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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City February 4th 2012

We hit the Harry Potter pilgrimage site of Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station first thing this morning. They had a sign and half a trolley sticking out of the wall for pictures. After that, we went down Euston Road to the British Library. Most of it was closed off from tourists, but they did have a square section in the middle that went up several floors. It was just shelves and shelves of books behind glass. I want a library like that. Next we went further down to North Gower Street to see where BBC Sherlock films the outside of 221b Baker Street. Amy is a rabid fan and I have a strong feeling that I will be too once I start watching it. The picture will hopefull be really cool one day. The ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City February 3rd 2012

I AM IN LONDON! After train delays and changed plans, I am in one of the most spectacular cities in the world. I arrived just in time to catch a cab to the Criterian Theater to see "The 39 Steps" with Amy Soukup. With 5 minutes to spare, we both checked in our bags and found our seats. The theater was right on the Picaddily Circus and while small, had beautiful architecture and flair. The show was absolutely phenomenal!! It was a comedy based on Alfred Hitchcock's drama, "The 39 Steps." There were only four actors. The main character, Richard, stayed the same the whole time. He looked almost exactly like Cary Elwes from the Princess Bride. The other three kept switching characters by changing their clothes, voices, or poistion on stage. Sometimes they did conversations ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City January 15th 2012

So we are in London preparing for the trip, but before we Elgin this we want to thank all those who have supported us, whether that was , financially, morally or through planning and booking the necessities! At the Moment i am very Stressed merely because im Honig Out of my comforT zone, but i Hope that will pass as Time goes by!!Anw thank u everyone for making this come true we will make sure that we have a great time and return safely back home withgood moments to share. C u later..... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City January 11th 2012

As far as my actual route, here is what my past 26 hrs have looked like: 1/9-16:30 (CA time): left SFO on my flight to London Heathrow. Really bittersweet. Sad to be leaving the people I love back in the states for a while, but excited for the adventures ahead. 1/10-11:00 (London time): With a 10 hour flight, a short delay, and the time change, I lost about half a day, but its OK, I'll get it back. The flight was pretty standard- I sat next to a nice family from London. Everytime thhey spoke I felt like I was in a Geico commercial. This was the first time I flew Virgin Atlantic, and it was nicer than I was anticipating, so that was nice, but I still wasn't able to sleep like I was hoping. ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City December 15th 2011

Today is London day, we ended up on the coach with 13 of us, but most of us must have been tired from the Birmingham show, because it was very quite, more quite than I expected it to be. I was still recovering from my cold, and minding my own business. The journals were shared and people wrote/read in it. With a little delay we arrived at Victoria coach station, and we had to take the underground from there to Kings Cross. We were not the only travellers going that direction, so we all hooked up. After a short stop for a Money box for Twilla, the travel continued. We arrived at our hotel a little before 2 and a quick shower was a must. Of course our hotel room did not have warm water at ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City November 30th 2011

Good old London. I had two more days left to stay in the UK, unfortunately without getting to meet some of the friends I wanted to meet. However, one of my work colleages from Australia, named Hayden, was visiting London during this time, and I had made arrangements to hang out with him and show him around. We met up at his hotel and I took him on the tubes. While we were trying to purchase an Oyster Card from the machines, a lady who had no need for her daily travel card offered it to us. Well, that works. It's Hayden's lucky day. We first headed to Piccadilly Circus, where we started our little tour, then we headed on to Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace. These were the main two sites we spent time at ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City October 18th 2011

Today I went on a walking tour in the East End of London which is in much more poverty than the area I live in which is Chelsea which is the 'poshest' place of London. I got off on the Liverpool Street Station which has a bit of history itself. During the second World War Nicholas Winton organized the rescue of 669 mostly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia to the UK and there were families awaiting at that station to take those children to their homes. He wasn't recognized for his bravery though until 1998 by the Czech president and was knighted in 2002 he was knighted. Other memorable places we stopped at was the Spitafields Markets and how its become more modern because it's covered where before it used to be home with plenty of street ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City October 18th 2011

I woke up in the early hours of today morning at the ring of my cell phone which I had forgot to put on silent. He was oblivious yet to the fact of the hassles I had faced after leaving him and called me up to explore. He wanted to go to the London Dungeons first. It was around 8, and I didn’t want to waste time too sleeping so replied in affirmative and by 10 was there. I had gone to scary houses before, but this one seemed a bit different at first. For starters, I was scared the life out of me when we were led into a maze with mirrors everywhere and saw a skeleton shaking metal gate all of a sudden. Yet after some time things got a bit boring. I saw ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City October 17th 2011

The monotonous routine was making me bored and reducing my productivity. My boss had started yelling at me a bit too often. So one fine Monday morning, I decided there was a limit and applied for a 12 day holiday from work. Being a vacation after a long time in my work life, I wanted to spend it on a place of adventure. After some consideration, I zeroed in upon England. All formalities proceeded and done, I was soon on my way to England, the place of the knights! Its now one day down over here, and the time is around 4 in the morning. I couldn’t sleep today night and am damn tired, but an experience it was indeed to share with all when the memories still are fresh! I don’t know what lies in ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City September 26th 2011

Alright, I guess I should play catch-up for the last few days. I'd like to update every day, but by the time we get back to the hotel, I'm usually exhausted and ready for bed. We travelled by Virgin Train to London on Friday. I had heard Virgin trains were fantastic, but unfortunately I wasn't overly impressed. I don't really have a complaint, it was fine, but I was under the impression there was free wi-fi which there wasn't. My Kindle wasn't cooperating (a dead battery as it turned out), so I would have liked wi-fi to keep myself occupied. Unfortunately, the wifi wasn't available at all, even paid. After our arrival, we walked over to Buckingham Palace and around some of it. It's a lot bigger then I had imagined. We saw the Wellington monument ... read more
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