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    • 7 hour Layover at Heathrow- meeting someone at the Airport

      Heathrow Apr 22, 2015 at 9:14 AM

      We are traveling from Canada and we have a 7 hours transit before leaving to Sri Lanka. We will be arriving at T5 and next  flight will be from T3. I need to meet my brother who lives in London during the layover. Since we are traveling with Canadian passports i guess we dont need visa to enter UK.

      Since we are not planning to go any where else, I can ask him to come to the air port but im not sure to which terminal. If I take the free bus service from T5 to T3, will I be able to go through the immigration at T3 and meet my brother at the air port . Or should I meet him at the terminal 5 ? He will not be traveling so he cant come through the security checking. 

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      where is it

      England Apr 16, 2015 at 5:06 AM

      BBC2 TV last night secret Britain where in Yorkshire was the druids temple

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      Any Hidden Gems?

      Lake District National Park 6 hours ago

      Hi all, am new to the site. My fiancee and I are heading to Cockermouth in June and are wanting to know of any hidden gens within the lake district worth checking out. We are there for 7 days and want to try and fit as much in as possible.

      Many thanks :)

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    • non connection flights

      London Apr 22, 2015 at 12:51 PM

      If I have not baggage to pick up, I will just have cabin baggage is it possible to use the Flight Connections to go to my next flight if I have an e-ticket. I will be landing in Terminal 2 with Singapore and flying out of the same Terminal with Aer Lingus but I have separate tickets. Or if I checked in on-line on the way over and had a boarding card would that work better? Also any ideas how long before you can check in on-line for an Aer Lingus flight? Looking forward to some helpful feedback. Thanks

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    • Manchester Airport Terminal 1 - Short Stay Car Park

      Manchester Apr 12, 2015 at 11:43 AM

      Hi,

      I'm going traveling in a few weeks and my parents want to drop me off and come into the terminal to make sure i'm checked in all right. I was just wondering about parking.

      I've read about the multi storey and that being the best option, but how & where do you go about paying? especially as they'll only be parked for 30mins - 1hour.

      Complete novice to this sort of thing. I'm normally just dropped off and that's that. So any help will be more than appreciated

      Thanks

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      Tours from South Hampton

      Southampton Apr 6, 2015 at 9:43 AM

      My husband and myself will be in SouthHampton May 24 and 25. Any suggestions of tours that would take us to Bath and Salisbury; by passing Stonehenge. Thank you.

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      Short connection Terminal 5 and Terminal 2

      Heathrow 20 hours ago

      Hi everyone,

      I have booked flights with Singapore Airlines from Edinburgh to Singapore next month. I arrive at Heathrow Terminal 5 at 0925on a BA flight and leave from Terminal 2 with Singapore Airlines at 1130 so just over 2 hours connection time.
      Will this be enough? I'm not sure if I can check my suitcase through from Edinburgh as I don't think there is a Singapore Airlines check in there.(The BA ticket was bought through them though.)
      I'm panicking a little as, although I know Singapore Airlines will be obliged to get me back if I don't make the connection, all the later flights seem to be full and I have an onward connection to New Zealand that I need to get.
      I'd really appreciate any advice. 3

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    • Airport to Airport

      London Apr 27, 2015 at 11:40 PM

      I want to get to Heathrow from London's City airport. Suggestions?

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    • best way to get to Lundy Island from the mainliand

      Lundy Island Apr 17, 2015 at 3:47 AM

      Hi, we are visiting the area in the next couple of weeks and would like to visit Lundy for the day. What is the best boat / ferry service to use from Lynton down to Clovelley Area?

      Thank you

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    • On yer bike ?

      Knaresborough Apr 9, 2015 at 4:34 AM

      We're coming with our caravan next week, should I bring my bike ....Can I cycle along the river etc in Knareborough ? I like tootling round ..not long hauls !
      Thanks.
      Patricia.

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    • Fare for china airlines

      Heathrow 19 hours ago

      hello everyone... me and my mum are deciding to travell to usa from india via china airlines..but i just cant figure out the fare from their site..do you know the fare for economy class and family coach and premium economy

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    • Which UK Mobile Phone Providers is recomended for tourists?

      London Apr 8, 2015 at 2:46 AM

      Hi there,
      Which UK Mobile Phone Providers is recomended for tourists?

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      uk visa question.

