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Genuine vintage clothes for sale Genuine 1960's and 70's vintage. How do we know? Because we bought them new in the 60's and 70's and have had them stored since then!
Directions Planning Consultancy Here to help make your plans a reality: we maximise the value of land and property with our expert knowledge and experience of the UK planning system.
Holiday Extras Airport parking. Find an identical quote for less within 7 days of booking, tell them and they'll match the price or refund the difference.
Holiday Extras Airport hotels. Find an identical quote for less within 7 days of booking, tell them and they'll match the price or refund the difference.
Holiday Extras A great way to get to the airport. Available to 8 main UK airports and you can save up to 20% by booking return tickets in advance.
Holiday Extras Comfortable return coach travel to the airport combined with an overnight stay at an airport hotel
'Mohammed' Email Mohammed to book trips by grand taxi from your hotel in Marrakech. We found him to be reliable and to offer a good price with an English speaking driver: 700dh to Oureka Valley
'Jorge' Email Jorge to book a personally guided tour of Havana, Cuba. We found him to be reliable and to offer walking and driven tours whose itineraries are either your own, suggested by himself, or a blend of the two. Jorge speaks excellent English and is very knowledgeable. If he is unable to guide you personally then he has equally competent associates available. Recommended!
'Martha' Email Martha to book a personally guided tour of Havana, Cuba. Martha (one of Jorge's associates - see above) is reliable, interesting and knowledgeable, and speaks excellent English. Recommended!
Wavelength Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling, Australia Snorkelling trips out to the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas. No more than 30 guests, snorkelling only, marine biologists on board and all the equipment you need. Informative and extremely helpful staff with the best buffet yet! Highly recommended!
Kuranda & Cairns, Australia, Sightseeing Tour Tours to Kuranda and Cairns from Port Douglas. The small (maximum 12 guests), personalised tour features Skyrail and the Kuranda Scenic Railway and is the only tour to include a visit to Cairns. Glenn goes the extra mile to make sure his guests have the best possible day. Highly recommended!
Tony's Tropical Tours: tours into the Daintree Rainforest, Australia Trips into the World Heritage listed Daintree rainforest from Port Douglas. Small groups, interesting locations, informative and extremely helpful driver/guides. Highly recommended!
Peninsula Boutique Hotel, Port Douglas, Australia A lovely hotel featuring beautiful suites and located in an excellent location. The staff are as helpful as can be. Highly recommended!
St Regis Hotel, Vancouver, Canada A superb boutique hotel right in the middle of Vancouver. The staff go the extra mile. Highly recommended!
Alwin Schuler, Chileanjourney, Santiago, Chile One of the very best personal guides we have come across! Knowledgeable, informative and flexible. Alwin was able to answer in full, and extensively, every question we asked and did so using excellent English. He gives freely of his time and is helpful beyond all expectations. When our luggage failed to arrive on our flight he made numerous telephone calls on our behalf over the next two days to help trace it. When we asked to bring our transfer to Valparaiso forward by an hour it wasn't a problem but he did explain that the winery we had planned to visit would not be open at that time. Instead, he took us to an up-market wine merchant's in Santiago and bought us a bottle of wine from the winery as 'compensation' for missing the tour!
Pedro Werberg, Buenos Aires, Argentina Pedro (Amigo de Buenos Aires) is an excellent guide. He is extremely interesting, flexible and knowledgeable with wonderful English. He uses the most appropriate mode of transport (foot, taxi, bus, train) to move around the city to ensure that visitors see and learn as much as possible in the time available. A chance remark will often produce a quick detour or change in itinerary that adds to the tour rather than replacing another element. Thoroughly recommended!
Real English Tours, Montevideo, Uruguay Liz Cowley offers an interesting tour of Montevideo with a lot of personalised twists. She is well prepared with images of the city as it was in the past to help to explain today's Montevideo and with a lot of relevant background information. Her commentary and answers to questions reflect her extensive knowledge of the city and country and help to make her tour excellent value. Thoroughly recommended!
Hotel Orly, Santiago, Chile A lovely boutique hotel, the Orly is in an excellent location near to shops and restaurants. The staff are efficient and helpful and the rooms well presented, though not too generously sized. Breakfast is more than adequate and the restaurant offers a good selection of light meals. Recommended.
Howard Johnson Hotel Boutique Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina A smart and modern boutique hotel, the Howard Johnson Hotel Boutique Recoleta is in an excellent location just 10 minutes walk from tourist locations such as the Recoleta Cemetery. The staff are pleasant and keen to help, and the rooms clean and of a good size. The continental breakfast is quite extensive and augmented with scrambled eggs on request. Recommended (though be aware that the quoted rates do not always include taxes).

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