Impulsive Christmas Trip

Discussion in 'Trip Reports and Trip Photos' started by amaroo, Dec 8, 2018 at 10:00 PM.

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  1. amaroo

    amaroo Enthusiast

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    #1 amaroo, Dec 8, 2018 at 10:00 PM
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2018 at 10:32 PM
    Here we go again!

    It all started once I saw the Qantas companion sale email ... 2 x F BNE-SYD-LHR-SYD-BNE - booked.

    We also booked two seats for the kids, they are currently seated back in whY ;) Their whY tickets have been strategically booked in a class that allows upgrades to business - thanks @madrooster Their upgrade outcome looks pretty bloody good ATM, but who cares ;) If the whole of trip upgrades come through for these two - thats 520,000 QFFP toasted - lucky little buggers :)

    The trip will see us visit London, Lisbon, Segovia, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Salamanca, Madrid, London. We will be staying in some lovely hotels, and eating in restaurants ranging from 3* to rustic. Have a repeat Hamilton show booked in London, plus a few other things ..... it should be a very fabulous family holiday!

    Also, in a very fitting way - this is my 10,000 post:)
     
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  2. VPS

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    Excellent destinations 1A for me please (unless @amaroo and mrsamaroo are there then I'll go back to row 2 )
     
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  3. RooFlyer

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    I hope you are using the Paradores chain in Spain, although their spread in Salamanca isn't up to the usual standard of grand old 'house/palace/castle' that Paradores specialises in, but it still has fantastic views!

    I visited Salamanca several times for work, and loved it (not to mention Sergovia). The best acorn-fed jamon Iberico! I hope you are up on your tapas-ing etiquette and love gigantic G&T's!!

    If you are driving, don't miss Avila between Salamanca and Madrid.
     
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  4. LadyC

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    I always enjoy reading your TRs - so looking forward to the next instalment.
     
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  5. Major

    Major Established Member

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    Now that's impulsive :D:cool:
     
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  6. Jacques Vert

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    On board & looking forward to the trip.
     
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  7. I love to travel

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    More than happy with 3A
     
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  8. RooFlyer

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    The kids might be a bit old to be amazed, but every one can enjoy 'spotting the frog' on the university wall, and admiring the astronaut carved into the doorway decoration of the 'new Cathedral' (c1500s !) at Salamanca :)
     
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  9. kermatu

    kermatu Senior Member

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    I'll pretend you are flying Emirates and take 1K.
     
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  10. carls888

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    Following along too, sounds ike fun.
     
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  11. Daver6

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    Making room in my stomach now for the food that you'll be consuming :)
     
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  12. amaroo

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    I'm afraid the upgrade prospects are still looking good ;) J9 C9 D9 I9 for both hops.
     
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  13. OZDUCK

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    Another one looking forward to this. I will be interested to see what those Spanish cities look like at that time of year. Plus seeing what you will find that we missed out on.
     
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  14. OATEK

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    Far more adventurous than my 4 weeks in London in January. But then again I am gong to see my daughter/granddaughter, whereas as you have your children in tow!
     
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  15. amaroo

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    hahah, I blame you for all of this! It was your TR that triggered my impulsive nature :)
     
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  16. Straubs

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    Following on with anticipation ...
     
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