Sunday, January 09, 2011

London - Part 1/3

I recently finished an epic vacation with my brother that involved London, Madrid and Berlin.  And knowing that a post that involves the entire two week trip would be way too long, I'm going to break it up into three.

To start with, London was never on the agenda.  Philip would have a layover at Heathrow but that was it.  Until the snow storms hit London and British Airways canceled all flights out of Heathrow.  He missed his connecting flight in Germany and there was no easy way he would make it to Bulgaria.  We decided I would try to head to London and spend Christmas there with Sydne - our sister in law of sorts. Luckily, I was able to fly from Sofia - London Luton (no closures) a few days later.

London Bridge 

London Bridge

221B Baker Street (Sherlock Holmes!)

Day trip to Oxford where I studied abroad in 2005.  The Eagle and Child is a famous pub where JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis used to hang.

ACU@Oxford (One of the ACU houses)

Obviously, that's a quick overview.  We hung out in London, Oxford and St. Albans where Sydne lives.  'Twas super.  Cold and lots of canceled trains due to weather, etc.  But I'm so thankful we had Sydne there to host us and hang out with us.

Coming soon: Madrid, Spain.

2 comments:

Vicki said...

Hope you have time to share Madrid and Berlin with us soon. What a fabulous trip yall have had! Phil got home today..oh, the irony that he came home to snow and coldness!! ...and I'm sure he will be sleeping in tomorrow, but I hope he'll get some photos up soon.

Geist said...

Wow! I am really looking forward to seeing the other posts!
I have never been in London = I am jealous!