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Day 5, London, United Kingdom travel blog

Day 5

A travel blog entry by antoinette2607

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Today we decided to use our bonus hop on hop off bus tickets.....probably not our best idea! Because you tend to be focused on finding whatever attraction you are after you can miss the other things around you, so going on the bus seemed like a good idea ...

For inquisitive minds, Bristol, United Kingdom travel blog

For inquisitive minds

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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Here are our answers to some of the many questions we've been asked since our return to the UK – many 'best of' / 'worst of' questions, some techie kit questions, some just downright cheeky! It's been fun reflecting back over our travels, so thank ...

Old Hemel, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom travel blog

Old Hemel

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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Dave and I visited Kate and Andrew in Hemel Hempstead this morning. First of all we admired all the decorating they'd done over the last few months and then we walked into town through Old Hemel. I took one or two photos. I think it's a shame that the ...

Another goodbye, Gatwick Airport, United Kingdom travel blog

Another goodbye

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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Another set of goodbyes, a smooth train journey to Gatwick in the middle of the night and a long, sleepless few hours in the terminal waiting area before I could go through security and bag checks. In comparison to my journey through here in September, ...

Flat's starting to look empty.... (Liz), London, United Kingdom travel blog

Flat's starting to look empty.... (Liz)

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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So we seem to be getting there.  The flat is efficiently almost empty with a whole 2.5 weeks until we leave.... It's good from an organisational perspective although quite depressing that I have no good clothes to wear until then!! Still have 3 Muse ...

Leaving London .... into the country, Lower Broadheath, United Kingdom travel blog

Leaving London .... into the country

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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Second half of the pack finished we left our London digs for the last time. Although it was nice to be in the one place for nine nights I can't say that I will be sad to say goodbye to the scalding shower or the stinky lift. We managed to catch a train ...

Castleton amoung the Peaks, Hope, United Kingdom travel blog

Castleton amoung the Peaks

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Today was a lovely day of laundry and touring.  Managed to leave the campground by noon and set off to find Perivile castle:  an old castle built around 1066 after the Norman invasion and all that’s left is the watch keep.  Up an ...

Introduction, Nottingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Introduction

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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This travelogue will be the home to my upcoming journey around the world with my pal Vinny. The idea, in it's simplest form, is to go once around the globe without resorting to air travel. Along the way, we plan to watch England beat Brazil in the ...

Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Nottingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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"You know why they put oxygen masks on planes? Oxygen gets you high. In a catastrophic emergency, you're taking giant panicked breaths. Suddenly you become euphoric, docile. You accept your fate. It's all right here. Emergency water landing - 600 miles ...

Unreasonable time to be awake, Glasgow, United Kingdom travel blog

Unreasonable time to be awake

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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Alarm went off at 4.45am this morning!! Given that it was another night of ferocious wind the alarm was not my friend. We hit the road 20 minutes after our planned departure time, but that's ok because I had factored in a bit of wriggle room. Organised!! ...

Fun and Frustration in England Lake District, Windermere, United Kingdom travel blog

Fun and Frustration in England Lake District

A travel blog entry by benleah

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So, we set off to do something we'd been anticipating for quite a while. We visited a national park in England called the 'Lakes District’, which often spoken of by our English friends as a beautiful place to go, a ‘must visit’ in ...

Hadrian's Ego, Once Brewed, United Kingdom travel blog

Hadrian's Ego

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Arrival in the area of Hadrian’s Wall today.  What history!  Order to be built around 122AD it is an immense structure.  10’ wide and 15’ high, and spanning the country from coast to coast about 73 miles (although most ...

We arrive at our starting point., St. Bees, United Kingdom travel blog

We arrive at our starting point.

A travel blog entry by stevegrace

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We went through some beautiful scenery along the way, then our semi-eventful train trip ended at the lovely village of St. Bees. A short, pleasant walk had us knocking on the door to Abbey Farm House B&B. We were greeted by Janet who quickly ...

Heavy frost, St Albans, United Kingdom travel blog

Heavy frost

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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When I saw the frost this morning I simply had to take a photo of the back ...

The Clock In San Dimas, Nottingham, United Kingdom travel blog

The Clock In San Dimas

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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It's weird, you know. Less than three weeks to go before we set off on a journey that could take years. The amount of things there are to do is astounding. I've got to somehow move out of my flat, store my possessions I don't want to throw away at my ...

Is that a bulldog? Oh Yes!, New Forest National Park, United Kingdom travel blog

Is that a bulldog? Oh Yes!

