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. Sky garden  Breakfast  London views West towards St Paul’s  East towards Tower Bridge  Millennium Bridge with St Paul’s in the […]

The Olde and the new

Day 5 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.  This requires you to write-off a large chunk of the morning, as you need to arrive early so you […]

The strength of the English 

Day  4 We experienced moments in history where the English people pulled together in moments of adversity.  Kensington Palace gates. Messages and flowers placed for Lady Diana’s birthday on the 1st July  White garden commemorating 20 years since her death.  Kensington Palace  Children playing in the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain The obligatory ice-cream […]

London’s Cathedrals

Day 3 It’s all in the photo. The Thames, Elizabeth Tower (with Big Ben), Houses of Parliament  and Westminster Abbey…oh and Nikki   Westminster Abbey  Lunch in the Abbey garden  Central Methodist Church… And some red busses as confirmation that we are indeed in London  Nikki continues her ice-cream binge Cruising the Thames  St Paul’s […]

We’re tourists 

Day 2 Tower of London Lunch at a pop-up Wimbledon venue in Southwark next to City Hall Tower Bridge We saw London from the London Eye West End Girls window shopping in Carnaby Street Boys shopping at the Apple Store A full day capped with dessert at Caffe Concerto Royhttp://eishonline.co.za/travel

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 […]