Side Trip

May. 18th, 2009 06:10 pm
taffimai: (London by andidream)
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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?

[Poll #1402042]

Date: 2009-05-18 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stackcats.livejournal.com
I got around fine when I went to France. I have a smattering of French, but nothing you can't get out of a guidebook. I had no idea France was particularly anti-semitic *has learned something*

I also voted Edinburgh because I LOVE it there. It's a little far, though. Cornwall is nice, I recommend St Ives. If it was me, I'd want to take a break from London and go somewhere quiet, but I don't know how you feel about big cities.

Date: 2009-05-18 11:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] taffimai.livejournal.com
Well, that's good to know! I love big cities, but I'd like to see some of the countryside too.

Date: 2009-05-18 11:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stackcats.livejournal.com
The countryside is beautiful. I'm aching to move out of this crappy town and live somewhere peaceful and pretty, but you need money to do that =/

Date: 2009-05-18 11:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] taffimai.livejournal.com
According to Top Gear that's what people caravan for. No?

Date: 2009-05-18 11:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stackcats.livejournal.com
I stayed in a caravan once. I think that's why my lower back hurts like a bitch around 40% of the time.

Back to driving lessons soon, though, so my big travel plans will some day be fulfilled.

Date: 2009-05-18 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] taffimai.livejournal.com
Driving lessons = future road trip?

Date: 2009-05-19 02:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stackcats.livejournal.com
Driving lessons = future going wherever I want on the spur of the moment.

And I'm free for the 5th!

Date: 2009-05-19 07:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] taffimai.livejournal.com
Wonderful! E-mail me when you get a second, and we can chat about meeting times/locations. I'm taffyprime at yahoo dot com.

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