I think that bagpipe player is an undercover cop!

Today is the last time we can start a post by saying “Today was a travel day…”, unless you count flying home…but that’s a whole different thing. Our Eurostar tickets weren’t until 1pm (because we are paranoid about missing important trains) so we were able to get up late (in Justine’s case), pack up slowly (in Kristin’s case) and still get to the station with plenty of time to change our money, print our tickets and get through security. The train ride was uneventful, but we made sure to note when we were in a tunnel. Last time neither of us had been paying attention and we’d missed out on the chance to have a “we are under so much water right now!” conversation.

When we pulled into St. Pancras in London, we reloaded our Oyster metro cards and hoped on the underground. It wasn’t too bad of a ride to our hostel, which is the same one we stayed at in August. We are actually even in the same room as last time, although different beds. As an exciting change, the Walrus Waterloo now has code locks (last time it had keys) and has improved their breakfast selection.

Once we were settled in we did the walk across the Westminster bridge. Our imaginations had not gone crazy: the view of Big Ben & Parliament is just as unbelievable as we remembered.
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You know what else is as unbelievable as we remembered: British food! We had it built up in our minds…so much meat, potatoes, peas and gravy…yum! We went for supper at a random pub and were treated to a lovely combination of all of those foods. We fell back into our same routine we’d held for the month we toured the UK: Justine had a meat pie (steak with veggies & mash) and Kristin had bangers & mash (with onion rings on top and so many mashed potatoes that she couldn’t even finish half of them!).
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It was still early when we finished eating so we wandered towards Trafalgar Square…we just love it there so much that we couldn’t stay away! We weren’t dressed warm enough to just sit around but we enjoyed the view of the giant Christmas tree in the square’s center and listened to the carolers in front of it. The tree is actually a gift that the city of London receives every year from Norway for their help during the Second World War.
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And we are going to finish up with a question. We offer participation points for answering, but also encourage people who are not playing for points to answer as well…we really want to hear from alllll of you! Since we are now at our last stop of the trip, what is the place we have most inspired you to visit? Tell us the city/country/sight that you read about and said “I just have to go there!”.

What We Miss:
When everyone spoke our language and we understood everything everyone was saying…oh wait…

Love, Luck & London we Missed You!
K&J

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7 responses

  1. I would like to go to London and Paris for sure. I would also enjoy going to Venice because it looks really cool with all the water and boats, but also because of all the apparently good looking men driving the boats. And of course I want to go to Loch Ness and see the Loch Ness Monster, because it does exist.

    And now that I’m looking at my postcards, I would also like to go to Rome, Amsterdam, and Berlin because I think they would be cool and because the pictures on the postcards are pretty.

    And like Dad, I would also like to go on and African safari, but I do not know how that relates to your trip…

    Oh and Kristin, your meal kinda looks disgusting…

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  2. I would now like to return to Paris and explore on a much deeper level that the quick trip we had so many years ago. I also am very much inspired to go to Barcelona and Amsterdam.

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  3. This blog has made me want to travel to many places – I will have to do a good Europe trip on my own one day.

    Most of all, I would love to visit Germany during Oktoberfest, and to see all the amazing sights of London.

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