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From: Derek F on 11 Jul 2010 11:56
On 11/07/2010 13:41, tim.... wrote:
> "Derek F"<lordpilrig(a)NOXo2.co.uk> wrote in message
>> On 10/07/2010 20:00, Ian F. wrote:
>>> "Derek F"<lordpilrig(a)NOXo2.co.uk> wrote in message
>>>> One of our near sleep in the street nights was when we unknowingly
>>>> arrived in Nice late in the evening before the Monaco Grand Prix.
>>> Call me old-fashioned, but I can't imagine ever, ever going anywhere
>>> without having a reservation at somewhere to stay.
>>> Is it just me?
>> We went to Eastern Sicily one February and traveled around for three weeks
>> by bus and train finding accommodation as we went. When we headed for the
>> Aeolian Islands of Vulcano and Stromboli everything was closed for the
>> On Vulcano we mimed sleeping to a woman in the street and she took us to
>> her friend who had a bungalow to rent.
>> On the Hydrofoil to Stromboli we fortunately met an architect who had a
>> beach house that he rented to us.
> Stromboli is going to be one of the worst places to take a chance - you were
> very lucky
We were! The guy we met included a fantastic dinner for a Fiver each at
his house both nights as well. It was one of the most memorable places
we have stayed at. His unusual beach house, the black sand beach with a
gentle tide lapping away, a full moon and the occasional rumble of the
glowing volcano. All that was missing was a smouldering Ingrid Bergman.
From: Gregory Morrow on 11 Jul 2010 22:54
On Jul 7, 4:01 am, PetrolHead <petrol.h...(a)live.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Jul 2010 10:41:17 +0100, d4g...(a)yahoo.co.ukDavid Horne, _the_
> chancellor wrote:
> > "[Do you think the world learned anything from the first
> > world war?] No. They never learn." -Harry Patch (1898-2009)
> it *eventually* learned we needed a european union, after round two.
Don't forget that mid - 90's Balkans botch - up...
From: Tim C. on 12 Jul 2010 02:35
On Sat, 10 Jul 2010 14:07:39 -0500, Jean O'Boyle wrote in post :
>> Call me old-fashioned, but I can't imagine ever, ever going anywhere
>> without having a reservation at somewhere to stay.
>> Is it just me?
You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today.
They left a little note on the windscreen; it said 'Parking Fine.'
So that was nice.
From: Jan on 12 Jul 2010 05:16
Booking.com features a hotel on the IW that a guest, in their post stay
review, states it has Bed Bugs !! If this is untrue then the review should
be removed. If it is actually true then the hotel should be removed from
their listings. Either was Booking.com is not doing their job properly.
"Derek F" <lordpilrig(a)NOXo2.co.uk> wrote in message
> On 11/07/2010 13:39, tim.... wrote:
>> "Jack Campin - bogus address"<bogus(a)purr.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
>>>>> We tend to avoid Tourist Offices as they will send you to their
>>>>> out of the way favourites.
>>>> In the UK they are not allowed to have favourites or "non favourites"
>>>> so they will drop subtle little hints about the rubbish places.
>>> They are *required* to have favourites. They simply won't provide any
>>> information about hotels and B&Bs that haven't paid up for a listing
>>> with them.
>> That's not quite the same thing is it.
>> If you have paid to be "recommended" then you are treated equally
>> of how "nice" they think a place is.
> The Eastbourne Tourist Office dropped a really bad hotel from their web
> The one we stayed at in Canterbury last week deserves the same fate:-)
From: Zulus Vulva on 12 Jul 2010 08:33
On Jul 12, 2:28 pm, G Runge <p...(a)stye.eu> wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Jul 2010 19:54:44 -0700 (PDT), Gregory Morrow
> <gregorymor...(a)earthlink.net> wrote:
> >On Jul 7, 4:01 am, PetrolHead <petrol.h...(a)live.com> wrote:
> >> On Wed, 7 Jul 2010 10:41:17 +0100, d4g...(a)yahoo.co.ukDavid Horne, _the_
> >> chancellor wrote:
> >> > "[Do you think the world learned anything from the first
> >> > world war?] No. They never learn." -Harry Patch (1898-2009)
> >> it *eventually* learned we needed a european union, after round two.
> >Don't forget that mid - 90's Balkans botch - up...
> worse than Grunge's night of passion with a dachshund?
how low can he go.....ruff!