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A few suggestions where to go during the summer

Posted in Vacation planning

Summer in Europe is a very interesting period, not only because of the beautiful weather, but because of the numerous cultural events.Most people staying in their homes while they are on leave. Of course there is nothing wrong with that, because they worked hard all year round. Unfortunately, most of us are choosing this option very often. However, if we exclude fatigue as an excuse to stay in the house during the summer, it sometimes turns out that we do not know what really to do with ourselves as it comes to leave. So now we should think about something interesting, and ...

A special journey planner for passengers at the UK's largest coach operator

Posted in Travel tips

So called „Open Jaw” - is National Express’ special  journey planner. But what it enables us to?A lot of tourists and National Express customers have asked me whether it is possible to book a ticket for a journey from point A to B and from point C back to A, in order to avoid two separate bookings?Well... Yes, this option gives National Express carrier. For many people this may be a small amenity, but with this facility you will avoid the additional costs (use of a credit card, an extra print, and in some cases, a ticket bought via „open jaw” journey planner may ...

Description of the UK's largest coach operator

Posted in Travel tips

National Express is the largest and most popular carrier in the UK. National Express’ vehicles are very specific and it’s impossible not to recognize them from other British carriers’ vehicles. All coaches are white and bear the red and blue logo of the operator. These coaches are very comfortable and suitable for long routes. On some routes the coaches are equipped with Wi-Fi, so passengers can connect to the internet, and the journey itself isn’t monotonous. The carrier’s network of connections is very complex, at present, passengers or tourists can travel up to...

Coach crossing by Eurotunnel

Posted in Travel tips

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) undersea rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent in the UK with Coquelles, near Calais in northern France beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover. At its lowest point it is 75 m (...

Launch of French inter-regional coach services

Posted in Budget travel

A great news from France. Eurolines France have reported on their website, that they’ll be launching inter-regional coach services in France in the spring this year. France is currently dominated by the railway companies, so far the inter-regional connections are performed only by trains.

More than 500 journey combinations will be possible incorporating mainstream routes and less familiar journeys such as: Paris – Tours - Bordeaux, Paris – Valenciennes - Lille, Paris – Lyon, Bordeaux – Toulouse – Carcassonne - Perpignan, Grenoble – Lille, Toul...

Coach Safety

Posted in Travel tips

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!For your comfort and safety you should watch this short video, which was published by the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK. ...

Before you go on the journey

Posted in Travel tips

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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