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Thank you for your feedback about our new format. I included many letters below, in "Reader Email." After you read them you can see I better get back to the drawing board, because the overall results were mixed. I know it’s impossible to make everyone happy, but I’ll do the best I can. I’ll keep experimenting. In the meantime, let’s go back to our old format, and to our recent trip to Europe. (First, though, this media alert for Chicago readers: I will be on WTTW Channel 11 (PBS) Wednesday night, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m.).
Last week we left off in beautiful Roma. From there I took a 30-minute, €32 taxi to the Ciampino Airport. Ciampino is not Rome’s major airport -- that’s Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport. Unlike Fiumicino there is no train, so I had to take either a couple of buses or a taxi. I chose the latter. I was flying out of Ciampino because I was headed to London on EasyJet (a low-fare carrier similar to Southwest Airlines). I booked my ticket a few weeks in advance using SideStep online (I found it on JohnnyJet.com), and paid $142. Not the greatest deal, but still significantly cheaper than all the rest. FYI: Most European low-fare carriers fly out of secondary airports, so keep that in mind when booking tickets.
The check-in and security lines were both long, but moved quickly (15 minutes). At security I didn’t have to take my laptop out like we do in the States, but they do randomly pull and search people before boarding the plane, like they used to in the U.S. I tried to figure how not to get pulled aside, because EasyJet does not assign seating -- it’s like Southwest, with open seats and the same A, B and C boarding process. I wanted to make sure I got on early. Because I checked in late I was in boarding group "C,’ but I made sure I was one of the first in the "C" line to board the bus taking passengers out to the plane.
People with boarding cards "A" and "B" both fit on the same bus -- and so did a few "C’s." I would’ve been in that group, but some turkey cut me. When the agent told the person in front of me to wait for the next bus I was bummed, because that meant for sure I’d be selected for secondary screening (they were picking the first few people in each line). When the passenger in front used the old "but my friend is on that bus," I blurted out the same thing. It was a crazy reaction, and if the agent suspected I was lying I would not only be secondary searched, but probably body cavity searched as well. I never lie -- but that’s what my subconscious did to avoid winding up in a middle seat. The agent called my bluff and asked who my friends were. I pointed to two girls. She let me go, and when I thought she was following me I pretended to talk to the girls over the crowd. What a freak I am.
ROME to LONDON’S GATWICK
EasyJet was easy. The plane was a new Airbus 319, we took off on time, the flight attendants were cool and the flight was a smooth 2 hours. Because EasyJet is so inexpensive they charge for practically everything, including soda and bottled water. When we arrived at Gatwick, one of London’s secondary airports (Heathrow is the main one), I walked a long way to customs. I cleared customs quickly, though, and the agent was friendly. In fact, the entire Gatwick airport was pleasant. A big reason is because baggage claim offers free luggage carts – just like all airports should for International arrivals.
GATWICK EXPRESS TRAIN
I was headed to Covent Garden (Central London), so I bought a ticket at the Gatwick Express ticket counter for the Gatwick Express Train and a single tube ride. Total cost: 15 pounds ($26.78). Then I hit the ATM for some pounds ($1 USD = .56 GBP; 1 GBP = $1.78 USD -- that hurts!). The train was easy: It takes 30 minutes, departs every 15 minutes and has an on-board beverage cart. I later learned that tickets can be purchased on the train at no extra cost (that’s not true for Heathrow Express). For more info about Gatwick Express, click on GatwickExpress.co.uk.
Gatwick Express goes to London’s Victoria Station. I love this stop because of its high ceilings, great light and many places to eat and shop. It’s also a madhouse, like Grand Central Station. At Victoria Station I asked a cop (there were plenty, because this was a week after the first London bombing) if I could take the tube (subway) all the way to Covent Garden. He said yes. I was surprised, because I thought it was one of the places affected by the bombing.
I jumped on the Tube to prove those cowardly terrorists weren’t scaring me. I was not the only one -- I didn’t sense any fear in the many Londoners joining me on the tube. It was business as usual. Unfortunately for me the cop was wrong, because my transfer station was indeed closed. Instead of lugging my bag on a double decker bus I jumped in a taxi, and went a mile or so for 9 pounds ($16) (ouch!). London taxis aren’t cheap, but they are the most comfortable and spacious cabs in the world.
ONE ALDWYCH HOTEL
I was in London because I cashed in United Miles for a frequent flier ticket, and it was the only city in Europe where I could depart out of on the dates I wanted. Instead of rushing from one gate to another (or airport, for that matter) I thought I would spend a night and check out a hotel I had read so many good things about. One Aldwych Hotel has won numerous awards, and is listed in Conde Nast Traveler as one of "the world’s best places to stay." When my taxi pulled up to One Aldwych and I was immediately greeted by two bell/doormen (one opening my door, the other grabbing my bag), I knew I was in for a treat. Yet I had no idea what was in store for me.
One Aldwych sits on a triangular site at the junction of The Strand and Aldwych — in the middle of London, where the city meets the West End. The contemporary luxury hotel, opened in 1998, has 105 rooms and suites. One Aldwych occupies one of London’s most important Edwardian buildings (it’s now protected by English Heritage). The building was constructed in 1907 as the home of The Morning Post newspaper. The hotel owners have kept some of the original feel, but added a collection of contemporary art and colorful flowers. The hotel bar is one of the liveliest in London, because many locals meet after work for drinks. After checking it out, I agree. Some people also go to the Axis restaurant bar, on the other side of the hotel. Speaking of restaurants, One Aldwych has two fine ones. The other restaurant, Indigo, is where I had an incredible lunch with public relations director Howard Rombough. It overlooks the lobby, and serves exquisite food. Just take a look at dessert!
