Following our return from London my friend Maritza and I drove down to Santa Barbara for a couple of days. She let me drive her car so that I could avoid motion sickness. She has a 2010 Mazda 3.5 hatchback and I have to say I was pretty happy with it. The steering handles well…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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(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,…

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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…

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