Tag Archives: travel

Amsterdam

9 Mar

Quick day trip to Amsterdam today, visiting a few markets, a park, and of course walking along many canals (and narrowly missing getting hit by many bikes).

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Last day in London

28 Feb

Our last day in London, and what a day! After C and AK were nearly run over by a dump truck first thing this morning, things got much much better… We visited Boxpark, a shopping area made out of old shipping containers. Afterwards we had an amazing curry lunch on Brick Lane, followed by a stroll along the Thames and a delicious brownie and terrible coffee from Konditor and Cook. Tomorrow it’s off to Athens for the third last country of our travels…

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London day 2…

26 Feb

We spent our second day in London meeting a friend and having a “full English” breakfast at Spitalfields market. In the afternoon I saw an incredible exhibit on Terrance Conran at the Design museum. Another nice day with lots of sunshine.

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The Big Smoke

25 Feb

Our first day in London, lots of walking, a picnic in Hyde Park, and some excellent coffee from Flat White in Soho…

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Taking a break

23 Feb

We’re taking a short break from our travels, visiting some family in England…. Back to your regular scheduled programming when we go to London on Saturday.

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Last day in Lisbon

21 Feb

Our last day in Portugal! Hard to believe we are done another country already! Today we went to a fantastic flea market that sold just about everything. You know it’s going to be good when in the first two stalls you could buy an accordion, and a harpoon gun… Lots more tram riding and a visit to the MUDE, the Lisbon design museum. Tomorrow it’s off to England.

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Sintra

21 Feb

Yesterday we took a quick day trip to Sintra, only about 20 minutes outside of Lisbon by one of the local commuter trains. It’s a nice small town that must be crazy with tourists in the summertime. We spent the day walking around the small streets and visiting a palace and castle. We tried the local specialty, Ginja. It’s a cherry liquor served in a chocolate cup, all for 1 euro!

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