Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Vacation in Squalor - Dickens World

Who hasn't wished they could live like a filthy 1800s street urchin? At Dickens World in Kent, U.K., you and your family get to experience the unsavory underbelly of 19th century London, right down to the inefficient sewage disposal. There's a Great Expectations boat ride, a town square populated by morally challenged Dickensian characters, and a Victorian school featuring a nasty schoolmaster. 

Kids misbehaving during the trip? Threaten to get the season pass. Personally, I find the concept for this theme park refreshing. There's nothing like traveling back to a time before the advent of proper hygiene and social services to make my own life look a little brighter. Is it me, or is it wonderful to not have to rely on mysterious benefactors and impromptu displays of fisticuffs to get by in life?

1 comment:

  1. This reminds me of a story in one of Chuck Palahniuk's books where there was a rich society couple who was bored of their privelaged lifestyle. So, for fun they would live the lifestyle of homeless people, claiming that they had the best time of their lives and appreciated their lives all the more because of it. Well, til the husband was murdered because he witnessed a mob hit.


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