2012 – London; the rainy week before the Olympics

2012 – London; the rainy week before the Olympics

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 in London, UK | No Comments

We though it was a great idea to make London out last stop before coming home to San Francisco. The Olympic Games were starting two weeks from now and the city was in a frantic rush to get ready. As in most Olympic Games of the past 20 years, the last push is always a […]

2011 – London; Sloane Square and Remembrance day

2011 – London; Sloane Square and Remembrance day

Posted by on Nov 15, 2011 in London, UK | No Comments

It’s an easy 2.5hr flight from Rome to London. Just make sure you get to the airport early enough to go through passport control. Yes, even though the UK is (supposedly) part of the EU, unlike the no passport control to other EU countries, the UK still imposes this obligation. We rented a 1 bedroom […]

2010 – Andalucia; Gibraltar and the UK

2010 – Andalucia; Gibraltar and the UK

Posted by on Jul 24, 2010 in Andalusia, Gibraltar, Spain, UK | No Comments

Although Gibraltar is technically in Spain, it’s really not, at least according the British. Gibraltar has been in the hands of the British since the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, after the war of the Spanish Succession, when Great Britain, the Netherlands, Portugal, the House of Savoy and the Holy Roman Empire drew swords against France […]

2001- Northern UK; Wiltshire, Stonehenge, Westbury, Longleat, Edinburg, York

2001- Northern UK; Wiltshire, Stonehenge, Westbury, Longleat, Edinburg, York

Posted by on May 21, 2001 in Northern UK, UK | No Comments

We’ve arrived to a lovely English country setting in Wiltshire. a place called the Bishopstrow House. Wiltshire is one of the London “bridge and tunnel” communities in the bucholic countryside. The hotel has an exclusive spa and after the long travel we relaxed into a massage and a trendy haircut experience with the very zany Dianna, […]

2001 – London, England

2001 – London, England

Posted by on May 21, 2001 in London, UK | No Comments

May 21, 2001 We’re staying in east London at the restored Great Eastern Hotel. In the late 1800’s it was a beautiful hotel connected to the Liverpool Train sation. And now it’s back. The exterior is restored to it’s 19th century grandeur but the interior has gone modern, very modern. The guest rooms are called […]