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London’s evening charm

Here we are with our half Polish half British family! They took care of us for a week here in London. In this last post, we are going to see London in the evening. We start on Piccadilly Street: Wellington Arch, designed by Decimus Burton, finished in 1830 and surmounted …

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London: The City

Hello from London again! Today we had a chance to visit our cousin Ewa at her office. She works in that modern building called Walkie Talkie that dominates the part of London called “The City.” When Londoner say “The City,” they mean the one-square-mile business center in East London that …

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Windsor Castle

Today, we spent the entire day in Windsor and Eton, where the biggest attraction is the Royal Castle. It took us half an hour to get there from Richmond Station in London. Windsor Castle claims to be the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world. It has been the …

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London Baby!

Hello from London! We started our tour of the city in the British Museum. The British Museum was established in 1753 and is now home to over eight million artefacts. The most popular part of the museum is the Egyptian collection. We had a chance to see school children working …

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Edinburgh: Parliament, Princes Street and Wojtek

We are still on the Royal Mile. The New Parliament building is fascinating. Its construction started in 1999, the first debate took place in 2004. PThe Royal Mile ends with the Palace and Abbey of Holyroodhouse, residence of the royal family. Last glimpse on the Royal Mile: Princes Street is …

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Edinburgh Castle

Hello from Edinburgh! We start visiting this amazing city with its most famous landmark – Edinburgh Castle It has been estimated that there were once about three thousand castles in Scotland. Edinburgh Castle is Scotland’s most famous castle. Over its 1000-year history it has been known as the most besieged …

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Edinburgh: Firth of Forth Bridges and Calton Hill

Hello from Edinburgh. This train, from the King Cross Train Station took us to Edinburgh. Today, on Sunday, there was a train to Edinburgh every half an hour. It took us five hours to arrive to Edinburgh Waverley railway station. My very good friend from university lives here with here with …

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London: Kew Gardens

Hello everyone, here we are, in London after a seven-hour flight from Toronto. The temperature today was +15 degrees, cloudy with a little bit of rain. We are staying with Radek’s cousin Ewa, her husband Duncan and their son Freddie. They live in a beautiful area in London not far …

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Ottawa: Coptic Orthodox Church of St. George and St. Antony

Hello again from our cold capital. Today, on Sunday Dec. 31, the temperature in the morning was -23 degrees. I would like to invite you for a short visit to the Coptic Church of St. George and St. Antony in Gloucester, Ottawa. The community of this church is very open …

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Festive and cold Ottawa

Hello everyone. Spending time with this little gift from heaven is a pure pleasure. Unfortunately, it is too cold for a winter walk. Here are the headlines from CBCNEWS OTTAWA, posted on Dec. 28: Iced cap: Ottawa currently coldest capital city in the world Ottawa’s temperature has fallen below those …

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