Reflections on Trip 2

Posted on Wed 10 February 2016 in Baltic Cruise and Northern Europe • Tagged with Reflections • 9 min read

Finally, four months after my last one, I have another Reflections on Trip post. Some of these are really deep, while others are definitely not.

Multilingualism

On our trip I encountered many people from many countries. I talked to kids from Israel, France, Spain, Lebanon, Mexico, Kuwait, and a few …


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Reflections on Trip 1

Posted on Sat 10 October 2015 in Baltic Cruise and Northern Europe • Tagged with Reflections • 5 min read

As I said at the end of my last post about our trip to Northern Europe I am going to write about some things that I thought about during the trip. Some of it has to do with the particular events of the trip, but some are more generic. This …


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8-22-2015 - Reykjavik, Iceland to Denver, Colorado

Posted on Sat 22 August 2015 in Baltic Cruise and Northern Europe • Tagged with Colorado, Denver, Flight, Iceland, Reykjavik • 2 min read

Somewhere over Northern Canada: I am in the plane right now and just got caught up on all my blog posts. Transportation to the airport was fairly easy. The man who took us to the apartments yesterday took us to the bus terminal where we caught an airport shuttle to …


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8-21-2015 - Reykjavik, Iceland

Posted on Fri 21 August 2015 in Baltic Cruise and Northern Europe • Tagged with Iceland, Reykjavik • 5 min read

Today we did a tour of the Golden Circle, the main sites in the southwest of Iceland. Getting to the bus terminal was a bit interesting. We were driven by the grandpa of the family from the hotel to some apartments. Then we were picked up by a minibus from …


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8-20-2015 - London, England to Reykjavik, Iceland

Posted on Thu 20 August 2015 in Baltic Cruise and Northern Europe • Tagged with England, Flight, Iceland, London, Reykjavik • 2 min read

I'm going to make this short because I'm behind on writing. Today was a travel day. We went by car from our apartment to Gatwick International Airport. Then we flew to Reykjavik. It was only a 3 hour flight and 1 hour time difference so it wasn't bad at all …


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8-19-2015 - London, England

Posted on Wed 19 August 2015 in Baltic Cruise and Northern Europe • Tagged with England, London • 3 min read

Today we went to the reconstruction of the Globe Theatre and then to the science museum, but I'm getting ahead of myself. I'll start with the Globe Theatre.

I'll start by describing some of the things I learned about the Globe Theatre. The area around the Globe had a long …


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8-18-2015 - London, England (York)

Posted on Tue 18 August 2015 in Baltic Cruise and Northern Europe • Tagged with England, London, York • 3 min read

Today we went to York, our furthest day trip so far. It took two hours by express train (120 mph I think). The other trips we've made have been on much slower trains with more stops.

We began by going to a museum on the history of York. The area …


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8-17-2015 - London, England

Posted on Mon 17 August 2015 in Baltic Cruise and Northern Europe • Tagged with England, London • 3 min read

We started the day by going to the Royal Air Force Museum. It took a while to get there because we had to get off the underground and walk a little ways and then get on a different line and go for another while. Then we had to walk for …


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8-16-2015 - London, England (Warwick)

Posted on Sun 16 August 2015 in Baltic Cruise and Northern Europe • Tagged with England, London, Warwick • 3 min read

Today we went to Warwick (pronounced war-ick). Warwick is the site of a very old medieval castle. Today, the castle grounds are what I’d call a Renaissance Festival mixed with a real castle. There were all sorts of activities that you could do on the grounds, most of the …


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8-15-2015 - London, England

Posted on Sat 15 August 2015 in Baltic Cruise and Northern Europe • Tagged with England, London • 5 min read

Today was another full day in London. We started out by going to Greenwich, the location of the Prime Meridian and the location where Greenwich Mean Time is calculated.

Before going to the observatory, we went to the Cutty Sark museum. The Cutty Sark was one of the fastest clippers …


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