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November 10th 2013
Published: November 10th 2013
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Big Ben
Sam and I arrived in London yesterday afternoon - fortunately, the travel was easy and went really smoothly. We didn't really do much yesterday, just found a cute shopping street in Chelsea, walked by Buckingham Palace, and grabbed dinner. Perhaps the most notable thing that happened to us yesterday is that it took both of us about 4 attempts to figure out how to get the power adapter to work (please keep in mind that this is the same adapter I have taken with me on 3 trips now). We blame the wall plug itself, but overall it was an epic failure.

Today - we walked (16.41 miles to be exact)! We saw:

- Buckingham Palace in the daylight (very cool as there was a parade this morning. Kate Middleton made a public appearance, but didn't see her - bummer!)

- Hyde Park

- Kensington Palace (ie, I was in Kate Middleton's house - breathing the same air!)

- Harrods Department Store (I always find it terrifying when department stores don't list prices on their stuff because you just know it is going to be expensive - but very cool shopping experience).

- Piccadilly Circus
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Sam and Big Ben


- Trafalgar Square

- Big Ben & Parliament

We also:

- had tea/hot chocolate and scones

- went on a ghost walk/history tour

Overall - I'm really liking London. It's easy to get around and find things, plus some great people watching. We are heading to bed in a few - up for tomorrow: Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, London Eye/Thames River Cruise, and Phantom of the Opera.

Note: I uploaded 19 pictures today. If you can't see them all - click on one picture and it should open a gallery.


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Sign we saw while waiting for ghost tour
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Buckingham Palace
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Even more Buckingham Palace
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Phone booth
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TRH Duke & Duchess of Cambridge - at Kensington Palace
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Window looking out at Kensington Palace
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HRH Queen Elizabeth II dress
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Diana, Princess of Wales gown
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View from Kensington Palace
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Gold Gates of Kensington Palace
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Piccadilly Circus tube stop
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Trafalgar Square
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Big Ben
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London Eye


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