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On the road again

My travel plans are slowly taking shape. I'm booked into hotels in London and Glasgow, have arranged for my flight back from Glasgow to Amsterdam (which ridiculously takes 4 hours as there's no direct flights available and I have a 1 1/2 hour stopover at Heathrow), and I've found a coach to take me from London to Coventry for the bargain basement price of £2 (it will mean getting up early, though). All I need do now is decide whether to take a coach to Paris and thence to London (= cheap, but long hours on the road), or go to France by train and fly to the UK the following morning (= expensive, but luxurious and quick). Also, I've got tickets to the London, Leamington Spa (I hope) and Glasgow shows, and Paris is free admittance, apparently.

All in all, a good morning's work, even if I say so myself.

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suze2000
Oct. 4th, 2007 10:51 am (UTC)
Why not take the Eurostar from Paris to London. It's always my favourite way to go! And it's faster now that it comes in at St Pancras. :)
gamiila
Oct. 4th, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC)
Why not? Because at 231.75€ a single fare, it's bloody expensive is why not!
suze2000
Oct. 4th, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
Oh man! We didn't pay that when we took it!! Sorry. :(
gamiila
Oct. 4th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
They do promotional rates sometimes, so maybe you got one of those?

Now I'm taking the coach to Paris (26 euros, also a promotional rate as the normal price is 40 euros), and a plane to Heathrow from Charles de Gaulle airport will set me back 87 euros which isn't too bad...as long as I restrict myself to drinking nothing stronger than water on this tour. ;-)
suze2000
Oct. 4th, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
Acutally, I think it helps to be an Australian citizen when getting a fare on the Eurostar. Though I could be wrong about that.

As for drinking water: who are you kidding? ;) Plus, you'll need something strong to numb the pain from standing all the time for gigs. At least, that's the excuse you're going to use, right? ;)
enigmaticblues
Oct. 4th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
Very exciting! It sounds like a very good morning's work.
curiouswombat
Oct. 4th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
Sounding good.
anonypooh
Oct. 4th, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
i was getting your Glasgow ticket yes? I got one anyhoo .. Tori says the venue is TEENY!!! so should be full then!
gamiila
Oct. 4th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
Oh yes yes, sorry to confuse you: I was just doing a mental tally of what I already had and what still needed to be done.

I have now also booked my coach to aris, quite good value for money at 26 euros; but unfortunately, it wasn't possible to book myself on a coach from Paris to London either via the web or when I went to the Eurolines offices here in The hague. So now I have to buy a ticket on the date of departure in Paris, or take a bmi plane to Heathrow. I'm thinking the latter -- it's a little more expensive, but I saved so much money on the London-Coventry leg of my journey, I think I can forego the pleasure of an 8-hour ride.
anonypooh
Oct. 4th, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
sorted!
what time do you arrive in Cov?
gamiila
Oct. 4th, 2007 09:24 pm (UTC)
Quarter to twelve. Plenty of time to visit old haunts!
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