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Offline Poopy Dick

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Alps?
« on: January 27, 2016, 18:35:29 »
So frankly, in dying to do this. No one seems to have put in too much thought up to now so may as well get the ball rolling

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Re: Alps?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2016, 18:37:42 »
Also, if no one is up for this I saw just there that Colin Wong is running trips to Uganda from mid October to early November.  To be honest I'd be down for anything 😜
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Re: Alps?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2016, 19:00:59 »
Maybe! I'd kind of like to go with UL, but if not then would be free from June 5th. The Uganda thing would be sick also. Hmmmm.

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Re: Alps?
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2016, 19:08:31 »
Not Currently looking like I'll have the time to be heading off this summer, if I do go it'd be for seven days max, preferably to france.

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Re: Alps?
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2016, 19:16:34 »
Id love to, but hopefully will be in America from the first or second week in June... Could possibly do a few days in may depending on exams but looks unlikely :( Always next year for me i suppose!

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Re: Alps?
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2016, 19:34:22 »
Exams are scheduled to run till the 22nd I think, quite late this year by UCD standards.

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Re: Alps?
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2016, 19:47:30 »
I saw that Uganda thing, I'd definitely be up for going out to that. I'm hesitant to say yes to the Alps as I'm not sure if I'll have thesis related stuff at the time or not, as well as wanting to go to a festival on the 10th-12th of June.

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Re: Alps?
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2016, 20:27:16 »
I saw that Uganda thing, I'd definitely be up for going out to that. I'm hesitant to say yes to the Alps as I'm not sure if I'll have thesis related stuff at the time or not, as well as wanting to go to a festival on the 10th-12th of June.

And Euros Ross  :P

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Re: Alps?
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2016, 23:56:24 »
So including me, is that three possibly interested in Uganda

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Re: Alps?
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2016, 23:58:34 »
Ooooh I'm a serious maybe on that. Dunno what I'm doing with my life and all that!

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Re: Alps?
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2016, 00:00:00 »
For anyone who didn't see, it is kayaking trips in Uganda with Colin Wong. The dates are 10-24th of October and 24th-7th November

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Re: Alps?
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2016, 09:56:58 »
Interested but far too far in advance for commitments etc.

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Re: Alps?
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2016, 10:11:41 »
Interested but far too far in advance for commitments etc.
Cool ye, just like to hear that there are others interested 😊

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Re: Alps?
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2016, 12:36:13 »
eg: May 24 to June 8

Flying:
156e Round Trip with Ryanair + whatever the baggage costs (I think 50e?)
https://www.google.ie/flights/#search;f=DUB;t=LJU,TSF,VCE;d=2016-05-24;r=2016-06-08

Car rental:
Ford Focus Estate for 22y/o basic price: 505e + Damage Refund Insurance 100e + Fuel Admin Fee
arguscarhire.com

So roughly 300e per person before food, fuel, camping, etc
« Last Edit: February 09, 2016, 13:38:54 by Diarmuid »

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Re: Alps?
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2016, 16:34:27 »
Flying:
156e Round Trip with Ryanair + whatever the baggage costs (I think 50e?)
https://www.google.ie/flights/#search;f=DUB;t=LJU,TSF,VCE;d=2016-05-24;r=2016-06-08

It's €25 for a bag each way, and €50 for a kayak each way, plus the €50 each way for all the paddles, we put 8 together last year.

Roof racks cost money as well, could have been €80 each, might be cheaper to fly the ones we got last year if we were certain of getting a Focus estate, sometimes they don't guarantee that, just give that as an example of the type of car.

Car rental:
Ford Focus Estate for 22y/o basic price: 505e + Damage Refund Insurance 100e + Fuel Admin Fee
arguscarhire.com

We used http://www.carhireexcess.ie/ last year which was much cheaper than the insurance you've quoted there, I think they paid out for Benny last year actually, think it's tied to AIG or someone, so that might only be €40 I think.

So overall its over €400, but that's the majority of the cost really, food can be done cheaply.

Italy camping is here: http://www.ilgattoelavolpe.it/
€9 per night camping, so €159 for 15 nights, but the owner is usually good on giving discounts!

Fuel wasn't too bad last year I think, the Focus didn't guzzle too much despite the mountain roads.

Overall, flying and renting is more expensive, but you don't wear out someones car, and you save yourself maybe 2 or 3 days travelling, depending on how you make the journey.