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Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 19-10-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,318
Posted By redchariot
I have found that there is very little difference...

I have found that there is very little difference between the Duty Free in Dublin and UK airports so for convenience it is probably better to wait until you get to London.
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 19-10-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By redchariot
I was in Rome last year and booked a tour of the...

I was in Rome last year and booked a tour of the Vatican Museum and St Peters Basicilla, it cost €37, costs €32 without St Peters if I remember correctly.

If you want to do a self-guided tour it...
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 11-09-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,613
Posted By redchariot
I was there about 9 years ago and at the time US$...

I was there about 9 years ago and at the time US$ was the currency of use but from what I hear, it was banned since. I came across the convertible Pesos once and never once seen the local currency.
...
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 11-09-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,692
Posted By redchariot
I have been in Vegas a few times and here's my...

I have been in Vegas a few times and here's my take on hotels there.

It all depends on what you want out of a hotel.

You will pay a fortune for the top luxury hotels like the Venetian, Caesars...
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 11-09-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,750
Posted By redchariot
I have never had to remove my Kindle from my...

I have never had to remove my Kindle from my hand-luggage in Dublin Airport, however, I have had to do so in other airports including Heathrow and Schipol

I guess it will the norm in all airports...
Forum: Banking, credit cards, etc 11-09-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By redchariot
Keeping BOI Credit Card when switching current account?

Hi

I am pretty annoyed with Bank of Ireland hiking up their fees and free-banking non-existent and now want to make the switch to Permanent TSB thus saving an approximate 18 per quarter.

Thing...
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 22-10-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,386
Posted By redchariot
Simplest thing to do is to go to the self-service...

Simplest thing to do is to go to the self-service kiosk in Dublin and it will print your boarding cards for both fights and when you drop off the bags, these will be checked the whole way through to...
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 22-10-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,556
Posted By redchariot
I was in Sharm a few weeks ago, you can get the...

I was in Sharm a few weeks ago, you can get the visa on arrival if you are on an Irish passport
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 22-10-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By redchariot
Have to agree, you should ideally have 90mins at...

Have to agree, you should ideally have 90mins at CDG.

I flew out to Amman a few years back, ok going out as 3 hour connection but on the way home, I had only a 60 minute connection and the first...
Forum: Phones, DVDs, TVs, Audio/Visual 10-06-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 0
Wrong forum Vodafone Sure Signal
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Posted By redchariot
Vodafone Sure Signal

I live in an area where the Vodafone signal is very intermittent at best and I have come over this box called Vodafone Sure Signal which apparently will give a full 5 bar 3G signal to mobile phones...
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 04-05-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By redchariot
Turkey during Ramadan

I am thinking of heading to Turkey around the end of July - beginning of August; however I have just learnt that this will be during Ramadan this year.

As I will be planning to stay in a resort as...
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 28-03-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By redchariot
Not a chance No travel insurance would...

Not a chance


No travel insurance would cover the above eventuallity and even if they did you couldn't insure yourself after it happened; in fact it would be verging on Insurance fraud
Forum: Phones, DVDs, TVs, Audio/Visual 28-03-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,787
Posted By redchariot
I ended up buying a Freeview HD tv from Amazon;...

I ended up buying a Freeview HD tv from Amazon; it picks up all the Irish digital channels no problems but can only pick up the BBC channels from the north (including News, Parliament, 3, 4), no ITV...
Forum: Phones, DVDs, TVs, Audio/Visual 05-03-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,787
Posted By redchariot
Can I get UK Freeview on a Saorview tv?

I am looking for a new tv and with the digital switchover looming, I want to get one with a tuner, which will pick up Saorview, built into it.

As I live in the border region, I can pick up the...
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 28-01-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,311
Posted By redchariot
I stayed in Furama City Centre Hotel a few years...

I stayed in Furama City Centre Hotel a few years ago; cost about 70/night which is ok if you are only staying 2-3 days which is enough time to spend in Singapore anyway

Singapore is a really nice...
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 21-01-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,397
Posted By redchariot
There is no real bad time to visit SE Asia but if...

There is no real bad time to visit SE Asia but if you want to avoid the monsoon, don't go from July through to October. Even if you go during the monsoon season, it is not that bad, the rain does...
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 20-01-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,397
Posted By redchariot
Haven't gone with Kumuka; only came across it a...

Haven't gone with Kumuka; only came across it a couple of months ago myself. Quite interested in booking a trip with them myself if anybody has any knowledge of them.

I was in Vietnam a couple of...
Forum: I.T.,Cameras and MP 3 players 30-11-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 926
Posted By redchariot
Differences in i3 and i5 processors

I am looking to buy a new laptop as an x-mas present to myself.

I am getting one with an i3 processor (or an i5 if I can get one at a good price) but there seems to be a huge range of different...
Forum: Work, Careers, Employment rights, further education/training 29-11-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,398
Posted By redchariot
The law states that the company must allow each...

The law states that the company must allow each employee an unbroken two weeks off if the employee so wishes; this can include public holidays.

It is not complusory to take two weeks off in one go...
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 27-11-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,175
Posted By redchariot
I have done it both ways. I have flown...

I have done it both ways.

I have flown DUB-LHR-LAX with British Airways and it was a great experience. The BA staff really know how to look after their passengers and you got most of the journey...
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 27-11-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,033
Posted By redchariot
I was over in the USA during the summer and I was...

I was over in the USA during the summer and I was shocked with their lack of credit card security.

As previously mentioned, there is no Chip and Pin in place which I find bizarre when I have been...
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 27-11-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,118
Posted By redchariot
In my experience, when you buy online and they...

In my experience, when you buy online and they offer the cost in Euro it works out more expensive than if you pay in the local currency of the website.

For example, I was buying an item from a...
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 27-11-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,949
Posted By redchariot
Funny enough, this almost happened to me too a...

Funny enough, this almost happened to me too a couple of months ago. I selected flights, inputted my credit card information and clicked on Confirm and an error message came up on the website...
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 27-11-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By redchariot
Most insurance companies do not treat uncles,...

Most insurance companies do not treat uncles, aunts or cousins as close family and therefore this would not be covered; each travel insurance company has differences in their clauses so you will have...
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 27-11-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,295
Posted By redchariot
Oh also in additon, if you want to see the...

Oh also in additon, if you want to see the spectacular waterfalls in Yosemite, May, June or July (and maybe August) is the time to go as the snow which starts to melt in the mountains in April/May...
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