Edinburgh, Scotland

We arrived this morning in Scotland and the weather conditions were worse today than yesterday - 46 degrees, rain, and wind.  In addition, the ship is not able to dock…

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Newcastle upon Tyne
Millennium Bridge viewed from the Baltic Museum

Newcastle upon Tyne

Today we arrive in Newcastle upon Tyne which is just at the border with Scotland.  It's where Hadrian built the wall to protect the Romans from the North.  We've also…

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Explorer – Day 1
The White Cliffs of Dover

Explorer – Day 1

Where do I begin?  So much has happened in the last couple of days.  Of course, it hasn't been easy trying to get the wifi to work on board the…

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Final Day in London
Big Ben

Final Day in London

Again, we started the day early.  We had two destinations in mind for the day - Buckingham Palace and the National Gallery.  By the end of the day we had…

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Food in London
Pappardelle with duck ragu

Food in London

The food has been extraordinary here in London.  It's interesting to comment that many of the servers, bartenders, and host (hostesses) we've encountered have not been native Londeners.  We've encountered…

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London – Day 1

We were up early this morning - the sun rises here before 5am - yikes.  Rich went to the gym for a short time and I went meandering through Regent's…

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