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22 day camping questions - i have just returned - please ask away
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absolute bloody legend
this thread has evolved into my camping trip bible and darthilicious into the messiah
the travelling tips? fantasmic
the washing tips? inspirational
my excitment? immeasurable
Haha yes I am quite small…so maybe I could stand up in them lol. Can’t wait, i’ve caught the travelling bug and I haven’t even left british soil – looking at trips for next year! This board is so useful, thanks. No more questions atm, but i’m sure I will think of some between now and august. Claire
hi tj, thanks for your comments
im glad i have been of some help, its comments like yours which make me glad i came on after my trip to help with all those pre travel questions, which i know i had a lot of before i went.
thanks again, and keep these messages coming
thanks claire, book up as soon as possible, as you will have a great time……
nice to see a welsh girl in my thread, your my first from the uk, lol
First! No way! I’m actually English – come from near London,at Cardiff University so I a fake welshey! lol
Darth, I’m going on contiki at the end of April (but leaving Australia in 4 days!) and I still have delimas about a sleeping bag. I have no room in my bag for it. Do you think I can get away with a sheet of some sort and one of the aluminum blankets? Any idea of how cold will it actually be?
thanks as always
i would reccomend taking a sleeping bag, you never can tell what the weather is like in europe, but its still very early for it to get warm.
you should have no problem picking one up in london.
have a great safe trip…
Hey Darth, I wanna say what an awesome thread, i’m going on the 21 day camping tour departing september 10th. I had so many questions about the tour but after reading your thread, I think they all have been answered. I feel much more at ease after reading this as you have explained everything I needed to know. I’m so excited to be going to Europe, yay!!
hey megz, thanks for saying that – im glad i could help. so, not too long till september then. you will have a great time.
wish i was going again
I’m going on the 32 day Camping tour and was wondering how strict Contiki are with the camping baggage, I know that the 20kg is enforced but what about the baggage dimensions:
70cm x 45cm x 23cm
Can it be slightly bigger..just having trouble finding an exact match
All this info is priceless. Great work! It has really helped me decide on doing a camping trip sometime in August ‘08.
Were the people on tour mostly from Australia And the U.S? I’m from Ireland myself and travelling alone so i hope to meet loads of different people and have some fun!!!
hi darko, it should be ok as i had the same problem and my bag was much bigger than dimensions. as long as your within weight limits you should be ok. THEY WILL WEIGH YOUR BAG THOUGH.
when i went you was allowed to have your sleeping bag seperate to your main baggage
hey irish joe, glad i could help..
you are going to meet so many new people, not just from america and australia, but from all over. south africa, wales and canada may also get a look in. but you are in for a great time whatever..
thanks for taking the time to check out my thread, any other questions?
thank you so much for all of your advice everyone. im going on the 46 day camping on may 27 and was wondering all of these questions!!
Just wondering if the tents are big enough to fit 2 suitcases as well as the 2 beds? Also is there an iron in any of the camp laundries? Whilst travelling around, how do you transfer your photos on your camera to the computers at the internet cafes? i.e. do you take your camera cable to connect it to the PC or do you put them on a CD at a photo shop? And lastly, how strict are the nightclubs/bars with the male dress code- do you have to have a colored shirt or can you get in in a t-shirt?
hey, yeah the tent will hold 2 people and 2 suitcases standing up, when u get something out you will need to put it on airbed. most campsites had an iron and board, although finding time to iron is another story. lol
im not quite sure about the digi camera, although i would imagaine just the memory card will do. but im not certain – sorry
and as far as i remember t shirts should be fine for clubs, but i would reccomend taking at least 2 shirts. for group photo, monte carlo and if your going to vienna as well. hope i answered ur questions ok
Hey Darth, just wondering if there are driers at the camp sites? Or do we have to take a line of some sort to dry our clothes?
Cheers in advance.
hi elektrik, yeah most sites have driers, although i would highly reccomend you take a line as you will need to hang your towel on something, and your not allwed to hang them on tents
it will be worth you starting at the begining of my thread and working through
it may take a little while, but will be worth your while
do most people take suitcases or back packs on tour? I saw that contiki suggest bp’s as suitcases are hard to move on grass, but someone said they dont like you taking them. CONFUSED!
also i am going to sound like a right girl now…is there plugs in the bathrooms for hair straighteners? There was also talk that they wont work proberly cos of different wattage
most people took bags or back packs, but there were a few cases
and yes, there are plugs in bathrooms, but i would take an adaptor
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