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We are flying into Heathrow, landing at 13:50hrs and flying out again at 21:10 giving us approximately 7 hours to fill in. I am wondering if anyone has had any experiences with the Plaza Premium Lounge at Terminal 2?
would you recommend renting a vehicle for touring the city with a 10 hour layover
a lot of visitors worry about the status of the ATM/cash situation. I'll try to keep them updated here on regular base.
at the moment (june 30, 2015):
-officially banks will be closed until monday 6 of july, but of course this could be extended
-ATMs are fully fuctional, they work properly and when they get empty they refill them
-greeks (actually those who have cards issued in greece) can withdraw 60e per card per day
-visitors (those who have cards issued away from greece, hence every tourist) can withdraw with no limitations
-we can still use our credit cards with no problem, all the stores that accepted cards in the past still do but obviously you'll need cash for smaller places (there was an issue with some gas stations yesterday that only cash was accepted) but have in mind credit cards are not so widespreaded in Greece (eg.you need cash for the acropolis) although most big hotels, many restaurants, super markets, car rental do accept like they always did
-in some cases there are long lines at the ATMs, but I saw many others that didnt have more than 5-6 people waiting -transportation in athens is free this week
-It's highly advisable to bring some cash with you to be on the safe side and/or avoid the long lines. You dont have to carry around the cash and be stressed, use the safety box in your hotel.
-when I say cash I mean euros, this is the official currency so dont expect stores to get paid with dollars or anything else
I will be travelling to melbourne this weekend and will stay there for a month. I see it's winter there and am planning my packing accordingly. It would be great though if somebody who is/ have been there can answer a few queries for me:
1. What to pack for a month in July? I will be working till 17:00 on weekdays and will have weekends for myself.
2. Any good trek/ mountain area nearby that can be covered in a day?
3. Any specific area for good food? And beer :D
Also, i would love to meet you guys on weekends to explore the city for a day or two together, the local way. Please let me know and let's plan.
My boyfriend and I (mid-30's)are looking for a fun all inclusive vacation that offers a variety of things to do, daily activities, shows, entertainment, excursions, etc..... Turks & Caicos is on his list but from what I am hearing, it doesn't have a lot of what we are looking for. We aren't looking for nightclubs or anything like that, but would enjoy dinner shows, live entertainment, swimming with aquatic life, jet skiing, maybe dune buggying, ziplining, etc.... Can anyone weigh in on whether or not Turks & Caicos has these things? Should we be looking elsewhere?
I am planning to travel on 21st July with my family from Bahrain to Mangalore via Delhi. we will reach 21nd morning 10:10 AM and our flight to Mangalore will be at 8:00AM on 22nd (22 hours layouver) Flight is Airindia and i am Indian. How i will manage the overnight stay? is airindia will provide or i have to mange my own.
Hey! Im planning in travelling to Algiers to meet my boyfriend (i know him well so thats not a concern). I am 18 and im going to stay at a hotel with my boyfriend (not the same room of course), we are not planning on going out too much, only in the day time and mainly just to buy food.
Will it be safe? I feel like it will because its not like i'll ever be alone, but considering what just happened in Tunisia, and also in general since i am a girl and so young, what do you think? And if i go should i wear hijab just in case, or will it be fine as long as i cover my body well?
My 17 year old would love a companion to see the countryside. She needs ideas for an eventful summer and a chance to practice her Spanish. She is staying with family friends and is anxious to connect during her free time.
As you walk towards Little France ( from ? NW) and just before the half timbered houses begin there is a vegetarian olde worlde cafe. There were pictures of some famous writers on the wall of the stairway leading to an upper floor. Apparently some rich benefactor had put forward money for a writers club to have its meetings there. I think this was in the 1800s or early 1900s but could be earlier. I can't remember the name of the place or the full history. Anyone help?
I am looking into visiting florida but tying it in when the supercross is in daytona...I would appreciate any recommendations for hotels to stay at in daytona for 2/3 nights before we head to international drive for the rest of the holiday...we are a family of five with children aged 14, 12 and 1. Also can none suggest transport from daytona to international drive please. I am looking for cheaper but nice hotels please and if anyone can recommend hotels that offer good b &b or all inclusive at international drive. Any info on Disney tickets and other info is greatly appreciated as a holiday like this is completely new to me. Thanks
Hi we are 2x adults and 2x 15year olds coming to sunny beach on Friday for 2 wks,
we are all inclusive...we would like to go out nightly to experience the area, we will make use of our aI...can any one give us a guid to how much spending money we will need.
My wife & myself (neither of us drive ) will be arriving at Sofia airport and want to go to Kratovo , Macedonia. Any suggestions.
Is there a stop anywhere near Kratovo I want to stay in a hotel in that region.
What is the current situation for tourists with all the banks closed this week? Are credit cards being accepted?
