Euro Tunnel Calais France
From Belgium there were different ways to reach England. This is our first time taking train and drive our own car in UK. We mostly fly or use Eurostar and hire a car in UK
This all new for us, we have no idea how it is in Calais and cross England by overland train
You were strictly controlled here, the same as in airport and train stations in Brussels
First you pass the border control of France which they've check your passport, and afterwards another passport control for UK side. So you pass two passport control
We've seen some cars they've pulled into a small area for control, guards open their trunk sneaking to their stuff. They selected cars they want to check out.
Before the gates open they were a shopping mall for duty free in Calais is not really cheap as duty free. But all you need from liquor, perfume and tobaccos are available here
Parking - Rip Off Britain is alive in Rye
Having been a regular visitor to Rye I have always wondered why so many cars displaying the blue disabled badges packed the road from the Land Gate through the High Street when there are so many car-parks.
The reason is that rip-off Britain is at its height in Rye and in fact in all car-parks operated by Rother District Council.
Although there are marked disabled bays in the car-parks, there is no concession for disabled drivers or cars containing registered disabled passengers.
All across the UK the blue badge allows disabled driver to park in mark spaces free... not in Rye or Camber.
From Icklesham to Rye
There is only one bus route operating from Hastings, via Icklesham to Rye. I stayed for couple of days in Icklesham which is a small long village.
The bus runs every hour, operated by StageCoach.
Single way ticket: BP 3.20
Return ticket: BP3.70
StageCoach is relatively more expensive the London local bus.
Ham St, Appledor, Rye
The little station at Rye has trains to and from Ashford and Hastings. From Ashford you can catch a train to London and at Hastings you can go on to Brighton.
from Charing Cross
You can reach this medieval town in about 1 1/2 hours leaving from London's Charing Cross via Ashford.
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