Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Your trip to London in October

From: Jenny_L_Lao@LondonTown.com-----

Dear David,

I saw that you are coming to London and have booked to stay at the Thistle Lancaster Gate.

If you are planning to see any of London's famous West End theatre or musicals I have put together a list of what I consider to be the top shows in London. You can find them here:

If you want to look around at what else is showing in London, feel free to browse through or search our comprehensive Box Office here: http://www.londontown.com/etheatre/

Wishing you a terrific time in London,

Best Regards,

Jenny Lao
Assistance Team
When in London, visit the London Information Centre in Leicester Square and receive free advice and a free souvenir LondonTown.com map. Open Mon to Fri 08:00 - 23:00 Sat and Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

British Museum

Welcome to The British Museum"An extraordinary virtual reality film narrated by Sir Ian McKellen and accompanying exhibition. For the first time the unopened 3000-year-old mummy of Nesperennub priest of Karnak reveals its secrets. Data obtained using a CT scanner has been transformed into a unique virtual mummy. Look inside the mummy-case under the wrappings even travel inside the body and wonder at Nesperennub's recreated face. An unmissable and extraordinary opportunity to learn more about the life and death of the Ancient Egyptians."

Welcome to St Paul's Cathedral - About St Pauls

Welcome to St Paul's Cathedral - About St Pauls: "A Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has overlooked the City of London since 604AD a constant reminder to this great commercial centre of the importance of the spiritual side of life"

Things to do in London - Home Page

Things to do in London - Home Page: "London is a cosmopolitan mixture of the Third and First worlds of chauffeurs and beggars of the establishment the avowedly working class and the avant-garde. Unlike comparable European cities much of London looks unplanned and grubby but that is part of its appeal. Visiting London is like being let loose on a giant-sized Monopoly board clogged with traffic... "

Fat Tire Bike Tours Paris

A Take a bicycle tour of Paris France - fat tire bike tours: "We offer you the best orientation an informative and entertaining guide and loads of fun. We are the experts. We have the know-how. After years of guiding tens of thousands of tourists through Paris we have become the benchmark. "

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Wow - We'll be there in less than 2 months :-) Posted by Hello

Thursday, August 12, 2004

E-Tracks Competition | The Imaginative Traveller Online |

E-Tracks Competition | The Imaginative Traveller Online |: "Which of the Indiana Jones movies featured Petra's amazing Treasury?"

I think the answer is "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" - enter the contest and you might win an 8 day trip in Jordan - http://www.imaginative-traveller.com/destinations/middleeast/itinerary.asp?country=52&code=ETJI

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

12 Hours in Paris

1. Walk down the Voie Triumphale from the Arc de Triomphe to the Louvre, through the place de la Concorde and Tuileries garden.

2. Go to the Louvre after 3pm and visit the paintings section of the Richelieu wing; see Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People and other faves.

3. Wander the two small islands in the Seine: the Île de la Cité, which was the whole of Paris c. 50 A.D., and the Île Saint-Louis.

4. Wander up into the Latin Quarter from the rue des Écoles and the little medieval streets on this side of the Panthéon at night, when the vampires come out.

5. Nearby, visit the Musée de Cluny and see the five allegorical tapestries of The Lady and the Unicorn.

6. Have a pot of tea and some scones at Mariage Frères in the Marais at 4pm, and watch the ladies who lunch pour in.

7. Wander and explore the Marais and walk elegantly around the Place des Vosges at sunset, when the galleries cast long shadows over the court.

8. After 11pm, live it up along the rue Oberkampf, at Café Charbon, Mécano Bar, and Cithéa.

9. If it's a moody day, stroll along the banks of the Canal Saint-Martin beginning at the François le Maître Square (Métro to République), and soak up the atmosphere.

10. Have dinner, or at least dessert, at Bofinger, the extraordinary, bustling brasserie, at midnight, when the best people are only just sitting down to sup.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Al-Ahram Weekly | Travel | Alexandrian nights

Al-Ahram Weekly | Travel | Alexandrian nights: "Alexandrian nights
It is not only the sea and the breeze that attract visitors to Alexandria. The city's summer nightlife is also great. Rasha Sadek writes "

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Al-Ahram Weekly | Travel | Weekend retreats Alexandria: eclectic offerings

Al-Ahram Weekly | Travel | Weekend retreats Alexandria: eclectic offerings: "Weekend retreats Alexandria: eclectic offerings
In one bustling day, Yasmine El-Rashidi rediscovers the city's delights and reflects upon its complex past "

Article on Egyptian food from Pina

Pina sent me this article on Egyptian food from a local newspaper in Whistler: