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Trip Ledger – Day 1 of 23 (May 5, 2010)

This is the first of twenty-three ledger entries. Each is a simple accounting of where we ate, slept and drove during the trip, what we bought, and how much everything cost. This day was spent getting to the airport, and … Continue reading

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About the Rest of the Blog

From here on, the blog is going to be about the trip itself. Each day will be presented in at least four separate posts. The first post for each day will consist of pictures taken on the trip, with a … Continue reading

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The Zones of London and Other Transportation

In the previous post we talked about Travelcards and Oystercards and the zones in London (pdf map), but we only touched on Zones 1 and 2. We mentioned that Zone 1 is primarily Central London, and Zone 2 is the … Continue reading

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Oyster Card or Travelcard: Which to Choose

London is a big city, larger than Houston by only seven square miles (607 to Houston’s 600), but London has 8.2 million people packed within its confines (to Houston’s 2.1 million). For an East Coast comparison, think of a less … Continue reading

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To Tour or Not to Tour: Part Two

The information we discovered after analyzing several tour brochures formed the basis for why we decided to go it alone. This one takes a look at a longer tour, fifteen days (which is about a week short of our trip), … Continue reading

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To Tour or Not to Tour: Part One

We’re going to take a step back here to explain why we didn’t just sign up with a tour company and let them do all the driving. Early on in the decision-making process, I compared what tour companies could offer … Continue reading

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Last Purchases Before the Trip

We were operating under the delusion that we would have five whole days in London, so some decisions were based on that. Actually, we later realized we would be there for five nights, but we really only had the potential … Continue reading

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How Much is This Costing Us?

It was now March 10, 2010. We were still two months away from leaving, and we had already spent $2,125. After reserving the rooms in London and Bath, we made a decision to purchase English Heritage Overseas Visitor Passes. The … Continue reading

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Finding Lodging in London

In London, I had located over forty promising possibilities, most of them hotels, and most more expensive than we were wanting to pay (most were between £130 and £250 per night — $198 to $380). Aside from sleeping, we weren’t … Continue reading

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How Long Should We Stay?

Okay, we had now set May as our target month. When during the month, and for how long, became the next question. Although we weren’t ruling out the possibility of ever traveling again, this was going to be a large … Continue reading

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