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Soap Hub Travel Tuesday: GH’s Cynthia Watros Will Always Have Paris

Fortunately, Nina Reeves was convinced by Sonny Corinthos not to leave Port Charles recently on General Hospital. However, Nina’s portrayer, Cynthia Watros, is planning the…

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Fortunately, Nina Reeves was convinced by Sonny Corinthos not to leave Port Charles recently on General Hospital. However, Nina’s portrayer, Cynthia Watros, is planning the trip of a lifetime next month to a city she’s seen portrayed in movies over the years. Soap Hub chatted with Watros about her dream vacation!

Cynthia Watros Plans for a Practical and Memorable Trip

Ideally, you want to be prepared so that when you arrive at your vacation spot, you’re going to get the maximum benefit. Get some helpful advice from the GH star as she preps to embark on a well-deserved vacation!

Soap Hub: Do you have a dream destination?
Cynthia Watros:
Yes. For so many years, I’ve been wanting to go to Paris. Maybe it’s because I’ve seen movies that are set there. I haven’t traveled a lot because when I was younger, I didn’t have the money. Later, I was too busy working. For some reason, Paris was the place for me. I’m going with my beautiful, wonderful boyfriend in July for the first time.

Soap Hub: Do you pack light, heavy, or somewhere in between?
Cynthia Watros:
I try to travel light. Throughout my career, I’ve worked in different states and countries, so I’ve minimalized on what I need to take. I do the rolling of the clothes. I don’t do more than one or two suitcases. If you see me with two, then I’m like moving out of my house. I’ll have one suitcase and my purse when I travel.

Soap Hub: Do you leave a bit of room in your luggage for souvenirs?
Cynthia Watros:
I do leave a little room, but at the same time I’m not big on souvenirs. I’ll take photos, bring them home, get them blown up, and maybe ask a friend if they want a picture. I’m more into that than getting keychains.

Soap Hub: Do you research the tourist attractions or explore without a plan once you arrive?
Cynthia Watros:
I like more knowing what I’m going to do. I don’t want to get off the plane and think, ‘now what?’ But I like a little flexibility. I like the downtime, exploring where you are, and talking to people. I like to relax. I like the mix of doing touristy stuff and hanging out with locales.

Soap Hub: What other kind of preparation do you do? Pick up a travel guidebook? A foreign language dictionary?
Cynthia Watros:
With Paris, you know that there are about 10 things you want to do. You want to ask yourself how will you get around? I need to know that kind of information. Also, what are 50 French words I need to know? I need a little of that planning done. I like to write things down on actual pieces of paper. I don’t necessarily use the notes app on my phone. I’m a Virgo. I like things written down. I’ll go to an office supply store and have information I need laminated.

General Hospital (GH) airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Port Charles, check out all the latest that’s been posted on GH spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.

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