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Monday, June 22, 2009

Tips For Staying Safe on Holiday.

A nice relaxing holiday not always turns out the way you intended. Pick pockets can easily pick out a tourist and know that they will always be carrying a nice sum of cash and one or two credit cards. Unfortunately too many holiday makers let down their guard too much and forget to keep an eye on their personal belongings. As a consequence this can sometimes lead to being the target of a pickpocket while out and about.

Your hotel should have safety deposit boxes for you to hire, these may seem expensive but you do get the majority of the cost back when you return the key at the end of your break. Well worth the cost for peace of mind and it can save you hundreds of pounds and a lot of hassle in the long run.

Obviously you have to carry cash around but try to keep this to a minimum, by leaving your passports, bank cards and cash in your safe. If you need to carry a large amount of cash then try to split it into different pockets, preferably inside pockets so your cash is not all in the same place.

For the ladies who carry a hand-bag, don't carry a flashy designer one that just makes you stand out in a crowd...this gets you noticed but not for the reason you want! Its best to carry a small bag which will just hold essentials you need, and make sure its always fastened. Don't hang it on the back of a chair if you are out in a restaurant or bar, never let your bag out of your sight.
If its a shoulder bag try to wear it across your body. Always carry your bag on the side of you which is farthest away from the road, or if you are walking along side your husband or partner then carry your bag in between you. This makes it more difficult for the bag snatchers.

While waiting for public transport always be aware of the people around you. If you have travelled abroad before you'll know that not everyone forms a queue as we do! As the bus approaches the bus stop, everyone crowds around, this is when the pick pocket strikes with everyone pushing to get on, their hands could be in your pocket or bag and before you know it you are on the bus minus your cash and the thief is still back at the bus stop waiting for their next victim!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tobacco Price Rise in Spain.

This post has been updated to show the latest tobacco prices 25th July 2012.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Primark Comes to Barcelona!

At last Primark has found its way to the Catalan capital Barcelona!

The new store which opens today 9th June will be a massive success I'm sure. Primark has 187 stores in Europe including Ireland, Holland and many cities in the UK. This is the 11th store in Spain but the 1st in Catalunya.
You can find the new store in the Diagonal Mar shopping centre.

Click here for
How to get there.

Happy Shopping!

Lloret - HarleyButts

Here's the last of the HarleyButts photos. The bikes came from France, UK, Germany, Portugal and even Russia. Its estimated that about 1,500 took part in the event.

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Sunday, June 07, 2009

More From HarleyButts.

More photos today from the HarleyButts Rally. Today is the final of the events, hopefully it wont be the final rally. They certainly added a bit of colour and life to Lloret de Mar while they were here!

Below are some of the bikers probably setting off on one of the arranged trips on the Costa Brava roads.

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Saturday, June 06, 2009

Lloret de Mar - HarleyButts Rally

Just for starters, here's just a few of the customised Harley Davidson bikes on show in Lloret today. It looked like a successful 1st day for the rally with good weather for the planned events.

You can even buy a bike of your own...a snip at only €23,000 !!

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Reliable Airport Transfers.

So many visitors to the Costa Brava these days make all their own arrangments for their flights, hotels and transfers to their hotel and back to the airport. For a very reliable transfer able to carry 5 passengers plus luggage phone...

Tel - 0034 690319022
A.A Excursions
Airport transfers.
Costa Brava-Dorada

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Harley Davidson Rally in Lloret de Mar.

Arriving in Lloret de Mar this weekend are hundreds of bikers from all over Europe for the Harley Butts Bike Rally. They are already getting the various stands etc in place in front of the town hall, with quite a few bikes lined up on show. The event takes place Fri5th - Sun 7th The last Harley Rally which took place in Lloret was the offical H.O.G Rally back in 2000, which was a huge success with bikes of all shapes, sizes and designs. So if this event is half as good it will be a fantastic weekend for all!

Come back to this page later over the week end to see photos of the bikes.