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The Family Bandwagon

Our family is spread out across the country and across the world, and what better way to keep in touch than a collaborative digital journal?

Tuesday, 4 July 2006

Flights to Brussels and the fast train home

We've bought our flights to Bruxelles from Glasgow - £30 each, including taxes and check-in and all that jazz.  It's on Ryanair, who are "cheep uz chups "obviously (it could cost us more to get to London from here).  Sure, the aeroplane doesn't leave from the main Glagwegian airport, and sure, it lands about 45 kilometres south of Brussels proper ... but in each case there's a train that will get us where we need to go.

Eurostar isn't as cheap as I'd originally thought, unfortunately.  £150 for a one way ticket on a Saturday, from Paris to London.  On the other hand, I think it's only £90 for a return ticket ... go figure.  Chris should also get a discount because of his Eurail pass, so that looks like what we will do.  It's still extravagant, but how often do you get to go under the Channel in an underwater train?  Doing 180 mph no less -- that's 300 kilometer per hour.

Which is fairly fast.


  1. cool... had to laugh tho', we know Glenn has an internet connection now, he is posting to make up for not having one before :P

  2. It's good, for sure Brussels, London, Glascow and Paris are all a bit more interesting than little Adelaide :)

  3. whoops.. i mean Glasgow. I always get that wrong for some reason.

  4. Yeah, it's because I've got this Firefox extension called Performancing, which gives you a little window for blogging. I can just pop it up and hide it as I write in little snippets throughout the day. Then when I'm finished I publish it to glennji.com and the fbw with a single click.

    Which means I don't have to wait until I get home, mentally drained from the day, and try to come up with something to write. So I write more! And more!

  5. It's great to hear all of your news. Glad the holiday plans are going well.


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