Adventure '96 - England and Scotland May 1996

[**Indicates some video taken]
London: British Museum, Kew, Tate, Petticoat Lane, Greenwich
Bath, Avebury, Brighton
Edinburgh, Glasgow
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15 May
Wed
Evening **Dulles - Depart for London on British Airways
Already purchased British Rail Flexi-Pass for rail travel
[Money advice from experience - best rate of exchange and cheapest is to use credit cards and get cash via ATMs, rather than American Express travelers checks. Barclays' ATMs were convenient in Russel Sq (London) and off Princess Street (Edinburgh)


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16 May
Thursday
Morning Airbus - Arrive London, change some money, Airbus to Thanet Bed & Breakfast at Bedford Place. Range 3 Hotels
ThursMorning**British Museum - Rosetta Stone, Elgin Marbles. And Philip [phil=lover of ip=horses] with namesake
Never got into the BM Reading Room; Never got to the India Office [now, in 2002, part of the British Library]
ThursEvening Drink at The Lamb [photo], and supper next door at the piano bar Italian resturant


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17 May
Friday
DayAt Picadilly Circus bought one-week TravelCard for easy London Tube and Bus travel
** William Morris
at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Some nice rabbit [or rabbit-bkgnd] and floral [or floral-bkgnd] patterns
FriAfternoonKew - the **Rhododenron Dell in the outdoor gardens. The trees and a closeup.
Deej ringing up.
FriEvening** Greyhoud Pub - With Kew gang
FriNight**Don Fernandos restaurant in Richmond, Surrey w/ Maureen Long and Margaret Martindale.
Did not get a chance to meet husbandDerek Martindale


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18 May
Saturday
Day Tate Gallery and Museum w/ **Blake, (** +Video shots of the floor!)
Some of Deej's favorites
SatAfternoonBritish Museum, and nearby **Trafalgar Square
SatEveningIndia Club dinner (NOT near Blackfriars bridge)


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19 May
Sunday
Morning**Thanet's 2nd Room Nice tile
SunMorn Aldgate's street markets - **Petticoat Lane with the Chestnut man, and **Brick (Bangladeshi) Lane
SunAfternoonTower
**Thames Boat to and from 1) **Greenwich or 2) Greenwich
There was even a Millennium Cafe.
Standing on both East and West Hemisphers
SunEveningTaxi to move to Euro/George B&B in Cartright Gardens


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20 May
Monday
Day Trip to **Bath
Nice gargoyls and bath.
The God of the Bath.
MonEvening"Bucket" of Mussels Dinner at (Metro Italian Resturant) Tube station
**Riverdance muscial at Hammersmith theater


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21 May
Tuesday
DayTrip through countryside to Salisbury & **bus to 1) **Avebury or 2) Avebury Both Philip and Deej liked the sacred circle.
TuesEveningPub food at Waterloo's Hole-in-the-Wall
TuesEveningGreyhound Pub - **Quiz Night


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22 May
Wed
DayCartwright Gardens Hotels (**Euro & George, Tennis)
WedDayTrip to **Brighton. As a tourist
Nice reflections in the pier windows.
WedEveningDo Laundary
**Goodge's Cyberia Cafe (Also one in Edinburgh)
Overnight tiny **sleeper to Edinburgh


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23 May
Thursday
Day Edinburgh - stay at Ben Doran B&B, located at 11 Mayfield Gardens - Location
Open-air bus tour of Edinburgh (Video camera not working)
Saw the castle - gate and chapel.
Supper at Tandoori Land


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24 May
Friday
DayDay trip to **Glasgow - Museum, **Hogshead Pub lunch, [ Scottish Galleries] **Gallery of Modern Art
Edinburgh's Three Tuns pub supper of pakora/samosa with salad; and cybersurfing at Cockburn Street's Electric Frog cafe


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25 May
Saturday
MorningEdinburgh - Bus trip in to central Edinburgh to get Barcalays' ATM cash for B&B bill
**Crispin Bates, professor of Indian History, U of Ed.
SatAfternoon'Flying Scotsman' Train **back to London
SatNightDinner by Maureen Long at Hounslow & to Red Lion Pub (Video camera not working!)


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26 May
Sunday
AfternoonHeathrow plane back to Dulles and car at Blue 4 parking lot
Sun Evening Drive back to Charlottesville

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