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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Nice – Nice in Nice

Nice – Nice in Nice

For my last night have decided to attend a concert, open air. Here I can vent my emotions and generally get in the spirit of the occasion. It has started to thunder and lightening and my performers are being rained on like myself.Instead, i decide that it may be better in the casino which may have a black jack wheel or something I can get my fingers stuck in. On reaching casino they decide that they don’t like my trainers,…

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Nice – Football

Nice – Football

For no other reason apart from that I’m sat at the computer thought I ought to mention Euro 2004 and those rediculous monkeys they let wonder round the pitch when people are wanting to watch the football. If I was in Portugal, I would have been throwing bottles. Hiall Hitler.

Nice – Museums

Nice – Museums

Nice has its fair share of Musuems. Due to failing weather, I felt that these museums would be a worthy way to while away the hours.Kitting myself with cagoule, camera and other shoes and stuff I set out bright and early to this museum of one of the most famous artists who has hailed from Nice. That famous artist Matisse. Taking the bus, not the bugger bus, but a normal one no. 15 or 17, (for those bus spotters out…

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Nice – Bus

Nice – Bus

For this day, due to failing weather conditions, I have planned a bus trip. For this in Nice you have a choice of modes, you have the small white choo choo bus, shaped like a train, favoured by very old and very young. Views aren’t great from the choo choo bus, pasengers simply have to satify themselves that they are making a spectacle and crawl along at exhaust pipe level until they reach their destination. Alternative two is the big…

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