Train to Belfast

November 29, 2014 – After sticking around the southern part of the island for the last 2 days, we decided that it was time to go to Northern Ireland and Belfast. Because it’s a 3 hour ride, we had to get up early to make the train and take advantage of as much daylight as possible….

Goodbye London

September 14, 2014 – Today was the last day of the trip.  We started off with a walk through St James’s Park, admiring the flowers and wild life (mostly ducks and geese) along the way.  We wandered past the Canadian War Memorial, and found ourselves at Buckingham Palace. Buckingham Palace is actually quite pleasant if you get…

Chunnel – Paris to London

September 13, 2014 – Today was our last day on the continent, since we had tickets for the Chunnel in the afternoon.  We ate breakfast at the apartment, packed up, checked out, and eventually found the spot at the train station to leave our luggage (hint: it’s called “left luggage”; they also will make change…

London to Montpellier to Arles

August 31, 2014 – After a good night’s sleep and a full English buffet breakfast, we headed out to explore St James’s Park.  The park is lovely to walk through, from Buckingham Palace down to the horse guard museum.  If you get there a little after 10am you might see the horse guard parading from…

Flying to London, British Museum, and the Shard

August 30 – 31, 2014 – Friday night found us at Boston Logan airport bright and early.  Which gave us plenty of time to get through security, and get pizza, panini and garlic bread for dinner before getting on our British Airways flight to London.  We had a two-seat row near the back of the…

London – Final Day

March 26, 2012 – We couldn’t believe it was our last day of vacation.  The trip went very smoothly, and the weather was gorgeous; we had a fabulous time exploring some new areas.  Of course, we booked a later flight home so we’d have one more morning to sight see.  After breakfast we packed our…

London – Day 3

March 25, 2012 – As usual, we tried to get down to breakfast around the time service starts.  We find this gives us some peace and quiet before others wake up, we get really fresh food, and it’s helpful for catching the rail replacement bus.  Today was the last day on the London Pass, and…