In the words of the famous musicians an songwriters Abba “Mama Mia! Here we go again!” Liz and I have just boarded our fourth plane in five days. We are now off to Athens to sail around the Greek Islands for five days. Should be a welcome change from all the flying we have done.
The last two days were spent in Cambridge and London and were an absolute blast. We stayed with my brother In law Daniel who took it upon himself to show us around Cambridge on Friday. My best was punting in the canal which turned out to be a lot more work than it looked. We had lunch at the famous Subway franchise and had what can only be described as the best sandwich known to man.
After a fight at the bank trying to get money we visted the Cambridge Market on the way to Kings College Chapel which was commissioned by King Henry VI. I over heard a tour guide saying that the windows of the chapel (which are the most exquisite stainglass artistry) are valued close to a million pounds! There is a photo of the Kings College Chapel on the previous post on this blog.
Cambridge is simply amazing. The kind of place that feels like home. People riding on bikes everywhere and students making their way to the various colleges that make up Cambridge University. Stunning parks and canals are picturesque and relaxing. Although nothing is familiar it has a quality that is inviting and almost homely.
London was next on the agenda. Although London doesn’t share the same familiarity and homeliness as Cambridge it is a city that one almost feels priveledged to be visiting. This is my third time here and I had no idea what to expect. Daniel and a friend of his Gunta took us on a rollercoaster tour that started at the London Eye continued to the London Bridge Experience, Madame Tussauds, and finshed with a great time of coffee shops, steakhouses and shopping on Oxford Street. Liz spent about 3 hours in various shops in Oxford and only left with a pair of stockings. Not what I expected but at least our credit card doesn’t feel like we hate him.
Special thanks have to go to Dan and Gunta for an amazing day in London. Couldn’t live there but would love to visit it again sometime.
So today we were up early to catch our Aegean Airlines flight to Athens. We should be landing in about 2 hours! Until then I will continue to enjoy listening to the jazz music channel which has been very impressive.
Can’t believe so much has happened and we are only on day four. Now I know first hand that travel is addictive – especially when you are travelling with such a good friend.
That’s about it for now!