      England Apr 7, 2015 at 11:23 PM

      Hi.
      I have some American friends who are travelling home from India but they have a long wait at Heathrow airport before flying to seattle (19hrs) they would like to stay in London for a night but not sure if they need a visa or not to leave the airport.
      Would they need a visa to do this or not.
      Many thanks.

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      Does the Visitor In Transit visa allow me to leave the airport?

      Heathrow 14 hours ago

      Hello,

      I have a 15 hr overnight layover at Heathrow and I am thinking to go and check out London since it will be my first time there.

      My questions are:

      1. Am I allowed to leave the airport with the transit visa and then return to continue my flight?
      2. Do the trains or buses to and from the airport operate 24/7?
      3. Is there a place that you recommend a first time visitor to check out at night? (A mall, street, park etc.)

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      Transfer from Southampton to London Center

      London May 3, 2015 at 4:21 PM

      How is the best and least expensive way to get from Southampton Cruise Terminal to London Center. Thanks.

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    • Terminal 5 no lounge

      Heathrow Apr 25, 2015 at 11:55 AM

      We are looking at booking a lounge but there are none in terminal 5
      Could we use a lounge in another terminal

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      Getting There

      Tintagel Apr 20, 2015 at 8:40 AM

      I am thinking of making a trek to that part of the uk. I was a fan of the TV series Merlin and Doc Martin. What is the best way to get there, starting from either London airport? I was thinking of taking a train to some spot in the desired direction and then renting a car for the duration.

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      Travel to london

      London Apr 29, 2015 at 3:17 PM

      We are travelling to London next week to 'hopefully' sort out our Russian visa's. We are driving up from the south west along the a303 and m3. Does anyone know a good place to park on the outskirts of London so we can catch the train in. We could catch the train from Exeter but for 4 of us I would need to sell the house to pay for it.

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      Twin bed hotelroom

      London Apr 26, 2015 at 3:45 AM

      Hi.

      I will be visiting London the 23th and 24th of May. Coming from Harwich to Stratford and am looking for a budget hotel with twin bed hotelroom (2 single beds). Budget is around 100 pounds maximum and looking for a pretty central place near a tubestation. Any tips near for example Kings Cross or Stratford and maybe a hidden gem?

      Thank you! :)

       

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      Area around the Oval Space.

      London Apr 23, 2015 at 4:38 AM

      We are travelling to London craft beer festival at August. The festival takes place at place called "The Oval space". My husband suggested we could stay near it, but we´ve never been in that area. I think we wouldn´t need to, since we stay 4 nights, and planning to go there for one day. Or what do you think? How is the area? We´ve stayed at Paddington, at the City (near Liverpool street station) and at Victoria area before. None of them is a must now, could go to new area again. I´m searching for places at airbnb, they seem to be chepaer than hotels in London also.
      We like to go to a pub at night (craft beers are huge bonus on pub menu ;) ) and find places to eat near the place we stay.

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    • Logistics suggestions please!

      England Apr 7, 2015 at 4:36 PM

      There are 3 of us traveling to Britain in May for 2 weeks. We want to spend about 5 days in London with 1 of those days to travel east by train and 1 day to go to Oxford and Warwick Castle. We then plan to take a train to Edinburgh for 4 days and do sightseeing there.
      My question is we also want to fit in Bath, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Michael's Mount and Tintagel. We are thinking of renting a car for this phase. I'm wondering if we should rent car in Salisbury and do Stonehenge and drive to Bath that evening. Spend a day in bath and make way towards Michael's Mount and do quick trip there and then on to Tintagel and drive along the coast by Tintagel and then head back to Salisbury. Can we take train from Salisbury to Heathrow?
      Please provide any insights, suggestions. My husband is nervous about renting a car and wife says "let's do it"!

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      Other things to do.

      London 22 hours ago

      We have been several times to London and seen the usual things. Can anyone suggest other things to do, places to go and see?

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      Public transport options from Heathrow to Windsor Holiday Apartments - 73 High Street, >London N8

      London Apr 23, 2015 at 11:00 PM

      Hi - we are a party of 4 arriving at Heathrow and wanting to travel by public transport, or door to door shuttle if possible, to the Windsor Holiday Apartments - 73 High Street, >London N8 with as few changes as possible. It would be wonderful if someone could let us know. Thank you.

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    • 1 hour and 40 mins transfer in Heathrow. Enough time?

