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Re: Holidays

by Blue & Maroon » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:04 pm

Chappy wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:26 am
Blue & Maroon wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:37 am
Well DC was f***ing awesome <awe>
I'm there start of next month <diva>
Free attractions, great food and it will be a bit cooler! <laugh>

Re: Holidays

by Blue & Maroon » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:03 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:07 am
Blue & Maroon wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:37 am
Well DC was f***ing awesome <awe>
<diva>

How long were you there? I really like a US city break, what were your highlights?
5 nights. Highlight has got to be the food. Every meal was spectacular, even down to a ham sandwich from a cafe, you can walk into any place and be guaranteed a good meal. First time in the US so I'm not sure if it's the same everywhere.

All of the main attractions are free, we did a free Capitol Building tour, Aerospace museum, American Indian museum and a few more, could have stayed on The Mall for a week. For the height of tourist season it's such a chilled out city. No one rushes around everyone is polite.

Stayed on The Wharf which was expensive but amazing, humidity was pretty bad at times so I probably wouldn't go back August or July but everywhere is air conned so it's not the end of the world. Solid 9/10 trip.

Re: Holidays

by Chappy » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:26 am

Blue & Maroon wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:37 am
Well DC was f***ing awesome <awe>
I'm there start of next month <diva>

Re: Holidays

by Bodacious Benny » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:07 am

Blue & Maroon wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:37 am
Well DC was f***ing awesome <awe>
<diva>

How long were you there? I really like a US city break, what were your highlights?

Re: Holidays

by Blue & Maroon » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:37 am

Well DC was f***ing awesome <awe>

Re: Holidays

by Chappy » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:09 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:04 pm
Chappy wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:03 pm


You coming back on the train? That's gonna be rats <laugh>
Yep, 9am out of Edinburgh and 3.5 hour journey back to the Midlands <laugh>
It's gonna be jam packed and no doubt stuffy. You will suffer! Greasy food, coffee and water will ease it <ok>

Re: Holidays

by Bodacious Benny » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:04 pm

Chappy wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:03 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:01 pm


Was there April 2017 last so looking forward to it. Not looking forward to the hangover from hell on Monday travelling back <laugh>
You coming back on the train? That's gonna be rats <laugh>
Yep, 9am out of Edinburgh and 3.5 hour journey back to the Midlands <laugh>

Re: Holidays

by Chappy » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:03 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:01 pm
Chappy wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:51 pm


Edinburgh is a top city like. Much prefer it to London.
Was there April 2017 last so looking forward to it. Not looking forward to the hangover from hell on Monday travelling back <laugh>
You coming back on the train? That's gonna be rats <laugh>

Re: Holidays

by Bodacious Benny » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:01 pm

Chappy wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:51 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:15 pm
Not a holiday as such, but off on a stag do to Edinburgh next weekend, love it there.
Edinburgh is a top city like. Much prefer it to London.
Was there April 2017 last so looking forward to it. Not looking forward to the hangover from hell on Monday travelling back <laugh>

Re: Holidays

by Chappy » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:51 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:15 pm
Not a holiday as such, but off on a stag do to Edinburgh next weekend, love it there.
Edinburgh is a top city like. Much prefer it to London.

Re: Holidays

by Bodacious Benny » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:15 pm

Not a holiday as such, but off on a stag do to Edinburgh next weekend, love it there.

Re: Holidays

by PTAO? » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:50 pm

overseasTOON wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:22 pm
PTAO? wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:30 pm


Well the lodges had wired internet, I don't think it would have been too hard to hook up a wireless router to provide it in the communal areas.

Having said this, I'm glad they didn't. The whole point of being there was to be fully immersed in the location and atmosphere. Lack of phones was great.
How the hell do you instagram?
Sketch

Re: Holidays

by overseasTOON » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:22 pm

PTAO? wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:30 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:02 pm
You'd think that the bastards could put WiFi out in the middle of the Savannah.
Well the lodges had wired internet, I don't think it would have been too hard to hook up a wireless router to provide it in the communal areas.

Having said this, I'm glad they didn't. The whole point of being there was to be fully immersed in the location and atmosphere. Lack of phones was great.
How the hell do you instagram?

Re: Holidays

by PTAO? » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:30 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:02 pm
You'd think that the bastards could put WiFi out in the middle of the Savannah.
Well the lodges had wired internet, I don't think it would have been too hard to hook up a wireless router to provide it in the communal areas.

Having said this, I'm glad they didn't. The whole point of being there was to be fully immersed in the location and atmosphere. Lack of phones was great.

Re: Holidays

by overseasTOON » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:11 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:06 pm
overseasTOON wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:03 pm


You could always attach some form of antenna to a giraffes neck to utilse their height for better coverage.
Exactly OT. Wasn't Band Aid supposed to address this sort of thing?
Then they'd know it was Christmas time because they'd get a lot of emails telling them how many days they had left to shop.

Re: Holidays

by Bodacious Benny » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:06 pm

overseasTOON wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:03 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:02 pm
You'd think that the bastards could put WiFi out in the middle of the Savannah.
You could always attach some form of antenna to a giraffes neck to utilse their height for better coverage.
Exactly OT. Wasn't Band Aid supposed to address this sort of thing?

Re: Holidays

by overseasTOON » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:03 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:02 pm
You'd think that the bastards could put WiFi out in the middle of the Savannah.
You could always attach some form of antenna to a giraffes neck to utilse their height for better coverage.

Re: Holidays

by Bodacious Benny » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:02 pm

You'd think that the bastards could put WiFi out in the middle of the Savannah.

Re: Holidays

by PTAO? » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:42 pm

omegaprimevkm wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:40 am
PTAO? wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:31 pm


The heat isn't really an issue, at least not for safari when you're venturing out early hours and late evenings.

As for mosquitos, I actually didn't get bitten at All, and only saw 1 in the 4 weeks I was there. Obviously take precautions like using deet (50%), on yourself/clothes/bedding, sleep under the nets etc but generally they weren't a nuisance. I think the malaria medication makes you unattractive or something because even members of our party that are normally magnets didn't get bit.
Great news! I've been monitoring the weather (cooler than Britain!) and taken all the stated precautions so I am confident it'll be a good trip. Will miss a number of games whilst out there, though :(
Yeah and I'm not sure if it's different now, but when I was there WiFi was non-existent in the safari lodges so I had to pay to use their computers to check up on us. Still remember the elation of coming back all dusty, getting a pint of Tusker and checking in when we beat the Mackems and signed Santon <awe>

Re: Holidays

by Micky Quim » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:34 am

I'm in Ibiza in 4 weeks time <ohnoes>

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