London to Paris 

It was finally time to say goodbye to London. It was a tough one, there is still so much to see and do, and Karin really made us feel at home. It was like we were leaving home all over again.  London St Pancras International Station  A final cuppa on English soil After an impressively […]

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. […]

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 […]