Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Gijon (Spain) port- address and useful information

Puerto de El Musel
Muelle de La Osa
RORO Terminal
33290  Gijón
GPS: 43.547578, -5.693740

Contact & informations: +34 985 317129
Gijón port is one of the most important ports of the European North-Western peninsula and a major worldwide commercial hub.


Located 5 minutes from the motorway and 10 km from the Asturias Industrial and Logistics Activities Area (ZALIA), Gijon port is very easy to access.


The terminal at Gijon has rest areas, toilets, showers for freight drivers, vending machines and check-in facilities.

Terminal facilities

- 118 parking places for cars, caravans or motorhomes.
- 421 parking place for new cars.
Overnight parking for Motorhomes can be found just outside the port at this address : Área de El ArbeyalEduardo Castro Street, 33212 Gijón.
Nº places: 18
Parking tax: Free
There is a picnic area next to the parking site and there is an entrance to El Arbeyal beach (20m).
Bus lines 1,4 and 6 leave near the site to the city centre.

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Thursday, 6 February 2014

No more visa on arrival for Turkey

Turkey: - The visa on arrival facility is being abolished in Turkey and replaced with an electronic visa (e-visa), which must be applied for on-line, prior to departure for Turkey. The introduction date for this change is expected to be 11th April 2014.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

What kind of traveller are you?

I have taken this test and I was quite surprised to see I am a city slicker... I do not think so!! What about your result?

Saturday, 17 August 2013

72-hour Visa-free Transit in China

In order to facilitate the international visitors’ short stay for sightseeing in Beijing, and Shanghai, they both adopt a visa-free transit policy from January 1, 2013, which allows transit passengers with passport of the following 45 countries to stay for up to 72 hours without visa on direct transit via Capital Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, Hongqiao Airport;

Note: Guangzhou and Chengdu had also been approved by the State Council to carry out this free transit policy. That is to say, air passengers from those 45 countries can enjoy 72 hours free transit via  Guangzhou Baiyun Airport (from 1st August 2013) and Chengdu Shuangliu Airport (date has not yet been set):

Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.