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1. Posted by Comejoinme (Budding Member 8 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

Hi there everybody. I'm new to this but I'm travelling to Jersey in October as a late 50th birthday gift to myself and well if I have travel companion that would be great. I already have hotel sorted (twin room) so no costs to you.
I am 50 so someone of my age area would be perfect.
If anyone is interested and needs to know anything please ask.
Bazza

2. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 3037 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

Finding someone to share a room with a complete stranger is a big ask.

You'll increase your chances of getting a response if you say a bit about your interests. What are you planning to do in Jersey? Walking, exploring the numerous historical sites & sights, sea-fishing, hiring a boat or just 'eat, drink & be merry'? Are you planning to hire a car or just to use the (pretty good) bus services?

[ Edit: Edited on 15 Jun 2021, 09:02 GMT by leics2 ]

3. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2372 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

I'd add that no-one is likely to seriously consider it with someone with a blank profile. Add a pic and some detail about yourself and your interests. And re the Jersey trip I would give some more details like how long you're going for, and an idea of budget - I know you said the hotel room is sorted but most people would think in fairness they should then shout for the lion's share of the eating out etc. Are you talking a cheap guest house or the Pomme D'Or? :)

4. Posted by Comejoinme (Budding Member 8 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

Thanks for your reply and advice.
Well certainly to start with I am wanting to explore as much of the island as possible in the week. I am into history & historical events etc.
I would like to visitbthe zoo.
I have pre booked a car but have been told the transport system is easy to use so more than likely use that.
I would like to be able to sit down in an evening and share a drink or 2 having a laugh along the way.
I'm not a boring person but can be a bit shy to start with.
Another thing I'm told us great is the afternoon tea so company for that would be good.
If I'm missing out on putting things on please guide me all help grateful

5. Posted by Comejoinme (Budding Member 8 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

As advised I am going to Jersey early October for a week. I am staying at the Hotel De France Hotel. I have treated myself to a nice hotel as its my 50th birthday albeit a year late.
My spending budget while there I don't really have 1 its a matter of seeing what the weather's like then take it from there. I like my food so this may be expensive there otherwise I'm open to suggestions

6. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 3037 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

>have been told the transport system is easy to use so more than likely use that.

Apart from taxis, the only 'transport system' on Jersey is the buses. They'll get you pretty much everywhere you want to go but, obviously, service is much reduced in the evenings. Routes often cross so you don't always need to return to St Helierto go somewhere else. Jersey is also extremely walkable. Over a 3-day period I managed to see all of Jersey's prehistoric and almost all of its historical sites using a combination of bus and feet.

Routes & timetables here: https://www.libertybus.je/timetables/1

If you intend to use the bus a lot it's worth buying one of the passes:

https://www.libertybus.je/explore-jersey

7. Posted by Comejoinme (Budding Member 8 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

Thank you.for the advice, much appreciated. I think I will go with the bus and feet get to see as much as possible.
When did you go leiccs2 if you don't mind me asking

8. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 3037 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

I last went about 4 years ago, in April (not Easter....I hate crowds so always try to visit places out of season!).

Prehistory is my 'thing' so that, the walking (there's a network of 'Ruettes Tranquilles' with a recommended speed limit of 15mph where pedestrians, cyclists and horse-riders have priority) and the buses were excellent. Apart from that I found Jersey more expensive than the UK (obviously) but otherwise pleasant enough. Don't miss La Hougue Bie (easily walkable from the bus stop), the numerous prehistoric tombs, La Gran Mere du Chimquiere, Mont Orgueil castle and the Jersey War Tunnels.

https://www.jerseyheritage.org/places-to-visit/la-hougue-bie-museum

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guernsey/content/articles/2007/02/28/gran_mere_du_chimquiere_feature.shtml

https://www.jerseyheritage.org/places-to-visit/mont-orgueil-castle

https://www.jerseywartunnels.com/

Having said all that I much prefer Guernsey. It's much less built-up, much less 'in your face' wealthy, doesn't have as much traffic and...sensibly...has a bus route which goes all the way round the coast, something Jersey sadly lacks. :-)

[ Edit: Edited on 15 Jun 2021, 17:45 GMT by leics2 ]

9. Posted by Comejoinme (Budding Member 8 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

That's great thank you for the info. I picked October knowing it's out of season. I know weather won't be great but it won't stop me.
Hope this isn't out of order but if you feel like being a tour guide for the week I'd be happy 😊

10. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 3037 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

Not out of order at all but I have everything tightly crossed that I'll be able to visit my family in the US in Sept/Oct: it's been over 2 years since I last saw them (I was due to fly out the first week of the first lockdown).

But do feel free to ask more Jersey questions as and when. :-)