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    • LouiseTopp's Profile Photo

      Sally Lunns

      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:39 AM

      Is this far from the railway station please?

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    • London Reconstructing of Big Ben

      London Nov 27, 2016 at 11:14 PM

      Hi all,
      I will be heading to London for the first time in Feb 2017.
      News had mention that the reconstructing of Big Ben will start in early 2017. The last news available was in April 2017 about the works. I have also read the FAQ at the parliament website but they do not really have an indicative date.
      Read that scaffolding will take 4-6 months to build. Not sure if the view in Feb will be much effected. Saw google images of the tower with scaffolding and it's not a very pretty sight. :(
      Anyone knows of any news of the work schedule or any comments much appreciated.

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      London Gatwick changes

      London Nov 25, 2016 at 10:24 AM

      I have posted this on the TRAVEL ALERTS section here on VT but don't know if there is any other place to post.

      From the 25th January 2017
      These changes take place at London Gatwick
      British Airways will operate from South Terminal
      Easyjet and Virgin will operate from the North Terminal.

      Found this when I tried to book parking at Gatwick's aiport and this warning came up.

      Feel free to move to any appropriate section

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    • Arriving Gatwick South to Bus terminal - how long?

      Gatwick Nov 14, 2016 at 1:48 PM

      Hi,

      Any ideas how long it will take to get from gate on arrival to the bus station at the south terminal? Domestic flight with no checked luggage.

      Could it be done in 25 min?

      Thanks.

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    • TERMINAL TRANSFER

      Heathrow Nov 24, 2016 at 2:05 AM

      I am travelling from Delhi to Terminal2 I have to get my complete luggage and then go to Terminal 3 for check IS this possible or I have to get visa

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      Bus service

      Carlisle Nov 22, 2016 at 12:06 AM

      Is there a bus service from Court Square ( or nearby ) to The Sands Centre ( or near ). I can't seem to find what I'm looking for on the internet

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    • Transferring from international flight at North Terminal to domestic flight at South Terminal

      Gatwick Nov 14, 2016 at 4:44 PM

      Hello, I am looking at booking a flight from Sydney, Australia to Newquay, Cornwall via Gatwick with 2 children and 3 checked-in bags (the children are 10&13 so can wheel their own luggage).

      I have two connecting flight options with my Emirates flight, which lands at North Terminal at 7.20am:

      1. Flybe from South Terminal at 9.30am
      2. Flybe from South Terminal at 1.35pm.

      Common sense is saying hang around for the 1.35pm flight but that's a long time to sit at Costa, especially after a 23-hour journey & with two tired children ... Do you think (providing the plane lands on time) that I'd have a good chance of making the 9.30am flight or would it be just too much of a rush?

      Thanks in advance

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    • London gatwick layover time

      Gatwick Nov 13, 2016 at 10:06 AM

      Hi,
      I have booked a flight from zurich to london gatwick by easyjet, landing at 11 am at the north terminal. Have an onward journey to dubai by emirates at 1.30 pm from the same terminal. I have luggage to check in and will have to go through border. Will the layover time be sufficient?.Couldnt find any earlier flights to book!!

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    • Leeds, Temple Newsam, where to stay

      Leeds Nov 11, 2016 at 2:55 PM

      I plan to drive from the Scottish Borders, stopping at Hadrian's Wall then to Leeds where I'd spend one night then visit Temple Newsam the following morning.

      Can anyone recommend a pleasant b&b near TN?

      Is Temple Newsam in the city, a suburb or rural area? I'd like to stay in a less populated area.

      I haven't been able to learn much on the net. Is Wakefield convenient to TN?

      Thanks!

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    • Best area to stay

      London Nov 17, 2016 at 4:36 AM

      Which area is the best location and most convenient to stay? Traveling with my husband and 8 year old! Want to be somewhat close to all the sightseeing! TIA!

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    • London Travel

      London 8 hours ago

      Hello Good Day. I am travelling to London for a day on 24th Dec. Can you please let me know:
      1. What ticket can I purchase for a days journey from Heathrow 5 to central London which would work on trains and buses for the day.
      2. Can I purchase the ticket at Heathrow Terminal 5
      3. How much will it cost and can i use credit card issued internationally.
      4.. Are there any timings restrictions for trains or buses as it is a Saturday and Christmas eve.
      Thank you for your help. Best Regards.

