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    To Bruges and back in a car. My you I have just checked with Alexa and it is only 248k as the crow flies.

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      I am in Moscow at the moment but am considering a day trip back to the UK to visit Salisbury. According to 2 fellas I have met over here the 123 metre cathedral spire is well worth a visit!
      You need 2 days to make it worth while for this world famous attraction. There's just too much to do in a day
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      You need 2 days to make it worth while for this world famous attraction. There's just too much to do in a day
      I know but unfortunately I am pushed for time. Apparently if I go on a day where there is no slush on the ground and avoid the famous ‘walking trail of a middle class suburban housing estate’ then I might just about manage it.

      According to the blokes I met the walking trail is not all it’s cracked up to be anyway.
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      Back in '80 Mrs SS worked for an air chartering company in HH and the deal was any unsold seats could be had free to staff. Well, the Ibiza flight departed Gatwick about 10am Sunday mornings with a 1-hour turnaround return - we left home at 8am and were back by 3pm.

      Not in 24 hours, but a Guy I worked with met up with a girl in Chicago while he was out there on business, she was an Australian nanny. He thought it would be nice for her to come visit him in the UK for the weekend so he bought her a return ticket Chicago-Gatwick but it went very wrong for her because her US visa had less than 6 months on it - this was her trip.
      Friday: Chicago > Gatwick
      Sunday: Gatwick > Chicago [immigration refused entry]
      Monday AM: Chicago > Gatwick [sent back from where she'd arrived from]
      Monday PM: Gatwick > Melbourne [repatriated to homeland]

      Her flat in Chicago, car, furniture etc etc were all disposed of ......
      Moral of story, understand visa entry laws wherever you go [and want to return to]
      Happened to a colleague a few years back.....flew to Joburg, didn’t have two pages blank in his passport so they wouldn’t let him in - they put him in a room until the first available flight back to the UK departed. Funny as ****, no-one liked him much anyway

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      I’ve done Dubai to London and back the same day, with about 7 hrs in London, to renew a passport on the same day service.

      Also - twice in quick succession - flown 14 hrs from Dubai to Sydney, landed in the morning and gone straight to work for a full day, spent one night in a hotel, another full day of work and then flown back out the second evening.


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      To Bruges and back in a car. My you I have just checked with Alexa and it is only 248k as the crow flies.
      Bloody hell did the crow go via the Moon?
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      Bloody hell did the crow go via the Moon?

      ? The moon is quite a bit further than 248k!
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      ? The moon is quite a bit further than 248k!
      Is it?

      Google tells me

      “Often when we see drawings of the Earth and the moon, they look really close together. Don't be fooled! They're actually really far apart. The moon is an average of 238,855 miles (384,400 km) away.”
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      I know but unfortunately I am pushed for time. Apparently if I go on a day where there is no slush on the ground and avoid the famous ‘walking trail of a middle class suburban housing estate’ then I might just about manage it.

      According to the blokes I met the walking trail is not all it’s cracked up to be anyway.
      If you get a flight and air b and b near just in case. Aberdeen should do

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