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The 45 Metre Underground Club

The mile high club is for irresponsible yuppies. The cool kids are getting down and dirty 45m below sea level

Eurostar - sleek and powerful

The mile high club is for irresponsible yuppies. The cool kids are getting down and dirty 45m below sea level. A secret and fruity underground society has been spicing up European travel with sexy visits to the water closet while hurtling under the channel tunnel. Is our fast track to the world's most romantic city fast becoming a giant Tunnel of Love?

The era of mass short haul air travel is coming to an end. Even if it were not for climate change the level of security has now made moving through airports almost as bad as a visit to Dubai. You have to give it a wide berth!

The Channel Tunnel has opened up the whole of Europe to the British low carbon traveller. Within a day you can reach the slopes of the Alps, the beaches of the Mediterranean and all the other sweet things continental Europe has to offer. For the more adventurous a ferry from Marseille opens up North Africa.

A famous Parisian cafe

People assume that flying will be quicker but actually the door-to-do time can be similar for trips to the Alps and the Med but the time is far better spent on a train. Reading a book, with the world rushing by outside the window is pure bliss. There is far more leg room and opportunities to stretch. The air is clean and at boarding there is far less standing around like a dejected farm animal awaiting castration.

The original Ecohustler sticker

Now that the UK's young, aspirational intelligentsia are making use of the Eurostar for romantic breaks to Paris (or further afield) it was only a matter of time before a select new club would form. You've done it in a plane, you've done it in the back of a church, you've done it in a field now it's time to do it hurtling at 200mph through the channel tunnel at 45 metres below sea level!

Ecohustler Magazine is diligent about staying ahead of the curve and maintaining thorough research so that all information on this site is cutting edge and absolutely verifiable. We had to know if this mysterious club existed; what membership really entailed and any other grizzly details that could be uncovered. Return tickets to the not-so-gay Paris were purchased. A couple of nights booked in a sweet little hotel in Montmartre overlooking the historic red light district. Then I simply had to call on my trusty side kick, the beautiful and daring Ms A. Minx to come along for the ride.

It wasn't until the yawning cavern of the Channel Tunnel approached that I began to explain the true nature of our adventure to Ms A. Minx. She was stunned to learn of the 45 m underground club and shared my desire to find out more. I proposed a stealth mission to the spacious and high tech loo facilities and membership to this exclusive club was secured.

Occasionally life can get monotonous and we need thrills, spills and vacations. As Eurostar and this fruity little club are clearly revealing you can now get what your heart desires for a minimum carbon footprint. So the next time you need a romantic break head to Paris and join the 45 m underground club. Any new members are welcome to share their adventures on social #45metresundergroundclub.

For all your European travel needs: Loco 2.

The author arrives in the world's most romantic city

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