Paris - July 2011
I attended a friends wedding in June this year in UK. First time back to UK (I was born there but grew up in Australia). Unfortunately, as I had just started working for a new company I could only take 2 weeks. My friend's wedding was held outside of London so the first week was a chance to explore the region around Manchester and Chester. The 2nd week was spent in London (rather on bus trips around London and beyond - to see as much as I could in the limited time that I had). I had the misfortune to book a day tour to Paris with EvanEvansTours. I say misfortune because they left me (and two others) stranded. Just a warning to anyone booking tours - read the fine print and have a contingency plan if you plan to put your trust in a touring company taking you abroad. Next time I will make sure I have a language converter with me - no one spoke any english and when we rang the tour company's help line we were put on hold. An adventure now - but very stressful at the time.