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Holiday checklist - Holiday tips - updated - pics to follow

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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
Ok seeing as there are many hukd'ers off on hols soon i thought a checklist would be good...

ok really its cos im off to Portugal wednesday, lucky you all will be rid of me for 7 days!

im very nervous as its the first time my 3 kids have flown, i have only twice, once last year to Dublin and once 12 years ago and both times had other adults with me!

im sure ive forgotten something! so i have:

passports (obv)
flight ticket
insurance
currency
travel adapter
suncream
nurofen/calpol/disperol
train tickets to airport

any others ive missed? any tips on portugal, places must see? must not see!? food to try?

Dont miss me too much guys!!!!!!!!
thanks :)

home now - had a fab time, have loads of pics to post tomorrow, have added a few in my first post after this
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Enjoy your hols! 8-) <<<<<<<< Hint
#2
http://www.holidaytruths.co.uk/CheckList/step1.html

choose what you're taking, amounts, etc...
#3
Where abouts in Portugal are you going ?
#4
snowtiger
Where abouts in Portugal are you going ?


Albufeira :thumbsup:

sand statues in the old town:

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u204/loupomm/DSC00209.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u204/loupomm/DSC00210.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u204/loupomm/DSC00211.jpg
#5
photocopies of passports, driving licences etc.

European Health Insurance card. (was the E111)
#6
dontdothatagain
Enjoy your hols! 8-) <<<<<<<< Hint


haha

in my handbag, they go everywhere with me :)
#7
blackpeppa
photocopies of passports, driving licences etc.

European Health Insurance card. (was the E111)


dont drive
:)

the EHIC i ordered tuesday, bit last minute but im hoping they will come in time, said 7 working days but i might be lucky :thumbsup:

thanks :-D
#8
Have a fab hol - your kids will love the plane I'm sure x
#9
loupomm
dont drive
:)

the EHIC i ordered tuesday, bit last minute but im hoping they will come in time, said 7 working days but i might be lucky :thumbsup:

thanks :-D


wouln't stress too much if it doesn't come. i am going to turkey which is not covered by the EHIC and my insurance brokers said its worthless anyway, most stuff isn't covered and its all covered again in your private travel insurance
banned#10
get on the right plane
and turn up on time
#11
are flight meals provided? if not take plenty of food, as it can be v expensive
banned#12
dont take any guns or explosives with you.. or KIDS:-D
#13
blackpeppa
wouln't stress too much if it doesn't come. i am going to turkey which is not covered by the EHIC and my insurance brokers said its worthless anyway, most stuff isn't covered and its all covered again in your private travel insurance


thats good to know thank you

dog_cop
get on the right plane
and turn up on time


well relying on trains to get me to airport so fingers crossed :w00t:
#14
blackpeppa
are flight meals provided? if not take plenty of food, as it can be v expensive



no food, cheap and errr cheerful i hope lol

dog_cop
dont take any guns or explosives with you.. or KIDS:-D


no guns or explosives but the kids....well i knew i'd get something wrong :p
banned#15
make sure the kids have had loads of fizzy sweets and chocolates and pop:thumbsup:
#16
blackpeppa;2653604
are flight meals provided? if not take plenty of food, as it can be v expensive


Not with who lou is going with....

A tip from my Ryanair guide:-

[SIZE=5][COLOR=Red]*TIP*:-[/COLOR][/SIZE] Regarding food, you probably think airport food is also expensive. If you're going to buy sandwiches and the like on the aircraft, I'd advise you to get this In Terminal, Airside (After Security). The best offers I recommend are the Boots Meal Deal (normally £2.99 but can vary from airport to airport) and at WHSmith, there is normally an offer on where you buy a paper and get a Free 750ml bottle of evian water. (This again may not be on at all airports but has always been at BAA airports i have passed through).
banned 1 Like #17
emasu;2653650
Not with who lou is going with....

A tip from my Ryanair guide:-

[SIZE=5][COLOR=red]*TIP*:-[/COLOR][/SIZE] Regarding food, you probably think airport food is also expensive. If you're going to buy sandwiches and the like on the aircraft, I'd advise you to get this In Terminal, Airside (After Security). The best offers I recommend are the Boots Meal Deal (normally £2.99 but can vary from airport to airport) and at WHSmith, there is normally an offer on where you buy a paper and get a Free 750ml bottle of evian water. (This again may not be on at all airports but has always been at BAA airports i have passed through).

BIGGER TIP.. go to burger king and get some greasy stodge thats good for filling you up :thumbsup:
#18
dog_cop;2653656
BIGGER TIP.. go to burger king and get some greasy stodge thats good for filling you up :thumbsup:


Even more expensive :/
banned#19
emasu;2653663
Even more expensive :/

like damaging bins :whistling:
#20
I have just got back from Olhos de' Agua which is just at the edge of Albufeira.(We actually walked there one day which took us about an hour) Great beach there & plenty seemed to be going on .... Beach Volleyball was very popular........... lots of the hotels were on the top of hills so be prepared ! (they did have several escalators up the hillsides !! )
It was our first time to Portugal & I must say I really loved it. The weather was very HOT, (The day we left 24th July the country was just going on what they call ''ORANGE ALERT'' which means temp' over 40 ! ) the people are lovely, very helpful but unimposing. If you like Chilli one of their traditional dishes is Peri Peri (which is chicken marinated in chilli sause .. not hot) yummy. Lots of tours available/mini cruises etc & easy to get around on the buses.
Only downside was I found the supermarkets quite expensive. (we went s/c) other than that it was brilliant.
Hope you have a fantastic time.............. I'm sure you will :)