If you think dessert looked good, wait until you see my room. Holy cow! It’s definitely in the top 5 rooms I have ever stayed in. When the bellhop escorted me there and I saw the double door, I knew it would be nice (double doors = suite, baby!). But I had not the faintest idea what I was about to experience. He opened the door, and I was in a small hallway with five other doors. That’s right: five! The first door led to a private toilet (for my guests); the second was to a kitchenette/stocked bar; the third opened to my bedroom. I had a king bed, a giant plasma TV, a desk, and a large private bathroom with tub, shower and killer bath products. (Actually they weren’t killer, but rather 100% pure and natural products from New Zealand.)
The fourth door was to my gigantic living room, which had another desk (all rooms have free internet), another giant plasma television, a couch, a dining room table, and my own private terrace with great views. Now I know you are trying to hold in your screams (I sure was), but then he showed me what was behind door number five: my own private gym. Are you kidding me? There was a running machine, an entire weight set machine and a TV. I couldn’t wait for the bellman to leave, because I was about to explode with excitement. When the door shut, the first thing I did was jump so high on the bed I almost hit my head on the ceiling. When that wasn’t good enough I ran to the bathroom, stuck my head in the toilet and screamed underwater as loud as I could so no one could hear me. Then I called all my friends.
One of the best parts about One Aldwych is that it’s not a stuffy or trendy hotel. The staff are all very friendly, and down to earth. That’s probably because the owner, Gordon Campbell Gray, really cares about people. Not only does he treat his guests well, but he cares about his staff and the environment. None of the bathroom products have any harmful paraffins; all the food is organic, and the toilets use a vacuum system like an airplane (to conserve energy). He also thought of many little things – for example, fresh fruit in the rooms; all different types of electrical outlets, a small reading light by the bed to avoid disturbing your bed mate; in-room safes hidden behind paintings; heated bathroom tiles; a state-of-the-art fitness center with an 18- meter pool, and a private 35-mm projection screening room for 30 people to watch movies. If you can’t afford to spend a night, (NOTE: standard rooms are nice too) the hotel offers specials for dinner before of after seeing a play (the hotel is surrounded by theaters). There is also a dinner-and-movie special for the screening room. One Aldwych; One Aldwych, London WC2B 4RH; tel: 20-7300-1000.
½ PRICE THEATRE TICKETS
I had such a nice room, I almost didn’t leave it. (I was so bummed I was only in town for 18 hours, and had no friends to share it with). But I wanted to spend some time outside, so I grabbed an umbrella and walked around the area. I’ve been to London a bunch of times, so I didn’t need to see any of the major landmarks. Instead I walked around through Covent Garden to get to Leicester Square to find a discounted play ticket. London is the best place in the world for plays; the theatres are all historic, and it’s my favorite thing to do there. Many kinds of stores sell tickets, none more popular than TKTS (the same company as in Times Square). But I went to the one I always use, and bought a $45 ticket to "The Producers." It was my first time seeing a play by myself. Other than looking like a loser and having no one to share it with, it wasn’t so bad. Actually, the experience was quite relaxing, and the play was funny.
After an incredible sleep in my comfortable bed I took a walk for some breakfast, then jumped in a taxi. This time I went to Paddington Station, where the Heathrow Express trains depart and arrive. Heathrow Express is a non-stop rail-air link between Heathrow Airport and Paddington Station. Trains depart every 30 minutes. The trip takes only 15 minutes, and costs 14 pounds ($24.22). If I wanted to save money I could have taken the tube (£3.80 = $6.78). Departures are every 5-10 minutes, but there are many stops, and the trip takes 45 minutes.
To see a 1-minute video of my short trip to London, click this link and let it load. High speed should take about 1 minute; dial-up, 3 days.
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- I didn't mind the new format of your stories. However, if it was a city I didn't know much about, I would think your descriptions pretty uninformative. Since I have been to Rome nine times, I could fill in most of my own information. I don't think that the lack of a shower curtain was necessarily the hotel trying to be chic. I think this (or curtains that are to short) is fairly common in hotels in Italy--at least in my experience. Thank goodness you spelled Colosseum correctly in the video! That didn't quite rescue all the other times it was misspelled and if you used spell check, don't; it's wrong. A presto, Joan Schmelzle
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- NO! I don’t like the new format. Not at all. Didn’t read it as a result even though I love Rome. Even on a T-1 it takes too long to load. I read JohnnyJet weekly for the in depth details. I click on many (not all) of the photos hyper-linked in the normal newsletter format. Secondly, without an index who knows which Page contains which information. If I wanted only photos, I’d watch TV (which I don’t). New format = Bad Idea! John H - Ponte Vedra, Florida
- Sorry Charlie (ops that's Johnny)............ I HATED it !! Didn't even read it.
- Wanna know why? Because it didn't draw me in. Your usual newsletter is like a great epic story. I set aside time to read it, I savor it. I read along and then anxiously click on the picture links like I'm opening a Christmas present where I can't wait to see what's behind the wrapping. You take me verbally and visually from my comfortable home to the places you travel each and every week. This new version = boring and lifeless. Enough said. Sincerely your fateful travel companion, Carolyn F. - S.F.
- FYI-You believed what you have read many times. Well, yes, the smallest (area) country is indeed inside Rome but it is NOT Vatican City. It is Sovereign Military Order of Malta (Knights Of Malta). The full legal name is much longer but pay attention to the word, "Sovereign". Palazzo di Malta, Via dei Condotti 68, 00187 Rome, Italy (Roma, Italia). It has its own passports, post office, license plates, coinage, and diplomatic relations with Vatican City, The Holy See, Italy, and many many other countries. You might consider a writeup on it, some time. The new format is a loser. Cumbersome, slow, a nuisance. Jerry Mandel - Dallas, Texas
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