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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 1:45 pm
by Sinead
A big thank you to all my friends on this site for their good wishes. I had a ball of a time for my birthday, daughter number 2 brought me to Iceland to celebrate, on 11th I was brought to a geizer, waterfall and thermal baths - I thought all my birthdays had come at once. I am still pinching myself to make sure it did happen. A fantastic place but you just could not afford to buy anything, not on my pension anyway. Fantastic experience to see it.

Sinéad

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 8:29 pm
by keeper
Belated birthday wishes to you Sinead wuu Seems like you had a wonderful time in Iceland ! Great memory for you wuu

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 11:10 pm
by Snowhite
Belated Birthday Wishes Sinead, my son was in Iceland a few weeks ago and got a Fine for being 3 miles over the limit .......... 550e on the spot. :o He says he's seen it and will never go again so expensive for everything, they travelled quiet a bit while there trying to see as much as possible and ended up making up there own Breakfast/lunches to get them through. But they did say it was a Beautiful Place.

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:51 pm
by keeper
€550 :o :o How much does a meal in a restaurant cost ? Drink ? I was thinking of going on a visit but Holy God it sounds like I'll have to wait to win Euromillions :cry: :cry: :cry:

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 11:46 pm
by Snowhite
If I remember rightly my son said 9/10 euro for a pint,35/40 euro a bottle of wine, 15 euro for Burger, 50 euro for a Steak, he said it was cheap to get there and that's where it stops. ;) Thank God its not on my list of places to see. evillaugh

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 12:42 am
by Jemser
Well I have just crossed it off my list of must see places.....bye bye Iceland.

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 2:05 am
by Sinead
Folks, don't cross it off the list, yes, it is very expensive but the sights are just amazing. I can't give costs as I didn't pay for anything. We had a serviced apartment which could sleep 4, from Dublin we brought, bread, smoked salmon, cheese and butter, in the local supermarket we bought, water, fruit juice, biscuits, rolls, mushrooms and eggs. These items covered breakfast, tea and lunch on day trips. We ate in fish restaurants and I don't think the charges were too high. We did not buy any alcohol, you can live without it for a few days.
You can check out the costs of trips on line. 1,000 Icelandic Kroner = €9.00. Where there is a charge for the loo it is about €2.50.
Iceland Air was a very roomy comfortable experience.
The pace of life there is slow, nothing moves fast. It is very grey, the sun was shining on our last day. Airport transfers are via the main bus station from where you take a mini bus to your residence, the reverse applies when you are going on tour. It is an efficient system.

Sinéad

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 9:41 am
by Toss
Sinead wrote:Where there is a charge for the loo it is about €2.50.

Sinéad



:o :o :o

Please dont give our money grabbers any ideas. Its bad enough having one of our Nigerian brothers shove his hand in your face after you wash your hands in some Dublin venues, but if the owners thought they could charge you twice for using the toilet ..... they would certainly try (lets not forget one of their main whinges when they put their prices up every six months is that its the "overheads" and that includes toilet facilities.

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:12 pm
by keeper
Iceland gone off my bucket list :cry: think I'll just try their supermarket instead dontknow

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:30 pm
by Rocker
I haven't been in Iceland since 1997 but it was a wonderful experience and not that expensive then. I wouldn't have missed it. Pity about the escalating prices but I think we will go back soon.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 3:31 am
by spudseamus
We should all make a visit to Iceland because they deserve every penny! They showed the world that you can hold the bankers to account and actually put them in Jail for corrupt practices and all the while making sure the citizens didn’t loose their savings ! This could have been ireland ! Mor ya ! hellllo

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:46 am
by Denis Cromie
Yeh Spud but you must agree that it's far easier to freeze things there than it is here :lol: ,although if we continue to have winters like we've just had we'll soon be the same. Of course you're right the people stood up to the world banks but we caved in and bailed them out.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:43 am
by Rocker
ImageHappy Birthday Jay

Have a great day.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:06 pm
by Toss
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAY .... wherever you are wuu wuu wuu

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:31 pm
by Sinead
Jay, hope you had a great birthday

Sinéad awwave awwave

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:22 pm
by keeper
Hope you had a wonderful birthday Jay ! You've been fierce quiet :cry:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:16 am
by Rocker
ImageHappy Birthday Snowy



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:56 am
by skins
Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday, Snowy.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:33 pm
by bugrock
Happy Birthday Snowy

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:34 pm
by Holla
Happy birthday snowy enjoy the day.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:29 pm
by Jemser
Happy Birthday Snowy, have a wonderful time. occasion13

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:42 pm
by Dancer
Happy Birthday Snowy, I hope you are having an amazing Birthday celebration hellllo

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:15 pm
by keeper
Happy Birthday Snowy ! Hope you had a great day wuu wuu

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:16 pm
by keeper
Happy Birthday Snowy ! Hope you had a great day wuu wuu

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:29 pm
by Snowhite
Thank you all for the Birthday wishes, I had a Fab Day and the weather was fantastic so made it all the more enjoyable day. dnc1