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Re: The UK and Ireland
« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2012, 02:21:19 PM »
we got our visas na, multiple and good for 6 months :)

snowie, how cold is it during the summer? will be there mid july, just before the olympics.

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Re: The UK and Ireland
« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2012, 05:02:26 PM »
@ little princess. Wow..good for you..malanig padin ang summer here magdala ka ng cardigan o manipis na trench coat pero wag sobra kapal..kaya mona yung lamig nun..
Mga temp siguro that time 21-22 degrees...so ok lang
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Re: The UK and Ireland
« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2012, 10:10:56 PM »
yikes, a bit cold pa pala! we're having our engagement shoot in cornwall, mas mainit daw dun. will make sure to wear jeans na lang and bring a jacket :)

san ok mag shop there for stuff aside from oxford street?

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Re: The UK and Ireland
« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2012, 07:38:54 AM »
@ princess ...sa regent st and Jermynst, Bond st., westfield london.. Kings road and knightsbridge.. Yan mga shopping areas na magaganda...
And yes malamig padin kahit summer hehe..so dont forget your jacket..miss kona nga ang init ng pinas
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Re: The UK and Ireland
« Reply #44 on: May 24, 2012, 09:52:06 PM »
saan mas ok pumunta? picadilly circus or borough market?

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Re: The UK and Ireland
« Reply #45 on: May 24, 2012, 10:25:27 PM »
Parehas lang..sa picadilly tabi tabi kase sya... So madame bilihan ng souvenirs
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Re: The UK and Ireland
« Reply #46 on: May 24, 2012, 11:18:12 PM »
Maraming shops along Oxford and it's a really long street. If you're coming from Hamley's, maganda yung nasa right side na stores. When we went there last week, naka sale yung H&M and other stores. We were able to buy GBP5 na boots and GBP1 na makeup pallette from H&M, GBP3 shirts from gap. Basta mura. Pagdating sa kabilang side ng Oxford, yung may Primark, wala ng ganun kamura sa Gap and H&M.
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Re: The UK and Ireland
« Reply #47 on: June 30, 2012, 09:57:51 AM »
i'm visiting the UK next week na! the weather seems erratic pa din :( anyone been to bicester? parang it's a nice outlet :)

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Re: The UK and Ireland
« Reply #48 on: July 02, 2012, 06:14:58 PM »
Di pa ako nag-Ireland, but nakapag-London na ako and other cities in the UK.

Suggestion sa London: Buckingham Palace, London Eye, Harrods, British Museum, Hyde Park, West End, Trafalgar Square, Oxford Street.

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Re: The UK and Ireland
« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2012, 10:39:23 PM »
@sakura _bloom, if you want to do a quickie visit 5 days should be okay to do the must-see sights in London alone. If you plan to do Stonehenge add 1 day to do the daytrip.

@jenny_syngkit, Covent Garden is a popular shopping and tourist area. You'll find the Royal Opera here, the London Transport Museum, etc. Trafalgar Square is a big plaza/square where a monument dedicated to Lord Nelson who beat Napoleon during the Battle of Trafalgar stands. Picadilly Circus naman is like a small, pretty and historical version of Times Square. Its sits in a junction where shopping is all around. Check out the Eros fountain right at the center.

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5 days for London is ok na i think...but if you really want to go outside of London, extend!  There's so much to do!  Go to Oxford!  Studied in Oxford for a year and went around everywhere...Stonehenge is a must, which is in Salisbury, and make sure to visit Bath...a wonderful historic city where Jane Austen is so famous for...

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Re: The UK and Ireland
« Reply #50 on: July 11, 2012, 11:41:24 AM »
We spent a month in the uk last Dec 2010. For cheap accomodation try Travel Lodge. They have plenty of branches all over the uk. Meron din ata sila ireland. And if you book well in advance mura talaga ang rates. Although syempre for certain branches and dates mabilis din maubos or magmahal. The pricing is similar to cebu pacific and go hotels. May base price sila tapos as more people book, the price increases. We stayed at a travel lodge for our london, edinburgh leg. Sa iba kasi sa relatives na. Other options would be premier inn and holiday inn express (yung budget arm ng holiday inn). If mahal na sa city centers  you can also choose the branches just outside. uk's transportation system is efficient naman so you should have no problems with commuting. We travelled with our 7 month old baby that time and hassle free naman. Be prepared to do lots of walking lang kasi dun sa bus stop lang ang loading and unloading. Unlike dito na anytime, anywhere. hehe.. hope this helps. enjoy! :)

