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Tony Baloney

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Re: Holidays
« Reply #1605 on: June 12, 2018, 11:35:13 PM »
Anyone ever get a speeding ticket abroad? Got a fine sent in the post yesterday from May of last year in France. Lucky I can read French or I wouldn't have had a clue what it meant, they are looking 180E from me or 144E if I pay within 30 days. What do you reckon, ignore it?

Were you in your own yoke or a rental?

I've read that in the case of Italy the fine has to be issued within a year, perhaps something the same exists in France.

In a rental. Must look into that year thing, the year had definitely passed anyway.

In some cases, the rental company will just charge your credit card anyhow.

Ä144??? Robbing b**tards!!

Was in France 2 weeks ago and got the flash driving back to the airport in the rental car. My wife nearly collapsed she seemed to think the police would come for some strange reason!!

Anyway thatís put me in bad form now surely they canít enforce a speeding ticket over here? Might just have to wait for Brexit then they can whistle!!

Thatís a sound strategy right??
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« Reply #1606 on: June 13, 2018, 12:57:55 AM »
Booking flights to Faro with the woman in late July

Both enjoy the beach and the craic but not magaluf style mania (i will save that for the next boys trip)

Never been to Portugal...any recommendations/no goes?
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« Reply #1607 on: June 13, 2018, 01:46:37 AM »
I went to a town called Tavira , bout 15-20 mins from Faro
Good wee spot , good selection of bars etc
Nice relaxed place

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« Reply #1608 on: June 13, 2018, 01:54:15 AM »
Beautiful spot Tavira, would be much  quieter in terms of tourists than  say Vilamoura or Alfuferia

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« Reply #1609 on: June 13, 2018, 01:56:55 AM »
Booking flights to Faro with the woman in late July

Both enjoy the beach and the craic but not magaluf style mania (i will save that for the next boys trip)

Never been to Portugal...any recommendations/no goes?
Quateria is also very good  ,it has a beautiful beach and only a ,(15-20 minute walk to vilamoura , but a lot more value for money in terms of restaurant etc

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« Reply #1610 on: June 13, 2018, 07:53:19 AM »
The further you go west from Faro airport the slightly cheaper and less crowded it gets and the beaches are more spectacular. We got a Villa to ourselves in Lagos for the same price as we were getting apartments in the Vilamoura/Albufeira area. Obviously you would need a car though..

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« Reply #1611 on: June 13, 2018, 08:13:08 AM »
Iíd stay out of the known places in Portugal as they are more pricey, some places as expensive as Dublin!

Up to now in Portugal the weather has been shit, few different friends have been lately and itís been cold! I would imagine come July it wouldnít be like that...
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« Reply #1612 on: June 13, 2018, 10:50:09 AM »
We go to Vilamoura every summer and i do like it but find it very expensive.

We spent a few days in Quateria last year and loved it. Far cheaper too for everything.

Im going next weekend and have also heard reports of the weather not being great so far  :o

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« Reply #1613 on: June 13, 2018, 11:02:02 AM »
I was in Vilamoura the weekend before last.  There was a cool breeze.  It left the temperature about 21 or 22 during the day which was fine.  It was sunny all the time.  It was very cool at night though.  There was no one sitting outside at any of the bars and a jumper would definitely have been required.
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Re: Holidays
« Reply #1614 on: June 13, 2018, 11:58:11 AM »
Booking flights to Faro with the woman in late July

Both enjoy the beach and the craic but not magaluf style mania (i will save that for the next boys trip)

Never been to Portugal...any recommendations/no goes?

Alvor. Lovely relaxed town with one of the best baches in The Algarve.

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Re: Holidays
« Reply #1615 on: June 14, 2018, 07:02:25 AM »
Anyone ever done Norway? Thinking of doing 3-4 days road tripping and hiking around the fjords. Flying to Bergen.

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Re: Holidays
« Reply #1616 on: June 14, 2018, 07:51:19 AM »
Anyone ever done Norway? Thinking of doing 3-4 days road tripping and hiking around the fjords. Flying to Bergen.

Also heading to Bergen in July followed by Oslo and Stockholm.

Had booked to fly to Bergen via Oslo but SAS have cancelled the flight and now flying to Stockholm then Oslo before heading to Bergen next day. A bit of a pain as we could have taken second flight directly to Bergen.

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« Reply #1617 on: June 14, 2018, 08:38:07 AM »
Anyone ever done Norway? Thinking of doing 3-4 days road tripping and hiking around the fjords. Flying to Bergen.

Also heading to Bergen in July followed by Oslo and Stockholm.

Had booked to fly to Bergen via Oslo but SAS have cancelled the flight and now flying to Stockholm then Oslo before heading to Bergen next day. A bit of a pain as we could have taken second flight directly to Bergen.

Good stuff OB. Are you doing the fjords?

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Re: Holidays
« Reply #1618 on: June 14, 2018, 11:50:46 AM »
Booking flights to Faro with the woman in late July

Both enjoy the beach and the craic but not magaluf style mania (i will save that for the next boys trip)

Never been to Portugal...any recommendations/no goes?

Alvor. Lovely relaxed town with one of the best baches in The Algarve.

Love Algarve.

Alvor, Armecao de Pera, Lagos all lovely. We're heading to Lagos ourselves in July for 10 days. Looking forward to it.

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Re: Holidays
« Reply #1619 on: June 14, 2018, 11:55:01 AM »
Booking flights to Faro with the woman in late July

Both enjoy the beach and the craic but not magaluf style mania (i will save that for the next boys trip)

Never been to Portugal...any recommendations/no goes?

Alvor. Lovely relaxed town with one of the best baches in The Algarve.

Love Algarve.

Alvor, Armecao de Pera, Lagos all lovely. We're heading to Lagos ourselves in July for 10 days. Looking forward to it.

Great part of the world. Love the Linda beach bar in Lagos, plenty of room out front to keep young ones occupied while the grub is being prepared  ;D