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Riding the Rails – The Joys of Train Travel

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

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London to Germany by Train – A Eurostar Adventure 

Visiting our friend Phil had been a plan for quite some time, but this weekend, we finally got our butts to Germany to do so. Flights were eye-wateringly expensive and so we decided to take the Eurostar. The plan : Eurostar from St Pancras International to Düsseldorf with changes in Brussels Midi and Cologne. Journey… Continue reading London to Germany by Train – A Eurostar Adventure 

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Another Classic Flying Fluskey Travel Fail

Getting the Eurostar to Germany, what an exciting prospect! So much easier than going to the airport, we could take liquids and as we all know, I do love a train journey.  We were booked on the 15:07 from London’s St Pancras International and I was really looking forward to a lovely relaxing afternoon. It… Continue reading Another Classic Flying Fluskey Travel Fail

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My Favourite Travel Apps

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

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Rome, Italy Part 2 –  Coins, The Colosseum and Cutting Queues.   

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.   

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Rome, Italy Part 1 – Popes, Paintings and Parents 

Getting into Rome Ciampino is Rome’s second airport and it lies 7.5 miles South of the city. To reach the centre, jump aboard the E1 bus which takes you to a train station, from which you can travel into Rome’s main train station. For once, however,  we had somebody coming to meet us. Andrew, our… Continue reading Rome, Italy Part 1 – Popes, Paintings and Parents 

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Berlin Germany Part 2 – Bikes, Barricades and Beers

  After our disastrous first day trying to get into Berlin (seriously, it was a nightmare and you can read about it here) we had to see as much of the city as we could in 3/4 of a day. We jumped on the U-Bahn from our hostel to the TV Tower and the Fat… Continue reading Berlin Germany Part 2 – Bikes, Barricades and Beers

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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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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, Karl’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 “the… Continue reading Budapest, Hungary Part 1 – Castles, Cold and Competitions