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May 25, 2017 - London day 4 - Royal Albert Hall!

Thursday: Another beautiful morning in London (not quite paradise...) with coffee and a free croissant at our favourite cafe, then we headed off for a walk to Kensington Gardens to check it out a bit more, visit Diana's fountain and the ponds etc, and then walk out the other end to head to Notting Hill, (one of my favourite movies!) and after, maybe hire some bikes to ride around the rest of the park. Oh, I guess you might have guessed by the movie comment that Marg is writing today, giving Lisle a break. It was quite a decent walk to...

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May 24, 2017 - London day 3 - Brighton trip

Caught a bus down to Brighton today, about 2hrs travel time, we were locked in one of those flash modern buses, except this one, the air condition was broke , with no open windows. It was ridiculous, amazing no one fainted in the bus due to heat stress, with 26C temp outside, possibly 30+ inside. We checked out the Brighton Pier - a kind of tacky Luna Park on steroids, sitting on rusty stilts. So many weird arcade games, pin ball & crazy rides. The obligatory ice cream was bought to complete the pier experience. We tipped a toe in the sea,...

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May 23, 2017 - London day 2

Went to the V&A Museum this morning, Mark & Julie keen to see the "Pink Floyd -our immortal remains" exhibition, while Marg & I checked out the medieval & renaissance periods. It is amazing how museums make you tired - we all came out yawning -too much information overload perhaps, or lack of oxygen, but worth it - marvelled at the craftsmanship & artisans of old. Marg & Julie visited Harrods, while Mark & I went to the Musical Instrument museum, but not open to the public anymore - go figure ! So we checked out the Science Museum instead...

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May 22, 2017 - Day 3 - London - Castles & Courts

Another exciting day in London! Let me first start off by saying that I definitely overdid it yesterday. Walking up and down stairs was painful today and I have muscles I never even knew existed hurting. But, put that aside today was my favorite day so far! Why you might ask? Well today was all about the Tudor Dynasty and specifically Henry VIII. In my previous post I told you I love Henry VIII history...well I may have undersold how much I love it. See I've never understood that term "fan girl" or "fan boy" before when talking about...

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May 22, 2017 - London day1

Hi We awoke this morning (our 1st in London) to the sad & horrible news of a suicide bombing in Manchester last night, 22 dead, & 59 injured. There are great stories of how ordinary people helped out, demonstrating the resilience of the Poms & their community spirit. Apparently on the news 'The Islamic State' have been celebrating this suicide bombing last night - such evil. All the general election campaigning has been suspended in the U.K. The trip over was good, Singapore Airline service was excellent in flight. Our stop over in...

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May 21, 2017 - Day 2 - London - All kinds of transportation!

So my second day in London was jam packed full! I did over 33,356 steps and over 29 floors. To say I'm exhausted in an understatement! Started the day off with Horseback Riding through Hyde Park. The park was established by Henry VIII in 1536 when he took the land from Westminster Abbey and used it as a hunting ground. It use to be a lush forest with many trees but, since is now used by the pubic as a huge park. It was so exciting viewing the park on the back of horse. My guide Mimi, from Sweden, was excellent and my horse, Justin, was...

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May 20, 2017 - Day 1 - London - Sightseeing Begins!

London - Day 1 After getting settled in the hotel, I decided to not let the jet lag get me and head out. My hotel I'm staying at is literally a 5 min walk to Westminster Abbey and Parliament. It was great just walking down the street like a regular Londoner taking in all the sights. I started at Queen Victoria's Garden next to Palace of Westminster. Then it was taking in the massive Palace building. Many people refer to this as Parliament as this is where the two houses of Parliament meet. You can visit inside but, it is difficult to get...

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May 20, 2017 - Goodbye USA - Hello London!

Last time I did a travel blog a bunch of you said you really enjoyed it so figured I'd do it again! So off to England I go!! I'm exited and nervous for this adventure all by myself :-) The flight actually went really well. Virgin Atlantic not only gives you a full dinner and breakfast but you get free drinks. Wine, beer, cocktails, soda, you name it. It definitely explained the announcement that people shouldn't get upset if they cut you off. I enjoyed a couple Chardonnays, got to watch a movie, and catch up on my reading. When the captain...

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May 18, 2017 - Driving around the monopoly board!!

Arrived at Hèathrow at 5.00 am after a 12 hour flight, picked up our rental car and drove to a place near Reading to look over a barge. It's promising and considerably better than the second boat we looked at!! Then drove to our lodging for the night - the Rose and Crown hotel at Stoke Newington. Driving through just about every place name on the monopoly board. After unloading our gear and carting it up 2 flights of stairs Tony was ready for a beer - he just forgot to say I'll 'ave half!! Took a while to get down my cider but it was...

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May 16, 2017 - Safe arrival in London

Touch down at Heathrow Airport after flying over some amazing patchwork like, very green countryside. Then on view were the iconic buildings and famous sites in London itself; the London Eye, Thames river, what I think may be Buckingham Palace and perhaps Covent Gardens. Just wonderful to see them from my plane window. Then it's off the plane grab the bag and head through customs. I didn't enjoy this leg of the flight as much, the plane was fuller and the flight attendants were quite grumpy (although I think some of the passengers were...

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Apr 28, 2017 - Hampton Court, London

After a great dinner last night at our favourite pub around London, The Plough near Heathrow, we went for a walk to off-set our excesses and get some flexibility back into our bodies after the long flight. We dropped into the Sipson Tandoor. which Annie had noted was well reviewed, to book a table for dinner the next evening. On returning to the hotel we fell into bed quite early looking forward to today's adventure, a trip to Hampton Court, the palace of Henry VIII & William III. We heard on the news that there had been a bad road accident...

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Apr 4, 2017 - An amazing Morocco’s city: The beautiful Tamaris

A beautiful and well know country in the tourism industry for billions of visitors, Morocco which is always representing the vintage tradition with the contemporary values. It has attractive, high Mountains, warm Deserts, and beautiful beaches attract many people universally to have a great visit and seek the best and breathtaking memories of their life. Relishing unforgettable days of morocco holidays in the tranquil and cool weather with your close friends always give an enjoyable surprise. Around 30 km away from busy Casablanca, An...

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