Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Rule Britannia

It's been over ten years since I was last in the UK. Fifteen years since I've visited anywhere on the Continent. It seems that I inadvertently spent all of my 20s travelling to the Americas. I think that now I'm heading into my 30s, I should try for a more...global...approach to travel. Yes?

I've had England on the brain for a while now. Between catching up with my BFF Sara in Florida (and I promise, I will eventually get my act together and blog about my trip more than once a week, otherwise we'll be here FOREVER), a friend from Brewery Land who now lives in London and posts pictures of his walk to work every day, all the London-filled promos for the upcoming half season of Doctor Who, and the news last week that a slightly questionable Chinese airline is offering return flights from Sydney to London for $1,400? My brain has turned into this:
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But now? Now, I have an excellent excuse to start planning a trip.

Why? Because last week, my little brother, C, announced that he's moving to London for two years for work from July. Which is very exciting, and made me equal parts "OMG, ANOTHER REASON TO VISIT ENGLAND AGAIN!!!!" and "OH GOD, PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME TO DEAL WITH THE PARENTALS AND THEIR TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS ALONE..." (Hi, Mum...)

I have no idea when it's going to happen. But at some point in the next year or so? I'm going to indulge my brain and answer its call.

And you can guarantee that I'm going to go here:
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And also here:
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(That's the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff, in case you're also flailing with excitement about the thought of visiting the TARDIS)

And probably a castle or 500, because let's be honest - this is me we're talking about...

Does your brain ever get "HEY, YOU. Go here now, 'kay?" on you? Please tell me it does.

K xx

14 comments:

  1. Ever since I visited New York I'm dying to go back. Well, I'm dying to go back to Europe too, but NYC seems more manageable (and honestly neither is very likely in the near future, so...)

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    1. Going back to New York is ALWAYS a good plan!

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  2. People living in random places are the best excuses for travel. My Little is going to grad school in London next year, which gives me an excuse to go back to England. Another friend of mine might be working in Germany next year, which gives me an excuse to go back there. And a third friend might be doing mission work in France next year, which gives me a reason to go to France which makes me uber excited because I've never been there before.

    Oh, now I miss traveling. I haven't really been to many new places recently and it saddens my heart. Although I do get to go to LA next month, and I've never been there before (yes to CA, no to LA), so that'll be fun. Darn you, Kirsti. Now I just want to get up and leave. ((sigh))

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    1. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. You've busted me - talking about travel all the time is part of my evil sneaky plan to make all my blog friends come and visit me.

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  3. New to your blog :)

    I definitely want to visit England. It is nice when you have someone to visit so that they can show you the "local" stops. Hopefully your brother figures them out by the time you arrive!

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    1. I hope so too! Despite having been to London millions (slight exaggeration...) of times as a kid, I'm not sure I could even remotely navigate my way around it these days!

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  4. OMGFLAILDOCTORWHOEXPERIENCE!!!!!

    If you need a traveling companion, I am there. I probably won't hold your hand though. Well, maybe once or twice out of excitement.

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    1. YES. We should plan for this. Obvs. Some kind of giant Whovian/blogger meet up in Cardiff.

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  5. It's been close to 10 years since I was in the UK as well which is why I made my bestfriend agree to go to London this summer. It's really shameful because I live so close and never visited it. Hopefully I will also get to meet a bloggy friend in Glasgow in June so I'll be in the UK twice this year. And OMG I totes need to go to Cardiff because I want to be inside the TARDIS! I was flailing with excitement when I read about the Doctor Who Experience only it was highly inappropriate because I was at uni supposedly working on graduating university. LOL. Like that's ever going to happen.

    Oh and then there is the trip I need to make to Stockholm because I miss my adopted country so much and I already wanted to go there last year but couldn't because of my Mom and because I spent all my money on going to Canada (not actually complaining). So, my summer after graduation will be filled with trips, theater performances and looking for a job. Not so excited for the last part of that sentence.

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    1. Working on graduating university is incredibly overrated in my book ;) As is looking for a job. BLURGH.

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  6. How do you think I ended up in Australia?

    But yes my brain does do that, and then I start whining to Inspector Climate that TRAVELLING IS PART OF MY DREAM and we DON'T TRAVEL and then we book a trip somewhere.

    Le sigh.

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one whose brain does that!!

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  7. I *like* travelling, but somehow it's not a huge priority. Loads of people don't understand that, so I presume I'm some sort of a freak? Anyway, at the moment I mostly just wish I could spend a month back at home with my sister. I'm quite boring, really :-)

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    1. Maybe in part it's because most of your travelling as a kid involved going to see family, so now there's some kind of connection in your brain between the two?!

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