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Westminster Abbey

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  • Day8

    Im Hafen von Tilbury

    December 11, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Wir konnten den Hafen von Antwerpen auf Grund zu starkem Seegangs nicht verlassen. Wir sind erst heute morgen um 4 Uhr losfahren und erst heute Mittag um16 Uhr in Tilbury angekomme. Die neuen Passagiere sind daher auch jetzt erst später an Bord gekommen. Der safety Drill findet um 22 Uhr statt und danach fahren wir erst Richtung Amsterdam los.
    Heute habe ich dafür dann frei 😊. Morgen früh heißt es erstmal arbeiten und dann Amsterdam besuchen.

    Meine Mitbewohnerin und ich haben keine Lust auf Putzen und die Uniform zur Reinigung zu bringen. Daher Haben wir seit gestern einen cabincleaner. Er kommt 2 die Woche und kümmert sich um alles 😅. Pro Person nimmt er nur 30 Euro im Monat. Wofür sollen wir uns den Stress machen
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  • Day7

    St Pauls Cathedral, London

    July 13, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    We had a guided tour of St Paul's Cathedral which is crowned by the magnificent dome that is so much a part of the London skyline. The cathedral was rebuilt after the Great Fire of London in 1666, and is one of the largest churches in the world. In recent years it has seen the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, to Lady Diana Spencer and more recently, the thanksgiving services for both the Diamond Jubilee and the 80th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. Designed by the famous architect Christopher Wren, it boasts both an outer and inner dome. The cathedral was hit by several German bombs during World War 2. One was removed before it exploded, had it done so, it would have totally destroyed St Paul's.
    The cathedral 's crypt is the largest in Western Europe and extends the entire length of the building.
    Sir Christopher Wren was the first to be buried in St Paul's Cathedral. The cathedrals largest monument is that to the Duke of Wellington, depicting the Duke riding a horse.
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  • Day19

    Santarem, Brazil

    January 21, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 3 °C

    Our final destination along the Amazon. We had booked a tour to go walking in the rainforest so we boarded a bus and travelled no more than about 50k until we arrived at the home and property of an American ecologist, Stephen Alexander, who owned a large area of the forest which he is trying to maintain and develop into as diverse a forest as possible. We had a fascinating walk through the forest with a guide who was very helpful in pointing out various trees and other flora which are of interest. The animals kept to themselves. On the way back we stopped at a fish market where somebody was feeding the pink dolphins, so we were able to have a good look at these creatures.Read more

  • Day2

    day 3 at Henley on Thames

    May 27, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    set off early to get a mooring at Henley!! moored in a quiet spot town in the distance. strolled I to Henley for a spot of lunch. had a lovely walk saw someone drive their boat into side of lock!!! ouch xx

  • Day3

    Westminster Bridge

    April 24, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    We are crossing the Thames River via the Westminster Bridge in order to get to our next stop. I can't help but be reminded of the terrorist attack on this bridge a year ago. Five people died and 50 were injured here. Such a tragedy.

  • Day1

    Are you all right?

    January 8, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 3 °C

    The grey cloud filled sky parted and  London welcomed us with about as much sun as it could muster up in the middle of January. The brisk winter air was just what we needed after being stuffed in an aluminum tube for an almost unbearable amount of time.  Had my brain been functioning properly I would have realized that the greeting I received when checking into the hotel "Are you alright?" was merely the British equivalent of "How is everything?" Instead I just assumed that my outside looked like my insides felt. Despite my internal gears spinning no expression left my face or mouth. Luckily without pause  the hotel concierge continued on, telling us about the hotel amenities. In an attempt to battle our modern time travel scenario, we decided a walk through Hyde Park was in our best interest. The fresh air was an appropriate remedy but eventually jet lag got the best of us and we retreated back to our hotel. Welcome to London, are we alright?Read more

  • Day2

    Portholes

    January 9, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 4 °C

    The sun has disappeared. In its place an impossibly thick wool blanket of grey lays just out of arms reach. We spent the late morning walking around the shoreditch area of London. Upon exhausting the areas offerings we set out to a new location via a few shoreditch back streets. It was on these streets that we stumbled upon what Lina proclaimed to be the best thing she had seen yet. Hidden in plain sight down a semi steep set of stairs below a small shop was an even smaller quaint kitchen. This miniature cafe seemed to be frozen it time and it wasn't hard to imagine an elderly English woman warming up tea and biscuits while baking Lemmon drizzel cake and tarts and bottling homemade jam. We soaked up the ambience while Lina sipped on a mint tea and daydreamed about the English countryside. After finishing up and ascended the stairs back into shoreditch and it's hustle and bustle we half expected the inter dimensional portal we just traveled through to swirl around and close up forever with an electrified crackle closing off the quaint English countryside for good. No electricity no snap or crackle just a door in a row of doors on a row of buildings, maybe all these doors hold some kind of mysteries.Read more

  • Day4

    Rule 7.6

    January 11, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Throughout our travels we've established a few rules we try to stick closely to. Today we've added a new edition to that very list. While booking accommodations in a new area besides looking at photos and reading reviews it's not always easy to get a sense of what the surrounding neighborhood is like. In order to remedy this we've establish rule number 7.6 the Whole Foods rule. We let the organic market do the research for us. If they've taken up residency in the area it's mostly safe to assume that the neighborhood is either up and coming or its already arrived. If organic snacks, vegan cafes and designer pastries isn't your speed and you prefer to stay in a more adventurous area feel free to see rule number 9.6 the pawn shop rule.Read more

  • Day11

    London day 11 Thu 3 May 2018

    May 3, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Underground to Westminster where we joined a Big Bus tour. After a short distance alighted at the Houses of Parliament then walked around the corner to Westminster Abbey which has thousands of people buried there with spectacular memorial stone sculptures. Most sovereigns from 1066 to 1760 are buried there. Afterwards toured the Jewel House part of the original Westminster Palace where jewels and other precious objects were stored, before getting back on the Big Bus at around 1pm and was driven around London seeing Waterloo Arch, Marble Arch, Piccadilly Circus with an audio commentary till we alighted at St Paul’s Cathedral just too late to be allowed in. There was broken down truck blocking the road before St Paul’s which the bus could not pass till it was towed which delayed us. Instead we bought running shoes before taking the Underground to Hatton Cross to the Green Man Pub under the Heathrow landing flight path for a West London Hash semi rural 10km run involving a wade across a creek, a long tunnel by torch light and many fields. Late night getting back to Acton Town Hotel after midnight.Read more

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