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Any football teams in Spain want a friendly match ?
A. "Hi Stewart, Hope you find
the team you're looking for, but if not, and you don't mind travelling to a
different place for the football in Spain, we travelled over to the Costa Blanca
a few years ago with our football team from Essex and had a great game there,
against a local team of English lads, we flew over to the Costa Blanca (Alicante
airport) on the Friday morning, had a good meal and a few drinks on the Friday
night. On the Saturday afternoon, had a brilliant game on their astro turf pitch
(one of the best top quality football pitches I've ever seen), had a few drinks
and snacks in their local bar after the match, had some more drinks Saturday
night, had a lazy day at one of their local beaches on the Sunday and flew back
to the UK on the Monday morning.
A. "From May until July the Guards change at Buckingham place and St.
James's Palace, usually taking place daily at 11.30.
A. "The Guards changing at Buckingham Palace, does usually take place
at 11.30am, but to make sure you get a good place to view the events, it's
advisable to get there a little earlier, 11.15 would be a good idea. Also,
you're a lot nearer to the Guards, if you go to St. James Palace.
Cheap flights to the Costa Blanca from the UK ?
A. "Hello Anne, there's quite a lot of cheap flights nowadays, the
budget airlines like Easyjet, Monarch, Jet2, Ryanair and BMI Baby go from the UK to
the Costa Blanca. For more details, just click on the link below:
A. "Hi Kym, driving in Spain can be a little traumatic, especially for
someone not used to the roads in Spain. There's a few things to bear in mind,
(some of it is probably what you've been used to in England), always adhere to
the speed limits (the Local Policia or Guardia Civil will sometimes be waiting
'just around the corner', Basically, never disobey the rules of the road, the
authorities are very strict and do not go lightly on you just because you are a
foreigner, and do not know all the rules, make sure you have checked up on all
of them. For instance: if you approach a town and are speeding there is a sensor
which picks up your speed, if you are not within the limit, it flashes a red
light and you have to stop, if there are 2 flashing red lights you are not
allowed entry into the town. Also, don't park on yellow or blue lines which are
parked on the side of the pavement - otherwise, you'll find the car may have
been towed away, and then have to go and find it in some car pound somewhere and
pay a hefty fine. Don't drive too close to the car in front, the Spanish like to
do this, but don't be tempted to do the same.
So be good and stick to the rules of the land.
A. "Hi Jane, could be a good idea to try Trebarber Holiday cottages in
St Columb minor - beautiful recently renovated old style cottages, about 5
minutes drive from Newquay town centre, in a rural setting.
A. "Hi Stephen, there are a bunch of low cost call providers that can help. I
they allow me to call Spain for just 1p per minute. I find it's better than using a calling card because you just dial 0844 720 6099 followed by the Spanish number, and all you pay is the cost of
dialling the access number which is charged to your BT bill at 1p per minute.
Internet cafes in Madrid ?
A. "Hello Steve, I don't know the specific details of any particular internet cafes in Madrid that are close to the main church square, as the only time I had a holiday in Madrid, it was on the outskirts of Madrid, but here's some details of internet cafes in Madrid below, I don't know how close they are to the main church square, but you could always call them on the telephone numbers where mentioned.
Laser Coffee Shop
Internet Cafe Madrid
Cestein Internet Cafe
Hope this helps you and hope you have a great holiday in Madrid.
A. "My family and I visited the Rare Breeds Farm in Kent last April, and
wstrong all thought that it was great. Although my son was only 4, there were
children of all ages enjoying being with the animals. It was a good time of year
to go as there were lots of new born lambs and other young animals too. There
were indoor and outdoor play areas, and a tractor trailer ride too. Plus special
times of day when you can assist in feeding the animals. Often they have special
feature days too, like craft fares. I think that the nearest train station will
be Ashford, although the good old British Rail will be able to enlighten you as
to the times. The contact details are below:
A. "Hi Jane, the opening times for business's in Spain are varied, but
usually, the normal opening hours for shops are Monday to Saturday from around
9am or 10am until about 1.30pm. After siesta they reopen from around 4pm until
8pm or 9pm. Large stores usually stay open all day. Most are closed on Sundays.
Many businesses including restaurants and bars (especially in Madrid) close for
holidays in August. Banks generally open from 9am to 2pm from Monday to Friday,
and from 9am to midday or 1pm on Saturdays. Hours may vary in summer.
A. "Hi Steve, Lucky thing, I wish I could escape the English winter to
get some sunshine!! Anyway, the telephone dialling code from Spain to the UK is
0044, then take off the first zero in the telephone number, so for example, if
the number was 01234 567 890, the complete number you would dial from Spain to
the UK would be 0044 1234 567 890.
A. "The beauty of London, is that there is something for everyone. Some
attractions that you will want to consider are:
A. "Don't know which way you're coming from Julie, but here's a couple of
A "Malaga is the nearest airport, but if you have not seen Spain before I
would recommend flying into Alicante, on the Costa Blanca (further
north) and driving down. That way you'll see a lot more of the real Spain before
you arrive at the more touristy area of the Costa del Sol.
A. "Hi Sue, the nearest tube stations for the changing of the Guards
Ceremony, is Victoria tube and railway station, St James Park tube or Green Park
A. "Hello Sue, the time differences between the UK and Spain is one hour.
A. "Hi Joanne, it all depends on what part of High Holborn you want. If
your meeting is nearer to the junction (crossroads) with Kingsway and High
Holborn, then the underground station at Kingsway is the best, but if your
meeting is nearer to the junction (T-junction) of Grays Inn Road and High
Holborn, then the underground station at Chancery Lane would be the best.