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... I had been quite worried about the underground but I actually loved it, it was so easy to use and follow that I barely walked around the city the rest of the time I was there, which is strange for me as I would often walk for miles in other cities rather than use the metro. on arriving at the hostel the bar was playing the australia soccer game and somehow found mysekf watching my first ever full soccer game and actually cheering for Australia. the next day I joined a free walking ...
... from 6500BC and
Egyptian mummys were some of the highlights. Also got a couple of
ideas for a bath for Alison … see photos below.
Tuesday – Surprise,
it's raining again. So a bit of a late start, but we're figured out
the 'Barclay hire Bikes' eventually and off we went. Bikes are
brilliant as you're a vehicle when the lights are green and a
pedestrian when the 'cross now' signal is on. Vehicles are
suprisingly tolerant ...
... the fact that our 'queen' bed was two singles pushed together, but the real treat was the view. Our huge circular window looked out the front of the ship, giving us a spectacular view of the port at night. Once we set sail at around 11pm, the only indication that we were on water was a gentle sway every now and then.
Deciding to keep our blind open, we were gently rocked to sleep with a view of the open ocean and the night sky twinkling above us. Bliss.
... mine), with the exception of not being with our families. We have scheduled times to Skype with our families which will help a lot, but also make us homesick.
May you each enjoy this wonderful season for what it was originally meant and not the commercial fiasco that it has become.
(These photos are from the internet, not my own, except for our little Christmas tree.)
... Our London itinerary:
Tuesday - walk through Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, and Green Park; joined a walking tour for a couple of hours; joined an open top bus tour for a couple of hours; then walked around the city for a while.
QI fact: Green Park is so called because it has no flower beds. Charles II used to tell his wife he was going to smell the flowers in the park, but that's not really what he was smelling. His wife found out what he was really up to ...
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