      Heathrow Apr 21, 2015 at 7:14 AM

      I will be flying in from Helsinki - LHR- Dusseldorf. In LHR i land in T3 and my flight out is T5. Bags will be checked through. I have one hour and forty minutes. Should i be worried? I will travel on Sunday 17th May 2015. Land in LHR 9.05 am and flight taking off for Dusseldorf at 10.45 am.

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      Advice of Cumbrias Local

      Cumbria Apr 20, 2015 at 11:21 AM

      Hello! I need an advice of Cumbrias Locals. I have a pen friend who lives alone in a small village Mealsgate. We had been exchaiging letters every day for more than 3 months till last Thursday whan he didn't answer my last message. He is not a person who stops correspondence without any explination and I am afraid that he may be in trouble. He relocated to Mealsgate about 2 months and don't know his neighbours. Most people come to this place only for a weekend. So if he felt bad or locked or anything else it was possible that there were nobody to hepl! I had a such type bad experience when I couldn't open my bathroom door and thought that I might stay there forever. So I worry and don't know what to do. I found local police email but I am afraid they will dicide that it is a joke. I actually hope that he is fine but his computer is broken or just doesn't want to communicate but I would like to be sure that he doesn't need help.
      Any ideas?
      Thanks
      Irina

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    • Travelling to the Isle of Wight in December

      Isle of Wight Oct 24, 2014 at 3:26 AM

      our family, comprising 4 adults, an infant and a toddler, will be arriving from South Africa. Is it possible to get public transport from Bristol airport to the Isle of Wight ? We need advice as to whether to hire a vehicle at the airport ? what is the train and coach system like. We would really appreciate any information that you are able to give us

      9 Answers Nov 1, 2014 at 1:29 AM
    • Travelling to the Isle of Wight in December

      Isle of Wight Oct 24, 2014 at 3:26 AM

      our family, comprising 4 adults, an infant and a toddler, will be arriving from South Africa. Is it possible to get public transport from Bristol airport to the Isle of Wight ? We need advice as to whether to hire a vehicle at the airport ? what is the train and coach system like. We would really appreciate any information that you are able to give us

      7 Answers Nov 1, 2014 at 1:22 AM
    • Things to do with a teenager and a dog

      Isle of Wight Jul 15, 2014 at 6:49 AM

      Hi, we are travelling to the IOW next month, it will be myself, my teenage son and our small dog. We are trying to fill the week up and looking for places to visit/do, can anyone recommend anywhere, preferably that are dog friendly, or things suitable for a teenager. Thanks

      4 Answers Jul 28, 2014 at 3:36 AM
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      Quick day trip

      Isle of Wight Apr 6, 2012 at 2:43 PM

      We've decided to pop over to Isle of White for a day trip tomorrow. It was just a sudden thought, but I must admit I know nothing about the place, and have no idea what we should be on the lookout for. Hoping for any last minute ponters to what would be nice to check out. I understand there is a road all the way around, but not sure how far it is to do the full circle? Will be taking the ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth.

      9 Answers Apr 7, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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      Cycle round the IOW

      Isle of Wight Sep 6, 2010 at 10:43 AM

      Hi All
      Has anyone ever cycled round the Isle of Wight? I've found a few routes and wondered if anyone had any suggestions.
      We were thinking of doing about 40 miles one day and 20 the next; could anyone recommend a good stop off B & B? Of course that depends on the below;
      We'd like to start in Cowes (as that's where the ferry gets in) but am not sure which direction to start in; clockwise or anti-clockwise. Is one way hillier / head windier than the other?
      We have all done many 40-50 miles rides before on either hybrid or mountain bikes.
      Thanks for any help.

      2 Answers Sep 6, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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      off road biking around IOW

      Isle of Wight Apr 23, 2010 at 7:57 AM

      hello IOW

      a friend and i are planning to do the british heart foundation 100kmoff road ride around the IOW this june. anyone know the route? done it? can tell me how technical it is? how hilly?

      bhf.org.uk/events_and_volunt...

      any thoughts or ideas welcomed, we plan to stay a couple of days either side and it would be good to meet some grockles, no, i think we are the grockles... is that right?

      x tina x

    • Winter Nightlife for a male group of 30 something's

      Isle of Wight Jul 3, 2009 at 5:52 AM

      Hi There,

      I am trying to arrange a 30th bday trip away in Early December for a group of 7 males.......The pre-requisite is "not a City a city break". so have found some awsome accomidation in chale on the south coast of the island.

