There's no Place Like London: Part 1

Aug 21st, 2014, 10:13 AM
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Pimlico is abut my favorite area in London to stay - usually somewhere along Lupus Street or around St Georges Square. Unfortunately, a few of the flats where I've stayed before are no longer short lets.

Your studio does seem quite small but a great price and better than any hotel room you could get for that.
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Aug 22nd, 2014, 12:48 PM
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Yes, Janisj! We LOVED Pimlico. Can't recommend it enough!
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Aug 22nd, 2014, 12:48 PM
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The next portion of our trip...on to Paris!

http://grahamandwhitneyrussell.blogs...-part-one.html
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Aug 22nd, 2014, 12:58 PM
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I'm really loving seeing paris through your eyes!

Looking forwarded to the next instalment.
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Aug 22nd, 2014, 04:46 PM
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whitneyd86:

I loved your description of how excited Graham was about the train travel. How did you pick your seats?

Enjoying your wonderment and beautiful photos of Paris. Details of the flat please.

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Aug 22nd, 2014, 05:09 PM
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Sandy, we booked our seat via the Eurostar website, and we just chose the least expensive option! Our flat in Paris was in Le Marais...about a two minute walk from the Bastille metro stop. Here is a link to the studio we stayed in:

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1422200

We stayed in Le Marais on the recommendation of friends who have stayed and lived there. Our flat was decent...small but had all of the necessities. My only complaint was that the bathroom wasn't as clean as it could have been. Le Marais was nice, and I liked the convenience of all of the nearby restaurants, but after exploring the neighborhoods of Paris, I think I would prefer to stay in the Latin District (despite its reputation for being a tourist trap). I loved the windy streets!
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Aug 22nd, 2014, 05:43 PM
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Ya know -- it may sound counter intuitive . . . but I think you may have been better off facing backwards. On high speed trains like that, I find it less 'urpy' that way.

it may have taken you a bit to get acclimated, but my guess is, if you are 'delicate' all the scenery racing towards you would have been worse than it streaming away to the rear.
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Aug 28th, 2014, 01:23 AM
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Am really enjoying your Trip Report!

I used to stay every year for about 6 in Pimlico at Dolphin Square. Really enjoyed the area! And the Pimlico Underground was so easy to hop into. I also walked to a lot of places from there!
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Nov 25th, 2014, 01:35 PM
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For anyone who wants to continue following along - here is the new TR thread

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...rip-report.cfm
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Nov 25th, 2014, 01:50 PM
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Thanks, janisj...I was just about to do this!
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