United Kingdom
University of London

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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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  • 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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  • 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

  • Day85

    Day 85: Birthday Celebrations

    May 11, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    An important day today - my wife Shandos's birthday! I'd managed to sneak out a couple of days earlier to a bottle shop where I'd bought her a nice bottle of rose wine and a cute card with a dachshund on it. I gave these to her first thing in the morning, which went down quite well!

    No time to lose though, as we had another busy day planned - all stuff Shandos wanted to do, of course. First up was breakfast with her brother Joel, who had arrived from the Middle East the previous morning. He's been travelling for most of the last 18 months as well, and tends to move around a bit more than us, covering more ground but in less depth. It was good to see him and catch up, as we hadn't seen him since he left Australia in January.

    Breakfast was on the 36th floor of the "walkie-talkie" building, in the Skygarden restaurant. It's a beautiful spot, on the top of a tall building but with a glass ceiling and lots of plants around. Great views, and good food too. And to our surprise, Shandos's parents and Joel picked up the bill as a birthday present - nice!

    Next stop was the National Gallery, where we spent several hours looking at the fantastic art on display. Lots of famous artists including Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Turner, Bosch, Rembrandt, van Gogh, Monet, Pizzarro, Gaugin and many many more besides. Since we didn't have a huge amount of time, we picked through a brochure and went for the highlights tour! Very efficient.

    Up next was the British Museum, where there's an extraordinary collection of objects and artefacts from across the globe. Again, it's somewhere you can't possibly do justice to in a short couple of hours, but again we followed a recommended "short-visit" itinerary. Highlights included the Rosetta Stone, Elgin marbles, Egyptian statues and ruins, samurai armour, ancient chess pieces and several other things. It's somewhere I could've spent ages exploring, but time was pressing and we moved onwards.

    Back on our Boris Bikes (we'd been getting around today on the bike-sharing bicycles scattered around the city, as they're quick, cheap and fairly safe), where we rode all the way up to Angel and our apartment. It was now late afternoon, so we crashed for a little while before heading back out for birthday drinks.

    Lots of people there, including Sean and his girlfriend Suey, Joel and a childhood friend of the Cleavers named Annika, a good friend of mine named Cameron who'd moved to London 6 years ago, and several of Sean and Suey's friends (they had met over here after all). Schnitzel came with us and seemed to the be the highlight of everyone's night! His first time in a noisy pub, which I think was a bit eye-opening for him! Many beers were had, before a late-night Uber home and a midnight stumble into bed. Long day, but a fun day!
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  • Day15

    Contiki Departure

    August 11, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    Got to london after a delayed flight and a long train ride and taxi ride. Missed the contiki catch up and walking tour.
    Did some laundry and headed to bed.
    I was woken up at 1am by my roommate. His flight was heaps delayed and he lost his bags.
    Now have gotten up early and met with the group and the bus.
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  • Day25

    London, day 3

    August 9, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Bit of a chill day today. Our feet are hurting 😔. Headed out at 10am to the British Museum. Big queues, but moved quickly.

    Amazing museum, but it was a bit of deja vu... I think this is museum four. We skipped Greek and Roman bits, but did all the rest. After three hours we were out. Maybe because we're getting into home mode, but we're both feeling a bit fatigued.

    We got back to the hotel and watched tv; haven't done that in ages.

    Robin booked us into an Italian restaurant (Locanda Ottoemezzo) for dinner. We're getting real familiar with the area and even gave a couple from Plymouth directions, lol.

    Early start tomorrow. Got a guided tour to Windsor Palace and Stonehenge. We'll be tubing to Victoria Coach Station by 7.30am...
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