I like the Eurostar. It is (generally) fast and efficient, and I still have positive associations from two unexpected but appreciated upgrades to first-class in 2006. I highly recommend first-class, but even if you don’t travel first-class I think the train experience facilitates more friendly relations and better conversations than being on a plane. Certainly the transition from London Underground to Eurostar is a lot less hassle than the airports. The actual interior is quite similar to a plane, though roomier and with more accessible toilets and dining car. This time, it was a little slower through the tunnel than the normal due to the recent fires. Then, once in France it was slower again because of a fatality and some signal problems in Paris. This actually meant we arrived about 2.5 hours late. I didn’t mind, as I spent most of the trip sorting through old bits of paper and drawing new mindmaps. There are no powerpoints in second-class as far as I could tell.
- Carbon Offsets
- Final 2008-2009 Carbon Footprint
- Hunting for happy dolphins and ‘clean’ coal – Hallbarhet Day 2
- First big steps – Hallbarhet Day 1
- What am I not sharing?
- Australia – Darwin to Sydney (the long way)
- Books 4: Outliers, Aussies and Blind Faith
- Books 3: Auto/Biographies
- Books 2: Food, Biocultural conservation, Globalisation and Hope
- Books 1: Trains, travels, and training warriors
- Proudly Australian?
- Sumatra, Java and Bali – Indonesia
- The Size of Reality
- Singapore, then Batam (Indonesia)