Holiday Inn Express London-Newbury Park
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- Continental Breakfast
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Back in Ole Blighty
After we left La Spezia, we got a four hour train to Roma and checked into a pretty nice apartment smack bang in the posh part, near the Spanish Steps. We spent a few days recharging batteries – personally and electronically – and we also saw the one church that we didn't see when we were here earlier this year. It was only a small church, humble in appearance, and not really well known: Saint Peter’s Basilica!
... the church. The first were two white crosses with the remains of towns demolished in WWI jetting off of it. This was to honor the towns that were destroyed during the war and all the people that died. The second being four TV screens each with a person on each screen trying to survive the elements of earth, wind and fire to honor the martyrs that have died throughout the centuries. It was very powerful as the humans stay unaffected by the elements, just like ...
... in Hackney, with many stalls and shops selling African fabrics, music and food. We were able to shop for food for dinner (including two large punnets of fresh raspberries for just £1) and eventually made our way home. We had walked a long way today, the sun had shone but it was still not very warm (I wore my jacket all day), but we had achieved what we had set out to do. We have visited some of the places that Peter's grandparents had known so ...
... felt pretty "local".
I showed up in London to meet my family, who were in the city. In the last few months, I've had to navigate my way through slums, villages, beach coastlines, trails, sometimes in the dark, rain or cold. It's been exciting at times, but for the most part, I think I've kept my cool. Getting around London was a shock though. The blur of trains, taxis, cars and well heeled pedestrians took me several days ...
... gardens. It must be a result of living in a place that is rainy and dreary for so much of the year. After that, we had lunch at BoxPark. It's a shopping center made up of several old shipping containers stacked two high. Very hip. In the afternoon, we took one more long walk through the city, visiting St. Paul's Cathedral and the recreated Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. The theatre was closed, but it had the best museum shop. Sarah and I both purchased a button with a line ...