Thursday, 3 June 2010

Disneyland - after holding out for all those years

Finally, after successfully dodging it for years, I am due to visit Disneyland. I will probably enjoy it and wonder why I held out so long but the inevitable happens in August. I say inevitable because two kids (8 and 3) and a wife who loves the cartoons almost as much as the little ones have voted against all the other destinations I have tried to entice them with. These included, Norway, Switzerland, Madeira, Holland - all to no avail - Paris or tears!

My eldest is already a veteran of Disneyland Hong Kong, I managed to stay in Macau the day she and my wife went there. We had run out of time during our stay in Hong Kong  and as my elderly mother was with us it was felt another trip on the Macau-HK hydrofoil would be too much coupled with Mickey and Goofy. Mum and I had a delightful lunch in a Portuguese restaurant with not a hotdog in sight.

I am busily researching some reasonably priced restaurants to visit while in Paris. It's years since I was in Paris. Not since a spur of the moment trip to see the 24 hour race at Le Mans in 1982. It was expensive then and Franc or Euro it won't be any cheaper now.

Talking of Euros, I've never even seen one, 10 years in Thailand taking holidays in Asia or Australia and New Zealand meant I have never been in a Euro using country since it was introduced.


Bangkok.Ian said...
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Rachel Cotterill said...

I don't know whether it's still there (it's five years since I visited) but there used to be a fantastic Indian restaurant in north Paris, Krishna Bhavan - very very cheap but excellent food.