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Trip: Europe2013

There are [61] stories from my trip: Europe2013

Sunday 28 July

GERMANY | Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | Views [240]

Left Paris early and headed via Bruxelles (so Ian got to go to Belgium ever so briefly) to Cologne and then Bonn.  Picked up from the bahnhof by Kerstin and her mum Ute. A bit surreal actually being with Kerstin in Bonn.  Had a lovely afternoon ... Read more >

Saturday 27 July

FRANCE | Saturday, 27 Jul 2013 | Views [225]

Went off to the Eiffel Tower prepared for the big queues but managed to fluke a queue as it opened and walked to the second floor. Had a bit of a look and then paid for the lift to the top. OMG it is high!had a look round and then made our way back ... Read more >

Friday 26 July

FRANCE | Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | Views [219]

A late start today, and then went back to Notre Dame to do the Tower climb and the crypt. The crypt was interesting and showed where Paris started and the tower gave us a great view of Paris. We went from there to the Museum d'Orsay which is paintings ... Read more >

Thursday 25 July

FRANCE | Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | Views [210]

Started the day at the Louvre. There is more there than you could possibly see and after about 4 hours our brains were full, so we went for a nice little cruise down the Seine checking out the city. Then went exploring the island and found Sainte Chappelle ... Read more >

Wednesday 24 July

FRANCE | Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | Views [192]

Early start - train to Dover, ferry to Calais and then train to Paris. The cliffs of Dover were spectacular with the sun out. Then it was a fairly long haul from Calais to Paris and via the Metro to our hotel. It's called Fred Hotel - weird.  ... Read more >

Tuesday 23 July

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | Views [141]

Started the day (after a great thunderstorm overnight) at the British Museum. Managed to lose track of time there was so much good stuff.  Nearly missed our lunch date in the crypt of St Martin in the Fields. Then off to Westminster Abbey for a ... Read more >

Monday 22 July

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | Views [176]

It's a boy and we were here! Actually it was a very good day. Started with a trip to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre which was heaps of fun. We then 'wobbled' across the Millennium Bridge to St Pauls where we skipped the queues with our secret way in. The ... Read more >

Sunday 21 July

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | Views [206]

Headed back to town (feeling very loved as Carole packed us a lunch) and went queuing for the changing of the guard. Just as well we got there early. It was packed. Got a good view though, and the pomp & ceremony is something we just don't have ... Read more >

Saturday 20 July

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 20 Jul 2013 | Views [197]

First day that we have been chilly! Only about 22 but breezy. Decided to do the hop on hop off bus (2 day ticket) and it was good. We spent most of he day on the bus. Saw too many places to name and all the big ones. Towards the end of the day went ... Read more >

Friday 19 July

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | Views [186]

Started the day with smoked kipper for brekkie (go Ace) and then headed for the city hop on hop off and found it gave us a free countryside hop on hop off so did both. Then hit a snag - due to Bath uni graduating today both the Abbey and Assembly rooms ... Read more >

Thursday 18 July

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | Views [139]

Happy birthday Asherah !! Had a yummy brekkie, ably assisted by Rachel and Millie, Mallory's friends. Then headed off to Salisbury and caught a bus to Stonehenge. Was impressed with the way they manage the site.  Everyone gets a personal audio ... Read more >

Wednesday 17 July

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | Views [127]

An early start as our plane was before  8am  and it was to Heathrow.  Landed and got on the Tube and then train to Brockenhurst.  Mallory is no longer here (she is somewhere on route to Florence) but we want to have a look at the ... Read more >

Tuesday 16 July

IRELAND | Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | Views [219]

Decided the best way to see Dublin was the hop on hop off bus and it worked well.  We did the whole run first and then decided to see the Viking/Medieval/Archeology museum, and the Celtic History Museum. Both were well done and informative.... Read more >

Monday 15 July

IRELAND | Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | Views [243]

Happy birthday Dad !! Woke up this morning to no noise, as we are in the country and our first cool morning. Headed for Blarney and must admit I was impressed by the castle. It was much bigger and more interesting than I had expected. Ummed about kissing ... Read more >

Sunday 14 July

IRELAND | Sunday, 14 Jul 2013 | Views [215]

Headed off to Muckross house for a tour.  This house has a claim to fame that Queen Victoria visited in 1861. Inside it is grand without being ornate. It actually felt quite comfortable - I could cope with this!  We got to go through all the ... Read more >

Saturday 13 July

IRELAND | Saturday, 13 Jul 2013 | Views [220]

Had another lovely Irish brekkie then headed off for County Clare. The countryside was amazing. Apart from the rock walls, the fields look like they grow rocks. We headed to Killarney with two stops. First at the circle fort of Caherconnell which is ... Read more >

Friday 12 July

IRELAND | Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | Views [241]

Happy birthday Brydie! Today we took Brydie's recommendation and headed off by ferry to the Aran Islands. They were really interesting though I am not sure how people actually survived here. It is rock - no dirt. They had to make dirt by composting ... Read more >

Thursday 11 July

IRELAND | Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | Views [248]

3 U Bahn and one bus ride & we were at Schonefeld airport and on out way to Dublin. I like the German transport system, even with all the stairs.  Plane ride was uneventful and then we picked up our little Yaris and spent two and a half hours ... Read more >

Wednesday 10 July

GERMANY | Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | Views [162]

Decided to check out Potsdam. With our Berliner card we get free travel and tours cheap so we went with the same people as on Monday. Today we had Maria and she was good but no where near as intense as Tarek. The city of Potsdam is famous for being ... Read more >

Tuesday 9 July

GERMANY | Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | Views [193]

Headed off to the Pergamon museum for the morning.  This is an amazing museum with life size reconstructions of Pergamon and a number of other early sites. The weather is still beautiful with most days about 26 and great for being outdoors so we ... Read more >

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