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May 30, 2004 - London to Aberdeen

We landed in London and traveled easily through passport control and moved on to wait for our flight to Aberdeen. But while in the airport we had two brushes with stardome. First, while waiting in line at passport control, we found ourselves standing right next to Rob Lowe. Paul didn't believe me at first when I pointed him out. He said he was too short to be him. But on closer look, we found I was right. We both agreed he was much better looking in real life :) Then, as we entered the domestic terminal, we were practically run over by...

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May 28, 2004 - Winchelsea Beach to Bethnal Green

Leaving Winchelsea Beach around 5.00 pm, I headed back towards London and via the Dartford Tunnel to Bethnal Green where I was going to be staying with my friends, Jan and Barry Ireland who are from NZ but in London where she is teaching. We had a look at the local area in which they live, filled with Asian population, lots of Indian sari shops etc.

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Dot's Big OE 2004

May 27, 2004 - To London

We were definitely ready to head home from Rhodes. Its an interesting island, but a week is more than enough time to spend. Perhaps the place we stayed at was a factor as well. I just do not understand why resorts feel compelled to start loud 70's music at 8 am and keep it going continuously until 2 am. We cannot feel relaxed - even though its not bad music. I guess most people feel uncomfortable with just their own thoughts to amuse. Our 4 hour flight to London (after connecting in Athens) takes you over Italy, the Adriatic, the Alps and...

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Greece May 2004

May 24, 2004 - Kirksanton to London

We left Kirksanton early and were trying to find some factory shops that Lorraine had heard about. A neighbour told us we should go to Boundary Mills so we set off there, it was near to a place called Colne and was a few factory shops in one building. I managed to buy some shoes, but apart from that it was a waste of time. We then headed to another place we heard of, Bicester, located close to Oxford. This time the factory shops were all label ones, Gucci, etc. so not in our price range. We finally headed to London and I dropped Lorraine...

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Dot's Big OE 2004

May 21, 2004 - London, England to Orlando, Florida, USA

Left London for an amazing adventure. TS - Only just back from brother´s wedding in Portugal, so knackered and had little time to think about the trip. V.exciting though. Up till 1am the night before finishing jobs! Funniest thing was seeing Jane carrying her rucksack in heels......

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May 21, 2004 - Jet lagged CITY!

Holy Jet lag! Well, I came in some time yesterday to busy London. The plane was delayed at LAX due to mechanical problems (Thanks for the honesty American Airlines, NOT). But we made it. Couldn't sleep on the plane and I couldn't sleep last night. What a busy city it is! I wasn't the only one that was up last night. It seems all of London was with me. I took the tube to get to St. Christopher's where I will be staying. I can't keep up with any news and such so if something happens, someone email me, ok? :) Thanks, Ciao, Love

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May 14, 2004 - Leaving London for the last time

There are perhaps few feelings in the world comparable to that of imminently returning home after a long hiatus. Rocky and Martin, for the last week or so have been unable to think of much else except being home again; seeing family, friends, and dogs once more. For this reason, neither one thought to bring out the camera and take some "leaving London" shots. We figured there would be plenty to take once we got home...

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World Trip 03/04

May 13, 2004 - Our "Royal" day

For our last day in London area, George and Dorothy took us to Windsor to visit the famous castle where the Queen typically spends her weekends (she was heading there when we saw her on our first day). At 11 am, the changing of the guard ceremony takes place - this time with the Irish Guard fife and drum band marching up the street and into the castle. We followed them in and spent the rest of the morning and early afternoon visiting the castle. We spent a fair bit of time in St. George's Chapel. It was built around the same time as King's...

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Greece May 2004

May 9, 2004 - Alan & Nathan Take Us Around London

We got up early on Sunday and took the train into London for the 11:30 Eurcharist service at St. Paul's Cathedral (London is a city after all). We sat in the front row under the main dome, designed by Christopher Wren. The acoustics are strange - it is so big that all the music and speaking is done at half speed in order to avoid the echo in the huge space. The choir was sublime - especially the boys choir (no sopranos or altos need apply). After the service and feeling smug about saving ourselves 6£ per person on the entrance fee (less of...

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Greece May 2004

May 7, 2004 - Flight to London and our first day

We left Toronto at about 7:15 for a 7 hour flight. The Air Canada staff was most jolly having learned that their airline has a new investor. The night was very short - flying east at 500 mph means that you only have a couple of hours of dark. I was unable to sleep, but Dave got a few hours. Arriving at Heathrow Airport, we got off the plane and lined up to clear customs in a dismal, dark, low ceilinged room. There were 30 customs stations, but only 6 were manned. After 45 minutes it was our turn to see the customs officer. She smiled, said...

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Greece May 2004

May 7, 2004 - Holyhead to London

We left Holyhead immediately and set off for London via North Wales. We found a lovely spot, Betsw-y-coed, for lunch and then spent an hour at Llangollen and Trevor looking at the viaduct and canal boats. Fascinating place and lots of lovely photos. After that it was time to go directly to London, not passing GO and not collecting 200 pounds! We arrived London at about 7.30 pm and were staying with Lorraine's lovely friend Jean Sullivan in her beautiful house in Hampton.

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Dot's Big OE 2004

May 6, 2004 - York/London

Up earlier than I had to be again. Didn't sleep all that well but not as bad as some nights. Got ready, packed up, checked out of the hostel, and made my way to the bus station. Verified where I needed to be and loaded onto the bus by 10:00. Spent the next 5+ hours on the bus on the way to London. Arrived at about 3:30 and called Kirralee, a friend from my England/Wales/Scotland tour, to hang out until Sandra was done with work. Ended up hanging out with her sister and her boyfriend and then grabbed dinner at a good Indian restaurant. By...

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Colin's World Tour

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