I know a good number of our group here are over the pond in England. I know several other folks on the island as well but thought I'd post here and see if anyone has any tips.
I'm looking at next year... probably around this time of year (If I can manage to get it all arranged that is). I've never been outside the US and hardly been beyond a half dozen states.
Any tips on dealing with London and any sights that are must sees?
Any tips on if I want to wander to other parts of England from London?
Anything I really need to avoid being a stupid Yank?
LOL... and who would be willing to let me buy them tea sometime?
PS... I'm still trying to get down South sometime before summer's out...LOL.
A massive part of London we (unfortunately) have to deal with is the high cost of living. I must stress, this is a VERY expensive city. Hell, country. Eating out or many things that are so cheap in America really will shock you here.
If your thinking of a visit, there's so much to do and see but you will need the cash to back it up!!!
Until you've been to NYC. *chuckle* I've killed a lot of cash in there.
Well...I guess then I'd better accept the promotion that's open for me then huh? And demand they give me the perk of a nice increase so I can save up...
That's the cool thing about having folks to ask. You can get the details from them...especially you Carlos, who have been to the states and can compare the two and give a clear definition of what is different.
I knew hotels and taxi's aren't cheap over there. Didn't realize the food would cost too...so it'd almost be better to do a bed and breakfast that will feed you twice a day as part of your board... and spend the afternoon meal out.
Or just rent a flat for a week and stock it with what you want to eat and go from there...
Big plans, I know... I know... I have to get thru October for the convention there then I'll be good to go on saving for this trip.
Other thing... anyone heard how long it's taking to get passports???
Passports? A while... you might want to apply now... just in case.