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Another Place

Started by Aalandjana Apr 28, 2013. 0 Replies

I like travelling round the UK and taking photos of the places I visit. Recently I visited Liverpool and also went to Crosby Beach where Antony Gormley's installation of statues called Another Place…Continue

Our trip of a lifetime!

Started by Plattypus. Last reply by Plattypus Apr 14, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi all.In 1998 my wife Barbara said "do you fancy doing a trek in Nepal?". I didn't need asking twice. We spent the next 8 months getting fit, I stopped smoking (and put all the money aside. £700…Continue

It's a small word (competition entry)

Started by vikkilouise. Last reply by Jenny Itzcovitz Apr 9, 2013. 1 Reply

I once went on holiday with my parents despite having M.E. I went to the toilet on the plane but I couldn't return to my seat as the duty free trolley was blocking it and my legs were hurting. There…Continue

Cruise to Norway and Iceland

Started by nanpam. Last reply by SaracensGirl Jan 10, 2013. 3 Replies

We are planning our next cruise and are thinking of Norway, Iceland, the Faroes.  Is this a good combination?  We have cruised on the Med, around Alaska, the Aegian, and enjoyed river cruises on…Continue

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Comment by Faron on March 24, 2013 at 19:41

I have been to many places on my travels ..Turkey 4 times ..Egypt 3 times ..Cuba..Margarita..Zante..All over Italy and Goa 14 times .Going back to Turkey in june for golf and sight seeing

Comment by SaracensGirl on March 25, 2013 at 1:28

I'm in Hong Kong at the moment. We came over to watch the rugby sevens and have had a great time. We are now off to Thailand for a bit of 'doing nothing" before going to Singapore to stay with our son and family and then back to "chilly" UK. I love Hong Kong. People from all over the world came for the rugby and turned it into one big party.

Comment by Jenny Itzcovitz on March 25, 2013 at 9:56

That's a great photo - what a view behind the stadium. I hope you have a wonderful holiday. Jenny

Comment by lizd31 on March 31, 2013 at 13:41
 In 2004 I had to retire due to ill health & disability so thought I would never be able to afford a holiday again as I was relying on my pension to get by which barely paid the bills. It could be very boring being stuck in the house 24/7 & after going on a pain management course the therapists suggested taking up a hobby which would take my mind off the pain but something that I could do on a good day so I started to enter competitions. I found that I was winning lots of prizes & whenever I received a winning email or letter or an unexpected prize it really brightened up my day. I never expected to win a holiday in my wildest dreams as I’d heard fellow compers say that they’d been trying to win a holiday for years but never managed to win one so imagine my delight when, in February 2011, I received a phone call from the Daily Mail to say I’d won an all expenses 5 star trip to Kenya. As an avid wildlife lover I was over the moon. I took my sister along & we both had the most amazing time. I was worried about how I would cope, being disabled, but they really looked after me. We had our own driver who couldn’t do enough for me, I was provided with a wheelchair at every location & they even carried me in it when the terrain was too rough. We visited an elephant orphanage, giraffe centre & a tea plantation but the highlight of the trip, apart from the amazing hotel & food, was when we had a VIP reception to meet the celebrities who had walked across the desert for Comic Relief. It was my birthday that day & I got a lovely kiss off the gorgeous Olly Murs & Dermot O’Leary. I was the envy of all my friends.

Comment by Jenny Itzcovitz on March 31, 2013 at 14:01

Hi Liz, it sounds like you had a fabulous holiday. And what a lovely photograph of you with the elephant. Jenny

Comment by Faron on March 31, 2013 at 16:30

Well i booked a hoilday today to go back to Goa for xmas something about having xmas dinner when its 80+ degrees

Comment by Jenny Itzcovitz on March 31, 2013 at 16:32

That sounds fun, and something to look forward to. And at least you're guaranteed hot weather!

Comment by Plattypus on March 31, 2013 at 20:07

Last June we decided to take our camper van to Orkney & Shetland. for a month. We mostly do wild camping which means just stopping somewhere for the night (not in a campsite). The ferry from mainland Scotland is just 1 1/2 hours to Stromness orkney. We spent 2 weeks touring as many of the amazing Norse & prehistoric sites that are so numerous on Orkney. There are so many.many older and in better condition than Stonehenge . We camped in a different spot every night. All the locals were extremely friendly and very helpful. 

Then it was time to take the ferry from Kirkwall to Lerwick Shetland. We were a little worried about the crossing as it takes 8 hours overnight. and Bramble our English Setter had to stay in the van. But 'No Problem' he was still asleep when we returned to the van!     Shetland! what an amazing place, So wild, so beautiful and sooo windy!! A bird watchers paradise with hidden beaches, magnificent cliffs , and for Barbara, my wife a knitters paradise.

Some of the night stops were stunning. this one in particular..

The highlight was a visit to Herma Ness RSPB reserve on the island of Unst and to the furthermost northerly point in Great Britain and the lighthouse of Muckle Flugga, what a wild place this is with an enormous Gannet colony, and being dive bombed by Great Skuas as they guard their nests.

We Love Shetland so much, the wildness of its landscape the friendliness of its people and the way they keep alive the traditions and crafts. We are going back again this year but spending 4 weeks in Shetland.

I hope the pictures come in the right order, if not I'm sure you can  sort them out.

Comment by Jenny Itzcovitz on March 31, 2013 at 20:39

I do like the sound of your 'wild camping' holiday. I can see you had a great time. How exciting just to get in your camper van and drive to wherever you like. The Shetlands look really beautiful. Excellent photos. Jenny

Comment by cinders59 on April 1, 2013 at 12:28

My best holiday is a trip to WDW Florida. it is for all ages, not just for children. The parks are wonderful, and have rides for all ages, both thrilling and easy going. My fav park was Typhoon Lagoon, there you could swim in the worlds largest wave pool, relax under the palm trees, or take a lovely trip on the big tyres on the lazy river. We also went to Kennedy Space Centre, which was wonderful, and being a huge Harry Potter fan, the Harry potter world, and walking through "Hogwarts was wonderful.

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