June 10th: Today I watched the video, Rick Steves’ European Travel Skills and listened to the podcast Rick Steves’ Britain (Beyond London), British Banter. Our new guidebook, Rick Steves’ England and our adaptors arrived today. (I’ve added a pictures in case you were wondering what those look like.) Apparently you have to flip a switch after plugging in your electronic device, which is a little different from what we are used to here in the states. I mentioned in my last post that I ordered British pounds from Chase and let me tell you, the exchange rate is TERRIBLE right now. (1,000🇺🇸=615🇬🇧)
June 11th: This morning I watched the video, Secrets of London, Secrets of Selfridges on Amazon Prime and listened to the podcast, Rick Steves’ Britain (Beyond London), English Gardens. I’ve been reading my guidebooks every chance I get and according to Rick Steves, the best city to visit outside of London is Bath. It’s just a 1.5 hour train ride away so that’s where we’ll be spending our last day once the tour ends. While in Bath we will have the chance to enjoy walking tours, the Roman and Medieval Baths, visit the Bath Abbey and The Circus and the Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge and Parade Gardens, Victoria Art Gallery, Fashion Museum, Museum of Bath at Work and the Jane Austen Centre.
June 12th: Today I watched the video, Secrets of London, Secrets of the Tower of London on Amazon Prime and listened to the podcast, Rick Steves’ Britain (Beyond London), High Tea. We will be staying at The Washington Mayfair Hotel (http://www.washington-mayfair.co.uk/) for the entire week. It is a super swanky hotel located just east of Hyde Park in Central London. Check out Rick Steves’ article, A Cheap Day Out in London (http://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/read/articles/a-cheap-day-out-in-london) for a great experience in London on the cheap.