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Honeymoon Day 5 - London

We woke up and ate at the local Pret a Manger which is a cross between a restaurant and a 7-eleven with the quality and freshness of something you put together yourself. I say 7-eleven only because sandwiches are pre-made (that day). I believe I had a tomato mozzarella croissant for breakfast. I'm telling you their fast food is incredible in England.


Then it was off to see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace which only happens every other day. So it was right then or never.


I'm glad I saw it but I don't need to see it again. I am bummed that I didn't get to tour the inside of the palace or take a day and see Windsor Palace. I hear Windsor is a must see.

That morning I had already used up my 2G card in my camera and when I went to use my new card that Kevin got me for my birthday it didn't work. (Fry's! *shakes fist*) So we made a trip to Harrod's where we essentially paid double due to the exchange rate.


Harrod's was very nice though and we got to share a sundae at the soda fountain counter.


One of my favorite things that we did was the canal boat tour from Little Venice to Camden Lock. It's hard to believe that the tranquil waterway was in the middle of London. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Bridges, beautiful homes, greenery, birds and the history of the place...fascinating.


And then it dropped us at Camden Lock which is a bit like Venice Beach, CA with history long before the 1960's. I loved it. Kevin didn't. Too weird for him.


Afterward we picked up our bags and headed to Victoria Station (which I loved) and took the train to Salisbury and then the bus to Amesbury where we stayed the night in a bed and breakfast.

To see the rest of the pictures go here:

Buckingham and Harrod's
Canal Boat and Camden Lock


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Feb. 20th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
I love shopping, havign a pint in Candem - always interesting stuff!
(Of course, I feel the same way about Harvey Nichol's & Harrod's - so at least I am well rounded, no? (the food markets at both are amazing)

(I learned in Europe that sometimes it's cheaper to go to phone stores and get the 'mini' sd card with the adapter - just format them and they will work in the camera - there were cheap for me doing it that way)

Enjoying your pics, as always.
Feb. 21st, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
You are definitely a well rounded person. And you are so right about the food markets. I saved a lot of money by backpacking and not being able to carry stuff or carry-on with certain food items!

I think Harrod's opened earlier than the phone places...I'm not sure but that's what I remember. However good tip for next time! And there will be a next time!

I enjoy living vicariously through your Iceland (and other) pictures. :)
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