Hai I have been offered a job in Abu dhabi. But my work site will be in HABSHAN near Madinat zayed western region. I have been googling for several times to find family accommodation in n dat area . But I couldn't find any site providing details of it. I could find nothing. Can anyone suggest me in finding accommodation in dat area . Like which site to go or agency.
Hi, I am travelling to Sharm in 3 weeks with friends and our young children. We are staying at the Coral Sea Aqua resort and have been excited for some time. We are slightly concerned following Fridays horrible attack in Tunisia and are looking for some assurance that the area is safe. I understand that the hotel in Tunisia had a private beach and was frequently used by British tourists so although its is many miles away, is not dissimilar. I would never put my family at risk at any cost so hoping someone could assure us as to the safety measure of the hotel and resort.
what time does the small tourist train start and when is the last one?
Hi, we're going to go to Umbria in October: Spoleto and Norcia. We consider 2 days out: full day and half of day during our stay in Spoleto: could you recommend the places to visit: I've been in Assisi and Perugia before, so Trevi, Todi, Spello, Orte or, may be, you know any other hidden gems? The criterion is: reliable public transport connection (not once a day))) and the way shouldn't take more than 1 - 1,5 hours by train (bus) from (to) Spoleto. As i have made detailed search in internet already, I'd appreciate advices of people who had been there and able to base opinions on their own impressions:-) Thank you in advance, Elena
I will be using the weekly travel pass biglietto settimanale in Naples. I believe that this ticket can be used on part of the circovesuviano trains, (inside the city limits) but I cannot see a map showing these limits. Can I use this ticket to go to Herculaneum, or to Pompei ? Thanks
I thank the VTers who anwsered my question about this journey by UBER. I have understood It was not a good idea.
My plan is now to reach the hotel which is in the harbor area of Fort Laudersale from Miami Airport either by taxi or by super shuttle around 5 PM.
What is the the quickest and the cheapest ?
Thanks for the answer.
Daughter and I driving thru around lunch. we are looking for some good home style Scottish lunch. any comments appreciated.
Hi all !
Please suggest tour itinerary for 3days in london so that we can see maximum of london . We want to see major tourist attractions. Not interested in museums and zoo . But want to visit Arsenil and Wimbledon stadium and Greenwich & Windsor Castle. Will be staying in Canary wharf. Also should we buy oyster card or day travel card .
Hi all .
I will be going from london to manchester on 17th July and the train is around 4pm .At euston station can we avail locker facilties so that I can keep the luggage and go to madame tusads .we will be reaching London Gatwick on 14th july and would like to ask if Victoria station also has luggage locker room so that we can move around and then reach our hotel in canary wharf. Plguide
Hi, I have over spent on the beach resorts we are staying at, so I now need to look at cheaper hotels in Chiang Mai - just wondering if anyone can suggest any little gems that I may not know of or may not show on normal search engines?
There's 4 of us - 2 adults and 2 x 16 year olds who can share 1 room as long as enough beds or 2 rooms is fine.
I need clean, central, own bathroom, must have air con and Wifi is kinda important but not the end of the world if not actually in the room.
Thanking you in advance for any suggestions.
Can I buy a ticket in Eupen and use it all day on trains and buses as far as the lux border?
Once I reach lux I know I can buy a 4 euro day ticket
The market is starting to assume the referendum next week will take Greece out of EU. If not the alternative sounds even worse.
My first visit to sham at the end of July, I would like to know how hot does it get there, I have heard it gets very hot I would also like to know is the heat to much during the day to enjoy activities?
Hi. We're choosing between Siete Pecados/ Barracuda Lake tour against Calauit Safari Tour. Which tour is more worth our while? We already have arrangements for the other tourist spots which are usually island hopping/swimming activities.
My family and I are planning on moving to Dallas. My husband´s job will be at the SouthEast of the Dallas Area. We have two small children and will like to find a safe place to live. We are not planning on buying a house we where thinking on renting an apparment but after reading some comments here I´m afraid of not finding the right neighborhood. Any good suggestions? We don´t care about bars or nightlife, just a nice safe place, maybe close to a park a school and a grocery store, not too fancy and expensive but safe. (Safe being the imperative word :)
We (Family 5 Adults / 4 Children) are travelling to Turkey total of 13 days (July end) two days in Istanbul then drive all the way to the north (5-7 days) then 4 days in Bursa and Istanbul. in the North we want to visit ( Uzungol, Rize, Trabzon, Ayder and Ordu), Renting a Renault Trafic a 9 seater Van (5 Adults, 4 Children), distance of almost 1000 KMs, Our plan is to stop in the towns every 3-4 hours drive and rest for a tea and refreshment on the road. Experience travelers and Turkey lovers/local residents; please suggest stop stations at nice towns / cities on our way until reaching Samsun then on the way to Trabzon.
Please suggest a route to take and advised stops (we may stop for overnight one or two times depends where we reach).
Is it better to stop in certain recommended cities/towns pre-planned? or in general stop anywhere we like and make our stations random and according to the move of the driving and throughout the journey.
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