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Marseille, France – Protests, Puffing and Panting

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

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Barcelona, Spain – La Merce Festival

GETTING TO BARCELONA Our flight from Rome to Barcelona only took us about an hour. The Terravision coach from the airport into town took us slightly longer. Barcelona Girona Airport is very far from the city, I believe it is just called Girona by the rest of the world, but Ryanair is still promoting it… Continue reading Barcelona, Spain – La Merce Festival
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Berlin, Germany Part 1  – Bargain Flights & Big Mistakes

I have always liked the idea of going Interrailing. As you can see in this blog about Canada, I do enjoy train travel. After some research, a multi-country pass was coming up at about £180. Two days after discussing it with Karl, and planning out an itinerary, I received an email from Ryanair. They were offering… Continue reading Berlin, Germany Part 1  – Bargain Flights & Big Mistakes

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Venice, Italy – Pigeons, Pasta and Pleasantly Striped Poles

The best thing about having a birthday on 1st February is the chance to run away and celebrate with a cheap, off-season holiday. Ryanair’s January sale usually throws up some good deals and for my 20th birthday, I snagged a return to Venice for £10. OK, so it was to the small Treviso Airport rather than the… Continue reading Venice, Italy – Pigeons, Pasta and Pleasantly Striped Poles

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New Year’s Eve in Budapest, Hungary Part 1 – Castles, Cold and Competitions

New Year’s Eve can be a traumatic experience. So much build up, so much hype, so much to go wrong and SO much to regret. To spread the strain, Mr Fluskey’s friends from school like to go away for a couple of days. In December 2007, I joined them on my first group trip with… Continue reading New Year’s Eve in Budapest, Hungary Part 1 – Castles, Cold and Competitions