Trip Report: London, May 2007

Aug 21st, 2007, 05:20 PM
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rickmav: Hello

We decided to try going over the pond via Maxjet from JFK to Standsted - hoping to arrive a bit more rested.

Plan to spend a few days in York and on the trip to Felixstowe stop and have a look around Burghley House www.burghley.co.uk and time permitting Stamford itself seems worth a visit.

We will have a few days in NYC on our return journey where one of our sons and his wife make their home.

Michael: Did I miss the Scotland portion of your report?

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Aug 21st, 2007, 05:22 PM
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that should read "Stansted Airport"

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Aug 21st, 2007, 08:36 PM
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Still working on the Scotland, and the slides are not all in anyway.
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 12:22 PM
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Just letting you know, Michael, that I also am waiting patiently (sort of) for Scotland.
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 03:18 PM
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Nice trip report, Michael. Pleased to see that you mananged to get to Greenwich, which I love. Especially fond of the various exhibitions at the Maritime Museum, which can encompass anything from coastal photographs to kitsch cruise memorabilia (Cherries Jubilee at the Captains Table, anyone!)

Sorry to hear EasyHotel was a bit grim - a word of warning that absolutely anything beginning 'Easy' and colourcoded orange is usually going to fall in the bargain basement/budget catagory - even if the price suggests otherwise!
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 04:48 PM
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RM67,

easyHotel was not grim, although a room without a window might have been. I would not have minded it, but then I described what we use when camping. It was the noise that was bothersome. I guess that if someone lived next to the elevated in NYC or Chicago, that noise would not be bothersome.

I have also used easyJet and have no complaints about it. I read the rules and live with it. While I normally consider getting to a destination as part of the enjoyable travel experience, traveling by plane is not part of that enjoyment for me. I understand that business and first class are a completely different experience, but I'll just stick to the lowest cost available.
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Aug 24th, 2007, 12:34 PM
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Michael:

I'll second using Priceline for London hotels. I got 4* hotel (Tara Copthorne) for $79 a night in August, and it was a very nice room with a nice view of the city.

Glad you had fun on your trip! I am also looking forward to the Scottish part, as I'm heading there next June
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Feb 23rd, 2010, 08:35 AM
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I reposted my pictures in Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mksfca/...7623461378508/
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Feb 28th, 2010, 03:44 PM
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Thanks for such a good write up about the first part of your trip. Sounds like I need to add Greenwich to my list of 'must do' in May.I might get the boat ride there and the bus on the way back, for variety.
Thanks.
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Feb 28th, 2010, 08:46 PM
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I never get tired of reading trip reports that are well written and so detailed. Thanks very much for posting. I know it was from a couple of years back, but I like being reminded and it contains still useful information. Thanks for bringing it back up.
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