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London, Day 8

I wanted to get breakfast one last time and our host said York & Albany, a Gordan Ramsay restaurant was good for it. So we walked over there and I ordered a traditional breakfast again (consists of one fried egg, one piece of bacon, one piece of sausage, a fried tomato, some mushrooms, beans and toast – crazy!). The place was empty except for us and another couple. A few more people walked in later, I paid no attention. While we were eating Steve said, “hey, do you recognize that voice?” and tilted his head to the left, where the … Continue reading

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London, Day 7

Can you believe it, we had another late start! We wanted to get some good fish n chips again (chippys), but it was late in the afternoon and most places were closed until dinner time. We did find one place near Camden Lock, Lockside Lounge. They weren’t nearly as good as Blackfriar’s, but they did the trick. We ended up walking around Camden Market, which was even fuller then when we saw it earlier in the week – due to it being a Sunday. I shopped around a bit and bought myself two dresses and Steve two cool t-shirts. That … Continue reading

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London, Day 6

Yet another rainy day. We had another late start, so we had a lot of trouble find a place to eat lunch at 3pm. We attempted to do more walking tours and headed out for the Wander in Westminster tour. The first thing we saw on the tour was London Eye and then Big Ben. Big Ben was indeed very big, much wider than either of us expected. As we walked around the British Parliament building and over to Westminster Abby it started raining pretty hard. We wussed out and headed back to the house. We hung out there and … Continue reading

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London, Day 5

This was a pretty rainy day so we decided to do some indoor site seeing. We went to the Tate Modern and I was surprised to find no admission fee. I haven’t been to a free art museum since the Cleveland Museum of Art! Apparently all the art museums in London are free. I liked about half of the art I saw. I don’t always understand abstract art and I find it rare that it actually speaks to me. There were a few pieces that really moved me, one of those being Lost Mine by Peter Lanyon. We were pretty … Continue reading

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London, Day 4

We woke up at a slightly more decent time on this day – 11:30am. Ate breakfast and headed out for the Tate Modern and Tower of London. Steve discovered online that the last tour for the Tower is at 3:30, so we went there first (we ended up at the Tate another day). Our tour guide was funny and full of character – a Yeoman Warder. We learned a lot of neat things from him about the Tower, which is actually several towers and buildings on the inside. We saw the Crown Jewels and they were not as spectacular as … Continue reading

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London, Day 3

Wow, we managed to sleep for 13 hours – from 12a to 1p! When we finally got ready for the day we just walked over to Camden and ate lunch a cute little Italian restaurant. On the wall above us was a cute picture of an old couple. I asked the waiter to take our photo with them in the background, but it didn’t turn out too well. After lunch we walked around Camden and saw the cool market area and store fronts with cool 3d signs above them. It all reminded us of the Haight (which also reminds us … Continue reading

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London, Day 2

(This ended up being pretty much our only nice, non-rainy day.) I didn’t want to sleep the day away, so we got up around 10:30am. We ate some breakfast at the house and set off for Central London to do some walking tours. My aunt Karen gave us a book, 24 Great Walks in London, that guide you through some interesting, off-the-beaten-path areas. The house was about a 10 minute walk from the Tube – I was shocked at how small it was, with its low ceiling and extremely warm atmosphere. We did our first walking tour and saw some … Continue reading

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London, Day 1

We arrived in London extremely jet lagged around 1pm. We hired a car to drive us to our hosts house which is nestled between Camden Town and Primrose Hill. Our host (friend) gave us a tour of his beautiful house and suggested we take a 2-3 hour nap which would refresh us enough to go out for the evening and still fall asleep later that night. The nap helped a lot. We woke up and had a drink with our hosts in our their bar (along with this guy) then went to some nearby pubs in Primrose Hill. We ended … Continue reading

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