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    Holiday checklist - Holiday tips - updated - pics to follow

    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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    Enjoy your hols! 8-)

    Where abouts in Portugal are you going ?

    Original Poster

    snowtiger;2653528

    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

    photocopies of passports, driving licences etc.

    European Health Insurance card. (was the E111)

    Original Poster

    dontdothatagain;2653519

    Enjoy your hols! 8-)

    Original Poster

    blackpeppa;2653550

    photocopies of passports, driving licences etc.European Health Insurance … 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

    Have a fab hol - your kids will love the plane I'm sure x

    loupomm;2653561

    dont drive :)the EHIC i ordered tuesday, bit last minute but im hoping … 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

    get on the right plane
    and turn up on time

    are flight meals provided? if not take plenty of food, as it can be v expensive

    Banned

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

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    blackpeppa;2653600

    wouln't stress too much if it doesn't come. i am going to turkey which … 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;2653602

    get on the right plane and turn up on time



    well relying on trains to get me to airport so fingers crossed :w00t:

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    blackpeppa;2653604

    are flight meals provided? if not take plenty of food, as it can be v … 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;2653611

    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

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    make sure the kids have had loads of fizzy sweets and chocolates and pop:thumbsup:

    blackpeppa;2653604

    are flight meals provided? if not take plenty of food, as it can be v … 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).

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    emasu;2653650

    Not with who lou is going with....A tip from my Ryanair … 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:

    dog_cop;2653656

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



    Even more expensive

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    emasu;2653663

    Even more expensive


    like damaging bins :whistling:

    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 .

    I didn't actually damage the bin at all

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

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    emasu;2653674

    I didn't actually damage the bin at all :(And besides I've perfected the … 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

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    dog_cop;2653641

    make sure the kids have had loads of fizzy sweets and chocolates and … make sure the kids have had loads of fizzy sweets and chocolates and pop:thumbsup:



    and plenty of sick bags?

    emasu;2653650

    Not with who lou is going with....A tip from my Ryanair … 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;2653656

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



    burger king is rank :x

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    snowtiger;2653671

    I have just got back from Olhos de' Agua which is just at the edge of … 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

    a friend of mine collect airline sick bags.. empty ones though

    loupomm;2653680

    and plenty of sick bags?



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

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    dog_cop;2653686

    a friend of mine collect airline sick bags.. empty ones though



    is he single?

    emasu;2653691

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



    :-D

    Banned

    loupomm;2653695

    is he single?its a she and No :thumbsup::-D

    Original Poster



    so what does she do with them? :thinking:

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    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:

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    dog_cop;2653735

    collects them keeps them flat, some people collect some odd things.. ooh … 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:

    dog_cop;2653735

    collects them keeps them flat, some people collect some odd things.. ooh … 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 ;-)

    loupomm;2653685

    thank youdo 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.

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    yellowsticker;2653742

    go on then... start the thread ;-)


    nope cant be bothered.. some other fool will :lazy:

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    snowtiger;2653751

    I think that will depend on where abouts you are ? Most of the hotels … 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

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    dog_cop;2653761

    nope cant be bothered.. some other fool will :lazy:



    such a charmer!

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    loupomm;2653769

    such a nice chap :thumbsup:!

    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

    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:

    keys
    credit cards

    Have a really good break :thumbsup:
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