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Aug 23, 2016 - London - our last stop

We arrived at Heathrow airport from Johannesburg at about 7 am on Sunday morning - just over 24 hours after we left Machangulo. We all slept a bit on the plane, so we were in better spirits than we might have been, but we were pretty bagged, and Anth and Robyn's colds were zapping them. Our flight to Vancouver didnt leave until 5:20 pm (10 hours later). We considered staying at the airport, but then decided we'd go stir crazy and that we needed to move around before our next 9 hour flight. So, we hopped on the tube (Piccadilly Line) and...

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Aug 4, 2016 - London - Singapore - Brisbane

We had to have our bags out by 6.30am and be finished breakfast before 7.00am to meet our airport transfer. Mum and Dad were leaving a little bit later but they were so good getting up to have breakfast with us. The breakfast room had a few people from our tour getting ready to leave so we were able to say goodbye to people. Our driver took a great route to the airport, we drove past Houses of Parliament, Westminster, down Birdcage Walk, Buckingham Palace - the Queen wasn't home, Harrods and we got the airport in heaps of time. Our flight...

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Aug 3, 2016 - Stratford-Upon-Avon - London

Today is the last day of our tour - it is hard to believe, but then thinking back to the first things we did they seem like a very long time ago. We left our hotel at 8.30am and drove a little way to Blenheim Palace. It is the real home of the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family. Michael thinks he would like to come back in his next life as the 13th Duke! The Palace was constructed from 1705-1733 and it is a UNESCO site. The Palace is massive - it alone covers 2.8 hectares and it is surrounded by over 150 hectares of grounds. Winston...

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Jul 12, 2016 - London

This morning for breakfast we were directed to the evacuation centre (AKA Ballroom) again then we met up with our morning tour group for London sightseeing. Apparently David Cameron will officially resign and see the Queen today and tomorrow the new PM will be sworn in. Our first stop today was St Paul's Cathedral for a guided tour. It was absolutely magnificent. We were very lucky while we were there to hear the St Paul's Choir School having a rehearsal. Their voices were beautiful and it really added to the whole experience. From there we...

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Jul 11, 2016 - Moved on to Zurich

Today we caught the train to Zurich. We arrived at Hotel and found it to be very clean and comfortable in a good location. We went for a big walk through the old town and had lunch at the spaghetti factory. Liam bought a Swiss army knife. The kids had milkshakes that were very expensive $12 each glad they drank them a all.

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Jul 11, 2016 - London

Michael and I got about 10 hours sleep last night and feel so much better for it. At 7.30 we met Mum and Dad downstairs and went to breakfast. The hotel seems half empty compared to the amount of people that were here on the weekend. At 9.00am we left the hotel on foot and headed across Westminster Bridge towards the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben then we headed to 10 Downing Street where Stelly got chatting to a friendly policeman and got all the info on where Mr Cameron was and when they would find his replacement etc and he even posed...

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Jul 10, 2016 - Dubai - London

At some point during our flight last night Mum and Dad would have boarded their flight in Brisbane and we will see them in London soonish. We had a good flight to Dubai apart from a screaming baby (we are hoping it isn't connecting through to London with us....). We made it to the Emirates lounge and found out that we walk out of the lounge and straight onto our flight! No mad 20 minute dashes to the gate for us tonight! Michael got called over by security before we boarded and got swabbed for explosives, they even swabbed his phone....

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Jul 10, 2016 - Buckingham Palace

I am getting a little use to the buffet breakfast and the service. After breakfast we board a hop on hop off bus and retrace our steps from yesterday from a different view. We are lucky as is starts to rain a little and we are covered as we take in the sights. We take the bus with the intensions of going to the Marble Arch but there is a marathon going on downtown London and most of the downtown is shut down. We were lucky that we had got there yesterday. So we hop off the bus and walk to the Marble Arch. We look for a speaker on Speakers...

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Jul 10, 2016 - Mount Titlis

Today we went to Mount Titlis. I was very frustrated the nigh before as I really wanted to go to Jumphrau the top of Europe but several factors were against it like time and weather. So after much discussion we chose Mount Titlis and it turned out to be the best day ever. To get there we caught the train and the train ride itself gave us the most scenic views of the lakes and mountains it was all so relaxing and beautiful. We were nervous about Annabells fears for height but she coped really well. To get to the top we caught a butter lift...

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Jul 9, 2016 - London Tour

Fancy breakfast room for ... you guessed it buffet breakfast. Tour time ... first we took the bus to St. Paul's Cathedral. Expensive to walk around inside so we past as it didn't compare to what we had just seen in the past two months in Italy. We walked to The Monument and walked up the stairs for the view. We received our certificate on the way out, everyone got one for attending and climbing to the top. On across the Tower Bridge. We took in the tour of the bridge, it was worth it and we walked across the glass floor to look down on the...

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Jul 8, 2016 - London

Up early today, buffet breakfast and on the train to the airport. Today we bid farewell to Italy and head to London, England. Short wait and short flight and we land in London ... then we hop on the train to downtown to our hotel. The London Waldorf Hilton. We check in and settle in to our room. Shower and we are on the road again. We ask the bell hop for suggestions. He recommends we go around the corner, down the street to the market and go to the left and down the stairs to the Dirty Martini. So we had down the street and find the...

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Jul 7, 2016 - Paris Disney

Today we went to Paris Disney by train it took 60minutes to get there. When we arrived we decided to start with Disney Park and then did Disney Studios in afternoon. The first ride we went on was the carousel, then Annabell and I bought some Mickey Mouse ears!! We then went on the Snow White ride, Dumbo ride and walked through the Maze - Annabell loved the Chesshire cat. We then moved on and went to adventure land and went on the Pirates ride. Dad went on Indiana Jones ride by himself and said it was good. We were disappointed because most...

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