– T R A V E L –
From Frankfurt to Dublin without jumping on a plane
24th January 2020
What to do so – I asked myself. I don‘t want to keep flying back and forward like this. What to do.
Well quite obviously stop flying! Right?
I‘ve been trying to change my life towards a more sustainable lifestyle for a while (and men, there is so much we can do – like in every corner of our lives ! ). I believe I‘m succeeding in some parts, failing in others, and this flying thing had to change as well in order to improve on this matter.
I‘m not gonna lie, it was rather a hassle to figure out an alternative to the flight and I almost surrendered. It involved a lot of organizing, and information online weren‘t always satisfying either. But I had to try, right? So this is the best I was able to find:
FRANKFURT to DUBLIN
Frankfurt to London over night with Flixbus, arriving in the morning – luckily I am a person that can sleep on a bus quite well. But: earplugs guys and girls! Don‘t forget the earplugs!
Bus from the ferryport to Dublin centre.
Bus from Tipperary countryside to Dublin, staying in a Dublin Hostel for the night.
Bus from Dublin centre to the Ferryport in the morning in order to catch the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead.
D I S A D V A N T A G E S ?
It takes longer, yep. I jump on the bus one evening and can arrive the next evening if it all goes well. If not, I have an extra day in London. So this is for people embracing travelling itself. You can‘t be looking at the clock wanting to arrive quickly – that simply will drive you mad. Patience! Enjoy the moment. Just be. Catch some culture in London, find a nice Cafe to hang around with a book you have tried to read all year but were too busy to do so. Stroll through St. James‘s Park, catch some great art in the museums. It‘s not that bad you know.
Also you want to make sure to stay long enough in Ireland to make the travelling time worth it. I‘d not do shorter than 10 days in Ireland/Germany with this kinda travel.
A D V A N T A G E S ?
Well, the obvious is less Carbon footprint. How much is hard to tell, as there is all different kind of numbers around. But it makes a difference – for me personally indeed, as I am travelling back and forward loads of times in the year.
Also it can be booked quite spontaneously, because you only have to watch the Flixbus prices. That is a huge advantage compared to flying and I enjoy the new flexibility already.
W H Y ?
Some people say what you do in your personal life won‘t save the planet. And sure it alone won‘t. But what can we do to start saving it, I ask you? We can wait until the system changes and then react to price changes and new rules. React. I rather act. Independently, out of free will, compassion and responsibility. Responsibility towards the world around us – people and nature, family, friends, strangers and planet earth with all its wonderful and crazy species, responsibility towards the future generations, and furthermore towards ourselves.
„I‘m just one person. Said seven billion people.“
It‘s about empowering yourself in the actions you take consciously rather than waiting for the system to change (and safe our planet earth. Do we really believe the system is capable of doing so? I don‘t. So it‘s up to us all, every day and with every action we take). And by taking action you will start changing your mind and conscious about a lot of things. And you will touch and change other lives and empower other people around you, gently through thought provoking actions and new experiences. So yes, every little change is worth it, because at the end the sum of it all – all around the world – is what matters and what will create change within the communities around the world. We are all connected.
P L A C E S T O V I S I T
National Portrait Gallery, London
Hyde Park, London
The Long Room Of The Old Library At Trinity College, Dublin
Tamp and Stitch, Dublin
Amazing Coffee and Irish Products
The Vintage Kitchen, Dublin
Lunch or Dinner
T R A V E L I N F O R M A T I O N
Bus from Frankfurt to London: