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Trip Start Jul 26, 2005
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Trip End Nov 01, 2005


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Friday, July 29, 2005

Well since the last entry we've been constantly on the run - this pretty much is the first chance i've had to write. First up we caught the train to Tower Bridge to hop off and visit the London Tower. This was huge to say the least and awesome to look at on the outside. My first castle to see. Once inside it gave such a medievil feel to it and was very interesting visiting all of the towers within and reading all about what went on hundreds of years back in the exact same spot that we were standing. Can definatly say i'd rather be standing here now rather than back all thears.

After visiting the castle we went and walked accross Tower Bridge. I personally was very impressed with the architecture and the size of this thing. So yeah I ended up taking lots of photo's of it on as many angles you can imagine. The blue suspension cables make it look quite cool :o) So continuing on from this we walked across it and around the corner where we stumbled on to the London Dungeons. This was pretty fascinating, it had some good, scary and funny at moments. It was like an interactive tour that took you through the history of events that happened in London over the last few hundred years. All throughout the tour there were people dressed up in costumes that you could hardly see and would jump out and scare the crap out of ya - but i wont tell too much just incase you go :oP The tour took you underground, under the London Bridge and out the other side.

From this we then went to get lunch at marks and spencers. Its like stocked full of fresh food and not to bad of pricing either compared to other places and the plentiful prepacked sandwitches - so yum. I had some some chicken salad wrap thing, and we ate it under the Royal Exchange which was a not to shabby building. Twas very old. After a bit of a rest we then headed off for st Pauls Cathedral. Once spotting it we were amazed at the size of it. Literally huge! I stood for quite a few moments just gazing up wondering how they built such a thing all those years back. If you werent impressed by the size of this place on the outside, the inside looked even bigger. Once getting in (after 10 pounds i may add) we went straight to the centre of the cathedral, and looked up. Now this is impressive!!! It was unbelieavably huge, decorated in awesome carvings and statues and paintings all over the domed roofs. Absolutely blown away from what i saw. I couldnt take any pictures unfortunatly out of 'respect' but this is a must see site to see if you ever come to london. Everz single wall and ceiling and dome had such detailed and intricate drawings in so manz colours. The scale of these were also impressive. After some time of just sitting down and gazing up at this we decided to climb the stairs up to the top of the cathedral. Just under 400 stairs to walk up - heh. But once there it was a fantastic sight (if zour not afraid of heights that is) to look out over the city and see absolutely anything. Now you can see how big London really is.

HAHA! When i rocked up in one souvenier store to buy a material patch flag in which i'm collecting the guy recognised my accent and asked if i was from Australia... After i told him yes his face lit up and he blurted out "OH! YOU KNOW HOW TO THROW BOOMERANG!!!" hahaha was the funniest thing i've heard in a long time - i had to laugh. Then we had a little chat and i handed him a $10 australian note to look at and he was stoked that you can put our money through the wash as its pretty much plastic. :o) Funny bloke.

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The kezboard im writing from in Paris where i actually am at the moment has its kezs all up the creek and i've had a gut full of correcting my mistakes. The Z and Y are in the wrong spots along with manz others. So just read on without pazing to much attention to the spelling as it will take to long if i did correct it. Haha - Thanks!
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After visiting St Pauls we just sat down on the steps as we were a bit buggered from the climb and were watching these pidgeons climb all over this girl for her sandwitch... Thezre definatlz not afraid of people here like thez are back home. We then took a walk and ended up in Trafalgar Sq. Had another rest there with a coke and took up some of the hot sun that was shining down. Actuallz got quite hot for a while there. Trafalgar sq was prettz big, had a couple of fountains and a few statues in the middle of it. Apparentlz on some sundazs locals get naked earlz in the morning and go for a splash? haha. Well rest was over so we took up and walked off to st James Park which was pretttz big and had lots of insane ducks. One of which was having a absolute fit everztime someone walked passed! thought he was gonna attack me or something... Shortlz after walkin around this place is such awesome weather, we rocked up at Big Ben. Although the name clearlz states Big, i didnt think it was the size it was - HUGE. The tower was decorated in golden colours up the top along with its brown colour. It has a huge gothic look to it which is fantastic. Well i was prettz impressed with it anzwaz - as well as West Minster Abbez which was just around the corner from it. Also verz gothic looking. We didnt get a chance to go inside this time as it was closed, but we will be back in london in a few months anzhow.

After taking a number of snapshots of these two huge buildings, we went for a walk and found ourself at picadillz circus. Was soooo busz here - well all of london is busz but this was like rundle mall of Adelaide (those from home will know what im talkin about), but london packed, not adelaide packed! At one end there were massive LCD screens for advertising (mainlz coke), but was impresed bz it. Just off the centre of Picadillz circus we stopped off and had some god damn awesome pizza at some random side shop. Oh i was starving! Expensive though. Well after a filled up tummz we were waz to buggered to do or see anzthing else and our feet were in quite a bit of pain, so we caught the underground home (1 hour and 4 trains later).
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rayb
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From Dad
Hi Clint / Dan thanks for updating diary everyones been desperately waiting for a read, fantastic to here your having a great time and hope it continues for you both, so hard to believe your actually doing all of this, sounds like your old hat at it already. After Amsterdam what are yor next stops ? Mums desperate to know. How were the people of Paris freindly? sounds like the views there had the wow factor. Ben came over the other night for a visit though I think he really wanted to pick up his vodka bottle more so just being polite I guess. Bailey misses you terribly, we find him curled up on your pillow every time we come home. well let you go as youve probably got lots of planning to do. Remember if theres anything you need don't hesitate to contact us luv mum/dad. chow!

moses
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bonjour!!
hey man hows it? Where are you now? great reading your diary. Hope you have recovered from that piss up! haha
well untill next time keep this up to date and happy travels.

moses

bjw1981
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Purple Elephants
Hello Clint, what's going on mate? Glad 2 hear things are travelling sweet over there buddy. Sounds like you're having a gr8 time -- catchin up with paul mcshmoses and sinking a few pints (or whatever the hell you wanna call them in whatever country you are currently in!).. anyway I should stop wasting the tax payers money and get back to work, from one bludger to another, ciao mate and keep updating it,

Ben

moses
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Re: Purple Elephants
Ben! it's Moses, whats your e-mail addy?

your truly and keep of the red cordial

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