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Jul 26, 2015 - Magna Carta, sexology and Cambridge

We returned to Paris Friday evening after a week in the UK split between London and Bristol. This posting will tell you about the London portion of the trip and hopefully my motivation will keep me going for a separate posting about Bristol. When I went online to book our tickets for the Eurostar, the cheapest senior tickets from Paris to London were in first class. In fact, we spent much less for the first class tickets going to London than we spent for the second class tickets returning to Paris. I will be trying to repeat the first class...

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Jul 24, 2015 - Homeward Bound Journey Begins

51°28'25"N 0°29'29"W London, England United Kingdom We left Croatia today. I can't wait to see friends and family tomorrow, but at the same time...my adventure has thought me so much, I don't know where to begin. We had one last beach swim today, and rode the plane into Gatwick covered in saltwater (my skin is really starting to regret this). Car ride from Gatwick into the Heathrow Airport area, to stay at the Heathrow Hotel, where it will be easy to fly out tomorrow. Mixed emotions and anticipation! THE PURSUIT IS HAPPINESS Peace out...

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Jul 14, 2015 - Shakespeare's Globe & Tate Modern

Shakespeare's Globe & Tate Modern Today was our last full day in our flat in Shoreditch! We head out to catch a tour of The Globe - the reconstruction of Shakespeare's theater. It seems all of Europe's schools are on holiday, as there are kids everywhere (elementary level to high schoolers). We sign up for a tour that starts in a half hour, so get to do an audio tour of the museum. There are rehearsals for Henry II so we are not allowed to take photographs and no talking inside the theatre. The tour guide gives us information outside prior...

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Jul 14, 2015 - South America You Have Been Amazing!!

At 5am, I was woken by an Annoying English girl and two guys! I didn't really mind as I know how hard it is to whisper and tip-toe when your drunk. But these people were shouting and one girl asleep in the dorm got up and told her to Shut up! The other girl told her to F**k off, and threw water on her. It really was quite amusing. I just laid still watching, what a drama for 6am! But eventually everyone went to sleep. When I woke at 8.30am, I had a quick shower and headed to the beach to have a coconut overlooking the beautiful sea, sand...

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Jul 13, 2015 - Changing of the Guard and National Gallery

Well the nice weather has left us and the forecast for today was rain. We thought this might be a good time to try and see the Changing of the Guard. Maybe the weather would deter some of the tourists. Not the case. We got there early enough to get a decent spot on the Victoria Memorial across the street from the palace but not early enough to get close to the gate. This turned out fine as we got to see the two bands and troops match in and out. And it was fun watching the mounted Bobbies manage the crowd. It was very colorful with all the...

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Jul 12, 2015 - Street Markets and Geffrye Museum

Street Market and Geffrye Museum Today's forecast is rain, we want to do some shopping - restock the larder for just a few more days as we leave on Wednesday for the Cotswolds. We both want to watch the men's Wimbledon finals which starts at 2:00pm. Sunday mornings there is a street market on Brick Lane, just a couple of blocks from the flat. We head out to peruse the wares to see if there is anything we need or want. At 9am the vendors were just starting to set up - anything from prepared foods to fresh fruits to vinyl records, to 'garage...

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Jul 11, 2015 - Penzance to London and on to Paris

We were waved off by our host at The Cliff Hotel and headed for Penzance train station across the road. 5 and a half hours later we were in London. We had 3hrs to ride the tourist sites. We managed to cram in: Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace, The Albert Hall, Buckingham Palace, The Thames, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London & Tower Bridge - Phew! We cycled a total of 25km. Then we headed to St Pancras Station and it was a trip on the Eurostar to Paris.

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Jul 11, 2015 - British Library

Today we visited the British Library to see the Magna Carta exhibit. Of the four known copies to survive, the library has two of them. The exhibit was very extensive and well done. The Magna Carta was signed by the tyrannical King John in 1215 as a practical solution to a political crisis and was originally called the Charter of Runnymeade. It has a long and storied history and it wasn't until 1508 that it was printed for the first time, consolidating it's foundational position in the English legal tradition. While almost all the clauses...

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Jul 10, 2015 - London Eye

With the Underground, Overground, Rails, Buses all running today, we check our options of where to go and what to do. Yesterday Judi B had purchased tickets for a 10:30pm time to ride the London Eye for night light views. We hung out at the flat doing ironing, catch-up and planning until about 11:00. Having visited Houses of Parliament several days ago we decided to check out the court system and visit "the old Bailey" (Judi B. wanted to see the wigs, etc.). We find the entrance that has a "not allowed" list of items into building - the...

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Jul 9, 2015 - Tube Strike

While trying to figure out our Plan B due to the Underground strike today, we found out that the Overground line is not on strike (go figure??) and that the tube station by our apartment is on the Overground line and this line will take us to Kew Gardens, an hour ride from our place. It would not get us anywhere close to Trafalgar Square for our 5:00 tickets for the Audrey Hepburn exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery, but there is a boat on the Thames from Kew to Westminster Pier, a 20 minute walk from Talfalgar Square. And from there...

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Jul 8, 2015 - St. Paul's

As we had shopped yesterday and now had breakfast staples in the fridge, we had a quick breakfast and were out the door by 11:00! Our challenge today is to plan our day to avoid the "Underground" (tube) strike - scheduled to start at 6pm and last through Thursday! Our main event is to visit St. Paul's Cathedral. This is Christopher Wren's masterpiece and was left standing after World War Two in the midst of the ruined City. It became the symbol of Londoners' indomitable spirit in the face of the Blitz! The interior has some superb 18th...

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Jul 7, 2015 - Arrive LHR on to Kingston-upon-Hull

July 7 Our flight to London was uneventful and we landed around 10:30 at Heathrow – Terminal 2, which was totally new for us since it was opened shortly after our visit last year. We made our way to Europcar where we picked up a white Ford Focus, in which we were fairly quickly on our way to Hull. We arrived shorty before 6:00 p.m., an checked into a Premier Inn just north of the Humber Bridge.

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