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Apr 13, 2014 - Hostel oddities

This is an all ages place, but of course it's dominated by insensitive, self-focused youth hell-bent on drinking. Breakfast is in the bar. There are two services. First is the included cereal and the like buffet. This is a mad house of locusts, many of whom are hung over. Paid, hot (real) breakfast is at 9 am. I prepaid for the 9 am shift. When the included buffet is cleared and it's time for the hot (extra charge) breakfast, you rarely see a bar vacated so efficiently. Speaking of which, I sat through my first pub time bell last night. It...

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UK on Foot

Apr 12, 2014 - London

Getting ready to leave for Morocco tomorrow. We left Tucson Tuesday, arrived London Wednesday, and now getting ready to leave for Marrakech, Morocco tomorrow "0 dark hundred." Seems like we will be leaving the flat around 3:00 a.m. or so to get to the train station to take a 4:00 a.m. train to the airport and board a plane leaving for Marrakech at 6:40 a.m. Time to pack and get organized!

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BIRTHDAY TRIP 2014

Apr 11, 2014 - The Tower of London

At last we made it to the Tower of London after being side tracked so often this week. We'd bought an historic palaces pass online which got us into five sites at a good rate. The Tower was a must see for me as it features in so many novels as not only a prison for Royals and the Aristocracy during medieval times, but it was also a home and a Palace. Structurally, the Tower is in great nick because it's been in continuous use. The Beefeaters still live there, most are people retired from the armed forces. Parts of the complex are used as...

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Apr 11, 2014 - How many sleeps until Britain and France

Greetings everyone. 34 sleeps until we start our trip to Britain and France. It will be good to go on holiday since it has been a very hard month with the passing of Rick's mom. We are planning on celebrating her life when we enjoy all those flowers at the Chelsea garden show. Since she had such a green thumb it seems very fitting. Look out for the blog coming soon to your emails.

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Apr 10, 2014 - London

Arrived yesterday. Attened the Royal Ballet's Sleeping Beauty last night. I was so excited that jet lag was not an issue until going back to the hostel. Getting lost is part of the journey. After the hostel's not bad version of an American breakfast, I walked part of the Queen's Walk on the Thames this morning. Visited the office of the Confraternity of St James to say hello and trade Camino gossip. Braved the British Museum. It's school holdays, so every school kid and weary parent or guardian were there. The mummies in the Egypt room...

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UK on Foot

Apr 10, 2014 - LONDON

London, what a fascinating city. They appreciate the old and embrace the new. You see a construction crew striving to restore a 200 to 300 old edifice and across the street a modern building is being constructed. It is also very metropolitan: It is said that over 300 languages are actively spoken each day some place in the city. It is large, with a population of 7 to 8 million, but clean with lots of parks and green areas. You can have lunch in an old pub (1680) or have a hamburger at McDonalds next door. We took a small tour on an overcast...

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Sally & Hugh Travel

Apr 8, 2014 - V & A and Bibendum!

Day 4 Today we walked for 11 hours to and around the Victoria & Albert Museum. As we walked through Kensington and Bloomsbury we spotted various embassies and upmarket establishments such as Chanel and Burberry. The real estate rental market is astronomical as you'd expect and off course, we was only window shopping guv'. You can expect to pay a cool £1000 per week for a 2 bedroom flat, or if you're really serious, £3M for ownership of some fairly uninspiring flats. Enroute to the V&A we kept commenting on how dangerous the traffic is...

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Apr 8, 2014 - Arrived in England

April 8 We cleared customs, picked up our Eurocar around 7:00 a.m. and drove to Raunds in Northamptonshire where our friends Rob and Andrina live, arriving around 11:00 a.m. Andrina and Rob prepared us a nice lunch, and after a good chat we both managed to catch a few hours sleep. Later, Rob drove us to a nearby village called Higham Ferrers for dinner at a fancy restaurant/pub called The Griffon. The meal wasn't bad, although we all agreed that it was a bit pricy for 'pub' food. Back at the house we went straight to bed as we were both...

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Apr 7, 2014 - Entertainment on the Embankment and the British Museum

We're walking the soles off our feet and loving it! Today we estimate we've walked 10kms and covered some amazing areas throughout London. First up we came upon another street artist with a new spin on the bed of nails routine. To show his audience that he wasn't wearing padded clothes, he stripped down to his undies and proceeded to have us in stitches with his rapid cockney banter and ribbing of the tourists. Twinings store has been on the same site for over 200 years. The store is full of tea paraphernalia and an incredible range of...

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Apr 5, 2014 - Beachcombing and Dizzy heights

Embankment to the West End: This morning we embarked on the first of our scheduled activities of excitement-which we preceded with a cup of foul Maccas coffee at the County Hall building and a fight at the pay-per-pooh facilities. This is always a good start to the day. People who've traveled with me before will know that I have a rep' to maintain as Australia's answer to Mrs Magoo-blindly stumbling through situations which for others would become diplomatic incidents. I draw the line at scaling the gates of Buck Palace, but I have been...

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Mar 31, 2014 - Heading Home

We sort of bailed on the blog once we got to London as we met up with Gayle and played. Gayle and I worked together at Long Beach for Jet A about 30 years ago and she and I opened Washington National (now Reagan) as a station for Jet. David came to work with us in 1986. Gayle lives in Cardiff, Wales (Valley Girl a long way from home) so we try to get together somewhere whenever we can. Much fun. Going home today. It's been an excellent trip, but I'm ready to go home and get rid of this crappy cold. We may backfill later, ciao!

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Favorite Places Tour

Mar 30, 2014 - The George Inn in Southwark on Mothering Sunday

We left Sevenoaks just after 10am yesterday and drove to a LidL in Cray Foot en route to Crystal Palace. We found the carpark too small for Homer but luckily it was a Saturday and we could stop in a nearby business park while David stocked up on beer. We then crawled to Crystal Palace Caravan Park (SE19 1UF) – we booked for 3 nights for £58. It was a beautiful sunny day and so lots of traffic and people out and about. We arrived just after mid-day and we hadn’t booked so we were very pleased to be given a big level pitch near the amenities...

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