When I say to people that I am taking a flight with easyJet, there are two very distinct reactions. Reaction 1 – Nose wrinkles as if a bad smell has entered the room, “Oh, sleazyjet!”. Reaction 2 – Slight surprise followed by a genuine smile, “Oh ok”. It seems that easyJet has its fans and… Continue reading A Review of easyJet A320 STN to DBV
Taking to the tracks, is such a joy. I know that we are Flying Fluskeys, and flying also makes me a happy girl, but there is something special about a train journey. (I don’t mean my morning commute). People say romantic, honestly I’m not sure I could call it that, but it is kinda special. Here are… Continue reading Riding the Rails – The Joys of Train Travel
It takes photos, it sends messages, it can even keep you entertained with little birds who seem a little disgruntled but the following apps will help turn your smart phone into a powerful travel tool too. When I went backpacking in 2009, I had to seek out internet cafes. I took an old phone that… Continue reading My Favourite Travel Apps
This week, on 22nd March 2017, my Virgin Atlantic plane was hit by lightning, which was very normal. We returned to Gatwick, which was not. What happened? Is lightning dangerous? Will I finally get the right things out of the overhead locker!?
£390 return to Sri Lanka? And on Emirates!? And confirmed!!? A no brainer! We booked that evening. When January 2017 finally rolled around, we packed our bags and head off to London Gatwick Airport to catch our flight. The Airport Experience Emirates uses Gatwick’s North terminal which (when I visited in January 2017) was undergoing… Continue reading A Review of Emirates A380 Economy LGW – DXB
In the last few days of our grand tour of Europe (otherwise known as the Ryanair jaunt) we were residing in Aix-en-Provence at our friend Phil’s house, We all decided to take a day trip into Marseille as it is only a short bus ride away. THE PROTEST En route to the bus stop,… Continue reading Marseille, France – Protests, Puffing and Panting
ARRIVING IN AIX-EN-PROVENCE Marseilles Provence airport, Marseilles and Aix-En- Provence form a triangle on the map. The airport is roughly 25km from each of the towns. It has been cited as one of those mislabelled small airports that low cost airlines use, named after big cities, but it was perfect for our to visit Aix-En-Provence (hereafter… Continue reading Aix-En-Provence, France – Brie, Baguettes and Beer
Arriving at Madrid International Airport was a real shock to the system. After using smaller airports, our legs almost couldn’t stand the strain of the long walk between the plane and passport control. Posters dotted the terminal, the faces of wanted basque separatists and other terrorists staring blankly across the immigration hall. In 2004, a… Continue reading Madrid, Spain – Tapas, Time-wasting and Tipsy Boyfriends
To catch up on the story of our visit to Rome, click here . Day two of our three day stop in Italy and we set out for some more Rome-based shenanigans. THE JOURNEY INTO ROME Morning saw us waiting on a sun-drenched platform, waiting for the local train into Rome. The station itself was very unkempt,… Continue reading Rome, Italy Part 2 – Coins, The Colosseum and Cutting Queues.