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  1.  (10569.1)
    So I only have 4 days of "vacation" this year It is in September.
    I am going to be doing my best to save up pennies to do one of two things.

    Fly to London and meet any whitechaplers there do the tourist thing and harass Warren.
    Never been out of the states and air planes terrify me.

    Drive to dragon con dress up and meet whitechaplers going there.
    Would end up being just as expensive as the London trip since i would need to get my car completely fixed to do the trip.

    What are your pros and cons- are you in London or near enough for me to harass you? Are you going to dragon con and are wandering around in costume?

    Ok Whitechapel help me decide where I can go for my only vacation this year.
  2.  (10569.2)
    London. Obviously. Unless the Olympics brings down the Apocalypse, in which case, Atlanta.
  3.  (10569.3)
    4 days to get to and from London and do the tourist thing? If I were to do that, I would want a minimum of 12 days. (Oddly enough, my wife and I were talking about travelling out there this year, possibly next due to the Olympics. We live in Vancouver so we had enough of them in 2010.)

    Good thing about the Dragon-Con trip: Afterwards you have a fully functioning car.
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    @Warped Savant: true...
  5.  (10569.5)
    I'd go with getting the car fixed. Blow off good steam once the car is up and running.
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2012
    There's lots of stuff in and around London, but coming from the States for four days? By the time you're over the jet lag it'll be time to go home.
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2012
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2012
    Figures I got shut out of D-Con.
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2012
    I'm kind of on the same track as roadscum and Warped Savant - I don't know much about your circumstances or resources other than what you've mentioned in OpMic but coming all the way from the States for four days seems like a lot of expense and hassle for not a lot of time to get over jetlag, see some folk and some things round town, then turn round and go back again. Sorry to be negative, it's not that it wouldn't be wicked to meet up ... !
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2012 edited
    Yeah, I'm thinking that what government spy, roadscum, Osmosis etc. are saying might be the better choice. I guess it could be down to how much the jetlag frags you up; some people can handle it better than others. Both options sound like they would be fun for a force such as you, though.

    Good luck with your new home!
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2012
    Osmosis, Warped Savant etc are right, London wouldn't be worth it for four days :(
  6.  (10569.12)
    London could be made to be worth it for a few days...

    Melatonin for sleep the nights before. time flight for small hours of day and aim to sleep first half, then high lux light for a couple hours on so as to arrive ready adjusted at the start of a UK day.


    Then make sure you are going home *right* at the end of the day the other way...

    (yes I'm over here so I'm biased...)
  7.  (10569.13)
    September's not a bad time to visit London: not quite as many Yankee tourons cluttering up the place as during June-thru-August.

    But it's a big town, and there's places nearby that are worth a look, so I'd save it for some time when you've got a week (or more). Especially if that "four days" includes travel time, because the day going there and the day coming back will be wasted at airports and struggling with public transit, so you're really talking about only two days. I did a weekend in London once and had a blast, but I'd been there before, so I was already pretty well oriented to the city and could just hit the Tube and go places, without caring that I was missing everything else.

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