Saturday, 15 September 2007

Weekend Breaks

With our location being strategically located in the most southern part of The Netherlands and hence within 10 mins drive to either Belgium or Germany, we have quite a number of cities within reach - either for a day trip or a weekend break. In 1 hr range, close to the major airports are Brussels, Dusseldorf, Cologne and Eindhoven. 2-4 hrs will bring us to the likes of Amsterdam, Paris and Frankfurt and even the UK. One of the first few trips was Brussels. Z loves it, mainly as it boasts many shops, and in particular a huge Chinese supermarket.

Manneken Pis or Pissing Boy in Brussels. Legend has it that in the 14th century, with Brussels under attack, a little boy named Juliaanske, also a spy, urinated on a burning fuse of the enemy and thus saved the city! weekend breaks offers such a possibility. Being one of the UK's top travel companies, they offered cheap flights, city breaks, short breaks and holiday offers among others to countless destinations like Barcelona, Venice and Prague. And of course, there are also possibilities for hotels, car hire and travel ideas. Now, one unique thing about it, unlike other websites, is that you need to call them to book. Now, it may look to you that it is a step back in the ever more interactive-less internet world but that is exactly what they are offering. Their well-traveled & experienced consultants can advice the best package to suit your needs - a tailor-made service.

I skipped Scotland on our last planned UK holidays, due to the miserable weather. Well, I'll certainly give them a buzz to see what they could offer me in the small town of Crieff, where I sat for my A-Levels some years ago, well 15 to be exact (gosh....that long already....?)



Lollies said...

I think that is the best thing about living in Europe. Travelling is easy and there are just so many places to go. And the public transport is amazing. I took the opportunity to interrail when i was a student back then.

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

lollies: it is easy and tonnes of places to go indeed! where did you travel to during your student days? care to share?