Riding the wave of the current interest in London due to the shooting incident, I’m posting links to a series of columns I wrote several years ago when I was fortunate enough to visit.
The London Series
This is a short series of columns written about my London trip. I hope you will enjoy it! London pictures are also posted.
My sister and I are planning a trip together to London. I’ve never done anything like this before, so it will be an adventure.
“I’ve traveled so much that I’m an expert at traveling light,” my sister told me.
It seemed like a great idea when my sister suggested a vacation tour to London. I haven’t been anywhere like that before, so I was looking forward to it. We found cheap tickets on the Internet for an evening flight.
My sister is organized and has things like itineraries, maps, and guidebooks to make the most of a travel vacation like the one we took to London. She wanted to see museums, universities, and palaces.
“What do you want to see?” she asked me.
“Er… I hear they have great pubs and fish ‘n’ chips.”
We woke up to rain in morning. It rains a lot in London — something about being an island surrounded by the sea, I think. What would we do since it is raining, I wondered.
“Go anyhow, of course,” said my sister.
After checking out most of the museums in London, we were ready for something different. We got up early to go to a flea market that my sister had heard of called Portobello Market. Well, actually, she had seen it in a movie.
The entire time that I was in London, I was never able to figure out British money. I don’t know why they don’t just use Euro’s like the rest of civilized Europe — not that I could figure that out either.