evilhippo: hippo (46 [internets])
( Oct. 24th, 2010 06:25 pm)
I realized I never finished up the last days of London, and since I am incredibly bored this afternoon (I've read, I've written, I cleaned and made soup and made bread and I'm still bored) I guess it's time to finish that story.

Hopefully there aren't too many details that have been lost between then and now )

And finally, to bring this whole story arc to a close, since I ran out of space so quickly on Flickr, I've dumped practically every picture I took into a couple of scrapbook galleries: London and Paris. I haven't pared them down to just the pretty ones, nor have I edited any of them, so beware that there are a lot, and not all of them are good. But that's how trips work, so I don't think I'll be editing them anyway.
evilhippo: hippo (50 [journey])
( Oct. 14th, 2010 10:48 pm)
So guys, weird not to have me obsessively updating, isn't it? (Probably not, really...) But, with a rocky work-week mostly behind me, I finally have enough time between getting home and passing out to finish writing up the London leg of the journey.

Fannishness, chip and pin machines, incomprehensible transit, and a failed theory on time travel fiction. )

Actually, this is taking far longer than I thought. I will have to finish this up tomorrow, because I'm still partly on a backwards sleep schedule, and I kind of like waking up at 6:30 in the morning and having time to eat breakfast and get things done before I leave for work, so I'm going to try to stick with this nonsense schedule as long as possible.
evilhippo: hippo (114 [in transit])
( Oct. 7th, 2010 06:44 pm)
I am still alive! Despite the best efforts of London traffic and pedestrians and the Tube and scaffolding and everything else in London that was out to get me. It's always hard to pick up again after a few days of not writing, and I don't think I'll get around to transferring the London leg of the trip out of my notebook until I get back. It seems like every leg of the trip has had some odd sort of rationing. The first couple of days in Paris when I wasn't sure I had enough cash, the last day in Paris before London with no batteries left, London with no internet... I would've written something last night and then posted it up this morning before heading out, but I loaned my laptop to this Australian girl in my room so she wouldn't have to pay by the minute just to transfer her pictures off of her SD cards.

So. Let's see. Slightly abbreviated, but still a wall of text. )

Lessons learned: London, I am not finished with you, not by a mile. Paris, it is time for dinner and taking care of the rest of those post cards. (Some of you got London postcards, which I mailed out this morning. The rest of you will be getting the Paris ones I'm sending out tomorrow. Turns out I have no idea what to write on postcards, so please don't hold it against me if I resorted to complete nonsense by the time I got to yours. I love you anyway.
evilhippo: hippo (24 [derelict])
( Oct. 5th, 2010 09:48 pm)
Officially in London. I've a lot to write about, but the internet here is pay-only and I only had 50p in change, so I'm not on for long. Suffice to say this city is trying to kill me, what with the tube being nonsense and... most other things being nonsense, and people being incomprehensible despite speaking English. Gosh I wish I didn't fall for cities that abused me so.
evilhippo: hippo (84 [victoly])
( Jul. 3rd, 2010 05:48 pm)
Je vais à Paris! I have a lot of brushing-up to do on my French, and a lot of studying to do of winding streets and nonsense transit (apparently they have public bike rentals, though, which sounds absolutely fantastic).

Point being, now that I've finished waffling on the matter: I'm going to spend a week in Paris, from October 2 to October 9! And now I'm going to have to decide whether I want to nip off to London for a day or two in there (I probably will, if it won't cost me that much). Thankfully, the hostel situation looks reasonable, so as long as I don't sit around waffling forever over whether I want to go to London too I should be okay.

Yaaaay I'm going on a real vacation for the first time ever! (I can't believe I just spent that much money. And I've committed to spending so much more, because I'm obviously going to have to eat, and get around, and buy interesting things. Oh man.)

Vacation!

Yaaaay!

So, any recommendations on what I should do while I'm there?

Edit: Aaaand two days in London, the 5th and 6th. Woo! I am not sure I haven't gone mad, but if I'm going to vacation for real, I might as well do it properly. (Honestly, after booking the tickets I did a little dance. I am such a geek. But... eeeee, Paris and London! Finally!) I wonder if any of this will finally trigger some kind of fraud protection on my card...
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