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?

[Poll #1402042]

Date: 2009-05-18 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maverick0324.livejournal.com
I am completely biased but last summer I went to Edinburgh and it was just the loveliest city ever. The people were nice, the history was amazing and just so much to do.

After Edinburgh I would say Cardiff. I have a friend that swears York is awesome and very small town cottage-y as well.

Date: 2009-05-19 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maverick0324.livejournal.com
*thumbs up* I can't say anything about Paris. My mother hated it because she only knew a bit of french and felt that people were looking down on her for not being absolutely fluent.

She did say the french countryside was absolutely gorgeous and the people nice it was just in Paris people were douche-y.

Date: 2009-05-19 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] taffimai.livejournal.com
That's very helpful, thanks!

Also? We really need to have lunch or something sometime. This is getting silly. :)

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