Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Globe Trekker - England|
Actor: Justine Shapiro
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Sitting at the edge of continental Europe, England is a tiny island nation, which gave birth to an Empire that once ruled half the world. Today, almost a quarter of the world's population speaks it language still. Travel... more »
AnnieSB | New England | 01/19/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This video had the unintended effect of making me NOT want to visit England. They chose the most remote regions of the country and while beautiful and probably interesting, they looked freezing and desolate. The tour guide ate in grubby diners with toothless people, hung out with black mascara loving punks and looked like she was freezing the entire time. There was almost nothing of the pomp and pageantry that most want to see in England. A brief tour of a castle was nice and a scene of battle was interesting. But if you are interested in London in particular, you see basically nothing of the city. If you are seeking info on the Beatles (I wasn't), then you might enjoy this a bit more than I did. I feel like I wasted my money and only learned that if and when I do go to England, there is no way I will go there in late October when its as bleak and dark as a dungeon."
LF | USA | 03/26/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I usually like travel videos, and the woman who was our tour guide in this one was likeable and knowledgeable, but my interest level was kept lukewarm. Somehow, whatever it takes to make an interesting travel video wasn't happening enough here."
Tamara | White Bear Lake, MN | 05/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is all about Historic England and less about the touristy attractions. I bought this DVD along with the London City Guide which comes separately and found it most interesting. The places she goes are a bit strange and the weather looks pretty cold, but I guess that's England...cold and dreary most of the year, especially in late Fall. I understand that the Globe Trekker producers are coming out with a new show on England & Wales that they shot in the Spring...I think that's a much better time to visit. This DVD did have many of the places that I have visited though and is a pretty realistic view of what you see. I look forward to the new show."