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I've always wanted to visit England. by AGM on 9 July 2004 4:43pm
 
I'd like to go to Hampton Court, Haworth Parsonage, and Jane Austen's home, etc. I'm fascinated by the former homes of long-dead, famous English people for some odd reason!
 
Re: I've always wanted to visit England. by Jessika_Lalonde on 9 July 2004 7:42pm
 
thats because those houses are most likely haunted and their ghosts wander around waiting for a tourist to tell the stories that they never got to publish..and then devour thier brains...or so I'm told
 
Re: I've always wanted to visit England. by peripatetically on 10 July 2004 12:32pm
 
Hehehehe. Maybe that's what happened to me!!!! I visited Austen's house and haven't been the same since!
 
Re: I've always wanted to visit England. by Louise on 10 July 2004 6:05pm
 
Hi AGM
I live a couple of miles from Hampton Court Palace. Recommend you visit in the spring, the gardens are beautiful - and free!
Bring your own weather ...
 
Re: I've always wanted to visit England. by Godfather on 10 July 2004 10:53pm
 
>>and I should recommend anyone to visit it.You will undisputedly adore it.

But not if you live under it's weather for 365 days a year.

Why do you think i travel so much now? LOL

 
Re: I've always wanted to visit England. by PHILSON on 11 July 2004 1:50am
 
I'll add old Blighty's not so bad even with the wet weather. At least we have 4 seasons and what's best of all the £pound goes an awfully long way wherever you travel in the world. For instance I've just booked a 4 star hotel for 3 nights in Bangkok for £60 total and 8 nights in Hua Hin for £400 in a 4 star beach bungalow.When your used to paying £2.70 for a pint a beer this all seems crazy cheap.Long live the £.
 
Re: I've always wanted to visit England. by Godfather on 11 July 2004 1:56am
 
True True. It does go a long way everywhere else in the world. I love my country in terms of landscape and actually the middle way climate. But culturally i'm not a fan of the way this Island has become culturally i dont like the way i feel like a cog in the machine in this country. I guess that can happen in any country i'd live and work in though. That's why i love travel. It gives you the luxury of getting away from that systematic approach to life, so you can see things clearly.
 
Re: I've always wanted to visit England. by PHILSON on 11 July 2004 2:21am
 
I agree with you Godfather, were all on one big hamster wheel. I need a travel 'fix' of some kind at least every 4-5 months, though still long for the day I 'pack up the kit bag' and travel the world till I croak (perhaps fix temples in Thailand like in Rambo 3). Been feeling disolusioned for several several years now, and have just enlisted myself as a volunteer to go and help build homes for Costa Rican families in January 05. I'll be staying with a family while helping to build another families home.

Finally as were on the Palin site your comment about how cynical this country is remember the scene at the end of 80days when Michael goes to buy a paper from a vendor in London outside the gentlemans club. He was a disgruntled fella not wanting to be filmed by the camera man little realising Michael was the one being filmed. Theres too many miserable sods like that now let alone when he made 80days.
 
Re: I've always wanted to visit England. by Godfather on 11 July 2004 2:02pm
 
>perhaps fix temples in Thailand like in Rambo 3

Cut to PHILSON sharpening Rambo Knife, putting on red head band and Ironing travel trousers.

>Remember the scene at the end of 80days

Hehe. Yes a great scene. "So wonderful to be back in England,where everybody is smiling and happy" (lashings and lashings of sarcasm from Michael as he darts away). One of my favourite scenes in 80 days is where you see that shot of Michael through the window of the British Rail train biting his nails, with the voiceover - "These people dont know me. They dont know that i've sailed the ocean on a Dhow,been pulled on a dog sled,crossed Saudi Arabia,and.....does'nt it show on the face?". Very funny. Most travellers get at least some of that feeling when they come home. It's a case of "Now i'm nothing but a cog in the wheel. Seems like it was all a dream."



 
Re: I've always wanted to visit England. by PHILSON on 11 July 2004 6:04pm
 
"Colonel Trautman, its not my war, Ive served my country, I love my country. I just wanna be left alone"

ahhhh Rambo what a great trilogy
 
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