Monday, March 28, 2011

The travel agent ... AKA me !

Well I've been put to good use tonight and managed to dial through to Cuba and now Dad has accommodation for the first couple of nights when he arrives in Havana. He's booked into  Looks a nice place to stay and most importantly it is "bike friendly" and has some where secure for Dad's bike !  Dad's not daft ... he managd to wangle the phone call onto my phone bill !

Well the trip is all coming together nicely which is a good job cause it's only 9 days til he goes !

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Cuba trip

Well at least now I know what Cuba looks like ! Dad has been and purchased two maps so at least now I can look at where he's planning on going but first he's got to get to Gatwick. It's proving a bit tricky. Parking for a month is extortionate at Gatwick, train is out of the question as he'll have his bike boxed up. National Express will only take the bike "if there is room" which isn't much use because what will happen if there isn't any room ! A friend recommended and we have found somewhere close to Gatwick. Also looking at option of taking the shuttle down from Manchester, or finding a willing driver to ferry Dad there and back so there are a few alternatives to look at.

Next problem is his mobile. Dad's basic Nokia is a dual band and he needs a tri-band for Cuba. So now we are on the look out for a cheap and simple to use tri-band phone !

Now he'd have none of these problems if he cycled around Britain again !

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Well the next trip is in the planning stage ... well in fact we are further on than "planning" as flights are now booked. Dad is off to Cuba in April. So anyone fancying a cycle trip around Cuba get in touch with Dad !