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2013 Italy Travel Blog

Tower of London

The sun was shining when I arose this morning so after breakfast out to the tube and down to The Tower Of London. Once I arrived it started to cloud over and eventually rained lightly. Originally built by William the Conquerer it is only 8 centuries old. Spent 3 hours walking the grounds and seeing […]

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2013 Italy Travel Blog

London Day 2 Shopping

Went to the famous Harrod’s department which was interesting but, really doesn’t surpass the old Marshall Fields store on state street in Chicago for size and appearance. Harrod’s does have and excellent food court with foods from all over the world. Did a little souvenir shopping for some people. Walked to Piccadilly Circus and the […]

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2013 Italy Travel Blog

San Diego to London

Here goes my second adventure to Europe. Italy would be the 1st choice for so many but, I felt Paris & London have played such an important role in shaping our culture, they had to be first. With a brief layover in London it’s onto Venice, Cinque Terre, Florence & Rome. Once again I’ll be […]

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2012 London / Paris Travel Blog

Return to San Diego

In summarizing this trip I can say it was truly all I expected and more. London and Paris didn’t disappoint and I had a very high bar for Paris. Most impressive is their transportation systems and how you can get around so easily and efficiently with out the use of a car.   Normandy was […]

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2012 London / Paris Travel Blog

London- British Museum

Woke up to a raining day in London. So far practically everyday has been near perfect weather wise this trip. Got on the bus at Paddington Station and headed to the British Museum. It seemed as though everyone else in London was going to the museum on a rainy day. The museum has a great […]

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2012 London / Paris Travel Blog

London – Greenwich

Got up this morning and headed to Westminster docks on the Thames. Caught a boat to ride up the river to Greenwich. As in Paris taking a ride in the river gives you a different perspective of the town. Saw the steps Queen Elizabeth walked down to her launch to be taken out to the […]

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2012 London / Paris Travel Blog

Paris to London

Said goodbye to Paris early and onto the 9:13am Eurostar to London. It is amazing how quick and quite the Eurostar is. It seems like you just got on board and your in London. Arrived in London 10:30 am and went to the Hilton Paddington hotel. Went out to have lunch in Marleybone neighborhood and […]

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2012 London / Paris Travel Blog

London Landmarks & Museum

Last day in London leaving for France. First a short walk down the mall to Buckingham Palace. It was getting very crowed as the changing of the guard is at noon. Couldn’t get close to the palace but after trowing in the towel just down the street on the way to a bus stop is […]