9 months ago
"Why don't you just fly?" - We travelled overland to Croatia by train, taking 2.5 days to our slice of island paradise.
1. Look at it!! Instead of sailing over stunning views across French fields and German forests, Austrian mountains and Slovenian mountain rivers, we got to soak up amazing scenery while catching up on great books, accompanied by our favourite songs.
2. Cake. More countries = more chance to eat my way across Europe.
3. The climate impact of a flight can be twice as high as its CO2 emissions, including from emitting water vapour, soot and nitrous oxide into the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. In 2010 it was calculated that aviation's true impact in the UK was around 13%–15% of total greenhouse gas emissions (and from a minority of residents).
Eurostar claims that its London to Paris return trip produces about 0.01 tonnes of CO2 per passenger, whereas a return flight (Heathrow to Paris) produces ten times this amount. Our stats (London - Split):
🚈 62.6kg CO2 per passenger
✈️ 410.6kg CO2 per passenger ... #winwinwin