      We plan to spend a couple of nights at the lodge playing cards etc but would like one big night out with a classy lively friendly atmosphere till the wee hours of the morning.

      What is Isle of white like in December?

      Where do the youngish people go?

      Does anyone have any ideas?

      Any help would be really appreciated as i have exhausted google with not much joy :-(

      Many thanks
      Jonnie&Jessie

    • quarr abbey.

      Isle of Wight Jul 1, 2009 at 8:16 AM

      Can you advise me at what times the monks chant days and times thankyou.

      1 Answer Jul 1, 2009 at 9:03 AM
    • Weather/temperature in April

      Isle of Wight Mar 27, 2009 at 9:45 AM

      Hi..Me and my husband are travelling to Sandown during the easter weekend and are unsure of the temperature we should expect. I mean will it be mild where we can get into the sea or it's going to be pretty much like what we have in London, cold and gray?
      Any useful input will be of immense help

      8 Answers Mar 27, 2009 at 5:27 PM
    • DOG FRIENDLY BEACHES

      Isle of Wight Jan 5, 2009 at 3:07 PM

      Hi, Could anyone help me, i'm thinking of travelling to I.O.W with my family and small dog in July. I have looked on the tourist information pages for dog friendly beaches and have been rather confused by what i have read as it seems that all of the beaches have prohibited orders on them. Please can anyone tell me in plain english if there are any. Our dog is a much loved member of our family and loves nothing more than lazing on the beach under her doggie umbrella all afternoon people watching therefore before i go ahead and book anywhere I need to know that she is catered for when we arrive.
      Thanks.

      4 Answers Jan 30, 2009 at 12:01 AM
    • Beachcombing on the Isle of Wight

      Isle of Wight May 17, 2008 at 3:48 PM

      Can anyone recommend any good beaches for beachcombing? In particular I'm looking for sea (or beach) glass. I've been told there are some beaches near the needles which are good for this but having not been to the island before and only having a few days, would love to know where best to look. In fact, news of any good beaches anywhere in the UK for this would be great; it's been a particular passion of mine since I was a kid. Thanks.

      8 Answers May 18, 2008 at 8:49 AM
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      Weekend stay - early March

      Isle of Wight Feb 25, 2008 at 9:23 AM

      Hey,

      Me and girlfriend can travel Lymington to Yarmouth £59 return (great) however accomodation seems to be a minimum of £40 a night which means an extra £120 for the 3 night stay

      Hostels dont seem to be open in March, and we can camp, so is there any cheaper alternatives? How about hiring a small, 2 birth caravan? I can only see £300 a week 10 berth things?!

      Cheers all you locals!
      Chris + jess

      4 Answers Feb 22, 2009 at 10:35 AM
    • nightlife

      Isle of Wight Feb 13, 2008 at 9:58 AM

      hi..


      my parents are taking part in the classic Cowes week in july, so me and a friend decided to go along for a bit of a holiday and are looking for some lively clubs and bars. We're driving so they don't have to be in Cowes.

      Thanks, Alex.

      2 Answers Feb 28, 2008 at 1:21 PM
    • help! isle of wight to edinburgh advice needed for bestival

      Isle of Wight Aug 20, 2007 at 7:08 PM

      hi..
      i have a ticket for bestival but have to be at a wedding on the saturday in edinburgh!!!
      is it possible to fly to edinburgh and back within a day? is southampton the nearest big airport?

      2 Answers Aug 23, 2007 at 12:23 PM
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      London to Cowes?

      Cowes Jul 6, 2007 at 1:25 AM

      Hi,
      Could you assist with the most efficient way of getting from London to Cowes. I arrive at LHR in the morning and would like to know what is the best connection to get to Cowes.
      Also, is there a ferry connection between IOW and Jersey?
      Thank you.
      Kim

      6 Answers Jul 8, 2007 at 4:51 PM
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      Visiting June 17th for one week

      Isle of Wight May 29, 2007 at 12:18 AM

      Hey

      me and my partner are visiting IOW on June 17th for one week, we want beaches and horse riding, as well as nice walks, and would like to stay in a caravan on a caravan park.

      we have been over before for the day trip but never stayed, or done horse riding there. we like ventor too!

      could you advise us on where is good for these activities?

      cheers chris

      1 Answer May 29, 2007 at 12:46 AM
    • Seeking a room to live in the Isle of Wight

      Isle of Wight Oct 19, 2006 at 5:18 AM

      My name is Luis. I’m 29, male, professional and I need accommodation in Newport IW. I’m looking for a room in a home with friendly young people, or to share a flat or a house. I'm easy going, considerate and tidy. I have interests in music, photography and environment. I will be keen to meet like minded people. I will arrive the Island to start working at Horringford on December 1st, 2006 and I will stay there at least for ten months. If you have any information, or if you have a spare room in your house, or you know someone who has, please contact me.
      E-mail: polimfunktional@yahoo.co.uk
      Thank you very much. Have a nice day!

    • Cheapest Accomodation on the Isle of Wight

      Isle of Wight Jul 27, 2006 at 12:57 PM

      Hi,

      we make a trip on the Isle Of Wight. Can somebody help us, to find a cheap accomodation there? We would be glad for a recommandation.

      Sincerly,
      Hans

      5 Answers Sep 26, 2013 at 2:03 AM
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      Ferry + B&B

      Isle of Wight Jun 1, 2006 at 9:59 AM

      Do I need to make reservations for the ferry to the Isle of Wight? Can anyone recommend a nice B&B (with private bathroom and parking for motorcycles) for about £50 per room?

      Thanks

      2 Answers Jun 3, 2006 at 9:35 AM
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      Lovely Hotel?

      Isle of Wight Apr 4, 2006 at 7:56 AM

      Someone is treating us to a night or two away on holiday. I thought the Isle of Wight might be a good choice for May. We'd like a really nice hotel in a good location for seeing as much as possible. I think we'll probably take our car along. Best restaurants on the island? We need help!!

      2 Answers Apr 4, 2006 at 1:11 PM
    • Isle of Wight wihtout car

      Isle of Wight Mar 24, 2006 at 1:15 PM

      I am going to Isle of Wight in June for 4 days without a car and hope to rely on the bus service but need to base myself at one place/town to book accomodation. Looking for your recommendations on which area of island is best.Thanks.

      1 Answer Mar 24, 2006 at 2:14 PM
    • Is this Sandown or Shanklin?

      Isle of Wight Oct 13, 2005 at 5:48 PM

      I visited the Isle of Wight in 1994 and have a photo I can't identify. I did a circular tour but mislabelled some of the photos. Couls someone kindly tell me if this is in Sandown or Shanklin (?? elsewhere):

      travels.woodengems.com/v/cha...

      This picture is part of my photo album but I am NOT trying to get people to visit the photo album site, simply help me figure out where I went for a swim one day. Thank you.

      4 Answers Oct 15, 2005 at 8:09 PM
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      ExIsleOfWighter

      Ryde Sep 7, 2005 at 5:06 PM

      I used to live in Ryde from 1964 and went abroad in 1977 to join a Kibbutz in Israel. I used to go to Ryde Boys School opposite the Parish Church on Queens Rd, I wondered if any of the VT members living there or VTers whom have visited know if the Havenstreet Steam Railway is still going? I have not been back for over 20 years and curious what the old place looks like. I even remember going over to Afton Down in a butchers van to see the Isle Of Wight Pop Festival, I was only 11 so just drove by and heard Tiny Tim playing and Hendrix started to play as we were driving away.

      4 Answers Oct 21, 2006 at 3:53 AM
    • Never been before to Isle of Wight and searching for some advice on best areas

      Isle of Wight May 11, 2005 at 8:22 AM

      Hello, Ive never visited the Isle of Wight before and am thinking of going there for a 3 day stay in July. Which is the nicest areas to stay in. Im not familiar with any of the towns, but I saw some beautiful pictures of the island of meadows and forests and hills etc, but not sure whereabouts on the island, this scenery was and ideally Id love to stay in that kind of picturesque area. Does anyone know whereabouts in the island this is, or if not, which is the prettiest area to stay in on the isle of wight (the west side of the island?

      thanks for your help

      3 Answers Jun 9, 2005 at 7:37 AM
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      cowes regatta

      Cowes Aug 2, 2004 at 1:14 PM

      when is it?

      2 Answers Oct 21, 2006 at 3:54 AM
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      Places to Go

      Isle of Wight May 19, 2004 at 3:56 PM

      Hi, I want to take my girlfriend out somewhere on the Island but I want to go somewhere quiet, somewhere not many people go, but is accessable for buses etc so we can get there and back ok. Last weekend we walked along Ryde beach in the evening and that was good, but I want something a little bit different to supprise her. Got any ideas? Rob

      1 Answer May 22, 2004 at 2:24 AM