If we're besties on facebook you probably know that recently we had a hiccup with some domestic flights..... Such a kick in the face when you get an email saying your flight has been cancelled, indefinitely... At least our money got returned.
STILL, we had everything organised for the UK- Amsterdam leg. Originally, we had booked a flight from Birmingham (near where the rels live) to Amsterdam for like $80 each.
We had a few options...
- Train... too many stops. We have already paid for accommodation in Amsterdam (because we thought the flights were booked). So we can't have a stop over in Belgium... the idea sounds nice but it's not going to work for us.
- Plane... too expensive. NOW, flights are going for like $200 AU EACH!!!! So that is out of the question.
- Combined train and Ferry pass.. sounded PERFECT! Only the train station is too far from where we will be (2hr). Which means we would be getting a 2hr train, followed by another train, followed by an over night ferry, followed by another train into Amsterdam Centraal.
- OR.... Bus... (Megabus to be exact)... we chose this option. It costs us $40 each AU and we don't have to worry about swapping vehicles. The only thing is it is 16hrs via bus. Sucks. At least I will be armed with the precious Temaz.
|This will be us.... for 16 hours...|
Also this week Gonz suggested we try couch surfing... I don't think I am the couch surfing kind of person... Has anyone done it? Or heard any horror stories?