Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Euro-star adventure

On November 3, we went to London on the Euro-star train. Daddy posted the Video of 300 km/h about. We went to London for Daddy to do some work with his friends (but he only worked 2 out of 5 days). It took about 2 hours to get from Brussels to London. When we got to the Euro-star train stop in London we caught the Tube and took the northern line to South Wimbledon and then we took a doubledecker bus to Kingston where our hotel was located. It was a very long ride to Kingston. The funny part was that when we got to Kingston we went to the wrong Travelodge because there were 2 Travelodges in Kingston. You can see how complex the tube map is but we never actually got on the wrong tube and we got pretty much everywhere we wanted to go (if not for very long at each place). Every day we got our daily exercise walking around the Tube stations! On the tube I met a really nice lady who was from Australia and I talked with her for a little while (Daddy's note: more like for the entire tube journey!).


  1. That is one complicated subway system. I wonder what some of the biggest systems in the world are? Maybe Paris and New York would rival the London system? Think of all the planning, construction time and work involved to build the entire system. Here in Calgary, just building/extending one rapid transit line takes 5 years to do (from planning to completion). Can you imagine if you had to build the whole London system from "scratch"?

    So what did you talk to the Australian lady about? Was she on holidays just like you?

  2. Did you break out into a mini flash mob and sing along to Waltzing Mathilda? Only working 2 out of 5 days? Daddy is beginning to sound like Uncle Crabby!! Perish the thought:-) I never thought I'd see the day you dad would choose hedonism over science. Your dad not working is like a person not breathing - completely impossible based on physiological constraints necessary for survival:-)