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Volcanic Ash Disrupting Travel

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Post by Misfit » Tue April 20th, 2010, 4:08 pm

I want one of my very own.

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Post by Vanessa » Tue April 20th, 2010, 5:17 pm

Yes, couldn't you just take him (or her) home!!! So beautiful.
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Post by Madeleine » Tue April 20th, 2010, 7:25 pm

Just found out that someone from my walking group who was meant to fly back to the UK on Sunday after a cruise in the Med is currently staying at a 4-star hotel in Genoa, all paid for by the cruise line! I don't think he's too worried about not being able to get home; luckily for him and his wife they're both retired so don't have to worry about losing any pay.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue April 20th, 2010, 8:42 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Just found out that someone from my walking group who was meant to fly back to the UK on Sunday after a cruise in the Med is currently staying at a 4-star hotel in Genoa, all paid for by the cruise line! I don't think he's too worried about not being able to get home; luckily for him and his wife they're both retired so don't have to worry about losing any pay.[/quote]

They're very fortunate! Others are not so lucky and if they had enough money when they arrived they are either very low or out of it and this really sucks for them!

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Post by Vanessa » Tue April 20th, 2010, 9:56 pm

It's a grey area for people who were due to go on holiday this week and couldn't, too, like my sil. They're still trying to find out if they will get their money refunded or, at least, their holiday moved to a different date.
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Post by annis » Mon April 26th, 2010, 7:32 am

Not exactly sure where to put this, but thought I'd share this stunning set of photos taken of that troublesome volcano with the unpronouncable name
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/0 ... okull.html

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Post by Nefret » Tue April 27th, 2010, 6:17 pm

Nice photos. Thanks for sharing.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
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