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Going to Łomża, Poland for New Year, but how to get there?


osiol  
12 Dec 2007 /  #1
Ever seen a donkey on a coach? No?
Ever seen a donkey on an aeroplane? No?
Ever seen a donkey cross Europe on a bicycle? Maybe?
Donkeys don't have thumbs, so hitchhiking is definitely out of the question.
Or is it?

I've left it a bit late for booking, but I want to get to £omża sometime between Christmas day and New Year's Eve. I'm sure there are coaches from the United Kingdom to £omża, but by plane? Warsaw, then bus?

I assume that the earlier I can book, the better.

I'm not an experienced traveller if you hadn't guessed.
miranda  
12 Dec 2007 /  #3
Warsaw, then bus

yes, or train. If you visiting somebody there, maybe they can provide you with the train/bus connection info:)
telefonitika  
12 Dec 2007 /  #4
awwww you poor osioł

hope you manage to achieve this :D
OP osiol  
12 Dec 2007 /  #5
What about swiming ?

Doggie paddle.

Down the River *** to the North Sea, across to between Sweden and Denmark (I like the name Skagerak), keep going up the Baltic and look out for somewhere on the right that looks Polish.

hope you manage to achieve this :D

Where there's a will, there's a way.

maybe they can provide you with the train/bus connection info

Possibly. I don't want to be too much of a burden. Also, the internet is a powerful tool these days.
miranda  
12 Dec 2007 /  #6
'm not an experienced traveller if you hadn't guessed.

never to late :)
telefonitika  
12 Dec 2007 /  #7
Down the River *** to the North Sea, across to between Sweden and Denmark (I like the name Skagerak), keep going up the Baltic and look out for somewhere on the right that looks Polish.

Avoiding the trawlers and ferries on the way .... hope you have a thick coat of fur mate on that body of yours .. the sea is a tad cold this time of year and i am not sure that lubricating fur will have the same effect as it does on humans swimming the english channel.
OP osiol  
12 Dec 2007 /  #8
hope you have a thick coat of fur mate on that body of yours

Donkeys, unlike horses, are not waterproof, so I think swimming is not an option.
Submarine?
telefonitika  
12 Dec 2007 /  #9
Submarine?

if you can hijack one would be a good option but how would you avoid being detected by other subs in the baltic etc ... hahahaha
OP osiol  
12 Dec 2007 /  #10
Maybe if I build a donkey-shaped submarine, it will just look too cute and friendly to look like it poses any kind of threat. Having said that, the Russians might catch me, open up the submarine, only to find a smaller donkey inside. Then they might think there is some kind of Russian doll thing going on, thus putting me at more risk when they go looking for the even smaller donkey inside that.

So bus it is then.
Perhaps.
Lukasz  
12 Dec 2007 /  #11
I've left it a bit late for booking, but I want to get to £omża sometime between Christmas day and New Year's Eve. I'm sure there are coaches from the United Kingdom to £omża, but by plane? Warsaw, then bus?

£omża ... take bus or taxi in Warszawa

when you will be in Warszawa take taxi to "dworzec PKS" (bus station)
OP osiol  
12 Dec 2007 /  #12
£omża ... take bus or taxi in Warszawa

Cool! A serious response.

I found the coach journey from Poland to the UK far too long for my liking, so plane looks like a better choice.
Will there be a good service at that time of year, or should I bring a unicycle or something for that last leg of the journey just to be on the safe side?

edit: How many times has the title of this thread changed?
The word donkey appeared a while ago, but then went away again.
Will it return?
telefonitika  
12 Dec 2007 /  #13
Poland to the UK far too long for my liking, so plane looks like a better choice.

yeah it took me 32 hours doncaster to krakow by coach and that was in 2003 with college ... a tad long .. im flying from donny airport one half hour from my front door and 2 half hour flight time :)
dtaylor  
12 Dec 2007 /  #14
im flying from donny airport one half hour from my front door and 2 half hour flight time

donny 2 hours? geeez that is quick, took me 3.5 last time from glasgow.
OP osiol  
12 Dec 2007 /  #15
Who flies from any of the airports on the north side of London - Luton, Stansted?
Why am I asking you lot? I may already have the answer:

the internet is a powerful tool these days

sana  
12 Dec 2007 /  #16
Be careful with the taxi from the airport. Better if u take the bus. Cabdrivers may scum you when they will see that you are not Polish and the donkey. It has happen to me even thoug I am cute cat and Polish. I mean when you already in Warsaw.
?????  
12 Dec 2007 /  #17
Here’s a link where you will find the info and price.
pks.warszawa.pl/k_glowna.php
Usually there’s no bus service on 12/25 12/26 and 1/1 otherwise it’s once a day.
Distance from Warsaw to £omża is 138 km and it will take about 3h
Submarine might be a better option
OP osiol  
12 Dec 2007 /  #18
even thoug I am cute cat and Polish

So bus to the bus station? Being a cute donkey won't do me any favours?

Booking a flight seems to be a pain in the proverbial. You can go through step after step, then it says "System error. Please try later." Other sites I've found are all more expensive. Grrrrrrr.
sana  
12 Dec 2007 /  #19
Did you try Wizz air? wizzair.com/default.asp?slid=clear&language=SE

Tickets cost a lot of 'siana'- dry grass-polish saying for money.

Being a cute donkey won't do me any favors?

Nope, cab drivers like salami, i mean cash...siano
OP osiol  
12 Dec 2007 /  #20
Well, it looks like I've booked a flight.

dry grass

Donkey slang for money, etc.

cab drivers like salami

Pure filth!
telefonitika  
12 Dec 2007 /  #21
Tickets cost a lot of 'siana'- dry grass-polish saying for money.

how do they cost alot on the wizzair site???

if you book with a promo or superpromo ticket surely you are saving moolar (yorkshire for money)

Well, it looks like I've booked a flight

:) well either have or havent no looks like heheheheehee
sana  
12 Dec 2007 /  #22
how do they cost alot on the wizzair site???

Before christmas tickets are more expensive not like usuall they are cheap on that site.
telefonitika  
12 Dec 2007 /  #23
moral of the story is book well in advance ... but see what you mean .. glad im going in february ... :)
OP osiol  
12 Dec 2007 /  #24
moral of the story is book well in advance

I thought it wasn't going to happen until I got an e-mail last night.
I had written to my hosts weeks and weeks ago, but until a response, I couldn't take the chance of booking when there might be no actual holiday.

more expensive not like usuall they are cheap on that site

I found the same flights on three different sites. I just went with the site that worked properly.
Their job can't be hard selling plane tickets. The thing they really need to get right is getting the information to you and making it easy to buy the tickets. Some sites wanted my name, e-mail address, shoe size and inside leg measurement just to do a search, so they can just flip off for starters.
sana  
12 Dec 2007 /  #25
y

moral of the story is book well in advance

I checked tickets for friends to come for new years eve and prises rached £400 for two,
so maybe donkey will have to eat carrots for the rest of the month....
OP osiol  
12 Dec 2007 /  #26
£400 for two

Just under £180 including insurance here.
If anyone sees the same for less, please don't tell me.
telefonitika  
12 Dec 2007 /  #27
sana

most people book in advance for any type of travel during the busy periods so they dont get stung by the higher charges ... :)
sana  
12 Dec 2007 /  #28
Yes, I learnt the lesson

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