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Europe 2010 Travel Log — The Days of Beer & Wine

April 23rd, 2010

Following London, Sarah and I went on a strict detox diet to recover from three days of strong meat pies and weak British beers. Sadly, it lasted but a few days, because by Thursday night we were embarking on a four day drinking event the likes of which are unrivaled in my short time on this planet. From one of Holland’s first pubs to carry international beers, to the outlandishly wide-ranging wine tasting, and with stop to a Trappist Brewery in between, it was truly the days of beer and wine. Read more…

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Europe 2010 Travel Log — London: Day Three

April 23rd, 2010

Our last day in London meant accounting for travel back to Holland, and while we were taking one of the last flights out of Gatwick, we still had to leave the city around 3pm. Thus, with a shortened day we targeted our sightseeing on what some might call the Crown Jewels of London: The British Museum. Bet you thought I was going to say the actual Crown Jewels…but those are kept in the Tower of London which we had already visited. After the museum we did a bit of light touring and shopping and said our final goodbyes to the city. Read more…

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Europe 2010 Travel Log — London: Day Two

April 22nd, 2010

Our second day in London was entirely “in-country”. We woke up in Britain, we went to bed in Britain, and through out the day did thoroughly British things. Today’s main objective was to see St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Greenwich Observatory, and enjoy a nice romantic dinner in Parson’s Green. Our journey threw more than its fair share of curve balls along the way, but we managed to hit all of the major destinations and scored a major piece of swag. Read more…

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Europe 2010 Travel Log — London: Day One

April 18th, 2010

In an effort to make these travel posts more bite size, I am going to post about our three day trip to London in single day posts. Hopefully this makes it easier to write and more enjoyable to read. Our first day had us arrive in Gatwick, check in at our hotel, ride the London Eye, walk through White Hall, visit Sarah’s alma mater, see Buckingham Palace, eat delicious Indian food, observe Soho nightlife, and ride the Tube back to our hotel. Read on to hear about these adventures, and more, along with pretty photos. Read more…

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Europe 2010 Travel Log — Week One

April 7th, 2010

Today marks the end of my first week of travel abroad, and while I had hoped to post a bit more frequently, you’re all just gonna have to survive with a weekly summary here and hope that I do better in the future. Sadly, I have nothing in the way of photos to share, so sit back and enjoy a bunch of poorly strung together prose. Read more…

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