Your Questions About Amsterdam Travel Channel

Laura asks…

Overnight Channel Crossing – Amsterdam?

Im worried I might get sea sick travelling overnight on a DFDS ferry. Any idea how stable they are? Do many people suffer when travelling?

Yaz answers:

People do not get sea sick on modern ferries as they have stabilisers which keep the craft from rolling. Anyway you will be asleep for most of the time in your cabin!!

Have a good crossing and enjoy the trip. The food is excellent on board so I would recommend that you make the most of the experience, eat drink and have fun all in moderation of course.

Donald asks…

Does the Hydrofoil still cross the English Channel as a passenger ferry?

Im booking a trip to Europe and was wondering if the Hydrofoil is still in use. Ive tried to search for myself, but cant seem to find any transportation website that lead me to it. Ive found the obvious, ferries, chunnel and planes, but I was curious if they still run the Hydrofoil.

Also, we’re looking at flying from the US to London Gatwick, then getting over to Amsterdam, Brussels and end in Paris. I’ve seen cheap flights inter-Europe to Prague as well as Rome. Im booking 14 days hoping that will be enough to see what I can. Also if anyone could recommend decent hotels, not cheap roach motels but not expensive ones either. Any European travel site recommendations will be welcome as well. I know all the American ones, so dont suggest Travelocity, Orbitz, Priceline, Hotwire or any others.

I worked for an airline in the US, so I know how to get around that, just need hotel suggestions and other forms of transportation within Europe.

Thanks!

Yaz answers:

No, the Hydrofoil was pulled a long time ago and more recently the Hovercraft was pulled as well due to cost reasons as usual.

Think about taking Eurostar between London and Paris / Brussels – its much quicker than the ferry since you are limited to time.

Also try Easyjet and Ryanair for low cost fares from London Stanstead and London Luton

try www.lastminute.com or www.laterooms.com (doesnt need to be last minute booking incidently)

Also try http://www.hotelformule1.com/formule1/index.html for cheap hotels across europe and www.easyhotel.com for cheap hotel in London.

Sandy asks…

WHY IS POT STILL A CRIMINAL OFFENSE?

FROM 1972 TILL 1984 I CAMPAIGNED TO LEGALIZE POT WON SOME SMALL BATTLES YEA 2008 IM REQUIRED TO TAKE A DRUG TEST IN ORDER TO GET A JOB AND CAN BE DISMISSED IMMEDIATELY IF I TEST POS FOR POT I’VE ASKED WHAT DRUG ARE YOU TESTING FOR AND EACH TIME THE ANSWER IS POT NOT COCAINE NOT HEROINE NOT METHAMPHETAMINE NOW IT SEEMS TO ME ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE SMOKE IT THEY JOKE ABOUT IT ON TV EVEN TRAVEL CHANNEL WENT TO AMSTERDAM TWICE AND WENT INSIDE A COFFEE SHOP. ME, I THINK POT HEADS JUST DON’T VOTE WE WERE CLOSER TO DECRIMINALIZE IT 36 YEARS AGO THAN WE ARE RIGHT NOW AND THAT’S A FACT JACK

Yaz answers:

Pot hasn’t been legalized YET. I think they should Legalize it. I don’t smoke Pot myself but I think it does relieve pain and suffering for those who are in physical Pain due to medical reasons. NOT all suffering patients can GET the benefits of Marijuana. Every MS patient should be allowed to use Pot to ease their suffering. ANY medical condition that ails the body; should have the thumps up on using Pot. That is just my personal opinion. I also think those that use should do use with caution. Meaning don’t be so high and get behind the wheel of a car and start driving. Don’t use and Drive! Get my point?

Helen asks…

Name of a TV show about design/ decoration,where the host travelled in europe searching for antique pieces?

The program used to be in “Travel and Living” channel, the host was a brithish guy who went to Prague, Barcelone, amsterdam, among other cities in Europe.

Yaz answers:

There is:

Home Design

&

I am also wondering if it could be ….Travel & Living … Chris Gower’s hunt for antiques.

Richard asks…

Any one seen the Eurostar advert in todays papers?

A map of Europe showing just where you can travel to using Eurostar. From it’s terminus in Paris or Brussels you can change for Bordeaux, Marseilles, Bern, Vienna, Frankfurt, Berlin and Amsterdam, to name just a few destinations.

And this side of the Channel? Well London, that’s it.

Isn’t this typical of the attitude to the country shown by our betters, European travel is only for the Metropolitan elite, and why would any modern European want to Travel anywhere North or West of the capital to look at the smelly oiks?

Is it because

a) Getting from the Eurostar Terminal at Paddington to any other station on London is a significantly more difficult journey than to get to Paris or Brussels by Eurostar or
b) this country is so Londocentric now that the rest of the UK has simply ceased to exist.

Calls will cost……….

Comments and rants please
Edit

I’m still alive. I was in Liverpool city centre last weekend and it was teaming with Spanish and Italian holiday makers. It may come as a shock to you, but there are things outside of London that tourists are intrested in. Also I read on a web site of a man from Los Angels who flew to Dublin, got the ferry to Holyhead, train to Chester, then train to Liverpool. Why? this was a significantly less stressful journey than traveling through a London airport, getting into London, and getting a train to Liverpool.

Yaz answers:

It’s due to the whole londoncentric thing. Look at the billions they blew on the jubilee line extension yet according to you english its we scots who are the ‘scroungers’. Same with this london olympics deal.

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