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Old 5th August 2010, 09:39   #91
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Part 5: England!

27.04.2008: Arrival at London LHR - 13:45 Hrs.
London LHR to Exmouth by land VIA Reading
Check in at Devon Court
16, Douglas Avenue, Exmouth-EX82EX, UK
28.04.2008: Local Site Seeing at Exmouth
29.04.2008: Day Trip to Bristol for Site Seeing
30.04.2008: Day Trip to Bath for Site Seeing
01.05.2008: Local Site Seeing at Exmouth
02.05.2008: Day Trip to Salisbury for Site Seeing
03.05.2008: Check out from Devon Court
Exmouth to Penzance by train in the scenic route Via Exeter
Penzance to London by overnight train
04.05.2008: Arrival at London. Site Seeing at London
London to Hever by Train
Check in at Hever Hotel and Country Club
Hever, Edenbridge, Kent TN87NP, ENGLAND
05.05.2008: Local Site seeing at Hever
06.05.2008: Day Trip to London
07.05.2008: Day Trip to Canterbury for Site Seeing
08.05.2008: Day Trip to London
09.05.2008: Day Trip to London
10.05.2008: Day Trip to London
11.05.2008: Checkout from Hever Hotel & Country Club

London after seeing Paris - 2 great cities of the world! - Wow!!

After traveling in Eurail, Britrail was not fun! We were a group of spoilt kids!

Both the resorts we stayed (Devon court & Hever Club) were single bedroom apartments - similar to Alpine centre, provided by RGBC.

Some Pics taken at Hyde's park - London. I do not have access to broad band. I will be able to up load a lot of pics once I get back to Bangalore - Weekend for sure!

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Aah, now keep them flowing. This is the teaser for now I guess. Did you have a chance to go to Wembley? Heard that's the place where most Indian restaurants are located.
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Oh, so the pics have to wait for some more time.
The pics are good teasers.
I have just seen squirrels so friendly only in pics and movies. Wish I could feed a squirrel!
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Aah, now keep them flowing. This is the teaser for now I guess. Did you have a chance to go to Wembley? Heard that's the place where most Indian restaurants are located.
No. But we visited couple of Indian restaurants. Very expensive. best avoided - we eat the same every day - right?

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Oh, so the pics have to wait for some more time.
The pics are good teasers.
I have just seen squirrels so friendly only in pics and movies. Wish I could feed a squirrel!
We had to spend about half the day with the squirrels - to build confidence. result?!!
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You should have gone to wembley or east ham then. Unlimited food at chennai dosa for 5 gbp. Unlimited breakfast for 3.5 where in one gets dosas, idlys, pooris, pongal etc etc unlimited. If you go to zone 1 and 2 paki restaurants that operates as Indian, be ready to shell out 30 - 100 gbp per meal.

But I'm surprised that you consider london as a great city after Paris!
2 weeks in UK? roll out the photos.
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You should have gone to wembley or east ham then. Unlimited food at chennai dosa for 5 gbp. Unlimited breakfast for 3.5 where in one gets dosas, idlys, pooris, pongal etc etc unlimited. If you go to zone 1 and 2 paki restaurants that operates as Indian, be ready to shell out 30 - 100 gbp per meal.

But I'm surprised that you consider london as a great city after Paris!
2 weeks in UK? roll out the photos.
Next time! Will remember!!

You are right - After visiting Paris, no other city looks great! But common language, sort of OK food, a bit of dirt here and there - made us feel homely!

We had to stay in London for a day in between since we had to vacate Devon court on 3rd and check-in at Hever on 4th. We stayed in Gower hotel near Hyde Park. Accomodation was booked through Net for around 100 Pounds. Lousy accomodation. Best avoided.

(Exmouth to Penzance by train in the scenic route Via Exeter
Penzance to London by overnight train
04.05.2008: Arrival at London. Site Seeing at London
London to Hever by Train) - This was not done - Sorry for the miscommunication.

Devon Court:

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You should have gone to wembley or east ham then. Unlimited food at chennai dosa for 5 gbp. Unlimited breakfast for 3.5 where in one gets dosas, idlys, pooris, pongal etc etc unlimited. If you go to zone 1 and 2 paki restaurants that operates as Indian, be ready to shell out 30 - 100 gbp per meal.

But I'm surprised that you consider london as a great city after Paris!
2 weeks in UK? roll out the photos.
Next time! Will remember!!

You are right - After visiting Paris, no other city looks great! But common language, sort of OK food, a bit of dirt, here and there - made us feel homely!

We had to stay in London for a day in between since we had to vacate Devon court on 3rd and check-in at Hever on 4th. We stayed in Gower hotel near Hyde Park. Accomodation was booked through Net for around 100 Pounds. Lousy accomodation. Best avoided.

(Exmouth to Penzance by train in the scenic route Via Exeter
Penzance to London by overnight train
04.05.2008: Arrival at London. Site Seeing at London
London to Hever by Train) - This was not done - Sorry for the miscommunication.

Devon Court:

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Hever Hotel:

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Finished the rest of the pages of the TL. Great snaps and you would had the bes t times!
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Bucking Ham Palace:


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You made a double post yesterday didn't you? Any pics on Thames? Would like to see how much polluted it is. But is that all the pics on England? Somehow it isn't much appealing to me like Germany or Paris, don't know why.

And, what are those function in P5040807_1536x1152.jpg & P5040808_1536x1152.jpg or is that a regular activity? What's that?
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Personally I like, UK very much - both from history and natural beauty. Scotland, Lake District are some of the areas of abundant natural beauty.

The ceremony in Buckingham palace is called 'Change of Guards'.
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Chetan,

Busy Again? This thread is going no where.. take time and finish the travelogue my friend.
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@aargee. The change of guards happen daily on summer months and then on alternate days during other months.
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Sorry for the delay - I will complete this thread with all details within this week end - Some more pics:


Greenwich - National Maritime Museum - London
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National history museum - London
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London Wax Museum
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London Tower Bridge & Tower of London & Big Ben (clock tower)
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London City
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Salisbury Cathedral
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Change of Guards at bucking ham Palace happens at around 12 Pm.

I would suggest UK before Europe - Since after visiting Europe, UK looks very dull!!
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Here's some facts about Greenwich. We all know GMT. Greenwich mean time. We also know that 0deg longitude is there - which we call prime meridian.
If you go in the evenings, they put a laser beam green in colour from the observatory in to london city that co-incides with the prime meridian. Initially the prime meridian was in Paris. Later they shifted the 0deg to greenwich. Also please note that w is silent.
There's an octagonal room there which has so much of history associated with it. So much of stargazing has gone on from there.
I'm just adding a photo here to show the beauty of this place. Not to hijack your thread.

Me and my wife in greenwich. See East London behind. To the right is O2. To the left is sky line of East London with canary wharf and the tallest building Canada square. The green line you see is the laser that goes along Prime meridian.
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I also see photos of Piccadilly circus and Trafalgar square. The line is of T-Square (not the drawing equipment ). On a pillar perches the statue of Admiral Nelson.
Trafalgar square houses art galleries which house some of the finest replicas of some great paintings. But then those are nothing compared to Louvre musem.
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