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We've just booked our flights on easyJet from Gatwick.

Hard to believe we've arranged it this early as we normally leave it to just a week or so before.

Looking forward to seeing everyone but hope it doesn't come around too quickly as I'm sure we all want to enjoy a long hot summer before October.

Cheers, Tom

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Hopefully I will be making it to this challenge, going to have to look at flights etc. I don’t think the date of it should clash with anything else I’ve got arranged but I’m in two minds about what medium to use, but seriously thinking about film and giving my M6 some use with a roll of Tri-X. 

Geoff

 

Edited by Geoff Marshall

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14 hours ago, Keith (M) said:

I take that everyone is aware that 12th October is Spain's National Day - an important public holiday?  

National Day of the Kingdom of Spain. That should make finding a restaurant for dinner quite sporting then!  Better let Ravi know.......

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Oh dear, it is the national day; renamed from Colonial Day to Hispanic Day. 

I will do a fact finding mission in March (job dependent). Worst case scenario is we buy food and drink, and a paella pan and cook something ourselves in a park. Or do a BBQ. I am a cook, but don't know about "very good" ... although there was silence around the dining table that afternoon. 

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4 hours ago, Sandokan said:

 Worst case scenario is we buy food and drink, and a paella pan and cook something ourselves in a park. Or do a BBQ. I am a cook, but don't know about "very good" ... although there was silence around the dining table that afternoon. 

As long as there is plenty of Cerveza......

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(Sorry, Tom) Is it worthwhile considering moving the Challenge to the following week.  The week of the Challenge in October has varied over the years and it might make more sense than trying to compete with 46 millions Spaniards for hotels and restaurants?  Just a thought ...

Pete.

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vor 3 Stunden schrieb farnz:

.... trying to compete with 46 millions Spaniards for hotels and restaurants?  Just a thought ...

Pete.

that would then be a real challenge 🙂

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7 hours ago, farnz said:

(Sorry, Tom) Is it worthwhile considering moving the Challenge to the following week.  The week of the Challenge in October has varied over the years and it might make more sense than trying to compete with 46 millions Spaniards for hotels and restaurants?  Just a thought ...

Pete.

My thoughts exactly Pete.

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I hope Eileen and Tom have booked a flexible ticket...

Otherwise no objections from my side - as I understand the rules of the Challenge, the basic idea is to encourage everyone to make the best out of a limitation in time and equipment and otherwise to create a level playing field for everyone. We could select a location, where part of the challenge is to actually get there but I'm not sure how many participants this would attract. Thinking about it, I might like it...

Stefan

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1 hour ago, StS said:

I hope Eileen and Tom have booked a flexible ticket...

Will need to check, but wouldn't have thought that easyJet tickets can be changed. Will investigate once it's confirmed that the date is going to be amended.

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3 hours ago, lanetomlane said:

Will need to check, but wouldn't have thought that easyJet tickets can be changed. Will investigate once it's confirmed that the date is going to be amended.

Hi Tom, I know from experiance that Easyjet do allow you to change your flight time/date, subject to availability of course and the difference is price if any, plus an admin charge.

I can't commit to going to Seville yet due to my never ending property issues, so will continue to watch this thread for updates on the arrangements.

 

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5 hours ago, StS said:

I hope Eileen and Tom have booked a flexible ticket...

Otherwise no objections from my side - as I understand the rules of the Challenge, the basic idea is to encourage everyone to make the best out of a limitation in time and equipment and otherwise to create a level playing field for everyone. We could select a location, where part of the challenge is to actually get there but I'm not sure how many participants this would attract. Thinking about it, I might like it...

Stefan

A war zone perhaps? In fine Leica photographer tradition!

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Well, having read the Mc Cullin article posted by Keith, I think these are memories nobody needs...

Stefan

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Having the national day of Spain on the same day as the Challenge could also be an advantage.
More people on the street, more activities for sure.
Maybe Ravi finds a local who will join us, so it might not be impossible  to arrange a nice meal!

Just my thoughts....

John

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On 1/28/2019 at 9:32 AM, satijntje said:

Having the national day of Spain on the same day as the Challenge could also be an advantage.
More people on the street, more activities for sure.
Maybe Ravi finds a local who will join us, so it might not be impossible  to arrange a nice meal!

Just my thoughts....

John

Photographically it could be good to be there on National Day and I can't believe all the hotels and restaurants will we full if the arrangements are made in plenty of time.

On the other hand if we are going to change dates can we please do it soon so that I can look into getting our flights changed.

Thanks & regards, Tom

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Tripadvisor says several times that Hispanic Day is not a big deal in Sevilla; there’s a military parade in Madrid and the banks are closed, but tourist things are open. So it might not be very crowded because this year it’s a saturday and it might not even be more special than every other weekend. It’s not like Good Friday, Tomatina Day or other fiesta’s. 

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I'm fine with both dates, 5th and 12th. Oct.

Just checked - Oct 5th would have a specific german benefit - Thursday 3rd is Reunification Day, it will be sufficient to take Friday 4th off for a nice long weekend...

Stefan

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Found this:

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What happens on Hispanic day in Sevilla?

First of all, we want to warn you that most shops and stuff will be closed during the day. But, restaurants, bars, museum, etc. will be open. Also, take into account that public transport will follow the holiday schedule!"

Whatever date will probably suit me.

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