I’ve been travelling backwards and forwards between
Over the last 4 years I’ve taken approximately 220 journeys on the Eurostar and I’ve spent around 10,000 Euros.
I’ve spent about 620 hours on board the train which equates to 26 full days.
I’ve been awarded 3 free tickets because the train was more than an hour late and Eurostar was to blame. (it’s been late several more times but Eurostar were, or claimed, they were not responsible).
I’ve travelled first class on 8 of the journeys.
I’ve missed 3 journeys to my carelessness.
On one occasion I was unable to complete my journey between
I once caused a security alert when I passed a small kitchen knife through the x-ray machine.
I know now that it is not permitted to take knives on the Eurostar.
I’ve had three arguments on my journeys, or rather in the terminals. In
I’ve been stopped and questioned by British immigration officials about 10 times. I’ve been stopped and questioned by French immigration officials twice (one of these times led to an argument).
I’ve never been stopped by custom officers.
I recognise many of the Eurostar staff, shop assistants and officials and am on nodding terms and even speaking terms with a few of them. I know the best way to get the cheapest tickets online; I know the passenger announcements by heart in both English and French. And needless to say I’m extremely familiar with the landscape between the cities.
I invariably read a book on the journey but I still sometimes get bored. So if you see me on the voyage please come and say hello.