• Posted on August 8, 2012 11:33 pm
    By Chris

    Well today has been interesting, I’ve done a lot of tidying up work on my dissertation, however I have taken it at a more relaxed pace compared to the past couple of weeks. I actually slept and ate pretty much as a normal person for a change.

    I spent a lot of time this morning looking at flights, transfers, and getting to Kosice. The cheapest way is to fly into Budapest in Hungary and then get either a shuttle bus or a taxi for 40 Euros to the UVM Dormatory. Actually I am staying in dorms for the first time ever to save money, this is costing 112 Euros a month (about £90/month) and I’ve been told the rooms are pretty big. I am kinda really excited as it should also help with studying.

    The biggest problem for me here is that Gloucester is not great for early trains… And the flights are either 7:50am from Birmingham or 8:15 from Luton. To get to luton in time I have to leave Gloucester at 2am by coach to Heathrow, and then catch a connection from Heathrow to Luton which gets me there for 7am. This is the earliest coach there is and I am slightly concerned about leaving time for checkin and passing security. However the luggage allowance from Luton is so much better.

    The Birmingham route is operated by Ryan Air, and we all know what they are like. My flight would be just £28, however they charge £35 for a 20kg bag of lugggage… I do find it amusing that it costs more to transport a bag than a living breathing human that weighs 4 times as much.

    In contrast Wizz Air charge the same for the flight from Luton, however only £22 for a bag up to 33kg, seeing as I have a ton of textbooks that I want to take the luggage is important. And also things like wellingtons, overalls, labcoats etc which are light but bulky. Its really starting to get exciting, I just hope I have time to get everything done that I need to do before I go.

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