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Who is along for the ride???Still needing help on this INTERESTING trip

Mar 24th, 2013, 09:58 PM
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Both are lovely. Of the two Elm Park Gardens would be closer in and probably better for the kids being walking distance to the Natural History Museum/etc.

(I was reluctant to post because by the time you ask six more times both will be booked . . .)
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Mar 24th, 2013, 10:12 PM
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Yes Janisj, I can picture them leaving Sydney or wherever they live with two small children and only half the trip booked.
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Mar 24th, 2013, 10:30 PM
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Now janisj and cathies. Be positive!
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Mar 24th, 2013, 11:13 PM
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We were . . . two months ago
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Mar 25th, 2013, 12:19 AM
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thanks cathie ...yes dugi ..many thanks for your thoughts but we only want to do London,france and Italy with my mother and in saying that it really is only going to be Venice with a day trip to the lakes if we really get the chance to. I think there is more then enough to show someone in Venice for 5 days and I think my kids are going to love it. I have this image of them running hand in through the pigeons in st marks square
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Mar 25th, 2013, 12:24 AM
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hahahaha . . both properties are on 48hr reserve! So elm park is the better of the two . .got it!

It will be venice and I am sure I will handle them not falling into the canal!

7days london, 10days avignon, 7days Venice and then Paris I think will be just perfect for us and somewhat relaxing.

You guys are positive! My trip is going to be amazing and you know it'll be live so you will be able to tell me what to do as we go! hahaha
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Mar 25th, 2013, 01:16 AM
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Claire, the pigeons have been cleaned out of at marks square, they were filthy lice ridden things. We were there in 2008 and they were practically all gone by then
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Mar 25th, 2013, 01:33 AM
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Oh no seriously! I had this hope I was going to get the photo in black and white that I have of me running with them flying away!

well I still think it'll be a beautiful place to spend some time. Hubby wasn't keen but my mum would love to see it.

I remember the last time in london how excited I got about the squirrels in the parks and being told that they were pest etc
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Mar 25th, 2013, 04:17 AM
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What happened to Elm Park Gardens?

You are now posting 10 more places, for everyone at Fodors to comment on? And then after receiving advice every location, you will look up another 10?
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Mar 25th, 2013, 04:25 AM
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I really think you need to do your own homework here - it is a bit unfair to expect people to comment on TEN apartments. Are you ok with all of them? Eliminate the ones you arent interested in and post 2-3 links.

Seriously, this is getting so painful. I have never seen anyone have such a problem booking an apartment ANYWHERE before. JUST PICK ONE!
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Mar 25th, 2013, 04:29 AM
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hahahaha . . .I just thought if I showed what was available someone might go . . oh I have stayed there and it's perfect! Elm Street is there but this is a list from all the agency I have gone to I also post my links here so I can easily access them etc It will be one of these 10 for London that is for sure.

and my paris apartment is this

http://www.short-rent-paris-flat.com...n-75007-paris/

So I have gotten somewhere today!

Italy and avignon/provence tomorrow
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Mar 25th, 2013, 04:53 AM
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Book Elm Park or throw a dart at the list. This is ridiculouss. You have analysis paralysis.
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Mar 25th, 2013, 05:14 AM
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I have printed them all off and am going to look at the all and place them all onto google list and see which I like the most but I am agreeing that Elm Park is the way to go . .the company has great reviews, it is on our price range and area so hat is done . .let's move on! WHat do you think of the paris one?
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Mar 25th, 2013, 06:27 AM
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The Paris one looks nice. Go for it!
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Mar 25th, 2013, 06:49 AM
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My head hurts with all the links. Seriously, enough with the 'hahahas', you are burning out all these kind-hearted people who have been decent enough through 3 months and 25 separate threads, actually looking at your links, giving advice and then finding you cannot make a decision, lose the apartment, change your plans, again and again.

It is really your job to sort it out and offer, if you must again, a few links for feedback. 10-12 is asking a huge favor, truly unusual on any travel board. Analysis paralysis is a great description. Push the button, you can do it.
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Mar 25th, 2013, 06:57 AM
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Seven days in Venice is just plain silly.
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Mar 25th, 2013, 07:04 AM
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"Seven days in Venice is just plain silly."

Really? How about the six wonderful days I spent there in November 2007? I could certainly have stayed longer, and I met people there who were staying quite a bit longer. Keep your insults to yourself, please.
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Mar 25th, 2013, 08:28 AM
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dugi_otok: Just how positive are you now? Crazy posts her final final FINAL two choices, gets reactions . . . and comes back w/ TEN more.
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Mar 25th, 2013, 08:39 AM
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I actually did go to Venice with two small kids (ages 1.5 and 4) and it was a nightmare. First, falling in the canals is a real concern, there are no walls or anything and if you have a clueless easily distracted child they could easily do it, and even if you trust your kids it's still nerve wracking. Then there's the strollers over the bridges thing, man that gets old fast.
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