Will Spain and Portugal be full of FFFrench this Winter ???

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  1. jenny and mitch

    jenny and mitch Funster

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    Due to the FFFFFrench not being able to go to Marocco cos they can't get insurance now, will there still be room ??? Think of all those toilet cassettes being emptied (everywhere).
    What say you all ???
    Mitch.
     
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    they can getr insurance , not all ins companies have stopped it .
    i spoke only this week to a mate in france about it . they still have it .
    i,m told its only a very few that have stopped . plus border insurance is available .
    but france has a growing retired m,home lot and they are growing faster than ours .
    plus all the other eu countries many reire at 60 yr old with good pensions .
    there was only a few years ago uk reired pensioners were few .
    but now there are too many . most arent dying young . hee hee .
    plus think of all the east eu pensioners . at one time they couldnt visit west eu now they can .
    you could go to the east if you like cold . ha ha .
     
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    I have never seen any French motorhomers emptying cassettes "everywhere"...


    JJ :cool:
     
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    To be honest we were amazed at the number of french heading to Spain and Portugal earlier this year.
    My gut feeling is that a large number who would normally go to the south of France and other destinations have been spooked by the atrocities carried out in France this year.
    I don't want to spark any kind of argument,nobody french I know has said as much but I just get the feeling that's the case.
    I drive a french reg. Camper and got waved through to return here from the Spanish border but we noticed the armed police had one or two Parisian registered cars stopped,let's just say the occupants were being checked very carefully.
     
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    We're travelling through.Spain.at.moment and have seen a lot of Spanish.reg.motorhomes. much more than the last few times.only seen 2 French vans.
     
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    We are in the Algarve 70% on the vans on the aire we are on are French
     
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    On Turiscampo and there are loads of French here coming and going, this is our third time here in 5 years around Autumn and don't recall seeing more than the odd one in the past.
     
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    I visited France this summer and there were loads of French vans there.

    I had a splendid time...

    JJ :cool:

    PS. There are lots more French vans in Portugal these days... but then that goes for other nationalities too.
     
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    We still have Morocco as standard on our French insurance, only places not included are Kosovo..and half of Cyprus...
     
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    Can't say about French and Portugal but I think everywhere is going to be full this year
    We are at cap blanch in Altea Spain and they had the full sign out a couple of days ago
     
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    Yes all sites are full all winter, I don't think anyone should go there..:cool:




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    Agreed obesity is a problem in France but it may take a lot of McDs to catch up with England.

    But thanks for the warning about a rapidly filling Portugal, I will book my place pdq.
     
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    Thought I should warn Funsters of the following...

    Portugal has banned all motorhomes from stopping and/or overnighting anywhere other than on official campsites charging more than €15 per night.

    The GNR are having a concerted effort to arrest anyone sleeping in their vans while not on a campsite.

    The guilty campers spend the night in jail, are fined €1000 and their vehicles are crushed.

    The weather forecast is for rain and freezing winds from October until March EVERY day.

    Following the success of the electronic toll system fitted to the motorways, the transport department have extended it to ALL roads for foreign registered motorhomes.

    Since becoming European Champions and having a Portuguese man as the Director General of the United Nations, the Portuguese people will make no effort to speak anything other than Portuguese to anybody, and have adopted an air of superiority in all matters. They picked up this attitude from years and years of dealing with holidaying Brits in the Algarve.

    However, it is no longer required to wear shoes when driving.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Almost believed you!!;)
     
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    I have fallen into one Portuguese 'hole' already in the last few days (thanks @glastry:)) .....as they say 'stop digging' or once bitten and all that........must try harder JJ........( it won't be difficult):)
     
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    Bloody french, coming over here, taking our jobs stealing our aires !!!! it's not on I tell ya it's just not on!!!!

    I have seen them emptying their cassettes everywhere @JJ whilst in an aire in Lacunau this year one even emptied down the Elsan point!!!! I mean what a cheek these French are, and another thing, the French campsites were full of bloody French!!!! the cheek of it!!! why can't they do the decent thing and leave well alone for the English..
     
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    Nor have I
     
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    ...and they won't park straight, in neat lines, they park behind hedges so we can't see what they are doing!!
     
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    Explain what you mean by FFFFFrench
     
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