YESTERDAY, BROWSING AND
PUSHING DUST ALONG NEGLECTED
BOOK SHELVES, I CAME ACROSS A
memory jogger. Is it possible that such
a time existed..when a book, "Europe On
$10. A Day", by Arthur Frommer, was
actually published, actually popular?
I'm not going back to the early 20th
century..I'm holding a rather heavy tome,
the 1979 edition of, "America's most popular
money saving guide". I remember being
quite grateful to have had someone pave
the way up and down those stairs, helping
me to take the proper (cheap) steps to
a fun filled, whirlwind trip to EUROPE!
Random selections will be chosen.
I'm curious to know if any of these hotels
and restaurants are still in operation,
and how present prices compare to those of
LONDON RESTAURANTS: Soho..big splurge-
The ASIA INDIAN,44 Frith Street,
(chicken curry) $3.75.
THE MUSEUM TAVERN, opposite the British
Museum, hot plates/steak and kidney pie/
mashed potatoes..$1.50. PUB at BOLTON
HOTEL,326 Earl's Court Road, pub lunch:
.50 cents to $1.50.
HOTELS: ST.GEORGE HOTEL, 46 Norfolk Sq.,
$9.61, single with breakfast. LONDON
MUSICAL CLUB, 21 Holland Park/ full board,
$8.64 a day. THE SUTHERLAND, 90 Sutherland
Ave., $8.65 per day.
PARIS RESTAURANTS: LE DROUOT, 103
Rue de Richelieu, $ 2.50 full meals,
vegetables, cheese. GRAND RESTAURANT
ST. MICHEL, 10 Blvd. St Michel, prix fixe:
HOTELS: HOTEL RACINE, 23 Rue Racine,
single/$ 15. (this is Paris!) Highest rated!!
HOTEL des BALCONS, 3 Rue Casimir-Delavigne,
double(with breakfast), $11.
Could go on..looking for time machine..
will adjust more than prices. Which
actually seem to add up to more than
$10.a day. How did I do it? Memories!
Happy Birthday to Jon, my lovely son..
can still see your funny little face at birth
time..look at you now!! How did you get
to be so terrific?
Good luck, good love, good karma..