Station Hotel Ayr
Travel Blogs from Ayr
The Memorial to Those Executed at The Tower:
Three English queens Anne Boleyn (1536), Lady Jane Grey (1554) and Catherine Howard (1542) were beheaded at The Tower. These were private executions avoiding the gaze of the spectators who came to watch beheadings on Tower Hill. All three queens were treated with respect right up until ...
... whilst the driver kept checking the doors were locked
- The breathtaking beauty and peace of Ollantaytambo
- The skill of the craftsmen in Machu Pichu
- Our taxi ride back to Cusco, stopping to pick up young Lorenzo on route
- The swirling Dancing Women in Cusco
- A great bus trip & lunch enroute to Puno
- The unbelievable Uros and Taquile Islands at the top of the world ...
... Friday 5pm traffic which was surprisingly easy, to find a park right outside the Argyll Hotel, complete with tartan carpets and curtains.
We headed off on foot towards the city centre in search of an appealing restaurant - some interesting older architecture in this area but obviously not the most salubrious part of town and we decided to retreat to our hotel restaurant for a very quiet and adequate dinner.
Donna & I arrived at the airport 4 hours early, we only had to be 3 hours early but we were both so excited, we prevailed upon our chauffeur and his lovely assistant, (Dad & Mom!) to take us a bit earlier.
It is a lovely hot day with clear blue skies. As Donna said, that is the first time since 9-11 that I have made it through security with no harrassment! It has all been smooth sailing so far. Picked up a few ...
... James Watt, of whom I am a descendant, and a rock to mark where his factory was when he invented the steam engine. Observed a 2 minute silence to commemorate the family's contribution to humanity.
Took the bus back home and cooked some tea. After tea, just for something different, we looked at a slideshow of over 800 pictures that we have taken so far on this trip. Russia seems such a long time ago.