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  • Day262

    London Day 3

    September 13, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    We leave this morning headed to Paris. Another big day yesterday with our first stop the Natural History Museum then a short walk to Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain for a little rest and then back on the underground to to please a Harry Potter fan by lining up for an hour to take a photo at platform 9 and 3/4! I didn’t get all the fuss but there were adult and children alike standing in line. Then to London Bridge, the Shard and Tower of London. We all loved exploring the Tower of London! We took a Thames river cruise back to London’s South bank near were we are staying and had a lovely tapas meal. My good mate Prue told me 3 years ago on our first trip that traveling is different from holidays! We were all tired and fell asleep as soon as our heads hit the pillow.Read more

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  • Day261

    London Day 2

    September 12, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    It’s our first time in London so we are checking out all of the iconic places and one or two less so. Today we started at Buckingham Palace and used the London Underground with our first experience of the Tube station and were impressed and with the buses. We got off at St James Park and that was a lovely walk to the palace. Watching the changing of the guard was too “touristy” for my liking and we moved onto Westminster Abbey. We were debating about which was more impressive Notre Dame in Paris or Westminster and I’ll reserve my judgment till we arrive in Paris again soon but I’d say Westminster. Then we did some walking past Churchill War Rooms and headed down Fleet Street had lunch at a pub and then to St Paul’s cathedral- that’s impressive also. Lots of wonderful buildings mixed in with some modern. We headed home on the underground Bank station for the big event watching the Lion King on London’s West End. That was a fantastic show and experience.Read more

  • Day260


    September 11, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    We departed Singapore 11.30pm Monday night and arrived in London Tuesday morning at 6am 13+ hour flight. Checked in at 8am and we were on our way to beat the jet lag by staying up and active as much as possible. First stop Trafalgar Square then walking down Whitehall to see iconic buildings like the cabinet offices the premises of the PM and the iconic Westminster palace. Westminster Abbey was closed but we’ll check it out tomorrow. Jewel tower is an amazing building a thousand years old. Back to our room to freshen up at 3.30pm and despite my warnings Kaiyen falls asleep... I go out for a walk to explore some funky street food and bars for later this evening past the London Eye on London’s Southbank. Then back out again to have a lovely meal and crash. Tomorrow night we’re looking forward to seeing the Lion King on London’s West End.Read more

  • Day259

    Singapore Zoo

    September 10, 2018 in Singapore ⋅ ☁️ 31 °C

    Singapore Zoo is really impressive!
    An early start to have breakfast with the orangutans. They were a a delight! Then the sea lion show was so much fun. Then the thunder and heavy downpour and despite umbrellas we were soaked. We sat under shelter till it slowed and then we started again. There were so many highlights so I’ll let some pics tell the story. We were all tired and came back to our room around 3.30 with good intentions of relaxing and Yes watching the replay of the panthers great win against the warriors in the first semi final. However Kaiyen and I both fell asleep after 39 minutes and slept till 7.30!! Up and off to the famous Maxwell Hawker Centre but most of the food stalls were closed by the time we arrived so we went round the corner to the Chinatown Food Street. We had a range of different dishes and were hoping to walk it off but most of the stalls and shooed were closed at that time so back to our room at midnight. This time tomorrow we’ll be on the flight to London.Read more

  • Day257

    Universal Studios Singapore

    September 8, 2018 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Day two was for Kaiyen - ok we had some fun also. Breakfast at Starbucks near our hotel then we used the GRAB app to get a ride to Universal Studios. The morning started with more thunder and rain but by the time we arrived it had cleared up and it was great weather - it can be hot and humid in Singapore! Some pics and video of the day and then dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe. That was something when Kaiyen was asking who is John Lennon, Billy Joel, Rod Stewart and the list went on! We provided a quick history lesson going back to Elvis with some YouTube clips of the King in his heyday. She thought it was hilarious that girls her age were discouraged from listening to Elvis “because his music was the work of the devil”...Read more

  • Day256

    Gardens By The Bay

    September 7, 2018 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Arrived at 1am in Singapore and had an easy first day. Up for a disappointing breakfast at 10am back to the room another quick nap and then a lovely lunch and out to GBB. Although it’s not rainy season we have thunder and rain for the 4 days here. The Gardens and light show were a delight.Read more

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