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London part 2

At the end of our week in London we figured out how to book a Eurostar fast train ride to Paris then went to see the famous Portebello Road in London to see it’s markets.  Unfortunately we couldn’t find the famous door from the Notting Hill movie, but met some interesting people…

Portobello Rd Market

Portobello Rd Market

Portobello Rd local

Portobello Rd local

Portobello rd Market

Portobello rd Market

Lisa and Miche enjoy a crepe on Portobello Rd

Lisa and Miche enjoy a crepe on Portobello Rd

The famous Portobello Rd street sign

The famous Portobello Rd street sign

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London

Long flight to London which included a one hour stop over in Vienna where Michelle was felt up by large Austrian lady because she peeped on the metal detector.  Arrived at London immigration and they let Micki in without even a second glance, surprisingly.  After a few heated debates we figured out the London tube system and met Michelle’s friend Lisa who put us up for a week and was our tour guide.  First day in London was the typical cold weather and pouring rain but we were pleasantly surprised to find the rest of the week warm and sunny!  Coming from Thailand it was great to be in a country where they spoke Australian.  It was also pretty clean with a really efficient train system-you don’t wait more than a few minutes for a train.

We visited Big Ben, Hyde Park, the Queen’s house and as many places from the Monopoly Board as we could (i.e. Leister Square, Trafalgar Square, Euston Rd).  We took a double decker bus around the city to see the sights also.

Micki figures out London bus system

Micki figures out London bus system

Visiting the queen

Visiting the queen

Micki in Hyde Park

Micki in Hyde Park

Telephone box near Oxford Street

Telephone box near Oxford Street

Big Ben

Big Ben

Marks and Spencer on Oxford Street

This one's for you mum (vicki).. Marks and Spencer on Oxford Street

Visiting the queen
Visiting the queen

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