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    • Best area to stay in London

      London 16 hours ago

      My sister and I are heading to London in January for a week before starting a tour through Europe. We have never been to London before so we want to see as much as we can eg. West End, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, British Musuem. Just wondering what suburbs would be the best to stay in- close to the action and/or close to public transport?
      We would be wanting to stay in hotels (but not super expensive ones).
      Thanks for your help!

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    • Tax free shopping

      Heathrow Nov 5, 2016 at 5:53 PM

      I have purchased some stuff from the UK and have tax free shopping forms that I have filled.
      But in order to get the tax I need to show the goods to the customs officer. As I would have checked in my luggage. How is it possible?
      Can I go through customs before checking in the luggage.

      I will be departing from terminal 4

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    • Oyster or contactless

      London Nov 20, 2016 at 10:39 AM

      is there any advantage to buying the oyster cards or is using concatless cards just the same.

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    • Best area to stay

      London Nov 17, 2016 at 4:36 AM

      Which area is the best location and most convenient to stay? Traveling with my husband and 8 year old! Want to be somewhat close to all the sightseeing! TIA!

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    • Skye to Dingwall?

      Scotland Nov 4, 2016 at 4:13 PM

      Which is more scenic, driving along Loch Ness or the northerly route?
      Which would likely take less time?

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    • Transit visa

      England Nov 5, 2016 at 11:14 PM

      Good day.My family (live in Tallinn) is flying on vacation in January on Gran Canaria in transit through London( 6 hours at Luton airport) and back through Leeds (5 hours)
      My daughter has a European passport(11 years) and me and my wife of the Estonian alien's passport.
      We need transit visas? and how to make them? Thank you in advance for the answer

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      The Royal Crescent

      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:12 AM

      Hi is this museum easy to find from the railway station, also how much time does it take to get round?

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    • Cheap accommodation near London

      London Nov 24, 2016 at 11:47 AM

      Hello! I'm travelling to London this Saturday, but I don't have a place to stay yet. I will be in London for 1 month and I was wondering if you recommend any location near London where it might be cheaper, or if you know of any Web page in which people offer rooms for short term accommodation. Thank you so much!

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    • Family attractions

      London Nov 20, 2016 at 10:43 AM

      I need to keep two young children and 3 young adults entertained.

      I´ve book tussauds and the london eye. We are hoping to go to Winterwonderland and see Buckinhgam palace. Are there any must sees or child freindly activities.

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      Weatherspoons

      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:43 AM

      Is there one in Bath please?

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    • Luggage storage on departure day .

      London Nov 21, 2016 at 7:50 PM

      The accommodation we have booked dont have luggage storage facilities on our departure day. We check out at 10 and have a train booked for 4. I've checked at the train station and the cost is £87. ( 1 case and 6x Hand luggage) is this my only option? We were hoping to use our last day to visit winter wonderland .

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    • visiting highclere castle from london

      London Nov 18, 2016 at 2:11 PM

      best way to get to HIghclere Castle from London. I was going to take a tour from London but they all include other stops for a full day. I'd just like to go to the castle and gardens. Any thoughts

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      Best Christmas Market in the UK

      United Kingdom Nov 21, 2016 at 3:36 PM

      Hi,

      My girlfriend is coming to visit me for Christmas and she is keen to visit a Christmas market and drink mulled wine. I would love some advice as to which is the best in Britain. We will visit the one in Cambridge, as that is where I am based, but otherwise we are fairly flexible as to where we go; we are also going to south Wales and maybe Devon. I have heard Birmingham does a pretty good one.

      Please could you give me your recommendations for Christmas markets, and if possible let me know when they are open?

      Thanks very much!

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      London & Ireland for 2 Weeks - Seeking Advice

      London Nov 20, 2016 at 3:28 PM

      My husband and I are thinking of doing this trip next summer (likely mid-July or early August).

      We want to spend 2 weeks: 1 week in/around London then 1 week for Ireland including travel time.

      We have lots we want to do in London - I am a huge British monarchy & literary history buff, plus we have some family in Suffolk so I feel like we have enough to occupy us there for a week. Then we were thinking of doing the rail & sail through Wales to Dublin and renting a car in Dublin to cruise around a bit for 5 days. We'd like to stay in Dublin a few nights, want to visit Blarney Castle, the Cliffs of Moher, maybe drive the Wild Atlantic Way, and stay in Galway as well. We'd then have to head back to London as I'm sure it will be cheaper to fly in/out of there.

