From Paris to London
Trip Start Nov 30, 2012
30Trip End Dec 30, 2012
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At the Gare Du Nord we had arrived with enough time to spare and we needed it as we had to check in first then got thru French and subsequently British immigration clearance but all went smooth.
The train ride was un eventful Papa bought the London Oystercard on the train, this card is the same as the go card in Brisbane or for other people who read this blog a public transport card. At the St Pancras International station I changed some euros in to pounds. Outside the station we took a London taxi to our hotel and once we had unpacked we made our way to portobello road close to the hotel
After a nostalgic walk through Porchester Terrace we paused at number 23, where papa told me he courted mum. I was only interested in the tube track next to this house. Nostalgia took hold and we went to a Greek restaurant around the corner. After reality had kicked in we realised it was the wrong restaurant but by then we had eaten and paid.
Anyway, it's Christmas in London and since we were close we took a bus to Oxford street and walked to Piccadilly Circus and I enjoyed the Christmas lights immensely. Tomorrow we are expected at Buckingham palace for tea and did you know that the queen does all the lift announcements in the tube too? I better get to bed, so nighty night.