Forgot to say there were NO mosquitoes .
#21
I didn't actually damage the bin at all :(

And besides I've perfected the art of balancing on my car now.
banned#22
emasu;2653674
I didn't actually damage the bin at all :(

And besides I've perfected the art of balancing on my car now.

not what I was told when I spoke to my chums at BIA:x
#23
dog_cop
make sure the kids have had loads of fizzy sweets and chocolates and pop:thumbsup:


and plenty of sick bags?

emasu
Not with who lou is going with....

A tip from my Ryanair guide:-

[SIZE=5][COLOR=Red]*TIP*:-[/COLOR][/SIZE] Regarding food, you probably think airport food is also expensive. If you're going to buy sandwiches and the like on the aircraft, I'd advise you to get this In Terminal, Airside (After Security). The best offers I recommend are the Boots Meal Deal (normally £2.99 but can vary from airport to airport) and at WHSmith, there is normally an offer on where you buy a paper and get a Free 750ml bottle of evian water. (This again may not be on at all airports but has always been at BAA airports i have passed through).


:thumbsup:

dog_cop
BIGGER TIP.. go to burger king and get some greasy stodge thats good for filling you up :thumbsup:


burger king is rank :x
#24
snowtiger
I have just got back from Olhos de' Agua which is just at the edge of Albufeira.(We actually walked there one day which took us about an hour) Great beach there & plenty seemed to be going on .... Beach Volleyball was very popular........... lots of the hotels were on the top of hills so be prepared ! (they did have several escalators up the hillsides !! )
It was our first time to Portugal & I must say I really loved it. The weather was very HOT, (The day we left 24th July the country was just going on what they call ''ORANGE ALERT'' which means temp' over 40 ! ) the people are lovely, very helpful but unimposing. If you like Chilli one of their traditional dishes is Peri Peri (which is chicken marinated in chilli sause .. not hot) yummy. Lots of tours available/mini cruises etc & easy to get around on the buses.
Only downside was I found the supermarkets quite expensive. (we went s/c) other than that it was brilliant.
Hope you have a fantastic time.............. I'm sure you will :)


thank you

do you think there will be stuff for the kids to do?
banned#25
a friend of mine collect airline sick bags.. empty ones though
#26
loupomm;2653680
and plenty of sick bags?


At least your flights will have seat pockets to store them lol
#27
dog_cop
a friend of mine collect airline sick bags.. empty ones though


is he single?

emasu
At least your flights will have seat pockets to store them lol


:-D
banned#28
loupomm;2653695
is he single?

its a she and No :thumbsup:



:-D
#29
so what does she do with them? :thinking:
banned#30
loupomm;2653706
so what does she do with them? :thinking:

collects them keeps them flat, some people collect some odd things.. ooh that could be a thread perhaps.. what do you collect :thumbsup:
#31
dog_cop
collects them keeps them flat, some people collect some odd things.. ooh that could be a thread perhaps.. what do you collect :thumbsup:


dust, have loads :thumbsup:
#32
dog_cop;2653735
collects them keeps them flat, some people collect some odd things.. ooh that could be a thread perhaps.. what do you collect :thumbsup:


go on then... start the thread ;-)
#33
loupomm;2653685
thank you

do you think there will be stuff for the kids to do?


I think that will depend on where abouts you are ? Most of the hotels have entertainment for the children during the day & evening ... apart from that the beach is gorgeous, Golden sands & the sea is warm (although it is the Atlantic) & very clean.............didn't see any Jelly fish or sea-weed .......... I even went in ! (I'm usually a right coward where the sea is concerned!) I'm sure there will be plenty for them to enjoy. There's a couple of Aqua parks & marine park ... as well as swimming with Dolphins.
banned#34
yellowsticker;2653742
go on then... start the thread ;-)

nope cant be bothered.. some other fool will :lazy:
#35
snowtiger
I think that will depend on where abouts you are ? Most of the hotels have entertainment for the children during the day & evening ... apart from that the beach is gorgeous, Golden sands & the sea is warm (although it is the Atlantic) & very clean.............didn't see any Jelly fish or sea-weed .......... I even went in ! (I'm usually a right coward where the sea is concerned!) I'm sure there will be plenty for them to enjoy. There's a couple of Aqua parks & marine park ... as well as swimming with Dolphins.


we are staying at a private villa :thumbsup: have looked into the aqua parks, they look good fun :-D
#36
dog_cop
nope cant be bothered.. some other fool will :lazy:


such a charmer!
banned#37
loupomm;2653769
such a nice chap :thumbsup:!
#38
yellowsticker;2653742
go on then... start the thread ;-)


dog_cop;2653761
nope cant be bothered.. some other fool will :lazy:


loupomm;2653769
such a charmer!

its ok .... its a dig at me.
banned#39
yellowsticker;2653800
its ok .... its a dig at me.


actually I wasnt having a dig , but if you feel the cap fits.. start the thread :thumbsup:
#40
keys
credit cards

Have a really good break :thumbsup:

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