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Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Reply #15 - Jan 16th, 2019 at 9:54am
 
well that's my flights booked.
going out on the 22nd feb and back on the 4th.
I can fly direct from birmingham (20 minutes drive away) and just about the only airport we can do a dropoff for free (well technically you get dropped off at the train station and take the maglev to the airport - but it's still free !)

£145 with a cheapo insurance policy and 22kg luggage.
Might take some clay with me this year. 

Now i just need to find some money for the hotels !
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Reply #16 - Jan 16th, 2019 at 10:03am
 
I was wondering are there any camping sites close to where the competition takes place?
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Reply #17 - Jan 16th, 2019 at 10:43am
 
no idea as - at the moment - we have no idea where the competitions will be Smiley
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Reply #18 - Jan 16th, 2019 at 1:55pm
 
Are the hotels always (relatively) nearby to Parma airport then?

I just don't fancy getting stuck with a massive taxi bill tis all.
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Reply #19 - Jan 17th, 2019 at 1:18pm
 
taxi bill is pretty much always the same - no matter where your hotel is. Always around 20 euros.
If it's a nearer hotel they seem to conjure random extras from thin air.
They don't seem to expect a tip - last year we got to arenal and the clock read 13 euros. Then it just racked up extras till it hit 20.
The farther you go the less extras they seem to add.
I have NEVER worked out the pricing system. I suspect it's a topic for the 'here be maths' section of the forum whistle

We've been at the far end of palma harbour and pretty close to the airport in arenal - both taxi trips were the same price.
There are also busses at the airport - never taken one, but presumably they take you where you need to go.

Dependng on when you fly in, there might be other slingers around going to the same hotel.
When you land, hang a sling round your neck and if there's anyone around they'll spot you and say hello Smiley  (or 'hola' or 'guten tag')

Unless you're flying out at an ungodly hour of the night the bus will usually drop you at the airport for the flight home. One reason it's best to fly back on the monday - as we all get dropped at the airpoirt en masse Smiley

Depending on where we'll be based there is usually a hotel for the first night until the bus in the morning. Sometimes we're based along the harbour, sometimes we're further inland.

Best hotel we had was in ses salinas - cracking place, great food !
Whereas last year we were in a real shithole with awful food.
But we did find a superb restaurant very nearby. 
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Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Reply #20 - Jan 17th, 2019 at 1:41pm
 
Ah yeah 20 euros is absolutely fine.

I'm just checking that I can get the 28th off as I might have to be doing some workshops in the day, but if not I'll come  on the day after and planning to fly back on the Monday.

It sounds so good. I'm making a new balearic sling specifically for this, never quite perfected the design but hopefully this will be the best yet.
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Reply #21 - Jan 18th, 2019 at 7:20am
 
if you let pep know when you're arriving he should be able to arrange a pick up. We'll be back on mallorca then (probably).

also have a word with david - you might end up on the same plane as he's flying from manchester (probably - I think he flew from liverpool last year) on the same day.
Can't miss him. He's the really tall guy who looks like gandalf, wearing a lemmy cowboy hat - sat at the bar with a beer Smiley 

Only way to contact him is: david colter on facebook.

Weirdly, last year, our flights landed within 10 minutes of each other. 
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Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Reply #22 - Feb 9th, 2019 at 4:48pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Jan 16th, 2019 at 7:01am:
@funda iacunda - is that you jorn ?
we missed you last year Smiley
silvio had no official translater Wink


Yes, it's me, Jörn. Last year was sad for me. Happy to join you again this year!
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Reply #23 - Feb 11th, 2019 at 6:34am
 
and no translator job this year Wink
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Reply #24 - Feb 11th, 2019 at 6:03pm
 
Well- everything is booked, I'm officially coming along!

Looking forwards to meeting so many other slingers!
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Reply #25 - Feb 12th, 2019 at 2:40pm
 
what dates you flying on ?
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Reply #26 - Feb 12th, 2019 at 6:22pm
 
In on the 28th at about 10:30 Majorca time. Then I'm flying back late morning on the 4th, Bristol airport.
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Reply #27 - Feb 13th, 2019 at 12:14pm
 
ich bin vom 28. bis 4. auch dort
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Reply #28 - Feb 14th, 2019 at 6:56am
 
hmm, could be going to ibiza on my own !
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Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Reply #29 - Feb 14th, 2019 at 4:34pm
 
I will be coming also from 28-4th with support of Schlingel Team Austria - three slingers friends of mine...
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