OT - our trip to Scandinavia and London

msmeow

We had a very nice trip! I loved Damme and Brugge in Belgium. I could see myself spending a couple of weeks in the summer relaxing in Damme! There was very strong and cold wind blowing in Copenhagen. The wind caused us to be a couple of hours late docking and made it difficult to walk at times! We were supposed to spend a day in Skagen, DK, but the wind was so strong there we couldn’t even dock. There were around a dozen cargo ships anchored waiting for the weather to turn so they could dock. The temperature was warm in Oslo but it rained off and on.

We were late arriving at our hotel in London due to horrendous traffic! But as soon as we checked in we walked to the Tower of London and spent a couple of hours there. We went back first thing Sunday morning to see the Crown Jewels. We also walked through a lot of Hyde Park, toured Kensington Palace and the Banqueting House, rode a boat on the Thames, and walked across Tower Bridge and back. We ate fish and chips and had dinner in a pub and pretty much did everything we had hoped to pack into our day and a half in London!







Donna

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vee_new

It sounds as though you had a wonderful trip Donna. Thank you for sharing it and the photos with us.

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yoyobon_gw

Thanks for sharing Donna !

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friedag

Very good, Donna! As for the wind: the weather makes every trip unique. Hope you think so, too. :-)

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kathy_t

What a lovely trip! Thanks for telling us about it, Donna.

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vee_new

Donna, now you are into all things English (and Scandinavian) did you know that the photo you took of Queen Victoria's statue outside Kensington Palace was produced by her daughter Princess Louise? The offspring who dared to stand up to her Mother and made a life for herself quite unconventional for those times.


The Statue of Queen Victoria

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msmeow

Vee, if they told us that about the statue I didn't remember! LOL Good for Princess Louise. :)

I would love to visit all the London places again in a less busy season, so I can reflect on the history. It's hard to spend time in quiet reflection when there are hundreds of people pushing and jostling for the best photo op.

Donna

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yoyobon_gw

Donna, regarding the crowds of tourists....it always amuses me that travel shows are filmed at various museums and sights when there are no tourists or tourists are blocked during filming so they cannot ruin the shot.

Ditto for those lovely cruises and tour boats, always showing the empty swimming pools and lagoons with perhaps one couple when in fact they are teeming with tourists and travelers !


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carolyn_ky

Donna, my daughter and I did a tour of Scandinavia with an add-on of three nights in St. Petersburg last summer. It was quite a nice trip and quite different from other places we have visited. London is my very favorite destination, one that I can never get enough of.

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Rosefolly

Nice to hear about RP travels. Glad you had such a good time!

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