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... Again, I am definitely ignorant in English History, but I got to London Tower, we were expecting a tower. But it was actually several towers. When we got inside, it was quite a big area. There was a huge line up to get to some execution thing, but I wasn't waiting around to see that. There was also a huge line up to see the Crown Jewels, which I wasn't going to lose sleep over not seeing, as we saw some at Edinburgh Castle. So we walked through ...
We first went on a Tour at London College University. Which was like all the other tours. Here is a look at the outside of all our buildings. We can't let you in to see the classrooms because students are doing their thesis work. So they showed us their most beautiful buildings, which were all spectacular! On our way to the British Museum we ran into a bookstore. It was so fun and Alex had to drag Pollyanna out, but not before ...
... historic castle
ruins).....dispite the area being blocked off in prepartion for new years eve
fireworks we did manage to board the ferry...so happy about that.. we were!!!
The ferry ride gave us another perspective on the
London skyline....it was all starting to make sense....certainly it is the
River Thames that gives this city structure....The first highlight for me was
looking back at the Westminster Bridge ...big Ben ...
... of watching British TV. There are lots of terraced houses where we are, of varying degrees of gentility. Very livable. The flat where we are staying is one of many in a converted school building. It’s nice enough, but, as I said, no wi-fi, and I can’t get any 3G reception here from my new SIM card either. Grrr. So I’ll write these entries, then figure out a way to post them. Wish me luck!
... ve asked for express service (which means a turn around time of 2 days instead of 5) so I'm fetching them on Monday. Then I leave the Vietnamese Embassy and go straight to the Cambodian Embassy to apply for their visas.
In between all of this I have to apply for our Australian working holiday visas as well, at least that's online. On a positive note, Laos, Malaysia and Bali ...