I finally booked my plane ticket; I am flying into Gatwick to visit a friend.
She lives south of London. I plan to go with her and her little boy to some of the typical touristy sites.
Then, I hope to take the Chunnel train to Britanny, and another train to Manchester to visit another friend.
The trip will be in April, during the Easter holiday.
I am looking forward to being in "normal" cities for a change, where I don't have to think about whether there is enough water pressure to flush a toilet or take a shower and where I can find something at the store.