Who else is going on this ? Trish has posted a message but there must be more than 3 of us !
Hi! My first time with Exodus and travelling alone, but I've heard good things from friends who have travelled with them before. I will also be travelling up on Friday and staying overnight at Gatwick. Never been to Italy before but very much looking forward to it. A bit apprehensive about all the steps but I've got my poles and am breaking in some new boots!
Glad to hear there is someone else travelling alone - no offence Martin! I have not started to break in my boots but must do so. Could maybe meet up the night before departure. Are you travelling far to Gatwick?
There is another couple going on the 26th - I started chatting to them but had put the wrong departure date on my message which they picked up on and I haven't heard from them again.
My reply didn't seem to get to you last night. I am staying overnight at Gatwick but haven't booked room yet - next thing on list to do! Would be good to meet up.
Nice to hear from you. I am staying on the night of the 25th at the Holiday Inn Gatwick. Booked it through lastminute.com and got a good price.
Have a nice day.
After a lot of searching and reviewing I've booked the Holiday Inn Gatwick, they seem to have the best price deal on a lot of sites, although a few of the reviews don't say much for the food! Look forward to meeting you. When I spoke to Exodus last they told me that there are 14 confirmed and 2 reserved places - that is as many as they will take. I'm travelling up from Devon by train on the Friday. Hope that you had a good day.
That's great that you are in the same hotel. I look forward to meeting you there. I am sure that we will get something to eat!
I am travelling from the opposite end of the country, flying from Edinburgh. That is good to hear that so many people are going on the trip.
Hopefully speak to you nearer the time.
There was a string posted about the time of the pickup from the airport on 26th Sept. I've spoken to Steph at Exodus and she assures me the bus will collect us at 1430hrs, not 2300hrs as was suggested.
We look forward to meeting you all.
Martin and Penny
Thanks for looking into that - good job someone is on the ball as I hadn't even noticed the error!
Hi Martin & Trish
Showing my ignorance, what is a 'string' and why didn't I see it?
I think that's what the young call a series of posts on a forum like this. It has now gone. I suspect Exodus realised it was causing some concern (including us last night) and decided to delete it.
It's my first trip with Exodus, but I have been on a couple of touring holidays before, and they have been very enjoyable. I am travelling from Gatwick on 25th & staying overnight in Naples, intending to get the bus to Bomerano. Looking forward to meeting everyone.
Looking forward to meeting you on 26th. We're flying in from Stanstead, arriving about 11:00am and then waiting for the Exodus bus.
Martin & Penny
Nice to hear from you and looking forward to meeting up in Naples
Looking forward to meeting you all.
Who else is going to be brave and put a photo in so we know who we're looking for in the airport ?
I see from the trip going out next week they're expecting rain. Does anybody know what we can expect at the end of September ? We're thinking that it will be warm but maybe starting to get cool in the evenings, and rain is quite likely.
I have added my photo to my profile, so now you know who to avoid !! As we are travelling at the end of September/early October, I will be packing my cagoule & a couple of warm tops just in case (though I take my cagoule everywhere anyway!). I imagine it will be cooler in the evenings. I wasn't intending to pack my waterproof trousers though...
OK. Have taken the plunge and added my picture !
Well now you know who else to avoid. I wasn't planning on taking the hat or the heavy scarf and anorak, but just something a bit warm for evenings if necessary.
Well I didn't think my photo was so bad it would cause you all to stop communicating all together!
I've been keeping an eye on the weather for that area and I'm glad I'm not there this week, lets hope it clears up by the time we all go
Does anybody know how many are on the trip ?
(I don't think your picture's too bad Rose !)
Have just had a look at the BBC website re the weather forecast for western Europe till Saturday and it doesn't look brilliant but it's only rain! We should be used to that by now. About the numbers going did Rose not say some time ago she had been told there were 14 people going with a further 2 possibles?
Only 4 more days at work then I am off to get ready for the holiday. Looking forward to the holiday and to meeting you all.
You're quite right - 14 +2 so it's a fullhouse.
Hi Pete & Jacki
Nice to hear from you and looking forward to meeting you both. I am staying overnight at Gatwick too as is Rose. Maybe we will meet up on Friday night.
Good to hear from you. We're flying from Stansted so will see you at Naples airport.
Hi Peter and Jacki
Looking forward to meeting you. Am staying overnight at Gatwick as well.
Just checked the weather with AccuWeather.com looks great for our week!
Sadly I have had to cancel my holiday, as I broke my wrist a couple of days ago. I was really looking forward to the trip and to meeting you all. I will have to rearrange the holiday for next year. Hope that you all have a great time & I'll try not to think about you walking in the sunshine while I am at work !
Maria - sorry to hear your news - hope it heals quickly. We'd send you a post card if we could !
Sorry to hear you won't be coming with us on the trip. Hope your wrist is not too painful.
Do you have to go to work instead of holidays?
Sorry to hear you can't come Maria, will think of you. Maybe we'll meet on another holiday.
Hope it's not too painful
Thanks for your good wishes. My wrist is a bit painful, but I will go to work next week. Hope you have a great holiday !
Hi Rose (and Pete & Jackie),
I was wondering if you wanted to meet up on Friday evening?
My flight arrives at Gatwick at 8.10 pm so by the time I get through arrivals and get to the hotel it will probably be about 9 o'clock which is probably too late to think about getting anything to eat but we could maybe meet for a drink.
I'm coming up by train should get there about 6.00 p.m. It sounds like a good idea. I'm at the Holiday Inn on Povey Cross Road, Horley is that the same one as you?
Yes, that is the same hotel as I am going to.
Hi Trish and Rose
We're booked into the Skylane Hotel for Friday night. If we find it's near to the Holiday Inn, we'll wander over at 9ish, but if not we'll look forward to meeting you in the check-in queue. Weather's rainy in Naples area today and tomorrow but looks much better for Friday onwards - fingers crossed!
Hi Pete & Jackie & Trish
Thats great look forward to meeting you. I'll be in the bar about 9.00 p.m.
Sorry we won't be with you guys as we're flying from Stanstead. Have a good evening and we'll see you in Naples.
Helen - looking forward to meeting you. It's Penny's first walking holiday and only my second so a little nervous as well. We're flying from Standstead so see you in Naples. I probably won't be wearing the hat in the picture !
Nice to hear from you - my situation is exactly the same as yours - first holiday alone and first walking holiday. Looking forward to meeting up with you and with everyone else.
Assuming everything goes to plan will hope to meet up with you in the bar tomorrow at around 9
Hi Helen and Trish
I'm also new to these holidays and first by myself!
Looking forward to seeing you Friday Trish and meeting you on Saturday Helen.
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