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Re: Gus !

Unread post by supersix » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:59 pm

OOOPS! Missed it! I belatedly raise one of last nights BEER glasses to you Gus! :oops:

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Re: Gus !

Unread post by Pict » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:57 pm

Happy Birthday Gus!

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Re: Gus !

Unread post by The Mighty Gusset » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:07 pm

Thanks everyone !

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Re: Gus !

Unread post by scotduke » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:20 pm

missed it - but happy birthday anyway

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Re: Gus !

Unread post by Velton » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:05 am

Happy Birthday mate.
Sorry for missing it but just back from holiday in Croatia!

50th, isn't it?
Just a whippersnapper. :lol: 8-) :lol:
Just being old doesn't make it a "Classic."

Aaaah! Nostalgia is not what it used to be!

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Re: Gus !

Unread post by Hooli » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:24 pm

Velton wrote: Sorry for missing it but just back from holiday in Croatia!

O/T - Is it good over there these days? I've heard the coast is great but inland is still like an old battlefield in places. It's on our list of places to head to starting next weds when we get the ferry from Hell...
Classics ain't built in Metric

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Re: Gus !

Unread post by Velton » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:17 pm

Croatia was great, Hooli.
We didn't travel far from Pula / Medulin area.
Saw Tom Jones live in Pula Amphitheatre.
£30 each for front row seats. 8-)

PM me if you are seriously interested in Croatia, my girlfriend is a native although she has lived in the UK for 20 years.

Just don't expect many people to smile at you, either in Croatia or Serbia from what I have seen.
Drunkenness is a big No No but beer is cheap. :D
Just being old doesn't make it a "Classic."

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Re: Gus !

Unread post by SMIFFY R » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:29 pm

Now there's a surprise!...I'm off to Croatia on Sunday(19th)..touring/camping,leaving here then into Northern Italy,planning to stay in Umag area at first then go and have a look round .Went there back in the late '70's/'80's when it was Yugoslavia,so be interesting to see the changes.Good thing this time is that it's closer then from the UK and no ferries! :D
Go to Heaven for the climate....Hell for the company

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Re: Gus !

Unread post by Hooli » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:29 am

We're route planning this weekend & depending on what we decide to see etc I'll PM ya Velton if we think we'll get that far. No point in planning too far ahead is there? we don't leave till weds :lol:
Classics ain't built in Metric

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Unread post by The Mighty Gusset » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:10 pm

Velton wrote:Saw Tom Jones live in Pula Amphitheatre.
£30 each for front row seats.
I'd put that down as a good reason for NOT going !

In my travels I've found most Eastern European countries to be a bit like travelling back in time, almost to that mythical 'ideal' of 1950s Britain, and the people to be open, friendly and honest.
As with everywhere, the capital cities are the exception, and so, unless you really like traffic congestion and being separated from your money as quickly as possible, and for minimal return, I'd give them a miss. Many (including Zagreb) have suffered from the curse of the cheap Stag Weekend, so you can't really blame the locals if they just want to relieve you of your money and hope you never come back.
However, travelling on a motorcycle, you'll stick out like a sore thumb, particularly out in the sticks, and attract curiosity and interest, and if you respond positively, you'll almost certainly meet with friendship, hospitality and generosity.
The only Eastern Europeans that I've not got along with at all have been Romanians and Serbs who seem very insular, suspicious and unwelcoming (apologies to any who are the opposite, I'm saddened that I've not met you.)

Enjoy your trips Hooli and Smiffy - don't forget to take lots of piccies.

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