Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Now I can't get London out of my head.

Alright, in order to keep blogging on a regular basis, I’m going to write about something. The problem is…I got nothing to blog about. I’ve searched many websites for ideas, but I have nothing…except maybe one thing.

I’ve been checking prices on flight an hotels for my trip to the UK next year, and I’m starting to get a little pissed off. It seems the since last month, the trip I wanted to book has gone up by $500.I mean seriously, WHAT THE HELL? How the heck am I suppose to know how much to put away in order to be able to go on my trip, if they keep changing the damn price. It’s bad enough that the British Pound is worth almost twice as much as the Canadian dollar. It’s also pretty bad, that the price included over $500 in taxes and fee’s but seriously, why the hell would people want to go there if it’s so frigging expensive? It’s almost as if, they don’t want me to go.

Now here’s the deal. I’m not going to let those bastards win. If this means that I have to cut back on my spending a bit, so be it. Hell or high water, I’m going to be heckling the Queen of England. I’m going to try English Beer. I’m going to have English Style Fish and Chips. I’m going to EUROPE DAMMIT. I still have a lot of time to plan for my trip next August, and I did manage to get a good deal when I bought my ticket, so perhaps I need to be patient, and wait for the right deal?

I think the problem I’m having is that there are so many hotels in London that I’m not sure what part of the city I should be looking. I might have to do a little research. With Chicago, it was easy because I knew I wanted to be close to the Convention Center for the Comic Con, but in this case, I have no frigging idea what part of the City I should be looking at staying. Not to mention the fact that London is more than twice the size of Chicago. If I were booking a trip to New York, I have a general idea of where to book a hotel in the city, but with London, I have no clue.



Ok I found a map of the different areas of London, so now I have an idea of where I would be, and I’m have some decent luck for finding a decent price for hotel/flights. I insist on a direct flight, otherwise I’m going to be super tired when I get to London. Actually I expect to be super tired anyway, but I don’t want to me it worse that it will be. I’ve had bad luck with sleeping on a “Red Eye” flight, but then again, I’ve never been on an 8 hour flight either, so even the flight is going to be an experience. Also, I’m not looking forward to dealing with customs when I arrive. I’ve never had an issue going between Canada and the US, but I have no idea what the UK experience will be like.

Well, I have 11 months to get things figured out, and I’ll take the time to do a little research. Just put a book on hold at the library about London in order to figure out where I should be booking my hotel.

My 2 Bytes.

3 comments:

Olly said...

My trip to England was a real eye-opener. For the most part it was like going back in time 30 years. We stayed in the West Midlands (where my husband's family is) most of the time. London was fun. SOOOOOO much to see. We ran from one thing to the next trying to squeeze it all in. Don't fuss to much about the hotel - just a place to crash in between sight-seeing!

1 said...

check london.craigslist.org for apartments in London. I was there this may, stayed in a brand new 2 bedroom 2 bath apt, near their main Train Station (easy to get to from airport) for 1/4 of what hotels would charge me. It was great.

btw, the only reason i stumbled upon your blog was because I was searching google for the Great White North fund info :-)

Vics said...

actually the above idea is quite a good one, I'll check out holiday apartments and put out a twitter for you nearer the time (lets face it most of my lot are london so we should be able to sort something for you!)
..failing that you can crash on our sofabed *kiss*