Exploring Oxford 

Could this be our final day touring the UK?  As we made our way back to London after two nights in the countryside we spent the morning exploring Oxford. We were over awed by the architecture and have bookmarked this beautiful city for a deeper exploration one day. 9 days in and this was our […]

A short Bath and The Cotswolds 

We took two days to leave the hustle and bustle of London and experience a bit of English country life. Shopping in Central Bath A quiet street A not so quiet street Bath Abbey Our Cotswolds tour guides, Mike and Jenny Bridge over River Windrush in Bourton-on-the-Water The village of Burford Royeishonline.co.za/travel

One final look at London 

We had breakfast on the 35th floor Sky Garden of the ‘Walkie Talkie’. Our host, guide and temporary mom then took as for for a walk along the Thames for one last look at London. Nikki : We enjoyed a lovely start to our day with a light breakfast at Sky Garden together with Karin. […]


No catchy title here. Nikki’s birthday present… A full day spent watching and experiencing Wimbledon Nikki : My Birthday . . . .WIMBLEDON! A dream come true today! It was spectacular to be there – loved every minute of experiencing the grounds and players.  Will come back in heart beat! Because of the International ballot, […]

The Olde and the new

It was a tough day to plan, wanting to do so much, in different parts of the city. One thing we didn’t want to miss while in London was the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace.  This requires you to write-off a large chunk of the morning, as you need to arrive early so […]

The strength of the English 

Today we experienced moments in history where the English people pulled together in moments of adversity. Phew, so hot today – temperature up to 29 degrees Celsius! A wonderful start at Kensington Palace – so beautiful and tranquil. We walked down to Lady Diana’s memorial which was a happy, busy place on this lovely day.  […]

London’s Cathedrals

It’s all in the photos. The Thames, Elizabeth Tower (with Big Ben), Houses of Parliament  and Westminster Abbey…oh and Nikki Day 3 Nikki : Another fun and busy day! We had slightly later start to get Westminster Abbey. There was bit of a queue and a wait, but worth it! Enjoyed a pancake while waiting […]

We’re tourists – Seeing the tourist hotspots in London.

Day 2 Wow, what a wonderful day seeing the tourist hotspots in London! It was time to experience London, something we had been planning for so long! We walked down to Surbiton Station and caught our first train to Waterloo. Experienced the Underground too! We started at Leicester Square where we made our way to […]

Cape Town to London 

We’re on our way. In theory a 5pm flight to Europe is perfect you get a full day to pack, ‘supper’ on the plane and a good night’s sleep… Unless you don’t sleep. The 10 hour flight to Istanbul was smooth and not too long. For us newbies Ataturk airport was quite an experience.  It’s […]