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Crossing the English Channel by ferry

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Earlier this week, I briefly described what is the Eurotunnel and how crossings are organized. Today I want to briefly describe the traditional crossing - by ferry.According to Wikipedia: The English Channel (French: la Manche, Breton: Mor Breizh, Cornish: Mor Bretannek), often referred to simply as the Channel, is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that separates Great Britain from northern France, and...

Coach crossing by Eurotunnel

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To make a journey from the UK to France and to other European countries, coaches and other vehicles have to cross the English Channel. It is now possible in two ways, by ferry or by Eurotunnel. Today I will explain and show to you the coach crossing by Eurotunnel.According to Wikipedia: The Channel Tunnel (French: Le tunnel sous la Manche), also known as the Chunnel, is a 50.5 km (31.4 mi) underse...

Tickets directly on your mobile phone

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National Express Did you know that you can have your National Express ticket sent directly to your mobile phone as a text message? That's right - m-Tickets are now available to book online for a growing number of services, for a booking fee of just 50p. There's no need to take a paper ticket with you when you travel - just show your phone to the driver when you board! To take advantage of t...

Coach travel & Comfort

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Modern coaches today are well-equipped, offering many amenities to ensure that the comfort and wishes of every passenger are met. Depending on the coach carrier, long-distance vehicles are equipped with the following amenities: Air conditioning Extra space between seats Sleeper seats Individual lighting and ventilation controls Toilet/washbasin On-board kitchen Wardrobe DVD/TV/Audio Te...

Coach Safety

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Usually we - the passengers, prior to the journey have a lot of things to do and to remember e.g. tickets, documents, luggage... We’ve got pre-travel excitement and we wonder what to take on a journey. But what is or what should be really important? What should every passenger remember and what should be guaranteed for travellers when they’re travelling by coach? The answer is simple: safety!F...

Before you go on the journey

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For long-distance travel you need to be well prepared. It doesn't matter what transport you choose, whether it be a car, a bus, or a train. Before the journey you must take certain steps to ensure that this trip won't become a nightmare for you. The travellers's age isn't that important, because a baby reacts to the stodgy snack like an adult human body.
What should you eat when going on a trip? Here are some practical tips and tricks.

Let's start with food. Instead of greasy chips or snacks prepare sandwiches. Small sandwiches should be wrapped in paper or aluminum foil. Additionally, you can pack sandwiches in a lunchbox, so that prepared food won't take too much space in your bag and won't make the rest of your luggages dirty. If sandwiches are made with your favorite ingredients, they will always be tasty. It's best to prepare sandwiches with cheese and cucumber. If you use public means of transport, the ham's smell from the sandwiches (especially in summer) is very intense and rapidly spreads through the train or bus and this isn't a pleasant experience for other travellers. During the journey, you can also eat rice cakes, corn crisps or sweets (fruit or mint-flavoared) or chewing gum. You can also take fruits, please be aware that they shouldn't be too juicy. The best fruits for travel are: bananas or apples.

The best drink is bottled water. It doesn't cause any stomach problems. It's not sweet or salty, with the result that after drinking you won't feel even more thirsty.

Despite all the security, you should take plastic or paper bags. On the road anything can happen and they may be needed. You should also take a damp cloth or a special wet wipes for cleaning hands.

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