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Our Holiday Review

Fife, Scotland
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Our Holiday Review

Well, got back on Wednesday and wish we were still there!

Didn't get off to a good start as our minibus taking us to Edinburgh Airport never turned up! Was booked for 3.15am and by 4am we still couldn't locate him! There was 19 of us so we all had to get a plan B and thankfully made it to the airport in time.

Stayed in Mediterraneo Hotel once again and as usual it was spot on. Food and drink great, lovely weather, fantastic rooms etc. The only thing that is not great is the evening entertainment but as we were a large party we made our own and then headed out later on.

As always we found The Tropical, Rachaels and Rock n Roll Bar very handy and saw some great acts on - and also enjoyed our nights in town seeing Carnaby Street, Cabeytu Brothers and Albi Senior to name a few.

The guys used Friends bar next to Rachaels to catch up on sport and the younger ones partied all night in the square.

We visited Albir and had cocktails watching the world go by. Think the bar was called Coco-Loco and cocktails were fabby!

We only started using the bus service recently and find it so handy, easy and cheap...how can our services at home not be like this ?

Whilst waiting at a bus stop one day we saw the pea-men set up, it was amazing how big their gang was, including a couple in their 60's. Saw people getting pulled in but it was hard to know who was part of the gang to be honest.

Next thing - the lookout guys roared and a moped mounted the pavement, a guy jumped off and grabbed and seemingly headbutted the main guy - held him up against the wall and took all money out his pockets, the rest ot the gang dispersed.

We thought it was undercover policemen as they were writing in a notebook but we weren't sure if they were part of the scam as other members of the gang who had ran all seemed to come back..anyone know if it was real?

Anyway - We had a great time, there's just something about Benidorm, we always feel like it's home...maybe someday eh?

Elaine x

Dunfermline, United...
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1. Re: Our Holiday Review

Glad to hear you all had a great time. Think If I was to see the Pea men hanging around the Glen gates, Id be flabbergasted, lol!!!.

Benidorm, Spain
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lols it would be good if it was undercover Police sorting them out they certainly deserve it !!!!

Benidorm, Spain
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Glad you had a good time..... yes the bus service is extremely cheap and frequent, and it's certainly an experience riding on a bus driven by a graduate of the Lewis Hamilton school of driving!!! lol

Limerick, Ireland
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Sounds like you had a great time Elaine,no harm to see the pea men getting caught at their own game..(robbed),bit of advice to anybody that's looking in here,these people have a lookout,usually at the middle of a crossroads,to whistle if the cops approch,four other men that "happen" to pass by that "win" all the time and have a great laugh in the meantime,there is also a blond women about 5ft4 with a hand bag across her,letting on she is just looking on ..leaning in and out while she is "dipping your belongings

If you see a Spanish bloke with a cardboard box shifting three half spuds around the top of it asking passersby,where is the pea hidden?...keep on going....mark my words,and enjoy your holiday without this sh1t@

Regards,Mike

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i saw the peaman cashing up and dishing there money out couple weeks ago by the terrace bar and yhey had a right pile of cash each maybe same gang older couple with them the old man was fat and had glassees on then they walked off and got in there cars what were parked by where the frog and toad bar used to be

Fife, Scotland
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Yeah Wolvesmark sounds like the same gang.

Was interesting to watch from afar, one guy passing shouted to everyone standing to move away as it was a scam but it was just the scammers there at the time unfortunately.

Thanks for all replies and Aldente...seen much worse down the Glen haha

Elaine x

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