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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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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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