Side Trip

May. 18th, 2009 06:10 pm
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I have confirmed that I can get enough hotel points to do a three night side trip.

I'm very tempted by Paris, but I don't speak French and I'm worried about getting around the city. I'd hate to be that awful American who goes to a country without knowing the language and needs everyone to speak English for them. I'm also worried about the anti-semitism in France, both from a safety perspective and a "graffiti swastikas do not make for a relaxing vacation" perspective. If anyone has experiences that they would be willing to share, I'd be very grateful.

Of course, there are lots of other options within the UK, but I'm not knowledgeable about them. Again, experiences and opinions are welcome. Please?

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Date: 2009-05-18 10:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cheesygirl.livejournal.com
It's been ages since I went to Paris, but it wasn't terribly difficult to get around, even with my horrendous French. Buy a guidebook and a French phrasebook and you should be able to get around well enough.

If you don't get to Paris I'd recommend a day trip from London, to Bath or Stratford on Avon or Canterbury or Salisbury. You need to see the English countryside and experience something other than the hustle and bustle of London. London is great, but England is so much more than that!

Date: 2009-05-18 11:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stackcats.livejournal.com
Canterbury is awesome. I live about 30 minutes away from it, and I don't get there enough. Beautiful city.

Date: 2009-05-18 11:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] taffimai.livejournal.com
I will definitely try to do a day trip out to the countryside!

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