Kew Garden Waterlilies

The Waterlily House at Kew Gardens is a small tropical greenhouse built in 1852. It showcases a variety of waterlilies, ferns, papyrus and hanging gourds. Besides the lilies themselves, I was particularly intrigued with the waterlily buds, either submerged in…

A Day at Kew Gardens (1)

Kew Gardens, located in West London, comprises over 300 acres of land with a myriad of attractions, including numerous glass houses, gardens, a palace (a very small palace), restaurants and shops. First I visited the Palm House, a tropical rainforest…

London Tourist

Yesterday I spent the day sightseeing. I visited the London Bridge, The Design Museum, Hay’s Galleria, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to enter the abbey since services were being held. I will again, let the pictures…

Punting on the River Cam

During my day trip to Cambridge I went punting on Cam River. This leisurely ride is a great way to see the historic college buildings, beautifully tended greenery, and fascinating arched bridges from the 1800s.

Day Trip to Cambridge (1)

It’s peppermint tea this evening at Cafe de Pierre, a couple blocks from my hotel. A screaming bus of tourists just whizzed by the cafe. Seriously, loads of people on the open top level of a red double decker literally…

iPad Defeat, iPad Success

Though sore from the previous day’s exercise and spaced from lack of sleep, I headed toward the Apple store on Regent Street anticipating success in obtaining a camera connector. When I arrived on the scene around 10:30 I was mildly…

The Mad Dash

I slept better last night and got up around 8:30. I took The Tube to Kings Cross railway station to catch a train to Cambridge. Catching the train was an experience. After obtaining a roundtrip pass I walked out of…

Zombieanne

Aware of how long I lost myself in the library the previous day and expecting I’d repeat the experience, I really wanted to make an early start. Unfortunately, I hadn’t slept well and even heading out at 10:30 was a…

Day Two in London: Research

It’s after 10 and tonight I’m enjoying an egg mayonaise sandwich along with a cup of orange and coconut tea in the hotel lounge. Nice and light. I slept well last night and set out around 10:30 this morning. My…