This isn´t your standard tour through Europe. Ron has put together a most interesting trip for us. During the next 3 months we will visit England, Canary Islands, Ireland, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Finland, and the Greek Islands in that order. It should be quite a trip.
Our England itinerary was also a bit unique. We really went so I could see Stonehenge. So, we stayed in Bristol instead of dealing with the high costs of London. It turned out to be a delightful city with much recent renovation that was revived the city tremendously. Sorry there are no photos to share. You´ll just have to take my word that it´s a cool place.
Bath was just a 15 minute train ride from Bristol and was the start of our Stonehenge Tour. The Rick Steves´ recommended "Mad Max" tour included Stonehenge, Avebury, Lacock, and Castle Combe. It was a great day. Avebury is a much larger Standing Stone monument and is also the site of most of the crop circles that occur in England. Lacock was a small village with the Abbey that was used in the filming of the first two Harry Potter movies.
Castle Combe was a most beautiful Cotswald village. After the tour we explored Bath with a visit to the Roman Baths and the Bath Cathedral.
Our last day in England was spent revisiting London´s prime tourist´s spots. We walked, and walked, and walked since the Tube now costs 4 Pounds ($6.50) for a single ride. Yikes!!!!!
We are in Tenerife (Canary Islands) now. It is a beautiful island with much to offer. The main tourist season has not yet begun, so the crowds aren´t too bad. Tomorrow we fly to Gran Canary and check out the sights there. More to follow...
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