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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We arrived back from Winchester tired, so we rested for a bit and had dinner quite late.  Tuna and tomato pasta, cooked on our portable gas stove. Not bad... and while it was still cooking, a visitor bounded over and licked one of our plates! We ...

Up North to Beeston (Midlands really, I know ;-) ), Beeston, United Kingdom travel blog

Up North to Beeston (Midlands really, I know ;-) )

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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A lovely night's stay in Beeston with an old friend and her partner who will be having their first baby very soon. We caught up with each other, watched 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' (a film I've wanted to see ever since I first became aware of its ...

Week One in Merry Old England, Northampton, United Kingdom travel blog

Week One in Merry Old England

A travel blog entry by sutiramisu

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Already we have been in Merry Old England for a whole week.  Time flies when you are eating fish and chips on a daily basis.  We have been happily ensconced in the little village known as "Old", completely spared from the torrents of rain ...

Rest day, Richmond, United Kingdom travel blog

Rest day

A travel blog entry by stevegrace

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Our one and only rest day - and did we pick it?! Breakfast is not booked until 9.30am so we get a lie in. Outside, light rain is falling. It will continue to rain on and off all day and quite heavily overnight. But we don't care, because we are just ...

Richmond to Oaktree Hill (Lovesome Hill), Oaktree Hill, United Kingdom travel blog

Richmond to Oaktree Hill (Lovesome Hill)

A travel blog entry by stevegrace

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Rest day is done. Now we have to tackle the Vale of Mowbray. It is widely known as the most boring and arduous part of the crossing with many kilometres walking along roads. This is niether good to the feet or the eye. But for us, it may not be so ...

Haggis, Whisky and Nessie... it must be Scotland!, Fort Augustus, United Kingdom travel blog

Haggis, Whisky and Nessie... it must be Scotland!

A travel blog entry by benleah

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Our 7th day saw us finally make it into Scotland. I absolutely loved Scotland last time I was here and I was hoping that I would still feel the same this time around. We headed into Glasgow (my least favourite place last time) and after spending a few ...

The Reason Why..., Stanhope, United Kingdom travel blog

The Reason Why...

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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…You never hear about people cycle-touring in England is because it supremely sucks! The last few days have reminded me of the first few days of touring through the Peak District.  I was struggling and pushing all the time.  However, now ...

Day 10, London, United Kingdom travel blog

Day 10

A travel blog entry by antoinette2607

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Today we went on our second tour. This time to Warwick Castle, Stratford Upon Avon, a drive through the Cotswolds and finally on to Oxford. I really loved Warwick Castle when I visited over 20 years ago and it's still just as great. We only had 1 1/2 ...

Knowle to Mexico City, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Knowle to Mexico City

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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And so it all begins, we left Knowle behind at 8.00AM, 1 hour later than planned due to 3 hours sleep the night before! It was a nervous jounrney down the M40 through thick fog, thanks to Rog for the lift. We bought the last few things we needed from ...

Ready to depart!, Bristol, United Kingdom travel blog

Ready to depart!

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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Getting ready to leave...... Only a few things to get sorted before jetting off now.  Have 4 weeks left to go (A month today!!) Will be booking flights tonight, and other than selling my car, boxing up my things and getting on the first flight ...

Save the Welsh (Snowdonia and Brecon Beacons), Conwy, United Kingdom travel blog

Save the Welsh (Snowdonia and Brecon Beacons)

A travel blog entry by justinrowe

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With a few extra days before Hamlin needed to fly back to Belgium, we made the decision to fill the time by seeing a little of Wales. It would only be a day and half, so little being the operative word. Leaving Liverpool, we crossed over the border ...

New Year's Eve, St Albans, United Kingdom travel blog

New Year's Eve

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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Today Mum and I chose the clothes for Dad to be buried in. Nice comfortable clothes he liked wearing, along with his new Montecristi hat.  A quiet night tonight. Dave and I had dinner at a Thai takeaway on Hatfield Road that allowed us to eat in at ...

Food, glorious food, Whitehead, United Kingdom travel blog

Food, glorious food

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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Today we spent a couple of hours at St Georges Market, which was just a hive of activity with heaps of great food – the best food we have seen since the Borough Market in London. Not trying to have a go at British food but this is possibly because ...

Stonehenge and the Roman Bath, Wiltshire, United Kingdom travel blog

Stonehenge and the Roman Bath

A travel blog entry by cristinaw

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The day after visiting London City, we joined a tour to visit Stonehenge and the Roman Bath. Stonehenge is one of my favorite sacred site on earth. The main reason we chose London as our travel destination was because we wanted to visit the mysterious ...

Heathrow, London, United Kingdom travel blog

Heathrow

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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