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  • Day1

    Empieza el viaje

    December 25, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 6 °C

    Después de la comilona del día 24 y que Laura llegara de party a las 7 de la mañana, empacamos cosas en Jaén y tomamos rumbo a Málaga. Pablo y Ana tenían que cambiar la maleta y coger los últimos detalles del viaje.

    Una vez comidos en lo único abierto, un 100 montaditos, cogimos el coche hacia el aeropuerto. A las 15:30 ya estabamos allí y el vuelo salía a las 17:50. Como la app de Norwegian no funcionaba, fuimos al mostrador a preguntar, y lli nos dieron las tarjetas de embarque, facturamos gratis y nos dirigimos a pasar el arquito y a esperar dentro.

    Tras un vuelo puntual y tranquilo, a las 19:20, hora de UK, aterrizamos en Gatwick. Un conductor muy amable les llevó al hotel (1:30 horas de camino) y tras hacer el check-in y cenar unos bocadillos nos fuimos a dormir.

    Mañana: ruta por Londres.
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  • Day3

    Visita a la city

    December 27, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Good morning London! Hoy nos levantamos antes creyendo que en el desayuno veríamos más cosas, pero no.

    Tras desayunar, hemos salido rumbo a Green Park y tras atravesarlo, hemos llegado a Buckingham Palace a eso de las 9:30. A las 11 es el cambio de guardia por lo que hemos cogido sitio y esperado una larga hora y media hasta que ha empezado. La verdad es que no merece la pena esperar tanto rato para verlo. Para entrar en calor atravesamos St James Park de nuevo hasta Westminster y allí cogimos el metro hasta la Torre de Londres. Atravesamos el puente de la torre y pasamos por el ayuntamiento y un mercadillo muy parecido al del London Eye, y comimos en un sitio llamado León, donde ponen cajas para llevar de diferentes cosas: arroz con pollo, curry, albóndigas, fideos con verduras, falafel... Muy rico. Tras comer, volvimos al metro para ir hacia el British, nuestra última etapa del día.

    En el British había una cola inmensa, pero por alguna razón a Pablo lo colaron por la entrada de los socios (seguimos sin saber por qué) así que pasamos súper rápido. Como no teníamos mucho tiempo, vimos lo que la guía indica como: No te lo puedes perder y algunas cosillas más. La gente pegada al cristal sin dejar un hueco para ver la piedra Rosetta.

    Una visita por Egipto, la Grecia Clásica, Japón, China, Corea y los pueblos aborígenes australianos y una vuelta a la tienda del museo fue nuestra visita. Con más tiempo hubiéramos podido ver más.

    Cena variada y según gustos y mientras Laura se quedaba en la cama porque se encontraba regular, Pablo, Conchi y Ana fueron al pub del hotel a tomar cerveza.

    Mañana Anden 9 3/4, Camden y lo que nos depare.
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  • Day16

    British Museum

    April 16, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Kultur und Geschichte war heute das Tagesprogramm. Wir besuchten das British Museum. Am Anfang war es cool. So viele interessante Dinge zu sehen und (versuchen) zu lesen. Aber mit der Zeit wurde es etwas langwilig und die Leute gingen mir auf die Nerven. Ein regelrechtes Gedränge und Geschupse. Man konnt nich mehr nahe genug an die Ausstellungsgegenstände stehen und die Infotafel lesen, weil jeder ein Selfie von sich davor machen wollte. Meine Fresse die Menschheit wird immer egoistischer 😤
    (Sorry für den Ausdruck aber es musste gesagt werden).
    Danach waren wir so müde davon, dass es nur noch einen Kaffee gab und wir dann nach Hause gingen 😅
    Alles in allem: interessant aber anstrengend
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  • Day29

    Hokusai, British Museum &The Japan House

    May 25, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    I think I'm still in Japan despite arriving in London two days ago. I spent all my time at two exhibitions; the first at the British Museum - Hokusai; Beyond The Great Wave. Lots of wonderful works by the famous woodblock artist Hokusai. I found his paintings just as impressive as the more famous woodblock prints like Red Fuji and The Great Wave which were also present.

    I then wandered off over to the Barbican Centre for an exhibition called The Japan House about Japanese architecture since 1945. Very cool. They had a bunch of exhibition rooms upstairs and downstairs had recreated the famous Moriyama House (2005), designed in Tokyo by Ryue Nishizawa and inhabited by Yasuo Moriyama, an enigmatic urban hermit. You could just wander around in the house which was brilliant and full of strange and wonderful things like the green lit 'garden' complete with 'tree house'.

    I'll probably arrive in the UK eventually but for now my sprit continues to inhabit Japan :-)
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  • Day3

    Stranger in Strange Lands

    August 26, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    I made it to London, via Dubai.
    I was patted down in Dubai as I went through secruity. I still don't know what set the machine off but it was a bit disconcerting to be beckoned to a small cubicle by a female security guard to be patted down, especially as I had to leave my belongings behind. It really brought home to me that being a female travelling on her own can have it's difficulties.
    I even questioned whether I should get into a lift with two men (I did and we travelled up one floor uneventfully).

    London has surprised me on several counts.
    There are so many people around. The wide footpaths are full with people, enough to remind me of the Royal Show on a slow day. Given the population is over 8 million it shouldn't have been so unexpected.
    There are lots of people smoking on the streets and the cigarettes smell different (more herby maybe?)
    The rubbish bags on the streets and in dooorways. Why is this better than wheelie bins? Who picks it all up?
    The street signs are painted on the buildings. It just looks weird.

    I did a hop on hop off bus tour this afternoon, I had a good view of central London.

    Photos:
    London eye from the other side of the river
    Big Ben
    River Thames
    Red bus
    Street signs
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  • Day7

    British Museum

    April 28, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 8 °C

    Another museum.. We saw the Rosetta Stone and a lot of other really neat things. And lots and lots of old pottery. Lots. I might be getting a bit museum'd out this week. Or at least my tired feet are.

    We also saw a smaller version of Rodin's Thinking Man. It took me back to a previous trip... where Matt and I went to the Rodin Museum in Paris with our other friend Tammie and her daughter Sierra. We saw the full size version there. We quite enjoyed that museum.
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  • Day13

    Royal National Hotel

    May 22, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Finally made it to the hotel after the flight from Athens. Feeling tired but don't want to waste a second so I am going to go for a walk to check out the surroundings before trying to find something for dinner!Read more

  • Day59

    Royal National Hotel

    July 7, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    Back where it all began and now where it all finishes. Once we arrived back we said our goodbyes to a few that were going straight to the airport or not staying at the same hotel. We arranged to have drinks with the remaining people that night at the London Pub and when it was finally time to say goodbye there was a lot of tears. It was like saying goodbye to a family member, I know we live all over the place in Australia, Canada, United States of America, New Zealand and some in England but I have no doubt that we will see each other again.Read more

  • Day12

    British Museum

    July 29, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    We slept in and had English tea. We said good bye to Ross, who's flying to California for work and will be seeing Elly and James. We walked a half mile to the British Museum. Kate joined us after work. Most of London's museums are free and unlike the Louvre or the Met, they have lots of museums that each feature different types of collections. It's nice because no one place is overwhelming.Read more

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