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Wednesday 09 April 1997
Travel economically from Copenhagen to the Arctic Circle or Finland, via Oslo or Stockholm? Get a ScanRail Pass from Scandinavian Travel Service (0171-559 6666) and use it assiduously on any five days in 15 on the railways of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. It costs pounds 132.
Get a three-hour driving ban? Become marginally under the influence of alcohol in Belgium. Disqualification and a heavy fine (up to pounds 8,000) still applies to motorists whose alcohol/blood level is above 0.08 per cent. Now drivers in the 0.05-0.08 range are penalised too. You could also be fined up to pounds 1,000. The Belgian Tourist Office warns that "two glasses of Belgian lager will get you to that limit".
Cross America for pounds 70? Buy a four-day Ameripass from Greyhound's UK office (01342 317317). You can only use it from Monday to Thursday, but it gives time enough to travel from New York to Los Angeles - even with a day's rest on the way. Or for pounds 90, you could get a five-day pass that does allow travel at weekends.
Go back to the roots of Disney? Journey around Lincolnshire, haunt of Walt's ancestors, in the travel pages of The Independent next Saturday, 12 April. Also: on the fifth anniversary of Disneyland Paris, can you enjoy the Paris theme park in a day? And find out why you might want to postpone your visit to Walt Disney World until '98.
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