Tag Archives: London

The Europe Trip: London (Days 10-13)

Hampton Court Palace Formal Gardensat Hampton Court Palace Formal Gardensat Hampton Court Palace Maze at Hampton Court Palace Parliament from the River Thames Thursday was my first day with no teaching or international travel. I took advantage of my time off to visit Hampton Court Palace, built in the early 1500s by (soon-to-be Cardinal) Thomas […]

The Europe Trip: Reflections on London (Day 9)

London Reflections After several days in London (albeit with a break in Amsterdam), I felt like I was starting to get a feel for the city, at least parts of it. Because I was staying in the south and generally teaching in the north, I had already traversed the city a half dozen times, using, […]

The Europe Trip: London (Day 8)

Having just barely managed to catch my return train from Amsterdam to London, I arrived into St. Pancras train station at 5:00pm local time ready for a break. I didn’t have to teach until 8:00 that evening, and I figured my destination in North London was less than an hour away. St. Pancras Train Station […]

The Europe Trip: The Eurostar Biathlon (Day 8)

Here’s a little challenge I like to call “The Eurostar Biathlon.” My journey from London to Amsterdam via Brussels had been easy and relaxing, so I wrongly expected the same for the return. “This is Stage Two of the Eurostar Biathlon. After sprinting up and down stairs and through corridors with two heavy suitcases, you […]

The Europe Trip: Amsterdam (Day 3)

St. Pancras Train Station Scenery Zipping By Transferring in Brussels InterCity Train After two days in London, I set out by train for Amsterdam. I again took an above-ground train and then an underground train, this time headed for St. Pancras station, from which the high-speed Eurostar train service to mainland Europe leaves. After security […]