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Forum: Africa
Mar 30, 21, 11:50 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By emma69

Thank you! You are a lot braver than me - and I...

Thank you! You are a lot braver than me - and I know so little I need someone who will see the things that me as a novice will totally miss. I will take a look at Lamu tho, thanks.
Forum: Africa
Mar 30, 21, 8:22 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By emma69

Thank you all so much for this wealth of...

Thank you all so much for this wealth of knowledge and your recommendations. I will take a deeper look into everything you suggest, and I will be back with any follow up questions. I have a lot of...
Forum: Africa
Mar 24, 21, 2:43 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By emma69

Where to begin? Safari/beach Kenya/Tanzania?

Hi, I am in the very early stages of looking at a safari for 2023 and frankly, it is overwhelming! I have never been to Africa, and would love to get some pointers on where to begin (and ultimately I...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Mar 4, 21, 1:00 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 3,262
Posted By emma69

The Sainsbury's where I used to shop in the UK...

The Sainsbury's where I used to shop in the UK allowed you to ask the check out person to go more slowly - apparently old folk (and the not so old folk) got flustered when they went too fast (their...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Mar 4, 21, 9:53 am
Replies: 73
Views: 3,262
Posted By emma69

That's the last Waitrose I was in (ages ago now,...

That's the last Waitrose I was in (ages ago now, 20 months ago maybe?) I left my bags at the Great Northern and popped to get some essentials to bring back to Canada before hopping on the Gatwick...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Mar 3, 21, 3:29 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 3,262
Posted By emma69

The best thing about hyper markets is going...

The best thing about hyper markets is going French and saying 'eyper marshay' instead :)

The last Carrefour I went to was in Dubai and it was massive although still not as big as the eyper...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Mar 3, 21, 10:02 am
Replies: 73
Views: 3,262
Posted By emma69

It's really weird to me how Aldi is perceived in...

It's really weird to me how Aldi is perceived in different places. In Germany it was a bog standard grocery store, nothing remarkable. In the UK it is seen as the place 'poor' people / social...
Oct 16, 20, 9:38 am
Replies: 83
Views: 2,060
Posted By emma69

I have not found gas stations to present higher...

I have not found gas stations to present higher risk than other places I have been, such as the grocery store. To make it as safe as possible, you can wipe down the keypad / handle with a lysol wipe...
Forum: Canada
Aug 25, 20, 2:26 pm
Replies: 363
Views: 33,424
Posted By emma69

Probably, yes. The maritimes are enforcing it I...

Probably, yes. The maritimes are enforcing it I think, I wouldn't be against it for for cross-provincial flights or perhaps even all domestic flights (including, say, Ottawa-Toronto). It gets harder...
Forum: Canada
Aug 25, 20, 9:36 am
Replies: 363
Views: 33,424
Posted By emma69

55 flights landed in Canada in the first 18 days...

55 flights landed in Canada in the first 18 days of August that had possible COVID exposure on them (from all over the world) - that is why quarantine is so important.
Forum: Japan
Aug 20, 20, 10:14 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,285
Posted By emma69

It was more the cost the airlines charge for...

It was more the cost the airlines charge for heavier / second bags that was the factor rather than managing them - I'll be flying home from Hakodate so need my bags with me at that point. The luggage...
Forum: Japan
Aug 20, 20, 10:00 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,285
Posted By emma69

Thank you. I will take a look!

Thank you. I will take a look!
Forum: Japan
Aug 20, 20, 9:00 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,285
Posted By emma69

Thanks for that information, I hadn't heard of...

Thanks for that information, I hadn't heard of that and will look into it!
Forum: Japan
Aug 19, 20, 8:01 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,285
Posted By emma69

Thank you, I will take a look!

Thank you, I will take a look!
Forum: Japan
Aug 19, 20, 8:00 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,285
Posted By emma69

Definitely plan to fly. The problem is that even...

Definitely plan to fly. The problem is that even business class (they didn't seem to operate first class on this route with the two airlines I looked at) only allows 20kg of luggage and charge quite...
Forum: Canada
Aug 18, 20, 1:31 pm
Replies: 363
Views: 33,424
Posted By emma69

My apologies, I had misunderstood the article I...

My apologies, I had misunderstood the article I had read, where it was talking about the highest percentage increases (sharpest spike), not highest number of cases, which were 3300 in a 24 hour...
Forum: Canada
Aug 18, 20, 7:51 am
Replies: 337
Views: 43,962
Posted By emma69

I'm afraid I don't think travel will be back to...

I'm afraid I don't think travel will be back to normal in a month - we just extended the US/Canada border restrictions until Sept 21 so I don't think anything will change before then at the earliest,...
Forum: Japan
Aug 18, 20, 7:45 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,285
Posted By emma69

Thank you all for your advice, I will start...

Thank you all for your advice, I will start looking at some of your suggestions. I think I will be able to entertain myself for 4 nights, the current plan is at least 2 sports events a day in Tokyo,...
Forum: Japan
Aug 17, 20, 1:28 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,285
Posted By emma69

Hakodate (might be wishful thinking!)

Next summer, provided the world is some state of normal, I plan to attend a week of Olympics in Tokyo and now find myself wondering what to do with a few days at the end of my trip (originally I was...
Forum: Canada
Aug 17, 20, 10:33 am
Replies: 363
Views: 33,424
Posted By emma69

France's cases have spiked, and has been added...

France's cases have spiked, and has been added back to the UK quarantine's list. To suggest that people should be exempt from quarantine coming into Canada from a destination where cases are now the...
Aug 14, 20, 7:48 am
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By emma69

Thanks, that is how this all started, I messaged...

Thanks, that is how this all started, I messaged them on Twitter, who told me I had to reply to the original discount code email and the team would take care of it! Left hand doesn't know what the...
Aug 13, 20, 2:39 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By emma69

I took mine as a refund, but the language they...

I took mine as a refund, but the language they pasted into the reply referenced travel credit (which showed me no one actually bothered reading it!)
Aug 13, 20, 1:27 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By emma69

Thank you, I'll give it a shot!

Thank you, I'll give it a shot!
Aug 13, 20, 9:51 am
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By emma69

Yes, I did. It seriously looks like someone cut...

Yes, I did. It seriously looks like someone cut and pasted the reply on the email. Do I just try sending to the same email address again? Or is there a real live person I can talk to?
Aug 13, 20, 9:31 am
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By emma69

Advice on getting a discount code reinstated

I am getting a bit frustrated. I had a discussion with an AC rep on Twitter who told me it wouldn't be an issue getting a 15% discount code (for previous flight issues) reissued for use (had been on...
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