London, Greenwich, Oxford, Brighton and Dover (Summer 2012)

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Photo Albums:

    • The City of London Walk — Using the Rick Steves’ free audio guide, I did the walk from Charing Cross Station to the London Bridge. This is another example why using a guide-book is important because if I didn’t, I would have missed a number of sites
    • The City of London Walk part 2 — Another walking tour of London courtesy of Rick Steves. I spent a few hours at the War Museum, a good place to visit if you are interested in Britain’s role during WWII.
    • The City of London Walk Part 3 — I was in London for about 10 days. This album consists of photos from many sites. I could easily spend another week there to cover all the places I’d want to see.
    • Greenwich and Brick Lane — One of the beneficiaries of the London Olympics is the East End of the city. Like many major cities, the east end seems to always be the ‘poor cousin’ of the city. East LA., East St. Louis, Lower East Side of New York, East Toronto around Regent Park…
    • Oxford — Oxford, home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Home to J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, T. E. Lawrence,…
    • Brighton — only a short train ride away from London.  Brighton is a lovely seaside town.
    • Dover — I last visited Dover more than 20 years ago. Since the completing of the Chunnel connecting England to the Continent, the traffic for the port has much reduced. The white cliff is still a neat trail for an easy hike.
    • Hay-on-Wye — one of the best book towns in the world!
    • Wolverhampton and Hereford — I spent a few days in Wolverhamption visiting my friend Jan. Way back in 1975, I stayed with her in Thornbury on an exchange trip with my high school.

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