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I've always had the travel bug- traveled the eastern coast of the US and Canada...and now Western Europe. Can't wait to go back and discover new cities.

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JessicaJessica posted on Heather's (heather84explorer) profile

Hi Heather! I noticed you travelled on the "London & Paris + Paris extension" tour. Just wondering how it was? Did you do any of the extra actities/outtings? If so how were they? I am debating going in a few week ... thanks :)

Posted 11 months ago

  • Jessica

    Jessica

    11 months ago

    That's great to hear! Sadly I can't go any longer than 10 days! But, without the extra days in London do you think you saw everything? And how was Paris unescoreted? I too would be going solo ... just want to make sure the Hotel is in a safe spot!

  • heather84explorer

    heather84explorer

    11 months ago

    Also - while I "met" people through the Contiki meetup also on my trip, I went alone. So don't let that detour you -- you'll make some great friends. I sure did!

  • heather84explorer

    heather84explorer

    11 months ago

    Hi Jessica! I did - most amazing trip ever. I added two additional days in London, to match the extension part of Paris. I went to Stonehenge/Bath, and Versailles - but I skipped the perfumery, Moulin Rouge, and the bike tour. Everyone else on the tour LOVED Moulin Rouge and the bike tour, but I had stuff on my bucket list in Paris that won out. Feel free to ask any questions. :)

JessicaJessica posted on Heather's (heather84explorer) profile

Hi Heather! I noticed you travelled on the "London & Paris + Paris extension" tour. Just wondering how it was? Did you do any of the extra actities/outtings? If so how were they? I am debating going in a few week ... thanks :)

Posted 11 months ago

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Chandre AChandre A posted on Heather's (heather84explorer) profile

The Paris website is http://en.parisinfo.com/ it is packed with lots of goodies i am checking it out now. i just googled the weather and looks much better, its a 14 day weather forecast but because it is closer to the time i think it is more accurate! whoop whoop we going to get stunning weather!!! hehe

Posted about 1 year ago

  • heather84explorer

    heather84explorer

    about 1 year ago

    I'm arriving Thursday morning, so I'll be there a few days before the tour starts. :)

  • Chandre A

    Chandre A

    about 1 year ago

    Hi, we landing the Friday evening already, travelling the saturday to London from Heathrow and meeting up with family that side before we book into the hotel, so i am meeting you ladies at supper :-)

  • BRITTNEY

    BRITTNEY

    about 1 year ago

    Hello ladies! What time do you arrive on saturday? My flight lands at 11:30am

  • heather84explorer

    heather84explorer

    about 1 year ago

    Absolutely right - awesome adventures ahead! Will meet soon :)

  • Chandre A

    Chandre A

    about 1 year ago

    I hope it goes quickly really, read some reviews on their check ins so i hope it improved. Awesome times ahead! See you soon!

  • heather84explorer

    heather84explorer

    about 1 year ago

    I think the tour will be a neat way to see a different part of London (and I like the Harry Potter books). I'm sure the check-in must go quickly - they must have the staff to do it efficiently. We only have 4 people in our meet up, but I would guess between 40-50 people? It must be a full bus, basically. And that's exactly why I picked a tour :)

  • Chandre A

    Chandre A

    about 1 year ago

    Can't believe the tour is full and we only 5 on the meetups lol Nice! Enjoy the Harry Potter ride, yes it is only after 2 that we can check in, but i think we will plan our timing so that we at the hotel before 2 i don't want to wait too long in line to get booked in or so i hope. How many people is usually on a full tour? Yes finally we are meeting my word!!! Thing is when you travel alone you not really alone especially not when you on a tour and when you have made friends on chats already! Can't wait either

  • heather84explorer

    heather84explorer

    about 1 year ago

    Haha - I know! Just remember that check-in isn't until later, so you'll probably want to store your stuff at the Contiki basement while you go out and explore. I'm doing a Harry Potter walking tour Saturday morning, and heading to Borough Market. Yes, I'm going alone. I've been talking with you and another girl, Tianna, who is also on our trip, so I'm getting excited to meet you both, and find out who else is going - the tour is full!

  • Chandre A

    Chandre A

    about 1 year ago

    yes we probably leaving the hotel at the aiport around pass 11 and then heading off to the hotel. no clue what to get, anything Eiffel Tower is extra interesting at the moment find myself googling pics of Paris and London just because lol you said you travelling alone hay?

  • heather84explorer

    heather84explorer

    about 1 year ago

    Haha. There wasn't much written on it, I just happened to see a picture of the Eiffel Tower, and it said South African colors. Of course....then I had to look it up! I've been counting down since 173 days. So excited! You said you'll be coming into central London Saturday morning?

  • Chandre A

    Chandre A

    about 1 year ago

    Wow thats beautiful! Proudly South African style :-) i can see you a Librarian you hooked up with all the knowledge, i didnt even know this and i am a South African. Exactly we counted down from 100 days and now that it is less than a week its almost unreal lol

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    heather84explorer

    about 1 year ago

    So glad your visas are sorted out! What a relief - and now we're less than a week away. After counting down for so long, can't believe it's almost here. Did you hear that we'll get to see the Eiffel Towers in the colors of the South African flag? Sounds like we'll get to see it both ways - the traditional, and colorful. http://www.iol.co.za/tonight/news/international/sa-season-lights-up-eiffel-tower-1.1524687#.UaiFZtK1FRI

  • Chandre A

    Chandre A

    about 1 year ago

    Yes also want to play it by ear! our visas our now finally sorted you can just imagine how relieved i am! working till Wednesday and off on our flight on Thursday :-) Almost time, can't believe it :-)

  • heather84explorer

    heather84explorer

    about 1 year ago

    I signed up for a Harry Potter walking tour, haha! Other than that, I'm going to play it a bit by ear. I want to see what's available when I arrive. I don't want to schedule too much, not knowing when some of the optionals are.

  • Chandre A

    Chandre A

    about 1 year ago

    i cant get enough of the website i tell you! i would love to do the London eye, Yusuf wants to do the London Dungeon and then i want to shop and dine and lots of pictures of course :-) Yes we leaving Tuesday, but i think we leaving early the morning. i wanted to book London eye and dungeon online but realised that we can go to the Contiki basement for discounts. Il keep watching the weather forecast lol

  • heather84explorer

    heather84explorer

    about 1 year ago

    Thanks for the website! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for beautiful weather. :) I can't believe I'm leaving a week from today. What do you have planned for London? I was thinking Stonehenge and Bath are probably on Monday, since I think we head to Paris on Tuesday.

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Travel_MaddyTravel_Maddy posted on Heather's (heather84explorer) profile

Hi Heather, are you doing mexico grande ?

Posted about 1 year ago

  • heather84explorer

    heather84explorer

    about 1 year ago

    Hi Maddy, No I'll be going on London/Paris in a few weeks. Look forward to hearing about your trip!

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