Friday, October 03, 2008

Holidays to Avoid

Feeling wanderlust? In the Times of London Sam Jordison (author of the book Sod That! - 103 Things Not To Do Before You Die) has an amusing annotated list of "twenty holidays you should never take."

2 comments:

EB Soph mom said...

Nice bit of levity from Jordison.
On the couple of 'holidays' I have in common with him, I mostly agree.

However, Venice, in the middle of the winter, with a loved one, (and a heavy coat and scarf) absolutely warrants a gondola ride. In fact, the Venetian crabbiness (exacerbated by the summer hordes) is almost nonexistent in the winter, as are the masses. It is magical.

dcat said...

SophMom --
One of the keys to happily traveling to places tourists love is to hit it at the opposite season. I spent a summer as a fellow at Oxford and loved it, but would have loved it more had there not been gaggles of tourists everywhere and had I not been confused with being one of them much of the time.

dcat