• Thursday, May 03, 2007

    Costs and how green was the trip..

    The staff at www.climatecare.org have very kindly calculated the carbon emissions for our trip. Had we gone by plane we would have contributed 0.55 tonnes of pollution whereas our route and mode of transport totalled up to 0.1 tonnes, a saving of 0.4 tonnes of CO2. I feel good!

    To be honest it was a great deal more pleasurable than sitting cramped inside an aircraft even if it did take several days as opposed to several hours and cost a little bit more. We had some spare time and the result was that we got to see the countries rather than flying over them. If needed it would be possible to do the whole journey in a little over two days and much cheaper. We were quoted some excellent rates for coach travel and there are almost direct links between London and Istanbul, and many of the other countries in the region, and coach tends to be a fraction of the cost of rail.

    Total cost of the transport for our trip was just over GBP£400 which is about the same as both of us flying back with BA. Obviously there's three night's accommodation to factor in and various other costs which notch the total bill up above the cost of flying but we got a lot more from the journey than we would have had we flown.

    Check out this shop below. I noticed this in Istanbul, the guy clearly isn't confident about the quality of the food he sells.


    Costs and how green was the trip..

    2 Comments:

    Blogger Liza said...

    Kudos to you for making such a journey with your daughter. I honestly don't think I could have successfully pulled off the same trip with my son, though perhaps once he's your daughter's age (he'll be 3 at the end of this month) it would be possible.

    3:07 pm  
    Blogger Life Out East said...

    I wasn't sure how she'd be but it worked out fine, she loves travelling.

    5:26 pm  

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