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Living It Up in Lively London

Living It Up in Lively London

As this hyperlapse video shows, London is a vibrant city.

Of course, in “real time,” the pace in the United Kingdom’s capital city is just a wee bit more sedate.

If your timing is right, you can be “Queen For A Day” and go on a “Royal Day Out.”

# 5 – Throne Room, Buckingham Palace (Derry Moore Photo)

And you can “shop until you drop” there.

And, as we explained last year in a series of stories about travel to Europe, London is a great place to begin a trip to that part of the world.

(London was the starting and ending points for two month-long trips across Europe by Tales Told From The Road editor, Dick Jordan.)


London “Shopping Spree”

London “Shopping Spree”

(Join Tales Told From The Road for the final day of its month-long virtual European journey.)

Today, after a month long, east-to-west jaunt across the European Continent, we’ll return to where our journey began: London.

While we could fly over the English Channel to get there. But instead, we’ll take the fast, just under two hour rail trip to Brussels where we’ll board the Eurostar train and dive under that salty strait about midway during the two-plus hour ride to London’s St. Pancras station, a huge pile of bricks assembled during the Victorian era and recently modernized to serve as England’s end of the Eurostar line.

As we rocket our way across the Belgian countryside, we’ll raise a glass of champagne to toast the final rail journey and the imminent conclusion of our European odyssey.

But how should we spend the last day of vacation before flying home tomorrow?

We’ve had our fill of cathedrals, castles, and museums.

So let’s do something different: Go on a “shopping spree”!

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