Day 1 - London


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January 19th 2015
Published: September 30th 2017
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Landed a bit rough!

Bright blue sky's and temperature just 1 degree

Not quite last off the plain, collected bags, all in good shape, almost immediately. Got through customs without any hassle, no bag X-ray area, no inspections what so ever, very casual indeed.

Found a larger than normal London cab, loaded the bags and off we went for what we anticipated to be a 30 minute ride. It turned into over 60 minutes and UK$81 later that's $AU150, extortion indeed!

London Metropole Hilton Hotel is very nice indeed. Checked in all rooms were ready but Dad and Keith and Joe handn't yet arrived from Leicester on the train. ....they travelled 1st Class.

We were now pretty much shattered, it's 13:00 in London but 05:00am in New York so we have been going for just on 20 hours and are now in a different time zone. Dad called to say he had arrived but we said we need some kip, and agreed to meet in the lobby at around 18:00.

Met in the lobby and proceeded to xxx restaurant in the Hilton, so we didn't have to brave the cold weather, food extremely good and nice to reunite with Dad, Keightly and Joe.

Ventured outside with Emma to feel the temperature, collected some brochures to plan the next few days then off to bed.

It's now 02:00am London and I am wide awake writing this blog, Emma' awake, Celina is half awake and Sophie as usual is in a deep sleep.

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21st January 2015

Hi DavidIt was great to catch up with you guys in NY.Glad to hear you all continue to travel well. It seems like another packed program in London! Photos are great!Give my love to Celina and the girls.Take care, Amparo

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