60 Days in Europe: Day 41 / July 9

July 9, 2014 – London.

Do you get the feeling coffee is important?

From my journal:
Had our own Starbuck’s instant coffee that we had brought, with cream.

Took the tube to the Tower (of London). After that we toured the Tower Bridge, leaving from the other side.

Southwark Cathedral, the Queen’s Walk along the river to the Globe. Not available for touring due to a performance. We can try again tomorrow if we like.

We walked across the Millennium Bridge and walked all the way around St. Paul’s.

From there we took a bus to the British Museum. I went in, but Laura took the tube to Elyse & Emma’s (our daughter and her friend) hostel in Hammersmith to check it out. (It was fine 🙂 )

Highlights of the Museum:

  • The Assyrian Rooms:
    -The Gate statues
    -The wall panels: The Capture of Lachish, The Lion Hunts.
  • The Sutton Hoo treasure,
  • The European Rooms,
  • Celtic, Roman, and Anglo-Saxon Britain,
  • Viking artifacts.

Assyrian Deportation 7-9-14 Panorama (Custom)


Took the tube back to Victoria and the hostel, just after Laura got there. Napped. Chatted with gov’t IT guy from Australia with 6 months of vacation.

He was claiming  half of his vacation pay every month, thus getting a year off to travel.

Laura and I walked up to the laundromat to find it gated.

A block or two from the hostel we happened upon James Watson’s old digs.

Ate in cafe – where the man said the laundromat opens at 8am. Big plate of spaghetti and meatballs 🙂 Game is on.

Sat and began the day’s journal entry.

Back to hostel as Argentina v. Holland was drawing a big crowd to the pub. Loud futbol mania, on into the night – it sounded like hundreds of people all around the surrounding block, all roaring, cheering, singing, raising Cain. Madness.

IMG_4067 (Custom)




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