full kit with a short detour to the top of Monte Cinto (2,700m+); your average fit and experienced hill walker needs two weeks carrying much of the provisions as there are few places to stock up en route. There are some good guide books available.
5. Good maps are available from IGN, the French equivalent of OS - Stanfords in Long Acre normally stocks them.
6. Go south to north. From Calenzana you can get a bus to Calvi and enjoy this old Genoese citadel city, and its fabulous beach.
7. Sample the local produce - wild boar, goat's cheese, honey, figs and the seafood to name a few. Corsican wines have improved in recent years, but do not opt for the cheapest.
8. As regards the boar, they are all over the place in the mountain forests. If you see the spotty/stripey piglets, get away quickly as the parents are not far away and are very, very protective.
 
See you boys and girls in a week!

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Has anyone ever Been To Taiwan for a holiday, got a 3day gig there in september, just wondering if it is worth taking the wife and grandkidsfor an extra 10days hols, have done the usual searches and touristy stuff, would appreciate any firsthand information
 
this years trip to Vegas is back on , insurance sorted ... flights booked , SiLs time share apartments are booked and from 31August until 8th Sept we are in Vegas, all well and good , thing is last time we were there we were with wifes older sister and hubby as well , now she has mobility problems ( she is a fat idle lazy cow and doesn't walk anywhere , he even drove her 100 yards from the apartments to the casino every time we went over) she pretty well fucked the holiday , this year we have arranged so far to , again visit Hoover dam with her, (younger SiL), as the older SiL wouldn't even get out the car when they got there, so she hasn't seen the turbine halls , or any actual part of the dam , She wants to again go to the mob museum, again big sis was moaning all the time we were there, and we are going down to Freemont to see what it is like now the work is finished

any ideas for three other visits , (that don't include shooting, skydiving or such things, we've been to the canyon , walked the sky, been shot up the ride on the top of the Strat, done the roller coasters, got pissed in Margaritaville (probably do that again) , visited micro brewery , and been into most of the casinos and left shit loads of cash in them all

Days will probably be... Breakfast, couple of hours at the pool , lunch in the apartment then a daily excursion , followed by a drive out to a decent restaurant for dinner ditch the car and do the strip casinos, maybe take in a show , ... Rat Pack at the Greek Ilses last time BTW was in my opinion "shite", Blue Man Group were surreal , but excellent... we do like the casinos , especially the live music in or around the bars

so could anyone that's been there recently pass on your ideas ...TIA
 

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Women are ******* mental.

So this year we smashed in an absolutely fantastic Easter trip to Japan taking in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Kokura and Hiroshima. For Christmas we’re going skiing in Finland and doing the whole Lapland / North Pole thing with the kids.

As such we decided to keep it light this summer and not go abroad. Keep it local and do some camping, get the boat out on the lake, that sort of thing.

No.

The wife has a pathological addiction to travelling, doesn’t matter where we go, we just have to go somewhere.

She decided Northumberland would be nice, it’s reasonably close. I fancied Hadrian’s wall and doing some of the castles round here. There are also some reasonable beaches and Newcastle is a great night out.

It’s the summer hols so finding availability has been difficult.

Frankly I just thought it’d be better to sack it off if we couldn’t find anywhere decent to stay.

Definitely not an option, we were going to Northumberland, no ifs or buts about it.

As such I’m writing this from the top floor of a shitty little northern terraced house in Blyth that she found on air b&b because it’s the only gaff that was available. There is a broken toilet in the garden and the doorway is littered with rubbish. It’s basically a nicely decorated crack den.

We’re here for a ******* week.

Just to reiterate, we live in a stunning 400 year old Manor House in the Lake District and also have a very nice harbourside apartment on the west coast. We also own a very nice hotel and a pub that we can stay in for free whenever we want.

Blyth for fucks sake.
 
Women are ******* mental.

So this year we smashed in an absolutely fantastic Easter trip to Japan taking in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Kokura and Hiroshima. For Christmas we’re going skiing in Finland and doing the whole Lapland / North Pole thing with the kids.

As such we decided to keep it light this summer and not go abroad. Keep it local and do some camping, get the boat out on the lake, that sort of thing.

