Paris Day Three

Versailles: Spent most of the day in Versailles, starting with a breakfast buffet recommended by Rick Steves. Loved the palace, gardens, fountains, Trianon, etc! We started at the Chateau then enjoyed a picnic lunch by …

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Paris Day Two

Paris: I almost expected to be a bit let down by Paris, but everything about this city is just completely magical. On our way to pick up museum passes at the tourist office, we chased …

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Paris Day One

PARIS! Arrived today around noon via the “chunnel” and met up with Christophe from whom we are renting the most adorably tiny flat in the Latin Quarter. We quickly got settled and walked the streets …

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London Day Six

London: Boxing Day! (yup… It’s a real thing) Started the day renting bikes from Barclays…getting a little lost and confused but accidentally witnessing the changing of the guard. We then stopped for our last traditional …

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London Day Five

London: Everything closes in London on Christmas (even the trains), so we set upon our own adventure through all the city parks (like the rest of London)… totaling 14 miles! Highlights today included seeing the …

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London Day Four

London: Started out with a visit to the AWESOMELY cheesy London Dungeon, a quirky thrill ride venue featuring the dark stories of London’s sordid past. We followed up our visit with a queue picnic for …

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London Day Three

Windsor: We caught the tube early to Heathrow to hire a car. Reuben was most excited for today’s opportunity to drive stick shift in the rain on the wrong side of the car and wrong …

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London Day Two

London: We slept in a bit then ate brunch en route to the British Museum in the morning before meeting up with a “Muggle” tour on which we visited famous Harry Potter sites (and learned we …

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London Day One

London: After arriving, figuring out the tube, and checking into our Hyde Park hotel, we walked along the Thames winter festival with some mulled wine. The city is all decked out for the holidays! Next …

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