Friday, October 07, 2005

London's Shaping Up Already...

I'd like to consider myself pretty open when it comes to travel, just enjoying the moment, taking in the sights, going with the flow, but Paris challenged all of my easygoing traits and the guys' too. We have all never wanted to get the heck out of somewhere so much as we did Paris, which really surprised us. Sure there were some OK people, but that wasn't the norm. We expected to have all those "the French suck" stereotypes dispelled and we have fun everywhere, but Paris...God, I'm so glad to be gone from there and I can't say any of us are too keen to return.
Paris was a beautiful place with beautiful buildings and sites, but damn, the people were so cold compared to Spain and now, London. I'm writing from an internet cafe at Piccadilly Circus. We're just really getting settled in here as we switched to a more in town hotel (the Sheraton Park Lane) and it's still weird for us to be hearing English nonstop, as it's been 2 weeks now since the last time we did. Off the break, we're finding the English to be friendly and funny as hell. I think there's something about them that really appeals to us. I'll keep ya posted.

4 comments:

Debra said...

Elle,

My hubby travels to Europe every year for business. He finds the French part of his trip the absolute worst... though he has finally figured out the trains.

It's not you.

Gerrie said...

I so agree with you!! have you been to Italy? They are the best!!

Deborah said...

Yes yes about Italy. Get thee to Italy!

smarcoux said...

Hey Elle
Glad to hear your having a great time in London. I love it her in old england ... what are your plans for sunday? How long are you here in england ...
Perhaps could try to meet up

Sandy in cambridge
Dangling by a thread.