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Old 10-26-2012, 10:19 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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koffie met gebak (coffee and apple pie)
*Gebak* is not really akin to the American Apple pie.

On the other hand, when it comes to *Gebak*, in English better translated as Tortes, or *taartjes* in Dutch, especially with a cup of coffee, then in Holland, you are at the right place.

You really need to try that !!!
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:26 PM
 
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Thank you ALL. Your input is very much appreciated. Although I grew up in LA with 3rd world latino parents, I have much appreciation for classical music,museums, art ..

if theres anything else please dont hesitate to post again!!!
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:10 AM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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UK - depends on how long you're thinking of visiting for. Assuming that you're flying in to London Heathrow airport concentrate on London itself and places easily reached from there. I found East Tilbury to be a fascinating small town to wander round.
Steve Rose: on East Tilbury the most Modern town in Britain | Art and design | The Guardian

Oxford, I'd recommend, and not too far from there is the White Horse of Uffington.
Uffington White Horse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I would never recommend Stonehenge to anyone. If you want to see some nice countryside and English villages try southwest of London, near the town of Dorking - Mickleham, Betchworth and Brockham are fairly unspoilt villages and the churches in all three are open to visitors. Dorking has a traditional English High Street still (although there's not much else there).

Expect some rain in England in January (or any month in England!). And remember that the lowest floor of a building in the UK is the 'ground floor' - you have to go upstairs to get to the 'first floor'.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: SW France
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Following on from Beenice's comment on Stonehenge, I would agree.

It is a poorly displayed site but should be transformed once the road is shut off and the new visitor centre complete, which should be sometime in Autumn next year.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Yes, definitely pack waterproofs and Wellies for England. It *will* be cold.

Avoid the steakhouse tourist traps that seem to abound in the West End of London. IMHO those are the places that give England's food a bad rep. Fuzz gave good advice in this respect - often the best places are tucked away in a back street.

Pick up the current copy of Time Out when you get to London. They include many local entertainment listings. The Evening Standard, London's daily evening paper, will provide lots of local things to do as well.

You will NEVER get bored in London!!
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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Pick up the current copy of Time Out when you get to London. They include many local entertainment listings. The Evening Standard, London's daily evening paper, will provide lots of local things to do as well.
Time Out became a free listings magazine recently but with reduced number of pages and, consequently, fewer listings. Another listings magazine for London is Scout London, issued every Tuesday. Scout London
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:39 AM
 
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Time Out became a free listings magazine recently but with reduced number of pages and, consequently, fewer listings. Another listings magazine for London is Scout London, issued every Tuesday. Scout London
NUICE! ok ok, best Indian food joint???
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Well, my favourite restaurant in the world happens to be an Indian restaurant, but it's located outside London. It's the Last Viceroy in Bourne End, Bucks.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:29 PM
 
Location: London
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Been to all three. I was only in Amsterdam for a short time last January, but I didn't find it to be gloomy at all! Perhaps it's because I was there during New Year's, but it seemed as lively as my hometown (NYC). Enjoy your trip!!
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:47 AM
 
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In January you will be freezing your ass off in these places!
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