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Travelling soon ...

Am planning travel to the UK soon. Perhaps last week in September.

9 blog comments below

Safe travels!
standready on Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:26 pm
Wow enjoy.
playfungames on Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:50 pm
Thanks. I've just done my bookings yesterday for travel to Guernsey via London. Totally irritated though when I discovered that I have to pay 20% VAT on accommodation that I can't reclaim. Daylight robbery when one is a non-resident of the country!

At least looks like there is now free WiFi everywhere. So will be taking my laptop with me.
deanhills on Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:23 am
Have a happy and safe journey.
cybersa on Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:55 am
Thanks Cybersa.

Last night after booking and paying in advance so I could secure the best deal, noticed I was charged VAT on my accommodation in London. What got my attention was that it was 20%. Then when I checked how I could get it back since I'm not a UK resident or tax payer, I had to learn that one doesn't get VAT back on hotel accommodation. Didn't make me happy at all. 20% on already a high rate for a hotel is a sizable amount. It doesn't even go to the Hotel, it goes to the UK Government. NOT impressed!
deanhills on Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:30 pm
Yeah, Dean, Euro countries screw outsiders. Rest of the world should charge them same 'penalty'.
Remember this post:
standready on Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:30 pm
Yup! I remember that post very well. Going to be a very expensive trip. Now have to calculate how much spending money to take with. Quite expensive when it is in British pound sterling.
deanhills on Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:24 pm
Happy journey! Take all the necessary stuffs you might need! Don't forgot to share us some pictures you take there! Smile
andro_king on Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:41 pm
Ah right. Reminds me that I have to charge my camera. I'm due for departure on Monday morning at the crack of dawn. Very Happy
deanhills on Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:40 pm

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