No.

The wife has a pathological addiction to travelling, doesn’t matter where we go, we just have to go somewhere.

She decided Northumberland would be nice, it’s reasonably close. I fancied Hadrian’s wall and doing some of the castles round here. There are also some reasonable beaches and Newcastle is a great night out.

It’s the summer hols so finding availability has been difficult.

Frankly I just thought it’d be better to sack it off if we couldn’t find anywhere decent to stay.

Definitely not an option, we were going to Northumberland, no ifs or buts about it.

As such I’m writing this from the top floor of a shitty little northern terraced house in Blyth that she found on air b&b because it’s the only gaff that was available. There is a broken toilet in the garden and the doorway is littered with rubbish. It’s basically a nicely decorated crack den.

We’re here for a ******* week.

Just to reiterate, we live in a stunning 400 year old Manor House in the Lake District and also have a very nice harbourside apartment on the west coast. We also own a very nice hotel and a pub that we can stay in for free whenever we want.

Blyth for fucks sake.

I just spent 24 hrs in Blyth, sailing up the coast visiting the yacht club and a few pubs and a curry, a bigger shite hole you would be hard pressed to find and this was after nights in Hartlepool and North Sheilds. My commiserations, all I can say the harbour has some interesting bits of kit that’s used to lay deep sea cables and wind farms.

Stay out of the two pubs on the right at the far end of the main drag, think Mighty Fine Pompey 80/90s some horrors.

Oh and the Yacht club is interesting, converted floating lighthouse.
 
Women are ******* mental.

So this year we smashed in an absolutely fantastic Easter trip to Japan taking in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Kokura and Hiroshima. For Christmas we’re going skiing in Finland and doing the whole Lapland / North Pole thing with the kids.

As such we decided to keep it light this summer and not go abroad. Keep it local and do some camping, get the boat out on the lake, that sort of thing.

No.

The wife has a pathological addiction to travelling, doesn’t matter where we go, we just have to go somewhere.

She decided Northumberland would be nice, it’s reasonably close. I fancied Hadrian’s wall and doing some of the castles round here. There are also some reasonable beaches and Newcastle is a great night out.

It’s the summer hols so finding availability has been difficult.

Frankly I just thought it’d be better to sack it off if we couldn’t find anywhere decent to stay.

Definitely not an option, we were going to Northumberland, no ifs or buts about it.

As such I’m writing this from the top floor of a shitty little northern terraced house in Blyth that she found on air b&b because it’s the only gaff that was available. There is a broken toilet in the garden and the doorway is littered with rubbish. It’s basically a nicely decorated crack den.

We’re here for a ******* week.

Just to reiterate, we live in a stunning 400 year old Manor House in the Lake District and also have a very nice harbourside apartment on the west coast. We also own a very nice hotel and a pub that we can stay in for free whenever we want.

Blyth for fucks sake.
It`ll keep you grounded , enjoy.
 
Women are ******* mental.

So this year we smashed in an absolutely fantastic Easter trip to Japan taking in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Kokura and Hiroshima. For Christmas we’re going skiing in Finland and doing the whole Lapland / North Pole thing with the kids.

As such we decided to keep it light this summer and not go abroad. Keep it local and do some camping, get the boat out on the lake, that sort of thing.

No.

The wife has a pathological addiction to travelling, doesn’t matter where we go, we just have to go somewhere.

She decided Northumberland would be nice, it’s reasonably close. I fancied Hadrian’s wall and doing some of the castles round here. There are also some reasonable beaches and Newcastle is a great night out.

It’s the summer hols so finding availability has been difficult.

Frankly I just thought it’d be better to sack it off if we couldn’t find anywhere decent to stay.

Definitely not an option, we were going to Northumberland, no ifs or buts about it.

As such I’m writing this from the top floor of a shitty little northern terraced house in Blyth that she found on air b&b because it’s the only gaff that was available. There is a broken toilet in the garden and the doorway is littered with rubbish. It’s basically a nicely decorated crack den.

We’re here for a ******* week.

Just to reiterate, we live in a stunning 400 year old Manor House in the Lake District and also have a very nice harbourside apartment on the west coast. We also own a very nice hotel and a pub that we can stay in for free whenever we want.

