No-Fly City Break – Bordeaux, anyone?

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  1. Jessica says:

    I didn’t realize so many people were afraid of flying! I grew up going on a plane at least a couple times per year, so although I get slightly nervous, I’m generally a pretty calm flyer. My husband, on the other hand, is absolutely terrified. He’ll go on a plane, but he won’t stop talking about how terrifying it is. I just never really understood it, but I guess he’s not alone. It sounds like you guys had a great vacation anyways, though! My husband and I just visited Bordeaux as well and fell in love. We went by car, not by plane, so my husband was happy too haha. Thanks for sharing! #Citytripping

    • Laura says:

      I have high hopes (ba-doom-tish) for things to be finally about to change; he’s booking himself onto a BA Fear fo Flying course this Autumn. I’m determined to get him back in the air. We’ll always love train travel – but some places are just much easier (and way faster) by air!

  2. Wow, that is quite an incredible way to get to Bordeaux. An early start but well worth it by the sound of it. And thanks for pointing us to the man in seat 61 too! It’s my first time on this linky, looking good so far, thanks for hosting #citytripping

    • Laura says:

      Thanks for joining in! Bordeaux is such a beautiful city, isn’t it? And you’re welcome on the Man in Seat61 – honestly, any train-travel question I’ve ever had he’s had the answer. I also screenshot the directions for getting between stations in places like Paris for any connections; even underground and without signal he helps me out!

  3. Sandra says:

    This would be an ideal trip for me, lol. I’m a non-flyer too. I mean, I’ll fly if there is absolutely no other option to get me from point A to point B, but I prefer all the other options.

  4. It’s always the case, right when I’m about to fly I hear of some dreadful event. Luckily, we really only fly 1-2 times a year, otherwise we drive everywhere, occasionally with the train. #CityTripping

  5. Margie DQ says:

    I get a little nervous too, but just breathe and watch a downloaded movie and try to forget where I am. I love an adult little getaway every now and then!

  6. What a brilliant adventure. I wish we lived closer to the Channel Tunnel. Thus kind of short break really appeals and is so achievable!

    • Laura says:

      It really is Claire. I guess it’s achievable from London, so those not close enough need to add an extra day each side, just to get to London and the starting point. We *can* do it in a day from Dorset, catching the first 5:30 train to London, dash across on the Underground to make the 10.30-ish Eurostar. But it’s tight!

  7. Being from Australia this kind of travel within Europe blows my mind!!! Very envious! #citytripping

    • Laura says:

      It’s interesting Ariana – I have a friend from Oz who lived in London for ten years. She often said that we Europeans take for granted the fact that we can hop between countries so easily for the odd weekend; she always said we have no concept how hard that is in other parts of the world!

  8. Sounds like a real adventure! Must be tougher without the option to fly, but you show it’s possible to do – and do well! #citytripping

  9. I’m so impressed Laura! We drove to the Dordogne last year and it took forever with a stop off in Tours. I didn’t realise how simple and convenient train travel in Europe could be. Of course, it helps not having young kids with you (and all their luggage) but would be doable with older kids. What a great way to get around! #citytripping

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