Saturday, March 17, 2007

“It’s so nice to go travelling...”


The orange line through the middle of this map represents the journey we should have taken last night; and indeed this was the route we took up to London. The red line is the route we took coming back, since the Blackwall Tunnel was closed (luckily we discovered this before departing) AND access to the A2 was closed from the Dartford Bridge. Un-fucking-believable. So our route was 48 miles to get there, and 72 to come back! England is a fuckhole.

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Blogger Lux Lisbon said...

I just went through something similar in Spain. The EU has given them lots of money to build new freeways and such. Well the one we needed wasn't open for business yet. Despite all signage to the contrary. It was loads of fun driving around at 3am lost in Spain, with a combined Spanish vocabulary of 6 words.

17 March, 2007 13:03  
Blogger Suze said...

Bloody hell! I'm so glad I live in Yorkshire. :)

17 March, 2007 16:46  
Blogger Pickled Olives said...

Shit.

17 March, 2007 18:20  
Blogger Tanya said...

That's a bit round the houses, isn't it? ARSE.

17 March, 2007 18:28  
Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

'England is a fuckhole'. Now that's what I was trying to say.

17 March, 2007 20:38  
Blogger Milla said...

So glad I don't drive! Nor do we have a car, unlike some polluting bastards around...

18 March, 2007 10:04  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Yep, it's certainly a bit around the houses!

Milla: Oops, I guess I'm a polluting bastard! But, you know, I would pollute 33% less if I could use the most direct route to get home. How fucked up is that?!

18 March, 2007 10:10  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

4D: I thought you might have been trying to say that!

19 March, 2007 08:42  
Blogger Odat said...

I sympathize with you..I live in NYC so I know!!!
Peace

19 March, 2007 11:15  
Blogger Will said...

At least you didn't have to fly home from Moscow via Milan like my flatmate (I only had to go via Zurich, yesssss)

19 March, 2007 12:59  
Blogger Glamourpuss said...

Ah, but you got to drive through Puss country - lovely Kent, the fuckhole's garden.

Puss

19 March, 2007 13:08  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Odat: Oh, to live in NYC. One of my fave cities in the world.

Will: No, I didn't! Welcome back.

G/puss: Gotta love Kent. It's just I don't live in a nice bit of it. And of course it's teh garden of England: it's always bloody raining here!

19 March, 2007 14:44  
Blogger Milla said...

Actually, now that I think about it, I pollute even more than you, with all the flights I take. So we are all polluting bastards in the end.

20 March, 2007 13:20  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Milla: Ha! Even though we have a car, we actually use it pretty infrequently, thereby not really polluting much at all.

20 March, 2007 16:31  

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