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USA Part 1

Photography,Travel Wednesday 4th November 2009

Last month Ria and I had two weeks in the USA travelling from New York to Boston to Chicago and then back to New York. After travelling ~8,300 miles on 6 flights, 2 rail journeys and numerous subway systems we’d taken a lot of photos. It’s taken me up until now to get photos from New York sorted out and put up online. Here they are:

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The trip was amazing! We ate lots of fantastic food, saw great shows, went up tall buildings, drank cocktails, went to zoos, took boat cruises, ate some more food, saw the sites, did shopping and generally stood around looking up and gaping at the tall buildings.

More photos to follow of Chicago and Boston.


London Weekend

Travel Monday 21st September 2009


Arrived 2pm, collected tickets, checked-in, walked to Strand Leon, walked to Covent Garden. Wandered in shops, champagne at the Liberty champagne bar, then tube to Haymarket Royal. Saw Breakfast At Tiffany’s – good but uncomfortable seats (you get what you pay for). Hungry, found random Italian “Prezzo” and had calzone and wine. Bed.


Breakfast from kitchenette then walked down Mall to palace, cyclists everywhere, saw Boris. Went up arch then tube to St Paul’s. Coffee and cake at Paul, peaked in cathedral, took photos and then walked across bridge to Tate Modern. Nothing new on so carried on along river to Tower Bridge view. Tubed over to north side and walked to British Museum. Tired, had coke and cream scone. Did bits of Egypt and Greece then headed back to hotel. Got ready and headed out to Benares. Very nice! Had brilliant cocktails, tandoori chicken, meatballs/salmon, deserts, bottle of wine, coffee and petit fours. Very swanky part of town. Tubed to London bridge and met parents in the Real Greek for a drink.


Checked-out, breakfast from Starbucks, got London Eye tickets, walked to Westminster and met parents. Went on Houses of Parliament tour, very interesting! Then waked over to London Eye and saw the view. Tubed to Liberty cafe and had nice lunch with parents. Realised it was getting on so went and retrieved bags from hotel and got to Kings Cross. Boarded train back north.



Travel Friday 18th September 2009

Four months ago Ria and I went to Arran for a lovely long weekend. Here is a GPS plot of a walk we did one day plus a whole bunch of photos:

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Photo Avalanache

Photography,Travel Friday 18th September 2009