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Is Euro Rail travel a real alternative to short haul flights?
In the past few weeks I've been travelling to a number of European cities evaluating the pros & cons of train verses plane - to short haul destinations. With 80% of the total journey time of an average short haul flight spent on the ground there are some interesting comparisons to be made. For news items or feature articles contact Peter Lynch at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
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 "“You can swim here if you like,” said Yaró.
Deep within my memory, bells were ringing about tiny jungle parasites that find no greater pleasure than swimming straight up your plumbing and co-habiting your vital organs. Plus, there was of course the crocodile infestation and the world’s only freshwater sharks that lurked never far away.
“No thanks, I’ll just watch.” Besides, it was raining. A lot. But then this was the rainy season in Nicaragua."

Joe Cawley, River of Dreams, The Guardian, Sept 17, 2005

 

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