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14 July 2014 @ 10:41 pm
Thank Gods,  
I was so nervous about that: it's the middle of summer so I wasn't sure the room would still be available since the hostel is next to Eccleston Square and a few minutes walk to Victoria station and it's really cheap compared to the other hostels I've checked. But the thing that really made me anxious was much more trivial; I've got a really bad case of phone call anxiety when I've got to call strangers. Which for reasons, I had to do in order to book the room. On the top of that, last I time I had to make a call in English was back in February and it didn't go well.

Long short story: my father had made a reservation because he wouldn't listen to my mother when she told him we'd sleeping at her zawiya (that's where her religious stuff happened and almost all participants slept there). So we had to cancel the reservation and the employee was being a pain in the ass. She ended up phoning her boss and told me to speak to him. Aaaaaaand the sound quality was awful. Really really awful. So awful I didn't even catch one word of what he was saying so I just told him "I'm sorry, I can't think of anything to say" because that's a pretty generic sentence that works in quite a lot of situation and also, we just wanted to get the hell out of there because my mother was beginning to panic and the other guy who was with us was about to completely lose it.

So I was anxious about failing to understand anything again. But it went so smoothly, even when my father was speaking to me in the same time. The only a bit awkward part was when I had to tell him the credit card numbers because I suck at numbers XD Also, I might have let some French slip in but it's mostly because, I'm used to say "okay, d'accord" (that means "okay, right") so the "d'accord" went automatically out XD

Conclusion: I fucking did it!

Hostel and train tickets are booked now! So, I'll be there from the 22th to August, 19. Geeeeeeeez, feeling so damn great right now!
 
 
Mood: highhigh
Music: Classic music on TV
 
 
 
shivver13shivver13 on July 14th, 2014 09:04 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! That's awesome! I hope you have a great trip! :) You're making me very excited, because my friend and I are going to England in September, and you're just making me look forward to it even more! :)

Oh, hey, you're probably a good person to ask. We were thinking of hopping over to France for a couple of days during the trip. What's the best way to travel there? Train?
Luo: Clever — D&COluorescence on July 14th, 2014 09:12 pm (UTC)
Hehe! I'm sure you'll enjoy yourselves, I've only been to London and Bath but both were such a great experiences!

Yeap, train is the easiest way to travel here. Not the cheapest but if you're not speaking French, definitely stick to trains :) Anyway, if you need more details, just ask :)
shivver13shivver13 on July 14th, 2014 11:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks! If we decide to go to France (the other choice is Scotland), I'll PM you. :)

We're landing in Bristol and heading to Bath and London. We had been planing to go to Cardiff, but they just announced that the Doctor Who Experience will be closed for all of September, so we're switching up for France or Scotland. So excited to finally visit England! :)
Ms. Cleveririshvampire13 on July 14th, 2014 09:18 pm (UTC)
I suck at phone conversations, lol, so I can totally relate to your discomfort there. Even without a potential language barrier, it's not the most fun. ^.^ In my case, it doesn't help that my voice sounds like that of a ten-year-old.

You are sooooo lucky! I wish I was going!
Luo: Gengar — Travelling cuty pieluorescence on July 14th, 2014 09:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, phone conversations just make me want to burry myself. And people also tend to think I'm still a child (just when I speak French though, I've got a lower and deeper voice in English xD)

I can send you all postcards! It's not like being really there, but I really like to send letters and I wouldn't mind at all *grins*
Ms. Clever: Clarairishvampire13 on July 14th, 2014 09:24 pm (UTC)
Awww! That's so sweet! ♥
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on July 15th, 2014 04:20 am (UTC)
I am so proud of you!! And yay!!!

*HUGS*
Luo: Clever — Is brilliantluorescence on July 15th, 2014 12:58 pm (UTC)
Thaaaaanks! *dances*
Azzie's corner of madness: Rose's mouthflowsoffire on July 15th, 2014 06:37 am (UTC)
*cheers* You win! :D Awww, I get pretty nervous with phone calls, too. Picking up the phone makes me anxious, lol :D But you kicked it! ♥ Go you!
Luo: KH — Sharing happinessluorescence on July 15th, 2014 01:01 pm (UTC)
Yes, I do have problems picking the phone too. And gods forbid I let my battery run out because I won't charge it for days once it happens. I really don't mind having no phone (others mind though, when they're trying to contact me XD).

Thanks!
Azzie's corner of madness: Two blueflowsoffire on July 15th, 2014 01:20 pm (UTC)
Yes, the rest of the world would mind… Annoying people, the lot of them =P

Luo: Layton — Professor & Gentlemanluorescence on July 15th, 2014 01:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, even more when I have FB. Geez, world, let me have no social life pleaz. It's not good for my health XD
Azzie's corner of madness: Snowflowsoffire on July 15th, 2014 01:44 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, same here!!! ;P
Luo: SPN — There! You idiot!luorescence on July 15th, 2014 01:50 pm (UTC)
How dare they contact us! These little Daleks!
Azzie's corner of madness: Twoflowsoffire on July 15th, 2014 02:10 pm (UTC)
EXTERMINATE!