Ancestry trip to FOD (General)

by mrsbruso @, Friday, March 23, 2012, 04:29 (2255 days ago) @ m p griffiths

Switching sides of the road really isn't too difficult. You acclimate quickly. The times to be most careful of it is generally in the morning, when you are first pulling out into the roadway. That's where most folks, apparently, run into difficulty. Being mindful of that will help you avoid that mistake. Most rental cars used to have standard transmissions. I don't know if that's still the case. If you need an automatic, be sure to tell the car hire location in advance that you need one.

If I were going to plan a trip, I would try doing what Slowhands suggested, and loosely plan out a number of routes, almost like flower petals, with your cottage at the center. Leave plenty of extra time for unexpected attractions. In addition to family related locations, there are many, many wonderful things to see in the area, especially if you like legends. (Or, if, like me, you took a few too many courses in medieval Welsh literature . . .)

Purchase an adapter before you leave so you can charge things like your camera and phone. Your phone may work, be sure to check with your carrier. My husband was able to rent a chip for his for a month, which enabled him to use his phone in the UK without any difficulties.

If you decide to make a trip into London, I would suggest going by train, unless you're the adventurous sort.

Above all, have an awesome time.

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