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... days over the Chinese New Year.
Best - everything about Japan for K, and going to Hiroshima for M.
Worst - the frightening aborted landing at Fukuoka airport.
Best - sun, sea, beach, Mexico and just the freedom of cruising open USA roads in a jeep.
Worst - believe it or not, too much junk fast food - hard to eat healthily.
... park where there were tons of squirrels that were not shy, all you had to do is kneel and pretend you had good and they would come straight up to your hands. Buckingham palace was not as impressive as I thought it would be, actually when I got there I didn't believe that it was actually it and had to google it to make sure, in any case we did the tourist thing and got some photos. Actually the House of Lords is much more impressive than Buckingham ...
... money was raised, the planned statue was replaced with the urn. In Great Yarmouth, England, the Britannia Monument, which is a 144 feet high Doric column design, was erected in 1819.
In Montreal, Canada, Nelson’s Column was erected by both British and French citizens in 1809. You can see a Mount Nelson near Invermere in British Columbia. The column in Montreal is similar to the one in London in which Nelson is standing with his back to the waves.
... Also I've realised our weather is actually pretty good. It's too hot in S E Asia and it rains there as well except *************’t think I’d cope there long term.
3) Money doesn't buy happiness.
We saw a lot of poverty during our travels however, during our time in the poorer countries we met some of the happiest people. They have very little, all they want is a roof over their heads, some food and good health. Then ...
... it being bears week in Sitges, which was perhaps where all the bigger bears were. We had a fun night dancing but after a big day I was pretty tired and we let at 3.30am. Pudd woke up early to watch the Richmond v Port Adelaide final on his phone. Unfortunately they got walloped so that's that. We have also received more text messages telling us our bags will be couriered from Heathrow at 8am this morning and we would be told when they depart, but it's now 10.04 ...