Monday, September 08, 2008

Europe: Easy Flight/ Tough Drive

Sharing the costs for a trip to London and Europe is a great way to travel.

Sure, the airfare price has soared and the seats are cramped sitting in steerage for 7 hours, but the beauty once you arrive is unsurpassed.

Did I mention the huge variety of tasty beer?

Splitting hotel costs was a big factor in deciding to go.

London was a natural first choice destination and roaming through the Netherlands and Belgium was a photographer's dream.

The real surprise was parked in front of our hotel one afternoon in Bruges, Belgium.

A car with Russian license plates. Yikes.

And it was a Mercedes "Viano." A gas-guzzling SUV.

Some quick Google research shows a drive across Europe from Russia would be about 3,489 miles - one way - and gas would average $7.62 a gallon.

In Belgium, gas was selling for $10.38 a gallon but it's cheaper in Russia.

In US Dollars, a pint of cask ale costs about $6.50.

That would be $44 a gallon. But, if you're trying to save money, just stay at home.

Hope the Russians had a few beers on the way back.

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At Mon Sep 08, 01:10:00 PM , Anonymous joan said...

Welcome home! Can't wait to hear all the details!

At Mon Aug 30, 10:26:00 AM , Anonymous Chuck said...

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