LPW 2011 carpooling
david at cantrell.org.uk
Fri Aug 19 14:37:26 BST 2011
On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 01:37:10PM +0100, Dirk Koopman wrote:
> On 19/08/11 13:14, David Cantrell wrote:
> >FWIW, my order of preference for travelling to and from the Netherlands
> >would be Eurostar / City / Gatwick / Lydd (sorry, London Ashford) / boat
> >from Harwich and failing that, don't travel.
> Agreed, but always remember the "convenience and speed" of flying is
Which is why Eurostar first.
OK, so the unlimited free wine also helps.
When you take into account *useful* time, as opposed to merely travel
time, it's amazing how far you can get by train and it still be no
quicker to fly. For YAPC::Vienna, there was no significant difference
between train and plane, travelling from London, and going by train had
the huge advantage of me sharing a sleeping compartment with Hot French
Schoolgirls - although I actually spent most of the night drinking beer
with Friendly Drunken Aussies.
If I'd flown, I'd have spent an evening at home hacking or reading a
book, then got up early, endured the Misery Of Airports, and got into
Vienna at about mid-day. Travelling by train, I spent that evening
hacking on the Eurostar, had a nice dinner in Paris with some friends,
didn't have to get up early, and arrived in Vienna about mid-day.
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