Saturday, August 30, 2008

the comforts of our homes away from home

London Paris Amsterdam Hotels

Visit my Flickr page to read the hilarious comments on these photos.

The first row are images from London, specifically the Berjaya Eden Park Hotel at the top of Hyde Park, near Notting Hill.

Second row is Hotel Sully Saint Germain in Paris, on Rue des Ecoles in the Latin Quarter (Left Bank! I felt so expatriated).

Bottom row is the Eden Hotel in Amsterdam, on Amstel. (I totally did not plan that two of our hotels would be named after Paradise; nor did the owners seem to make the connection, either). Though to be fair, our last hotel was quite modern - going so far as to include free Internet in the rooms, a TV with remote & a screen bigger than my hand, plus a generous-sized tub.

I think it's important when traveling to get hotels not too luxurious, otherwise it becomes tremendously depressing to come home. By booking ourselves into places with tiny showers where the curtain is continuously sticking to one's body or where closets cannot fully open because the gigantic [unnecessary] desk chair is blocking the way, we 1) get out of the room and into the city faster and 2) better appreciate our roomy, practical house upon returning.

But I will forever miss someone else making my bed & washing my linens each day. And having fresh warm baguettes with cheese every morning. Sigh.

7 comments:

Denise said...

Dang it! THAT'S what we did wrong in Italy. It was so hard to come home. :o)

Texan Mama @ WhoPutMeInCharge said...

Pictures are beautiful! I agree with you about the hotel rooms - they're only for sleeping in, right? Oh, and blogging too. Unless of course you can totally scam the free service in some random hotel lobby, not your own... I knew someone who did that once...

Texan Mama @ WhoPutMeInCharge said...

Hey, and I love how you put the photos together in a block like that. If you have time, will you email me and tell me how you do it? Thanks!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

You can still have fresh, warm baguettes with cheese--it's just going to be a lot of work!

LarryG said...

lovin' collages!
thanks for tagging too...
aren't there the most interesting things in the wee rooms...

have a great day and holiday!

pathy lounge said...

Someone else making my food. My idea of heaven on earth.

holly said...

i really only go on holiday so someone *else* can change the bedlinen and do the dishes for a change.

i live in britain. the shower curtain *always* sticks to my butt.

oh hey, but if you wanna stay with us next time, we have plenty of room! *BRITISH ROOM* that means you have enough room to sleep. sitting up.

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