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?

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Date: 2009-05-19 03:22 am (UTC)
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Edinburgh is great, but that would be a distance. Bath is absolutely lovely. My favorite areas that I've visited in the UK are the Highlands of Scotland (even further distance than Edinburgh), and Cornwall. We spent several days exploring Cornwall just last fall, and had a fantastic time. It's several hours from London, though.

I haven't been to Cardiff yet, but I'll be there with a fangirl excursion to see teh Barrowman in his Christmas panto in January. I'm looking forward to that!

Date: 2009-05-19 03:55 am (UTC)
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Cool, thank you! *hugs*

Sure you don't want to see teh Barrowman in La Cage? Honestly, I'm regretting the timing of this trip a bit.

Date: 2009-05-19 04:05 am (UTC)
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I wish I could! Would that I was independently wealthy with unlimited vacation so that I could fly across the pond whenever I wanted. [ profile] jhava took me to the panto when I was over for Pegasus in January, and I loved it so much that I have to see it next year, too. :D

Date: 2009-05-19 08:20 pm (UTC)
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Ah, see, I'm more of a musical theater girl. So I'd prefer La Cage over either the concert or panto. I think. I've never been to panto.

Date: 2009-05-19 08:44 pm (UTC)
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Panto is like musical theater on crack. They're always based on children's stories of fairy tales, and always include general silliness and cross-dressing. This one is Robin Hood. There's a robot. John is wearing crushed velvet tights and singing "Hunk a Hunk a Burning Love". And ice skating in the middle of Sherwood Forest. *g*

Date: 2009-05-19 10:51 pm (UTC)
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Ummm. It sounds interesting ... I think I'd prefer the drag queens.


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