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the cotswolds

NETHERLANDS | Monday, 28 January 2008 | Views [639]

i nearly fell into a canal in venice ... we fuond a free gondola which wasn't being manned by anyone ... so me and jess thought itd be a great photo opportunity ... since gondola rides r so expsnive there was no way e could afford one ... so we ran down the algae covered steps to the canal and BOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMM i went flying down the steps, landed sliding on my ass and had to grab the gondola to stop myself falling into the canal hahaha ... i walked around for the next few hours with this green fungus covered bum hahaha .. the only reason that jess didn't fall was beacuse she was wearing gum boots ...

i was catching the overnight train from venice to paris, and then the coach from paris to london thn to the cotswolds to see aunty sue n uncle john .. so a ful 24 hours of travel, and gee waiting for the train at venice was a pain in the butt ... i checked out at 1030 and my train wasnt until 8pm that night ... a really long boring wait ... finally got on the train, and slept like a log until 8am when i had to get off in paris ... made a dash through the metro to the bus station and jumped on my coach to london ... i havent been buying train tickets when i have been using the metro in paris because there are never never never ever tickt inspectors .. it costs 1.50euro for each ride and the fine u get is like 20 euros ... but there r never ticekt inspectors!!! ...

coach to the cotswolds left at 11am and got in at around 12am ... arghh long coach trip ... spent half of it sleeping and half of it talking ./ met some really nice people also backpacking ... a venezeulan boy, a french guy and a guy and girl from new zealand ...

got to the cotswolds late that night and spent 6 nights with aunty sue and uncle john ...

we spent a lot of the days visiting near by villages like evesham and stratford (where shakespeare was born) and having lunch and pints at the pubs ... aunty sue n uncle john had friends over at night as well which was great because we had the yummiest dinner parties at night ... me and aunty sue went down to london for two nights beacuse uncle john had to go to newyork for work (lucky thing) ... so us two trodded off to london and spent the days ravaging the city ... we saw two theatre shows!!! I LOVE THE THEATRE ... id neverbeen apart from once when i was 12 years old ... we saw billy elliot ANDD THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by oscar wilde ... love love love love this play, and had read the book ...

once night me n aunty sue got kicked out of a pub in london hahaha ... we were havnig pints and they rang last round (at 11pm beacuse stupid london shuts so early) and at 12 they kicked us out becaue they were shutting ... we wouldve been quite happy to sit there until 3am ... we staggered into home at around 1amish ..

i got fed up so much by aunty sue ... had some of the yummiest food ... meringue cakes for desert and hungarian noodles with cheese etc etc etc ...

left on saturday morning n aunty sue n uncle john drove me to the coach stop ... arrived in paris at about 930 last night on the coach ... i left my luggage in a locker at the train tation and went to meet the girls at CAFE OZ in the chatelet area for australia day ... they had the hugggggest party ... we had a great night ... me and jess didn't sleep and we still havent slept ... we met some cute french boys who were studying surgery!!! ... we ended up dancing until about 5am n then went to jess' hostel to pick up her luggage and go wait for our 7am train to amsterdam ... somehow we ended up with this huge australian towel that i think we got from the pub ... so here is us two girls, walking down rue de rivoli in paris at 5am, with no shoes and a huge towel around us hehe ... good times ... we went n got some coffee ... and it ended up being free!!! ... the stupid waiter wouldn't let us pay kept ignoring us ... and we were asking to pay for 30 minutes and had to leave for the train .. so we just left and got fed up ...

then we took the metro to the main train station where our train was leaving at 7am ... stil hadnt slept at this stage mind u ... we went on different trains ... but mine was a 5 hour train trip to amsterdam ... i had to change trains twice ... and i remeber none of the train trip i think i p assed out n slept on the trains ...

and here we are now ... in amsterdam ... using the free internet in our hostels ... we r so tired ... had chips and mayonnaise yumyum ... going to have showers soon and then going to visit the coffee houses (weeeed cafes) ... everyone is completely stoned in amsterdam hahaha u can smell it everywhere on the streets ... our hostel is great ... bit fun place ...

much love xx

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