the website pala is:  http://www.travelodge.co.uk/

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Re: The UK and Ireland
« Reply #51 on: July 12, 2012, 12:59:36 AM »
Hello.. Anyone here stayin in uk for good? Or vacation for a few months? ... Naiinip na kase ako here hehe wala makachika
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Re: The UK and Ireland
« Reply #52 on: July 12, 2012, 08:30:36 AM »
@snowie: hi sis! can you suggest good places to stay at during the christmas holidays? we plan to go to london after christmas and celebrate new year's there :D san ba maganda na mura mag stay? mga 100 euros or less ang equivalent?

sobrang lamig ba nun? we celebrated new year in paris last year and we survived the weather :) so hopefully this year the weather will also be mild :) im so excited already!

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Re: The UK and Ireland
« Reply #53 on: July 21, 2012, 02:26:43 PM »
although shopping in the real stores are nice, you might want to check out the flea markets or street markets, where you can find really interesting stuff.  not exactly branded but you'll be surprised to leave with all sorts of stuff  :-)

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Re: The UK and Ireland
« Reply #54 on: July 22, 2012, 10:13:38 PM »
We just got back from our trip to the UK, spent half of the time in Cornwall and half in London. It was a rainy summer but we had some good bursts of sunshine.

We stayed in a nice B&B in Par and stayed in Hilton islington, very near to Angel station. Will post our itenirary soon. It was busy but a good way to have a crash course trip in the UK :)

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Re: The UK and Ireland
« Reply #55 on: July 23, 2012, 09:13:43 AM »
hi ladies! do you think 7 days is enough for london? but we have 1-2 days there that are holidays, so not sure how it will affect our sightseeing

this is our itinerary, can you help me figure our what places to visit? a must stop is stonehedge for me :)

Dec. 27 Arrival London around lunchtime, tour city in the afternoon
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       30 stonehedge?
       31 - city tour, new year's eve go near fireworks
Jan. 1 - city
       2 city last minute shopping
       3 - leave for prague

can you suggest where to go? i'm thinking of extending 1 day in london so that i can squeeze in a trip to windsor and legoland (tama ba?)

thank you!

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Re: The UK and Ireland
« Reply #56 on: July 23, 2012, 02:56:18 PM »
^ sis, we did london for 4.5 days and sulit naman though there are a lot of places that we are listing for december as we will be back there for a few weeks. our itinerary was -

day 1
- arrive in london from paddington station
- check in at the hotel, refresh
- 5pm met up with friends and walked along the south bank of river thames
- dinner

day 2
- changing of the guards at whitehall
- trafalgar square
- westminister abbey
- parliament building
- oxford street

day 2
- st. paul's cathedral
- windsor castle
- bicester village (outlet shopping)

day 3
- hyde park
- buckingham palace
- knightsbridge
- london eye

day 3
- greenwich
- cutty sark
- thames clipper
- tower of london
- tower bridge
- oxford street

if stonehedge is a must, you have to allot a whole day for it as it is outside of london :)

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Re: The UK and Ireland
« Reply #57 on: July 23, 2012, 03:30:03 PM »
^thanks sis! yes, stonehedge is in my bucket list! lol :D

how was the outlet shopping? my eyes literally grew big when i read it! hahahaha

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Re: The UK and Ireland
« Reply #58 on: July 23, 2012, 03:49:30 PM »
foxymom, the outlet is far from the city center, about 45mins travel time via tube and train but it was worth it for me :) we got to buy 2 prada bags at 35k total, hugo boss belts, cath kidston stuff :) madami actually tapos free shuttle from the train station to the village. google mo bicester village :)

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Re: The UK and Ireland
« Reply #59 on: July 23, 2012, 04:14:20 PM »
^i just did! hahaha, love it :)

were the cath kidston stuff cheap?

and anybody here knows a door to door service from london-manila? hehe :)

 

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