Going to England next Tuesday, and I'm dreading it.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by John Backlund, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. teleman1

    teleman1 Tele-Holic

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    John,

    I highly recommend some sleeping aid on the plane. Ambien or Benadryl. Otherwise the claw of jetlag will be with you. And tell Bill Teleman1 says hello.
     
  2. notmyusualuserid

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    Canada's even bigger, but I suppose you know that :)

    ...and Australia isn't much smaller IIRC
     
  3. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Poster Extraordinaire

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    There is a lot of false belief out there about relative country size based on our really bad popular world map design
     
  4. notmyusualuserid

    notmyusualuserid Friend of Leo's

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    Mercator was more concerned with marine navigation than persuading people that there's a big world out there :)

    Google says

    Canada 9.985 million km²
    United States 9.834 million km²
    Australia 7.692 million km²

    ...and the largest state in the Union 1.718 million km². That's Alaska, not Texas ;)
     
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    Where is this Canadia that you speak of? :rolleyes:
     
  6. BigDaddyLH

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    Must you bring that up? At least include a trigger warning for Texans.
     
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    I'm only 6'2 and I find planes a problem. My legs go to sleep and I don't... not good!
     
  8. ScottJPatrick

    ScottJPatrick Friend of Leo's

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    Hell no, don't do it John, I had a friend that tried that once and woke up with a Deep Veined Thrombosis in his leg, best avoided.
     
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    If you're on a ship and you 'connect' with the ocean, you're sinking; that'll change your life, for sure.
     
  10. Flaneur

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    https://www.railwaymuseum.org.uk/

    I take it you know about this, John?

    Absolute must, for a transport lover, even if you prefer to use modern, rather than vintage. Centrally situated, in York. Free admission.

    I used to take groups to the museum, when I lived locally, 30 years ago. Worked every time. :)
     
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    Delta flys from Rapid City to Heathrow with only one stop....
     
  12. BigDaddyLH

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    +1. From Manchester, York is an hour and a bit, by train.
     
  13. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Yes they do.....if we we're willing (or able) to spend $2,800 for the round trip tickets.

    That's only about $2,000 more than flying non-stop from Denver.
     
  14. notmyusualuserid

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    Around a thousand dollars, round trip, if Google can be believed.
     
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    But probably not the jellied eels!
     
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    You can get a Thameslink direct train from Gatwick Airport to St Pancras International station which is part of Kings Cross station for the connecting train to York. New trains, frequent service, takes 40-55mins. About £23 return.

    Unless you really want to travel via Victoria & the Underground with luggage on packed Tube / Subway trains!
     
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    Yes. Can't speak for Germans but we do. Or at least, I do. There's been times I've been so embarrassed by the behaviour of my countrymen, I've pretended to be Irish.
     
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