|Waiting for the taxi to take us to the airport in Taipei|
|Layover in Paris|
|The view from our hotel room|
We ended our first day in London with a play at The Globe, the model of Shakespeare’s original theatre. They did a fantastic performance of King John, a little known but culturally relevant play about political machinations and the devastation of power struggles and war. Standing in the groundlings near the stage costs just 5 pounds. It’s well worth the experience. You can reach out and touch the stage and the actors even interact with the audience in the groundlings. However, you might want to be operating on a bit more sleep than we were. Standing for 2 or 3 hours can take it’s toll even when you are wide awake, let alone after travelling for 24 hours. The hubby’s knee was swollen quite badly afterward.
Sadly, we were both so exhausted that we didn’t even bother taking pictures.
Seeing the Sights
The next day included a walking tour of the major sights–St. Paul’s Cathedral, royal parks, the changing of the guard at Buckingham, Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster, countless statues, and many more sights than my tired brain could barely process. The hubby kept taking pictures. By the end, I was making faces instead of smiling for the camera.
Off to Edinburgh
Finally, we jumped back on the Piccadilly line and headed to our red eye for Edinburgh. One flight and two connecting bus rides later and we dragged ourselves into our flat here at 2 am, ready for sleep, sleep, and more sleep. I think it took us about a week to wake up!
Well, that’s all for now! Cheers!
Stay tuned for more overdue updates of our UK adventures.