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A stunning rainbow waves us goodbye at Heathrow airport and our journey begins. Flight details- Heathrow -Frankfurt (2hrs) Frankfurt- Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) (13.5hrs) Meera was upset about being surrounded by children on neighbouring aisles but seems to be fine now...soundly sleeping with her earphones on :) I can't sleep on the flight as usual! I watched this incredibly touching movie called a thousand words ...it's with Eddie Murphy about a magic tree. It's ...
... in so many ways. A Canadian most likely is steeped to some extent in the British monarchy and at least knows how to read Roman numerals because of that, and her accent is distinctly North American. When she says this, I laugh out loud, and I'm proud that my son, too, cannot believe that there is anyone in the world that doesn't know such simple Romany numerals. I sincerely hope the girl is just joking.
After we finish with all of the other touristy stuff, only then do we go see ...
... same as the underground but obviously... overground) and after waiting too long in the cold I headed towards Kew Gardens. After a nice train ride I arrived and found the entrance only to find that one, it was ever colder here, two, the gardens were massive and three, they wanted 15pounds entrance! I made the executive decision not to enter the gardens today, mostly because I didn’t want to spend ...
... a special exhibit about "Dirt: The filthy Reality of Everyday Life."
Museums filled our day today, so not too many photos to share. We had dinner tonight at a Greek Restaurnat called Konaki, which we got to by the Underground. It rained most of the day, so it was a good day to be inside.
It should be a nicer day tomorrow, so we are going to see Hampton Court.
Thank you all for ...
... to the National Gallery
myself. for a good 2 hour wander in the afternoon It was wonderful
to see some more of the Renaissance Italian works we had seen in
Florence. Particularly the Botticellis, Fra Angelico and Fra Lippi.
Then the Turners and finally the French Impressionists. I
particularly enjoyed coming across rooms full of Monet and van Gough.
It was also of particular interest to me to see several works by
Ingres from the academy against ...