London Walking Tours    with Joanna Moncrieff

Another VaughanTown trip + Air Fare rip-off

Despite not having any work I’ve been a bit reckless and booked myself onto another VaughanTown trip during the Easter holidays from my course. My theory is that as long as I don’t spend too much in the bar or in Madrid it will be a very cheap week – and possibly the only break I’ll get this year. The hotel in Salamanca looks fantastic and it will be good to be in an urban location rather than in the middle of nowhere. Am already looking forward to meeting everyone. Last time I went in September I was bitten very badly by mosquitos and possibly a spider in Madrid (I still have the mark) and ended up on anti-histamines and antibiotics so not only couldn’t I drink any alcohol (which at least saved me money) but I was drowsy all the time. Will make sure I take loads of insect repellent with me this time.

Have just booked my flight as was tempted by very low fares with Ryanair which is what got me thinking about going. However my 99p return flight Stansted to Madrid actually came in at £83.34. Grrrr…….

I really must “pen a letter” to Ryanair over this deception. There are charges shown next to the flight costs which come to £45 but when you start the booking process you realise you have to pay £19 to take 1 bag plus check-in of £9.50 and £9.50 for paying by debit or credit card – but how else can you pay!

Having said that because the 6 days in Salamanca with 3 meals a day, wine with lunch and dinner are free and staying in a luxury room all to myself – it is a good deal for a week’s break.

2 Responses to Another VaughanTown trip + Air Fare rip-off

  • I’m green with envy, Joanna, even though I’m al set for Lanzarote on the 26th. It won’t be as thrilling.

    I remember how brave you were with your face swollen up in Monfrague. Doon’t eve rgo to Malaysia! I was there with a friend who got bitten on a visit to a rubber plantation. Come to that, don’t go to Leamington Spa – I had to get antihistamine tablets after a night at a hotel there. I’d better not name it because R was perfectly alright.


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  • I have ended up in casualty with infected insect bites twice before – once, to be expected in Australia and the second time in Bath! I do always carry anti-histamine with me (and insect repellent) but realise now need to get some stronger stuff!