      Does this sound like a feasible trip? Any recommendations you can offer for the Ireland leg - that itinerary is just based on the very basic things I know about Ireland, obviously, so very open to hearing what you all think! Any suggestions for things to do in London, too, are appreciated.

      We are planning on getting an airbnb outside the city centre for London and also wondering about affordability of lodgings in Dublin/Galway. Thanks!

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    • New Years Eve in Cardiff

      by jfogz Online Now Oct 17, 2016 at 10:25 PM

      Hi All,

      My boyfriend and I will be in Cardiff for New Years Eve this year and I was wondering if there are any special events or things to see/do??

      Any ideas or advice welcome :)

      Thanks in Advance!

      1 Answer Oct 17, 2016 at 11:20 PM
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      First time visitor to Cardiff (infact even Wales)

      by LouiseTopp Online Now Apr 30, 2016 at 10:29 AM

      I'm thinking of visiting Cardiff (in fact I've never been to Wales before). I will be travelling from Salisbury to Cardiff Central. Please can you recommend what I should do and visit as a first time visitor? I like shopping, but I also like nature and museums. Thanks very much.

      16 Answers May 3, 2016 at 1:57 PM
    • New Bus Station drop off at Sophia Gardens

      by luvlylisa Online Now Aug 8, 2015 at 1:16 PM

      I booked a room at the Sleeperz Hotel right next to where the Central Bus Station/train station is (or should I say was) not realizing that on Aug 1 they shut it down for construction. Now we are getting dropped off at Sophia Gardens and I am a bit worried as my coach bus from London arrives at 2:20 in the morning. I have never been to Cardiff (am from the US) and wondered if it is relatively safe to walk this at night? If not, is there a public bus I can take or will taxis be my only option? (And will there be an easy to flag taxi or do I need to prebook this)? I thought I picked the best hotel as it was right next to the station so I am a bit upset - but thankful I realized this now and not at 2 in the morning on the side of the road! Thanks for any advice you have!

      5 Answers Aug 8, 2015 at 11:50 PM
    • Spanish speaking Guides

      by esselle3 Online Now Aug 3, 2015 at 3:24 AM

      Does anyone offer, or know anyone who can, tours of Cardiff city centre in Spanish?

      4 Answers Aug 3, 2015 at 9:20 AM
    • Pub Lunch - Cardiff Bay?

      by MJHammer Online Now Jan 16, 2015 at 2:33 AM

      Hi guys,

      A group of friends and I are spending a day in Cardiff bay and are looking for a nice pub in the area to have some lunch in. Are there any nice traditional pubs round there or would we be better off somewhere else? We're not after anything fancy, just some good honest grub and a nice pint.

      Many thanks :)

      8 Answers Jan 23, 2015 at 7:41 AM
    • train fares

      by NicolaH9 Online Now Nov 21, 2014 at 9:56 AM

      How much was a weekly train pass from caerphilly to cardiff in 2006

      3 Answers Nov 21, 2014 at 10:51 AM
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      Shops in Cardiff

      by nadia.roncoli Online Now Jun 26, 2014 at 3:52 AM

      Hi there, I just want to know if there are the following shops in Cardiff: Abercrombie, Hollyster , Gilly Hiks, Hard Rock Cafe?
      Thanks!
      Nadia

      2 Answers Aug 20, 2015 at 3:32 PM
    • B & B advice

      by KWindle Online Now Jun 6, 2014 at 10:09 AM

      We're starting walking the Cambrian way and looking for a reasonable B & B in the Taff's Wells/Tongwynlais area for the night of 14th July. Having difficulty finding anywhere, all the places I have tried are full. Any suggestions?

      1 Answer Jun 9, 2014 at 5:51 AM
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      Pub name reminder

      by Lesley-AnnG Online Now Oct 30, 2013 at 4:43 AM

      Hiya

      what was the name of the bar that, was situated on Mill Lane,

      where Peppermint Bar now sits?

      2 Answers Nov 16, 2013 at 12:29 PM
    • The best public transport from Cardiff Bay to Cardiff city

      by cagey4woftam Online Now Sep 16, 2013 at 10:06 AM

      The best public transport from Cardiff Bay to Cardiff City

      3 Answers Sep 19, 2013 at 5:00 AM
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      Nice hotel near Cardiff train station but not so close that it's noisy.

      by adri57 Online Now May 20, 2013 at 11:24 AM

      Can anyone recommend a modern hotel near Cardiff Central station but nevertheless, quiet? I'm coming in August for one night, to visit the Dr Who Experience, but I think the hotel would be more conveniently placed near the station, rather than near the Bay, as after visiting the exhibition it would be more useful to be in the city centre.

