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Michael’s Trip Diary – Saturday, May 15, 2010

Driving from Stratford-Upon-Avon to the Chester Area On our way out of town, we planned to stop at Mary Arden’s Farm, before we drove north to Little Sutton, near Liverpool. We were also low on cash, so after we ate … Continue reading

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Michael’s Trip Diary – Friday, May 14, 2010

Driving to the Cotswolds from Stratford-Upon-Avon This was to be our last day based in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Tomorrow we were planning to see one final sight in the area, then drive north toward Liverpool, on our way to the Lake District, … Continue reading

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Minay’s Trip Diary – Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Houston to London In their prime my parents were very keen on traveling around the country. Dad took care of the car and the driving; Mom did the organizing, planning and packing. Mom was a great planner. And an even … Continue reading

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Flio’s First Photo Album

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Just to get you thinking about everything that’s coming up, here’s a slideshow of two dozen photos from various days throughout the trip. Mouseover the slideshow to click on pause or go forward or back. Right-click on any image and … 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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