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Feb 1, 2016 - Slowly getting there!

Our flight to London was a breeze, thanks to Dougie insisting he's flying us Business Class! Doug you are the best - and you are right that the LHR Air Canada lounge was AWESOME!! (Hey Wendi, my seat had more legroom under the console than we have ever had under TMB's desk!! Lol!) Now onto Johannesburg, then Cape Town. So far so good!! I am SO excited!

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Feb 1, 2016 - How to travel England unplugged

This blog is for the Indian travellers who dream of visiting the city of London on their own. I visited England with my family. The trip was planned by ourselves from scratch. With no tour packages, no travel guides, the four of us (all adults) were just on our own. We started proper planning two months ahead of our travel in July 2015. We first booked an apartment in London Borough of Hackney on AirBNB by making the full payment in advance. While you do this, you need to make sure that the cancellation policy of the owner is Flexible or...

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Jan 27, 2016 - Stephane's London Trip

Few days ago, I went to London for official trip. Actually, my company was conducting a merge with a retailing company of London to launch our services at there. However, after the completion of official, I visited many places in London. However, this was not my first trip to London but this was very first time when I enjoyed a lot here. The name of my hotel was “summer hotel” that was located in the centre of London city. Firstly, I visited the London Eye because my friend offered me that he would to pay all expenses of our visit to London...

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Jan 20, 2016 - How to become a life coach

A mentor is an embellishment who helps a man or client to gage and complete the point in their life. Life coach certification is an affirmed course, what makes an assistant strongly hot, alterable and creative who work to enhance their client life. The helper, set up the client on individual accomplishment, particular tries, with everything considered perspectives and in the move of clients or private concern life. Through the course clear bearing and reinforce appeared to the client what ensures client life gain ground and satisfy the...

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Jan 17, 2016 - Historic and cultural attractions in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, the capital of newly formed state of Telangana in India is tourism, cultural and business hub of the region. The city also called as the ‘Pearl City’ is an excellent gateway for visit to other important destination in vicinity. In recent decades, boom in the IT industry has drawn many businesses from the USA and European cities to find a base in Hyderabad. Apart from business options, the city is no less a tourism destination due to presence of heritage monuments, Gardens and Resorts, Lakes, Parks, Museums. Hyderabadi cuisines...

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Jan 7, 2016 - Not Enough Time in London

Or maybe it was enough time. I mean I saw many of the "big" things, like the Westminster Abbey (sorry Tiffany Nelson, I didn't have enough time to actually pay to go in! Yikes), Big Ben (who I heard chime oh so beautifully), Buckingham Palace and the changing of the guards (WAY WAY too many selfie sticks and tourists, hardly got a peek when they were actually at the Palace), Hyde Park and Green Park, and of course.....Shakespeare's Globe theatre. That would've been a huge let down since it's not the ACTUAL Globe if it weren't for the fact...

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Jan 2, 2016 - Return To London

Goal was to on the road by 8. We were on the road by 8:15 and pulled up to our hotel by 11:20. Everyone just kind of split up in different directions. I guess with a 7 hour plane ride facing us tomorrow morning, everyone wanted some downtime. Home tomorrow. Sweet Home Chicago . . . Life Is Good!

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Dec 28, 2015 - London Town Day 3: Laurence

A day with Laurence Summers is a day well spent. Our guide to the Tower of London, St. Paul"s, luncheon companion, group photographer, storyteller, good with kids & adults. Highlights: 6 executions took place in the Tower grounds. Henry VIII ordered 4 of them, 2 of which were 2 of his wives. A memorial marks the spot with a sculpture pillow indicating where the head would fall. The Crown Jewels: Tiffany's would be jealous. The White Tower built in 1070 & survived the Blitz. St. Paul's: now I know why Princess Diana had such a long veil and...

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Dec 28, 2015 - Hudson Cruise / Statue of Liberty / Night Tour in hail

Finally - a day of 3C! It was very cold and the wind chill was negative. It felt like winter all the locals told us. It started off sunny and by the time we did the night bus tour it was hailing. Seeing NYC from the Hudson was very pretty - considering the devastation nyc has suffered in years gone by like 9/11 & Cyclone Sandy which flooded most of the lower area of Manhattan in 15ft of water the shops, gardens and general beauty of the whole city is amazing. You know how you hear New York is the city that never shuts down - well it is...

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Dec 27, 2015 - London Town Day 2 - The 2nd Wave Arrives

After an hour delay in Chicago, the 2nd wave (Michael,Megan, Reilly, Emma, Mary Fran (my sister) and her friend, Paula Perry) arrived tired. Michael And Megan hit the shower. Mary Fran and Paula headed out to the London Eye, stopping off for Mass. Mike & Kathleen headed to The Princess Diana Memorial Playground with Reilly and Emma. Andrew, Meaghan and family headed to Kensington Palace, the childhood home of Queen Victoria, home to Princess Diana and currently home to William and Kate. By 4 everyone met back at the hotel for a "London Cab"...

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Dec 27, 2015 - Brooklyn / Coney Island n more shopping

Today we did the Brooklyn tour took us around many of the places we visited by ourselves the other day, but heard more with our tour guide DJ. The brownstone homes are beautiful, the streets wide and the designs of homes is vast. We tried Ruby Tuesday for lunch and decided to try a local or American thing - ribs! Yummy! We learnt the other day to order the small size of everything, and this was no exception. The small drinks were a pint glass. After lunch we took the subway to Coney Island. Took a train which took an hour, quiet relaxing...

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Dec 26, 2015 - London Town Day 1 Adjusting to Jet Lag

To adjust to the jet lag, Kathy decided that the First Wave (Andrew, Meaghan, Grace, Lindsey, Autumn & Mike) should plow through the tiredness and the disorientation by taking a 2 hour walking tour of Charles Dickens Christmas Carol. So on they trudged through the door knocker of Marley"s face, Scrooge's Counting House, the market where the Christmas goose hung, Fritzwig's warehouse & the graveyard of Christmas Future. Along the way a stop at the Pickwick Club. (Mike's favorite Dickens' novel, The Pickwick Papers). Next it was onto the...

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