      6 Answers May 22, 2013 at 1:47 PM
    • Help Please :( Proposal Location Help :)

      by asiluzman Online Now Mar 22, 2013 at 8:31 AM

      Hello ;)
      I am planing to propose my Girlfriend in Cardiff this summer in july so I am planing a suprise romantic picnic.
      However I couldnt decide on the location.
      Please help me to choose one of them or tell me a better option...

      a)Rhossilli cliffs
      b)Pan y Fon Pond
      c)Scenic Waterway
      d)The pomenade Brecon
      e)Bute park
      f)roath park
      g)castell coch
      h)caerphilly mountain
      ı)cosmeston lakes con. park
      j)whitmore bay

      thanks a lott...
      have a nice day

      5 Answers Apr 19, 2013 at 12:35 PM
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      Doctor Who Experience

      by sanjuro66 Online Now Mar 15, 2013 at 10:03 AM

      Hello all. This summer I will be taking a trip to the Republic of Ireland and Wales. While in Cardiff, i'm contemplating going to the "Doctor Who Experience" in Cardiff Bay. I've been a fan for the last thirty years. My question is this:would an adult fan enjoy this museum...or is it more geared for children?

      Cheers!
      Henry
      San Francisco Bay Area

      6 Answers Mar 17, 2013 at 10:57 PM
    • Welsh Snow ball

      by suepenny Online Now May 5, 2012 at 9:26 PM

      Recently a friend bought me back from Wales a snow globe.
      It had a little mining shaft in the globe itself and a horse and cart, a pick and a shovel and a miner's lantern around the outside.
      I had it at work and my Manager knocked it and broke it.
      I would like to replace it if possible.
      Could you tell me from where I might be able to buy one please.

      Many Thanks
      Sue P

      4 Answers Jul 3, 2012 at 3:26 AM
    • Transportation in Cardiff

      by samcat55 Online Now Feb 29, 2012 at 8:59 AM

      I am traveling by train from Doncaster to Cardiff. My question is how would I get to the Holiday Inn Express Cardiff airport and be able to go back and forth from that Holiday Inn Express to the Millinieum Centre for a Doctor Who convention. I have no desire to rent a car.

      3 Answers Mar 1, 2012 at 4:39 AM
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      Cardiff VT meeting anyone?

      by aaaarrgh Online Now Feb 7, 2012 at 5:40 PM

      VT member ettiewyn is visiting Cardiff in early March and I've posted an informal meeting in the 'Meet Members' area (see link at top of this page). Anyone interested in joining us? If so, sign up. Hopefully the meeting will be on Thurday 1st March which is, of course, St Davids Day!

    • b&bs barry island

      by stacii Online Now Jul 22, 2011 at 7:50 AM

      hello im having great difficulty in finding a b&b /guest house /hotel in barry island .. can anyone help ?

      2 Answers Aug 15, 2011 at 10:46 PM
    • Accomodation in Cardiff??

      by Seanie23 Online Now Apr 26, 2011 at 6:47 AM

      I am trying to book accomodation in cardiff for the weekend of the 20th may to the 22nd and i am finding it very difficult with everywhere booked up due to it being heineken cup weekend. There will be between 15-20 of us travelling over for the games but have yet to find a place to stay. So if anybody could let me know of hotel,pub,apartments,guesthouses around the city centre that would be great. We would be open to splitting up into smaller groups if needs be. All suggestions are welcome. Thanks Sean.

      8 Answers May 21, 2012 at 2:36 AM
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      venues for live music in city center

      by mindcrime Online Now Mar 22, 2011 at 4:03 PM

      1)are there any clubs with live music in the city center?

      2)any suggestions on pubs that we can listen blues/jazz or rock music?

      1 Answer Mar 22, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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      3 days itinerary

      by mindcrime Online Now Mar 19, 2011 at 4:13 PM

      in a few days we'll spend 3 full days in Cardiff staying at the city center.

      We plan to spend 1st day in the city center and second day to the Bay.

      Any suggestions for the 3rd day? Any site that can easily be reached by local bus maybe? We wont have a car.

