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Impressions of Dubai, Part 4

by Dianne Wilkinson Touring and sightseeing.  We took a two-day hop-on/hop-off bus tour of Dubai.  It was well worth the price, is highly recommended, and recorded commentary is available in…

Impressions of Dubai, Part 3

Impressions of Dubai, Part 3

by Dianne Wilkinson Nationalities.  Dubai is a city of people from everywhere in the world, whether they live and work there, or are simply visiting.  We met people from Romania,…

Impressions of Dubai, Part 2

Impressions of Dubai, Part 2

by Dianne Wilkinson The Famous Malls.  There are 28 metro stops on the red line (the other being the green line which would bring the total to over 45), and…

From 2800 B.C. to the 21st Century—England, May, 2012

From 2800 B.C. to the 21st Century—England, May, 2012

Part 8–Driving, Dining, & Sleeping in a Fairytale the Cotswolds Mid-afternoon that Sunday, we had walked back to the motel parking lot in Bath, climbed into our car, and had…

From 2800 B.C. to the 21st Century—England, May, 2012

From 2800 B.C. to the 21st Century—England, May, 2012

Part 7: Experiencing Aquae Sulis—Roman & Medieval Baths, Jane Austen Centre, the Circus & the Royal Crescent While I don’t recall any difficulties driving to Bath (may have bounced off…

From 2800 B.C. to the 21st Century—England, May, 2012

From 2800 B.C. to the 21st Century—England, May, 2012

Part 6: Tallest Spire in 21st Century England to a 2800 B.C. Stone Circle—All in a Single Day’s Travels Leaving the Heathrow Airport area, we took the motorway M3 using…

From 2800 B.C. to the 21st Century—England, May, 2012

From 2800 B.C. to the 21st Century—England, May, 2012

Part 5:  A Day in Windsor & Driving Off to Explore More of England Friday dawned, and we were pleased to see the sun shining and most of the sky…

From 2800 B.C. to the 21st Century—England, May, 2012

From 2800 B.C. to the 21st Century—England, May, 2012

Part 4: Browsing at Harrods, Walking Through War, Jiving with the “Jersey Boys” & Dining at Cafe Rouge The remainder of Ami’s and my Thursday afternoon was spent making our…

From 2800 B.C. to the 21st Century—England, May, 2012

From 2800 B.C. to the 21st Century—England, May, 2012

Part 3:  The Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew, The Lion King, & the British Museum Since we were already three quarters of the way to Kew Gardens from London proper,…

England, part 2—From 2800 B.C. to the 21st Century

England, part 2—From 2800 B.C. to the 21st Century

Part 2:  Shakespeare’s Globe, Cruising the Thames, Frolicking at Trafalgar Square, & Enjoying Wimbledon We awoke on Tuesday to gray skies, but no rain.  Both couples had tea and toast…

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