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... were wrongfully holding them and refusing to return them. The Elgin Marbles are a series of inscriptions and architectural parts of the Parthenon and Acropolis. In 1799 The Early of Elgin was Britain’s ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, and got permission to remove the pieces because of his concerns about vandalism, theft, and general environmental degradation. They were then transported to Britain, where they remain at the British Museum. The ...
... foul. As my wallet was considerably hurt by this stage (having bought a new laptop, paid for 3 vaccinations which aren't cheap, bought a 64GB USB, paid for an apartment in London for 3 nights, and had an expensive detal appointment, all in 2 days!) I went back to the apartment to make lunch for myself - yummy vegemite and melted cheese toast before I left to go back into town to meet some friends I had met in Norway 7 months ago. We met in ...
... br> 5. American history is miniscule compared to the rest of the world.
6. Life may be different in other parts of the world but LOVE is the same no matter what.
7. It is okay to be wrong, get lost, be uncomfortable, and be vulnerable.
8. Try your best to attempt everything once or at least use the answer NO minimally.
9. Personal pride can really ruin an experience.
10. There is no one else in the world that we would have wanted to take this trip with other than each other!!!!
Today was a beautiful day for some Olympic action. We enjoyed a nice English breakfast again, thanks to Kanley and Thomas, host & helper at the B&B. We ate with a young German guy and a couple of English women from Sheffield. We chatted with them about the Olympics and which tickets everyone had.
The weather has been kind up to this point. It has been cool (a welcome relief from the Maryland summer we've had) ...
... that sleeping is the best way to travel, I think travel is part of the fun but there is always someone be it plane, train, car, bus who instantly has to pretend to be asleep. Or maybe they are asleep, in which case how come more people do not miss their stop? Back to 59 Acacia avenue, silence is the word, just the occasional snore and grunt accompanied by a low rustle of newspapers, only three hours to go.
When we get off we have 90 miles to ...