      12 Answers Apr 4, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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      Big sculpture of hands in Cardiff

      by pietershoek Online Now Jan 10, 2011 at 11:33 AM

      Who can tell me more about the sculpture of the big hands in Cardiff?
      For instance who has made it, when was it placed there. Size?, etc.
      May be a link to local website with more information or a nice picture.

      Thanks and kind regards, Joop

      1 Answer Jan 10, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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      What and where to eat this weekend?

      by ribafish Online Now Jun 8, 2010 at 2:42 AM

      Hello!
      I am editor in Playboy Croatia and vicepresident of croatian beerlovers society. And i write about beers. So, tell me please what is the Welsh specialty and where to eat it!!!

      Thanks!

      8 Answers Jun 9, 2010 at 11:38 PM
    • Safe to walk in city at night?

      by cathy9510usa Online Now Jan 13, 2010 at 12:52 AM

      Hi,

      I arrive in Cardiff by public transportation around 22:00. Is it safe for a woman alone to walk in center city Cardiff so late at night (area around Queen Street Station)?

      Thanks for your help.

      Cathy

      3 Answers Jan 13, 2010 at 10:48 AM
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      Pubs near the St. David's Hotel?

      by dldkag Online Now Aug 25, 2009 at 4:33 AM

      I'll be staying at the Hotel St. Davids in a few weeks. Are there any good pubs within walking distance from the hotel?

      5 Answers Oct 7, 2009 at 9:34 AM
    • Transport to Bristol

      by jepdeane Online Now Jul 30, 2009 at 3:23 PM

      I could not get accommodation in Cardiff on Sat 22nd August, the night of the U2 concert, so I booked accommodation in Bristol. I was wondering if I could get Public Transport back to Bristol after the concert (probably after 11pm), or possibly there may be some special transport arranged for the concert, such as coaches back to Bristol, etc.

      I would be very grateful if I could get advice on this.

      Thanks,

      JEPDEANE.

      5 Answers Aug 2, 2009 at 9:10 AM
    • charlestons bar and grill

      by shudofbinblonde Online Now Jul 28, 2009 at 1:51 PM

      does anybody have a contact number for charlestons bar and grill please???

      3 Answers Jul 29, 2009 at 7:45 AM
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      Must See places in Cardiff

      by KittyConduitt81 Online Now Jul 27, 2009 at 8:19 AM

      I'm planning a trip to Cardiff, probably in the summer/fall of next year, and wanted to start a list of things I had to see while I was there. Are there any places you would recommend?

      I would love to go for St. David's day in March, but alas I cannot. Are there any other festivals that would be interesting to see?

      Thanks,

      Katie

      3 Answers Jul 27, 2009 at 2:08 PM
    • Accomodation 22nd August

      by stefanfarr Online Now Jul 16, 2009 at 1:50 PM

      Dear all,

      i'm looking for 1 night accomodation for 22nd August (1 double room - one night)- Unfortunately i cannot find any accomodation on the internet (probably because there are u2 on the same night).

      If you know of any hotel, apartment, hostel which might be available kindly send me details.

      Thanks a real lot in advance.

      Regards
      Stefan

      6 Answers Jul 23, 2009 at 12:31 PM
    • From Cardiff Bay to the city centre

      by oxfordlad Online Now Jun 19, 2009 at 2:39 AM

      I am staying in the Cardiff bay area for a couple of nights next month, I have heard that the area between Cardiff bay and the city centre is a bit rough and not safe at night, is this true? How long does it take to walk? If not which is the best method of transport to take? I will be having a short brak with my girlfriend, which pubs or restaurants can anyone recommend?

      4 Answers Jun 20, 2009 at 5:28 AM
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      Visiting Cardiff from Georgia

      by aaaarrgh Online Now May 21, 2009 at 3:16 PM

      VT member rexvaughan and his wife Sacra are visiting Cardiff all the way from Georgia, USA (well, I think that is where Decatur is!!) on 29-31 May.

      I have suggested having a small gathering on Saturday evening, certainly to sample some of cardiff's fine ales, but also possibly to have a bite to eat.

      Anyone else interested? If so, leave a reply here or send me a VT email. It has been a while since the last VT gathering in Cardiff and there may be some new peeps in the area that I've never met and, who knows, might want to seize the chance to meet some real, live, fellow VT members...

      1 Answer May 22, 2009 at 4:10 AM