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Old 17th April 2019, 12:54   #21
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Having recently retired I can scurry off anytime I wish too.
However, I need new floor in the kitchen including damp proofing and fitted kitchen, replace front room wood frame window with stone, put a new ceiling in the front bedroom and find a fitted bedroom to put in it, build a garden wall and fill in the rest with new topsoil, finish off replastering in the attic which also needs a new handrail fitted, and then there's the cars to maintain and upgrade where possible, learn to play my new electric guitar.
Doesn't look like I'll be getting away anytime soon
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Old 17th April 2019, 13:41   #22
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It's a nice place to look at, but the smell in high summer... ooohhh. The gondola rides can be over 100 euros and the al fresco coffee over 40....

Another point in favour of Felixstowe - no objectionable smells and the gondola ride out to Shotley & back is about £5.50. Coffee costs less than £2.
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Old 17th April 2019, 17:51   #23
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Another point in favour of Felixstowe - no objectionable smells and the gondola ride out to Shotley & back is about £5.50. Coffee costs less than £2.
............ and with the weather forecast for sun and 25 degrees C over the weekend, why bother going abroad?
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Old 18th April 2019, 03:56   #24
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Having recently retired I can scurry off anytime I wish too.
However, I need new floor in the kitchen including damp proofing and fitted kitchen, replace front room wood frame window with stone, put a new ceiling in the front bedroom and find a fitted bedroom to put in it, build a garden wall and fill in the rest with new topsoil, finish off replastering in the attic which also needs a new handrail fitted, and then there's the cars to maintain and upgrade where possible, learn to play my new electric guitar.
Doesn't look like I'll be getting away anytime soon
I need a vacation after reading that!
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Old 18th April 2019, 14:23   #25
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Just been on a local bus trip from one end of Benidorm to the other. There is no way i would put the 75 through the chaos of narrow streets and congestion.
The bus drivers here, must have nerves of steel.
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Old 19th April 2019, 16:51   #26
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Just had a look at Majorca live cam and am glad I stayed at home!
https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/we...a-alcudia.html
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Old 22nd April 2019, 13:32   #27
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I have been visiting Thailand for the last 6 years spending between 4 and 6 weeks each time touring around the country on motorbikes.
Brilliant place to visit though just a tad dangerous place to ride a motorbike around.

Yes it has a tawdry reputation in certain parts of the country but once out of the flesh pot areas you would be hard pushed to find friendlier people or nicer country to visit.

I'm pushing 60 and I just love it.
If you like Thailand, I would recommend you try their neighbours. We have visited Burma, Cambodia (twice), Vietnam (twice) Laos (praised by Jeremy Clarkson in this week's Sunday Times!), Malaysia (3 times), Singapore (too many times to count). Further afield Hong Hong and wider China are also great adventures. Bali is a delight but it is rather an Australian Benidorm but inland is beauiful. We have "done" Thailand 4 times with the first two with the kids in the 1980s! We are around our mid 70s and feel the need to travel as far as I can for as long as I can. When we get too old for long haul flights I suspect we will take up cruising but hope that is 20 years away!
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