Blyth for fucks sake.

Presumably the valet is sleeping in the toilet?
 
Women are ******* mental.

So this year we smashed in an absolutely fantastic Easter trip to Japan taking in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Kokura and Hiroshima. For Christmas we’re going skiing in Finland and doing the whole Lapland / North Pole thing with the kids.

As such we decided to keep it light this summer and not go abroad. Keep it local and do some camping, get the boat out on the lake, that sort of thing.

No.

The wife has a pathological addiction to travelling, doesn’t matter where we go, we just have to go somewhere.

She decided Northumberland would be nice, it’s reasonably close. I fancied Hadrian’s wall and doing some of the castles round here. There are also some reasonable beaches and Newcastle is a great night out.

It’s the summer hols so finding availability has been difficult.

Frankly I just thought it’d be better to sack it off if we couldn’t find anywhere decent to stay.

Definitely not an option, we were going to Northumberland, no ifs or buts about it.

As such I’m writing this from the top floor of a shitty little northern terraced house in Blyth that she found on air b&b because it’s the only gaff that was available. There is a broken toilet in the garden and the doorway is littered with rubbish. It’s basically a nicely decorated crack den.

We’re here for a ******* week.

Just to reiterate, we live in a stunning 400 year old Manor House in the Lake District and also have a very nice harbourside apartment on the west coast. We also own a very nice hotel and a pub that we can stay in for free whenever we want.

Blyth for fucks sake.
So what's the crack like? Could probably turn a quick profit in Whitley Bay...

Good day out up to St Abbs. Loads of excellent beaches and the castles you mentioned are worth it.

Blyth though? FFS, don't let her near a keyboard again.
 
Women are ******* mental.

So this year we smashed in an absolutely fantastic Easter trip to Japan taking in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Kokura and Hiroshima. For Christmas we’re going skiing in Finland and doing the whole Lapland / North Pole thing with the kids.

As such we decided to keep it light this summer and not go abroad. Keep it local and do some camping, get the boat out on the lake, that sort of thing.

No.

The wife has a pathological addiction to travelling, doesn’t matter where we go, we just have to go somewhere.

She decided Northumberland would be nice, it’s reasonably close. I fancied Hadrian’s wall and doing some of the castles round here. There are also some reasonable beaches and Newcastle is a great night out.

It’s the summer hols so finding availability has been difficult.

Frankly I just thought it’d be better to sack it off if we couldn’t find anywhere decent to stay.

Definitely not an option, we were going to Northumberland, no ifs or buts about it.

As such I’m writing this from the top floor of a shitty little northern terraced house in Blyth that she found on air b&b because it’s the only gaff that was available. There is a broken toilet in the garden and the doorway is littered with rubbish. It’s basically a nicely decorated crack den.

We’re here for a ******* week.

Just to reiterate, we live in a stunning 400 year old Manor House in the Lake District and also have a very nice harbourside apartment on the west coast. We also own a very nice hotel and a pub that we can stay in for free whenever we want.

Blyth for fucks sake.

It's central, at least.......

Go to Cragside, with your engineering background, you can pay homage to one of the greats, Lord Armstrong.

Alnwick Castle and gardens are great...... you can drool over the weed and other "interesting" plants in the Poison Garden, plus your kids would love the Tree House, with it's wobbly connecting paths.

Welcome to The Alnwick Garden

Alnmouth and it's beach are good, and the food at The Saddle is good too.

A boat trip to the Farnes is worth doing, you can get pretty close to seals and puffins.
 
South Shields isn't too bad, just across the river.
 
I just spent 24 hrs in Blyth, sailing up the coast visiting the yacht club and a few pubs and a curry, a bigger shite hole you would be hard pressed to find and this was after nights in Hartlepool and North Sheilds. My commiserations, all I can say the harbour has some interesting bits of kit that’s used to lay deep sea cables and wind farms.

Stay out of the two pubs on the right at the far end of the main drag, think Mighty Fine Pompey 80/90s some horrors.

Oh and the Yacht club is interesting, converted floating lighthouse.
I spent a week in Blyth one afternoon...
 

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