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Friday 2 August

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | Views [160]

Happy birthday Sophie. Started the day by climbing up to Arthur's seat.  The climb was good, the view was excellent but the wind incredible.  Literally you could be blown over. Then back to town where we explored the castle and under the city ... Read more >

Thursday 1 August

GERMANY | Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | Views [337]

Flew out of Cologne. Ute and Kerstin dropped us the airport.  Left feeling incredibly spoilt as they looked after us like you would not believe and we had a wonderful time.  Sad to go :(  Landed safely in Edinburgh.  Our car had ... Read more >

Wednesday 31 July

GERMANY | Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | Views [259]

Today Kerstin drove us on the autobahn to the Dokumentationsstätte Regierungsbunker that was to be the Parliaments protection from nuclear attack drug the Cold War.  It went 20km underground and was interesting.  Weird having Kerstin ... Read more >

Tuesday 30 July

GERMANY | Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | Views [259]

Happy birthday Megan.  Today we went off to a genuine castle called Burg Eltz from the 12th century - not bombed or restored and been in the same family for 33 generations.  It was quite amazing.  Had Bratwurst for lunch before heading ... Read more >

Monday 29 July

GERMANY | Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | Views [230]

Had a nice sleep in and then brekkie with Kerstin before heading into Cologne. Of course we walked up the cathedral tower (552 steps each way) and had a look around the cathedral treasure and crypt. Then met up with Ute and went walking round the city ... Read more >

Sunday 28 July

GERMANY | Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | Views [239]

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 [224]

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 [218]

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 [209]

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 [191]

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 [140]

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 [175]

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 [205]

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 [196]

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 [185]

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 [138]

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 [217]

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 [242]

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 [212]

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 >

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