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October 22nd, 2013 12:11 AM #11
Ahhh... a trip to the UK is still a dream that probably won't be fulfilled for years, but this thread is making me want to go there even more! I'm obsessed with the UK (especially England) and have wanted to go to London for as long as I remember.
France- well I've been to Paris twice (though once only for two days) and it was a few years ago, but it was amazing. We mostly did the regular touristy things- the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, l'Arc de Triomphe, etc.- and they're beautiful, but lots of tourists especially in summer. My family took a hop-on, hop-off boat cruise along the Seine and it's a great way to see all the monuments if you don't want to go in. Versailles is a ways out of the city, lovely and grand but personally I didn't find it that different from other palaces I've seen (not that many, but one was Schonbrunn in Vienna). And Paris is one of those cities that just walking around or sitting in a park with a coffee is an experience.
Paris' reputation for good shopping is well-deserved but quite expensive (same with food); you definitely want to save up ahead of time! I haven't actually been there but I'd love to see the bookstore Shakespeare & Company. I love macarons and Ladurée is a great place to get them. Fresh baguettes from the bakeries are surprisingly inexpensive and a great cheap breakfast.
I'm sure you'll have an amazing trip- have fun (and have fun planning! haha)!~Love names, literature, royals and horses~ <3
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