Edinburgh – Accommodation

Edinburgh – Accommodation

I am staying on St. Johns Hill, off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Edinburgh for those that don’t know, is Scotlands’ capital city. If you didn’t, this will become apparent when you try to find accommodation. After exhaustive research I plumped for this place EURO Hostel. £19 per night, my own room in unoccupied student campus. The girl at check in made me a cup of coffee on check in and I settled in, had a look round and took a short…

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BMI Baby – East Midlands to Edinburgh

BMI Baby – East Midlands to Edinburgh

This is the first time I have flown on the BMI baby. It has that little logo which says people who read the Telegraph also like BMI baby. These little cross-selling logo’s are pretty easy to come by and one shouldn’t usually pay too much attention to them, however, in this case the service lived up to the accolade. The flight was better because a) It was more organised b) The staff were more interested c) The seat had legroom…

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Public Transport to EMA East Midlands Airport

Public Transport to EMA East Midlands Airport

While I remember there are drawbacks with local communications to and from the East Midlands Airport. If you are using public transport to get to the airport, you have the following options: OPTION 1) Take a train to Long Eaton or Loughborough station, Long Eaton is closer. Take a bus, local service, stopping at East Midlands Airport. Buses run at hourly intervals, the connection is a local service subject to delays etc. Links: Traveline (buses), Trainline (trains) OPTION 2) Take…

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Scotch Broth

Scotch Broth

Rather than hang around Wolverhampton for the Bank Holiday, I have decided to make journey north of the border. To Scotland to be precised. I will be bringing bloggage from these foreign lands for you, the people.

Thomsonfly – Nice to Coventry

Thomsonfly – Nice to Coventry

Thomsonfly operate a number of services from Cov. Spawn of a much larger fish Thomson (TUI), the service on board is much the same as you would expect from an large operator. The toilets were smelling a bit, but that disappeared when we got going. Coventry airport is the preverbial shed in a field.From airport, was directed to small village bus stop where I waited for an hour for a bus to Cov. In summing up: The extent of local…

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FlyBe – Birmingham to Perpignan

FlyBe – Birmingham to Perpignan

FlyBe operate what they call a local network, basing their business model on cheap regular flights. An alternative to other modes of transport for scheduled travellers. It was the first time I’d been on a FlyBe flight and I was impressed that I didn’t have to walk across the runway, you could pay with plastic, and you didn’t have to queue for boarding as seats were issued at check in. All advantages over the competition, Easyjet, Ryanair et. al. Flying…

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Budget Coté D’azur – Costs Summary

Budget Coté D’azur – Costs Summary

Here is a summary of the costs you can expect to pay. I have used my experiences as an example, these are not always representative of truely the cheapest, you will always find cheaper if you want to work through all the options, but here we go: ESSENTIALS> Flight Birmingham to Perpignan and from Nice(£81)thomsonflyflybe> Hotels/Hostels – 13 nights(£465)2x Barcelona – (£48)2x Nimes – (£45)2x Cassis – (£95)1x St. Tropez – (£80)5x Nice – (£197)> Cost of Travel Barcelona –…

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