alasse_fae: (Default)
( Jan. 13th, 2009 04:23 pm)
And about to become comatose in Cardiff - my goal for tonite is a respectable 10PM.

Despite JFK's best efforts (though admittedly taking off 45 minutes after you are supposed to is actually pretty good for them), our plane got to London a half hour early. *hearts Virgin* I got to see the X-Files movie on the flight - was very good! I also started watching Ghost Town just before landing, and I'm going to have to watch the rest on the way home.

The passport dude was funny - "Looks like you were hear last January." "yeah, same scifi con" I got a cheeky grin in response.

Took the train into Paddington and went directly to Starbucks. Did not pass go, did not collect $200. Sorry. I will go to tea shops the rest of the trip. mostly but after an overnight flight when your body doesn't know what day or time it is - Starbucks is required. I've never had one of their lattes actually in a mug before. It was quite nice. Anywho - have sussed out the secret to successful train travel in Europe - book your tickets ahead of time on the internet - you get a cheaper rate *and* a reserved seat. Plus my new luggage combo rocks, so my train trip was a breeze. I think it was a lovely ride to Cardiff, but I put on my headphones and missed most of it.

Gave up on the googlemap directions I had printed for walking to my hotel when I couldn't find any street sign... and just found the place myself. The room is lovely, I took pics but will upload them with tomorrows, as by the time I got back out it was dark and I took no other photos. Just wandered around a bit and then found a nice pub for dinner. I was good and went to a proper Welsh pub, not O'Neill's by the train station. Welsh beer is yum. Found a quiet corner and made my plan of attack for tomorrow - hopefully the weather will be as nice as it was today!

Oh and Happy Birthday to [ profile] georgierae!!!


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