Tag Archive: London

Oct 07 2013

Sunday London

I found myself in London over a weekend for work recently. I spent Saturday touristing among a group of people every bit as busy as a London rush hour. London is every bit as frenetic on a Saturday. Sunday, however, is a different story. There is an almost sleepy feel to a Sunday morning as …

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Mar 25 2013

London Day Five

There is a melancholy turn to the last day in a city. For a city as grand as London, that melancholy has all the depth of a Poe novella. The only tonic is to experience London to the utmost in those last hours! So, when in London, sip like a Londoner. We started our day …

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Mar 23 2013

London Day Four

My wife has a theory about travel. She says that every third day there is a lag in the action, a drop in everyone’s energy and you manage to accomplish less. My corollary to that is that you make up for it on the fourth day! We did exactly that on our fourth day in …

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Mar 20 2013

London Day Three

I don’t know that you can say that London is ever sleepy, but it definitely closes its eyes for a quick cat-nap on Sundays. We started the day a bit later than we intended to, because the rain drizzled on and my brood had hit the third day wall. A long ride on the Circle …

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Mar 19 2013

London Day Two

London is nothing if not consistent when it comes to the weather. Cold, gray and damp. Pick any two. Like Lord Nelson, we had no choice but to forge on. Hopping on to the westbound Circle line led us to the Ladbroke Grove stop for the Portabello Road Market. The market is the biggest flea …

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Mar 16 2013


The first day across the pond is always hard. An overnight flight and hopping right into the touristing makes for a bit of jet-lagged bleariness as you stare slack-jawed at things you have only seen in pictures before. My best advice for dealing with jet lag? Set your watch to the time at your destination …

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Jan 01 2013

The Planning Is Half the Fun

I don’t know about you, but I have one major family vacation from my youth that is indelibly marked in my memory. It was a trip to Disneyland and San Diego and it was awesome. I met the mouse, rode Space Mountain when it was brand new and learned to sail in the San Diego …

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