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Honeymoon in Paris and London late April, any info would be great!

Honeymoon in Paris and London late April, any info would be great!

Jan 9th, 1999, 01:28 PM
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David
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Honeymoon in Paris and London late April, any info would be great!

We are planning on going to Paris and London in late April for our honeymoon. We will be staying in Paris for 4 nights, take the Eurostar chunnel train to London, and then staying in London for 5 nights. We have already booked our flights and hotels, but would like any information at all concerning where to go, where to eat, what to do, what to watch out for as far as safety goes, ect.
Any information would be great! Thanks.
 
Jan 11th, 1999, 06:20 AM
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Lee
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David: I can't help much with London, Only went once on a tour, some time ago. I may help with Paris, though as I've been there maybe five or six times. If you'd like, email me and I'll send you a copy of our Paris trip notes from last January. I've put various bits of info in there that might be of use to you.

Congratulations!
 
Jan 12th, 1999, 04:38 AM
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elaine
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I tried posting this three times yesterday, hope this gets through.

Regarding safety in London, Paris, or anywhere, common sense rules. I sometimes travel alone, and I have never been a crime victim. At home I live in a big city so perhaps I am more cautious and aware of my surroundings, but neither do I walk around feeling tense and paranoid. A friend of mine had her wallet taken out of her handbag last week in the Louvre. I hesitate to blame the victim, but I know my friend is not
normally cautious, and she also tends to make it quite clear that she is a tourist. Or perhaps she was just unlucky.
In any case, here are my suggestions:
Separate your cash from your credit cards and travelers checks. Use ATMs to take out the local currency you need for a day or two at a time. Leave whatever
travelers checks or valuables you don't need in the hotel safe. If you carry a camera bag or tote bag, keep it fastened closed and close to your body. Wallets should be in inside pockets or closed
handbags. Some people like money belts or holster wallets, but I don't use them. Fanny packs and backpacks are asking for trouble in my opinion. You and your wife should divide up your cash between you while you're out, and if each can carry a different credit card or ATM card, that is certainly covering your bases. Use a credit card as much as possible. It cuts down on need to carry cash, and you get a better exchange rate anyway. If you accumulate bags and packages during the day, make a pit stop at your hotel and drop them off so you won't be encumbered and distracted.

As for things to do, give us an idea of what interests you. Do you like history, art museums, and do you want to see the major sights, or do the two of you want a quiet cafe so you can just look at each other? What kind of restaurants do you like, and what is your budget? Also where (what area) are you staying in each city?

You can do a search on this site for
the hundreds of previous Paris and London postings for suggestions. And/or
provide some of your preferences and
ask some specific questions and I'm sure you'll get help.
Congratulations!
elaine
 
Jan 14th, 1999, 02:45 AM
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Tracy
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Hi David --

Romantic or what! Congratulations & happy planning for your honeymoon . . .

For the absolute latest London low-down, I like the Evening Standard's site (the evening paper). Very good food & drink listings, plus all the nightlife:

http://www.thisislondon.com/

Paris has superb websites; check out

http://www.pariscope.fr/
Pariscope, the weekly what's on mag, &
http://www.paris-france.org/
The City of Paris' official site. Also, here's my personal take on Eurostar, my favorite train:
http://www.wfi.fr/metropole/1998/328/328estar.html

Paris Metropole also has all the latest from the City of Light. Scope this week's issue.
Finally . . . KISS. Kiss a lot. Bon voyage, and again, big congrats!
xo
T
 
Jan 15th, 1999, 04:59 PM
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marie/brendan
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Lee Simmons - I would appreciate a copy of your Paris
notes also since my husband and I are going to Paris/London in April. It
our first anniversary. THanks
 

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