GRcade Travel Topic

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by Dangerblade » Sun May 20, 2018 9:21 pm

Anybody ever been to La Tomatina? Got a mate who wants to go this year. The package price seems pretty good, and I like the idea, but I'm not sure the reality of throwing tomatoes/being pelted by tomatoes at/from hundreds of other people is really that pleasurable.

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by Tragic Magic » Sun May 20, 2018 10:24 pm

Had a week in Sorrento recently and I loved every minute. I'd argue that it was our best holiday ever but then I'd also that it's because I'm getting old and I worry less.

It's probably that the latter is true. I like being an aged.

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by Ad7 » Sun May 20, 2018 10:48 pm

Dangerblade wrote:Anybody ever been to La Tomatina? Got a mate who wants to go this year. The package price seems pretty good, and I like the idea, but I'm not sure the reality of throwing tomatoes/being pelted by tomatoes at/from hundreds of other people is really that pleasurable.


I've not been but I know someone who has. He said it was fun, but it's relentless and he had people throwing them at his face point blank, then having to shield his Mrs as people were just bombarding her with them. He also said you get people picking armfulls of the trodden slushy ones from the floor and shoving it down your back and down your trousers :dread:

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by Preezy » Mon May 21, 2018 11:01 am

Tragic Magic wrote:Had a week in Sorrento recently and I loved every minute. I'd argue that it was our best holiday ever but then I'd also that it's because I'm getting old and I worry less.

It's probably that the latter is true. I like being an aged.

I got married in Sorrento, such a beautiful place :wub:

Did you manage to see Pompeii?

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by RichardUK » Mon May 21, 2018 11:10 am

Sorrento was the first time I had been abroad, we visited Pompeii and walked up Vesuvius, I was only six but I honestly remember it like it was yesterday, everything from where we stayed to what we ate its all really very vivid, it was all beautiful and the Amalfi coast was stunning

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by Alvin Flummux » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:16 pm

The wife and I are heading to the UK next week and need power socket adapters for our various electronics, and we were wondering if we'd be better off getting something off Amazon, or just getting something in the inevitable Samsonite shops we encounter in the Cincinnati, Toronto and Dublin airports? I don't recall seeing any US-UK only adapter packs in the shops, which is what we'd prefer.

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by Curls » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:45 pm

To be honest you can buy them for £5-10 in most supermarkets and train stations etc. I wouldn't worry too much, probably get it cheaper in a pound land or Wilko or somewhere like that though.

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by Bunni » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:38 pm

Buy a single adapted and bring along an extension cord.

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by Curls » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:33 pm

Bunni wrote:Buy a single adapted and bring along an extension cord.


Wise words.

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by Alvin Flummux » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:43 pm

Why an extension cord?

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by Bunni » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:29 pm

One adapted plug + extension cord = 4 things from home plugged in.

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by Hime » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:59 pm

That's pretty good to be fair. I have amassed a collection of adapters that I can never find when I'm going away.

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by Alvin Flummux » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:14 pm

Bunni wrote:One adapted plug + extension cord = 4 things from home plugged in.


You mean a surge protector?

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Bunni » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:25 pm

You can have a surge protector on an extension cord but not every extension cord will have a surge protector.

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by smurphy » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:28 am

I presume you're mostly talking about charging phones etc. In which case look out for something like this. Obviously the more USB ports the better.

Don't concern yourself with voltages and whatnot. Sometime my mates get all paranoid and start buying bulky adapters over the 120v/230v thing but smartphones and USB chargers work between 100v-240v.

Laptops obviously won't work with the above USB plugs, in which case you should just need a straight US to UK adapter like this. Just make sure your power brick is rated 100v-240v (Apple ones are, I assume other manufacturers will be the same). Don't pay more than a few quid for the above.

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by Alvin Flummux » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:22 am

Two phones, two tablets and a 3DS, but the tablets can be on rotation and don't need daily charging like a well used phone.

Opting for these two dealies. They should see us fine.

Edit: Car rentals. :dread: I was gonna do Avis, since they were cheap. Were. Like a week ago it was maybe $45 for a day's rental (as opposed to $80+ for the other big rental companies), but I was waiting for pay day, and now it's twice that. Priceline sorted me with a deal almost as good as Avis' earlier one, thankfully, but not knowing who you're renting with until you pay is just... :dread: It's scary. Got Hertz, so not great but not the worst I suppose. Only need to car to poke around Toronto for a few hours next Friday while we wait for our connecting flight.

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by Rocsteady » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:24 pm

Staying in Riga for August then moving to Porto from September for a while, brushing up on some Portuguese already. If anyone has any tips for either hit me up

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by Rocsteady » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:24 pm

Staying in Riga for August then moving to Porto from September for a while, brushing up on some Portuguese already. If anyone has any tips for either hit me up

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by RichardUK » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:54 am

Rocsteady wrote:Staying in Riga for August then moving to Porto from September for a while, brushing up on some Portuguese already. If anyone has any tips for either hit me up


I dated someone from Portugal for around two weeks the best phrase I learned was “eu não falo português”

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by karl_fletcher » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:32 am

Alvin Flummux wrote:Two phones, two tablets and a 3DS, but the tablets can be on rotation and don't need daily charging like a well used phone.

Opting for these two dealies. They should see us fine.

Edit: Car rentals. :dread: I was gonna do Avis, since they were cheap. Were. Like a week ago it was maybe $45 for a day's rental (as opposed to $80+ for the other big rental companies), but I was waiting for pay day, and now it's twice that. Priceline sorted me with a deal almost as good as Avis' earlier one, thankfully, but not knowing who you're renting with until you pay is just... :dread: It's scary. Got Hertz, so not great but not the worst I suppose. Only need to car to poke around Toronto for a few hours next Friday while we wait for our connecting flight.


How long will you be in Toronto? Have you been here before?


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