London and Paris for a long weekend

Jun 20th, 2002, 03:15 PM
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Take your wife to the musee de cluny in Paris and wonder at the sight of the Lady with the Unicorn tapestries! Enjoy.
 
Jun 21st, 2002, 06:07 AM
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One person here wrote that it will take about an hour with one transfer to get from LHR to Waterloo not matter whether a I take a tube, Express/tube or Express/taxi. Than another wrote that I am clueless to take a tube. Can someone clarify? If time is the same a tube sounds more comfortable to me.
 
Jun 21st, 2002, 06:26 AM
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Vadim, help me out here. Knowledgeable people have been giving you excellent advice, but you keep replying that you're a seasoned traveler and know exactly what you're doing so "thanks, but no thanks." Then you come back and ask for help to make it easier to do it the way you wish to do it. Either you know it or you don't. Why in the world would you keep saying you're sticking to your plans and you're sure of what you're doing than ask us to help you do it? Tube or express? That's pretty basic stuff for a seasoned traveler.

Troll alert?
 
Jun 21st, 2002, 06:35 AM
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There is left luggage at Waterloo, BUT it is (relatively) expensive.
 
Jun 21st, 2002, 06:36 AM
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Vadim, do not try to schlep your bags on the tube. TAKE A CAB! There are stairs and turnstiles and lots of busy people who won't be too happy about being blocked by you and your luggage. After that long flight you will be crabby and tired.
 
Jun 21st, 2002, 08:46 AM
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NO, Red, Vadim will not be crabby and tired in London. Afterall he and his wife are VERY seasoned travelers and never get tired or need to sit down or shower.

He simply MUST be a troll. (g-d, I hope so!)
 
Jun 21st, 2002, 08:51 AM
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To clueless:
I can hardly know everything. I've been in London 3 times, took taxi once, tube twice, never tried express. Taxi actually takes longer because of traffic. I am asking about express because I am not sure about what the trasfer is. Will I have to go to the street, walk to tube, get down? If that is the case, then tube should work better, IMO.
I will have just one bag (not heavy) with wheels and a small backpack.
 
Jun 21st, 2002, 09:51 AM
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Hello? Vadim has valid questions -- why must everyone freak out about his itinerary? I don't see anything rude in any of his posts, but it seems everyone is knocking themselves out to judge him.

It may not be the itinerary you (or I) would choose, but I'm sure he knows his wife a lot better than we do. By the way, I have married, successful, well-traveled friends who actually *would* enjoy this itinerary, and have taken very similar trips. Get over yourselves!

Vadim, hope you and your wife have a great trip.

Jen
 
Jun 21st, 2002, 12:48 PM
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OK Vadim. You're not going to listen to the advice of either seasoned travellers from the US, or from hose of us who actually live in cities you are visiting (and so know the transport problems - especially in London - which you'll face.) So I'll try and answer your questions, with the rider that I still think that what you are planning is somewhat on the crazy side.

LHR - Waterloo. Basically not the easiest journey whichever way you go. As Janis said, the Tube goes from LHR to Green Park where you change from the Piccadilly Line to Jubilee Line and head to Waterloo. If you're up for some serious weight training as you haul your luggage around up and down stairs then this is the route for you.

Heathrow Express goes to Paddington. It's more expensive than the tube, but more comfortable and quicker. You then need to use the tube to get to Waterloo direct on the Bakerloo line. Of the two options, this is the one I would go for.
 
Jun 21st, 2002, 12:56 PM
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to Jen: Are you the same Jen who just advised someone they could take the airbus from Gatwick to central London? Shows how much you know! At least you had the good sense to not give vadim any suggestions.
 
Jun 21st, 2002, 02:26 PM
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Vadim, I, too, think you have planned way too much. But different temperaments enjoy different challenges. Have you thought about taking the Airbus? (a coach where you leave your bags downstairs,and watch the view from upstairs.) You can board from the international terminal at Heathrow. You can leave the coach at Euston, and then take the tube from Euston to Waterloo (via the Northern Line.) Good luck!
 
Jun 21st, 2002, 03:16 PM
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to xxxxx: No.

Boy you're rude. Later!
 
Jun 23rd, 2002, 09:10 PM
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Appears poor old Vadim has given up on the forum. No visits for more than 2 days. Perhaps he is reconsidering this fiasco in the making.
 
Jun 23rd, 2002, 10:22 PM
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Perhaps he's busy planning a few more 'adventures' to squeeze into his itinerary? I can not wait to read this trip report!!!!
 
Jun 24th, 2002, 05:45 AM
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I cannot comprehend some people's desire to keep expressing their opinion for which noone asked and even insist on it. When I ask a specific question I would like to get an answer to that question, nothing else.
 
Jun 26th, 2002, 05:59 AM
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ttt
 
Jun 26th, 2002, 07:20 AM
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haha
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one of the most entertaining posts I have read for a long time.
 
Jun 26th, 2002, 09:21 PM
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ttt
gotta keep this one going! Don't know how I missed this thread until now. What a hoot.
 
Jul 7th, 2002, 07:50 PM
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Vadim and wife should be back in the States by now. Wonder how they made out? Can't wait for the trip report
 
Jul 8th, 2002, 02:45 AM
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so?
 

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