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London/Daytrip Itinerary, late December (London/Wales/Cantebury/Stonehenge)


London/Daytrip Itinerary, late December (London/Wales/Cantebury/Stonehenge)

Old Nov 16th, 2009, 08:43 AM
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Chartley, I am interested--was that a typical weekend trip in the fifties? One might argue that any and all tourism to the UK, or Western Europe at all, is quite parochial

Palenque-- poverty, simply, is our only reason not to stay in Wales overnight. It was cheaper and easier to book a night in London (package deal with airfare) than to go looking for individual deals. Last time I was abroad we had intended to go from one city to another every day, but ended up staying in one great business-class hotel for about a week and daytripping instead. Best laid plans...Of course this was in Japan with the bullet trains zipping everywhere, so this posed no problem. I thought we would try the same thing here. Now that we've got a room in London, we don't want to pay for two rooms at once

tahl: I am actually pretty sad not to see Bath, since it is so often complimented in the travel guides. But I can't understand why it has become the Jane Austen city-- Austen only ever wrote disparagingly of it (most characters who went there suffered some terrible fate, like falling off a city wall while flirting, or eloping with a cad), and spent her unhappiest years there. However, my husband is a big history geek and he might go for this since there is so much Roman stuff to see there. I might have to jump in the baths myself after a cold drizzly day!
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Old Nov 16th, 2009, 09:31 AM
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I have been to Bath several times and i have never considered it to the the Jane Austen city and if it were i may not have gone!

Yup the original Roman baths, just rehabbed and gobs of neat architecture - Bath to me is the single prettiest city in England, taken as a visual whole - Georgian thru and thru and then you have such oddities as the Sham Castle!

janisj - i apprecaite your interest in my rehabbing - yup going really swell - thanks - what do you think of those bizarro coppers caps?
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