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Re: Holidays

Post by Somebodys pinched my sombrero » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:21 am

In Corfu arm, bitten by swarms of the bastards. Portugal in three weeks, not so many there thankfully.
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Re: Holidays

Post by PTAO? » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:22 pm

omegaprimevkm wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:25 am
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Nice place, plenty of lion. Did a hot air balloon ride there which was awesome.
Cool - any tips on surviving the heat and mosquitos?
What time of year are you going?

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Re: Holidays

Post by omegaprimevkm » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:14 pm

PTAO? wrote:
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Cool - any tips on surviving the heat and mosquitos?
What time of year are you going?
In 2 weeks...

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Re: Holidays

Post by PTAO? » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:31 pm

omegaprimevkm wrote:
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What time of year are you going?
In 2 weeks...
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.

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Re: Holidays

Post by omegaprimevkm » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:40 am

PTAO? wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:31 pm
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In 2 weeks...
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 :(

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Re: Holidays

Post by Blue & Maroon » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:48 am

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 :(
I'll be over the Atlantic when we play Spurs <cry>

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Re: Holidays

Post by lassassinblanc » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:58 am

Be heading over to Finland (Helsinki) and Norway (Stavanger) for a work trip in two weeks have a few days off in both more looking forward to Stavanger head out hiking by the Fjords supposed to be lovely
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Re: Holidays

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

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

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Re: Holidays

Post 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>

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Re: Holidays

Post 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.
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Re: Holidays

Post 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.

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Re: Holidays

Post 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?
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Re: Holidays

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

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

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Re: Holidays

Post 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.

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Re: Holidays

Post 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.
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Re: Holidays

Post by PTAO? » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:50 pm

overseasTOON wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:22 pm
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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.
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Re: Holidays

Post 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.
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Re: Holidays

Post 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.
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Re: Holidays

Post 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>
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Re: Holidays

Post 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>
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