-Joyful Experience-

  • Paying Tolls and Parking

    Paying toll using the SANEF system was essentially the best way to travel from UK to France. It is easy and quick. Basically, you install their Liber-t tag (which will be send to you) in your car and activate it. You could then drive on the Liber-t lanes when in France without the hassle of stopping to pay. The other benefit of this system is that UK residents could pay via their direct debit account. The currency conversion are also paid for in pounds and not in euros. The SANEF system is also coupled with VINCI carpark systems in France which facilitates many of the parking needs. In countries such as Italy and Switzerland, tolls were basically paid via credit cards at the toll stations.

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  • Euro Tunnel and Cross Border

    Traveling via the Euro Tunnel was very easy. They have established a great system for travellers embarking to europe or the United Kingdom. Essentially, the cars are channelled well into a tram with two storeys. The tram than transports the vehicles via a tunnel which links the countries together. In any case, it was just 35mins of sitting in the car during the crossing. We were mainly playing games in the car with our kids and munching on our fries! For us, the cost of traveling from UK to france cost about 75 pounds and returning trip cost about 69 pounds. The cost difference is dependent on the period and time of travel. If there are available slots, the operators at the border check-in may also prompt you if you would like to board an earlier slot if its available. There are also shops within the Euro tunnel such as cafes, burger kings and shops selling Automobile Association products just in case if you will need to get some items for your travel. I bought some maps for italy, switzerland, france and germany. They really came in handy when my Gamin gave up on me!!

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Vijay Ramalingam and Grace Chew were born and married in Singapore, and blessed with two lovely kids. We have always enjoyed traveling and have made numerous travels individually and together as a family. After mid-career, we decided to have a change in our professional lives. We wanted to see the world, experience and appreciate different cultures and make new friends across the globe. We wanted to discover new things and share ideas. We then quit our civil service professional career, sold away all our possessions and packed our life in a suitcase. Just then, Vijay has been blessed to do his postgraduate studies in Sheffield, UK. We are now enjoying the changes in our life!. Read more...


Our first euro trip. We started from Sheffield UK and visited London, France, Italy, Switzerland over a 4 week period. Specifically in France, we visited Paris, disneyland Paris, French Alps, St tropez. In Italy, we visted Milan, Rome which includes tour around vatican city and colosseum. We also visted Venice. We then headed towards Switzerland, where we visted the zurich zoo and the glass blowing in Glasi Hergiswill. While still exploring some nice scenic routes, jogging routes, places to relax and eat.

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