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On a jet plane

I spent all of last week watching movies and panicking about my trip.

I'll be in London tomorrow morning -- request for postcards or advice

for sightseeing appreciated.


No panic, no panic.
Just good times. Not much London advice for you. If you hop over to Paris, then I could help...
Paris is next week!
Cool. Get to me then ! I definitely know that city inside out...
Advice please!

a lesson from my in flight reading

Don't sit on an ungeounded guardrail situated near a live power line on a windy evening.

what were you reading?

And some advice in return:

Don't waste your time in internet cafes (the internets will still be here when you get back), but if you need to go to one, use Easy Internet, it's the most post-human business I've seen.

I second the recommendation of the Tate Modern, too.

Re: what were you reading?

I was reading the Ice Storm (by Rick Moody).

Also -- I managed not to look at the internets even once in two weeks (except for one failed attempt to activate my t-mobile phone's international roaming from an internet pay phone), though I now sort of wish that I'd taken a look at the post-human Easy Internet setup. Maybe next time...

Re: what were you reading?

I think you made the right choice, I spent way too much time on the internets during my trip.
if you get a chance, the tate modern is pretty great.
thanks! I agree, it was really great.
thanks! I agree, it was really great. I really liked the Rothko Room -- definitely better for a museum than for the Four Seasons!
Hey, I'll be in London tomorrow morning too!

See you at the airport...
You're going to love it, well I hope so. I love London a great deal and wish I could be there a bit more often. My advice is to take a jacket, even if you don't think you'll need it as its VERY windy. Also, the London Wetland Centre was really beautiful and of course Kew Gardens. Its worth the train ride to Windsor as well if you have time. I'm a big fan of the area near the Gloucster (I know its spelt wrong) tube station as well. Hit Soho but don't go in the entirely black building, its old people porn.
have a good trip! if you have time, check out muji.
I got this too late. What's muji?

MoMa in NYC has a bit of their stuff but not too much. It's kind of like Ikea for housewares/office supplies.
Oo definitely check out muji, though I can send you muji items too, but they probably have a whole store and not just some bins at the MoMA store. Go to the Tate, I've never been but Cori loves it and you know she's got good taste. I disagree with Joe on EasyEverything, they are ubiquitous but they're also gross, and if you do go there be v. careful of having your stuff stolen.

In Paris eat wonderful food and walk forever.

In general, don't "travel" too hard and enjoy a vacation in addition to traveling. Also, even though I share your dislike/fear of strangers, try to talk to natives, or at least listen in while your friends do. Try to spend time with people who live where you're going, it's the greatest way to see a place.

Have fun! Send me postcards!

(notice the "s")
Definitely send us a postcard...I'm sooo excited for you guys. Paris is my favorite place ever.
I forgot my address book -- e-mail me your address and I'll send you a postcard (unfortunately it will have US postage!).
That's funny...
4250 155th St. W.
Rosemount, MN 55068
Hopefully we'll have a MI address soon!