Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Itinerary

Follow Ireland link above for updates in Ireland. Apologies, Ireland link has moved to the end. I'm still learning!!

A couple of photos of my first night in London. My three beautiful great nieces. Lisa and Lucas certainly are very busy with the three girls - Macie, Isla and Pearl. It was great to spend time with my sister Roe, although I'm not quite sure how her health really is.



Either 29 or 30 April!!

Well, it is 1:15pm your time, heavens only knows what time in what zone I’m in. Have just flown over Greenland, so not far out of London after this epic travel. I left Melbourne 11:20am yesterday morning and only have another 2 1/2 hours to go!!

Trip started well, as I asked to be upgraded to Economy Plus for the trip from LA to London. I had already upgraded the Melb/Syd/LA trip.

Asked how much and didn't have to pay!!

Of course, someone in customs commented on my Nancybird handbag and how fabulous it is.

Also, stated that I must be a seasoned traveler, as I knew exactly what to do. Gosh you can bluff your way sometimes. But of course, when I got to LA and going back through customs, they called my bag aside as I had forgotten to empty my water bottle. I was most apologetic and a little embarrassed and they were fine!!

Some guy my age got chatting and told me I look like Helen Mirren. Is that a pick up line?

Arrived in London. Battled suitcase back pack and oversized packed Nancy bird through peak hour on the tube. What an experience. Certainly no patience when it’s time to be at work on a Friday morning before a long weekend and this old lady stands on the wrong side of the escalator!

Am now sitting in a little cafe in Hackney with my sister.

Will write from Ireland.

Love to you all!



Viv's Itinerary

April 29
11:20am Melbourne - Sydney - 10:11am Los Angeles
April 30
Arrive in London and catch express bus to Luton - night in Luton

http://www.backroadstouring.co.uk/

May 1
Fly to Galway - 2:15pm. Meet the group tour for dinner and stay overnight in Galway.
May 2 and 3
Killarney
May 4 and 5
Cork
May 6
Kilkenny
May 7&8
Dublin

May 9
7:10am Dublin to Rome 11:20am

ITALY - ITALIAN INDULGENCE
May 9 10 11
Rome
May 12
Assisi
May 13 14
Sienna
May 15
Lucca
May 16 17
Venice
May 18 19
Lake Como
May 20
Fly from Milan to Paris
overnight Paris

La Belle France - Normandy & Loire Valley


May 21 - Tour of France begins

May 21 22
Honfleur
May 23 24
Bayeux
May 25
Fougeres
May 26 27
Chinon
May 28
Blois
May 29 30 31
Paris

June 1
Train from Paris to London


June 2 3 4 5 6
London

June 7 8 9 (I don't think I see June 8??)
London to Chicago - Chicago - Los Angeles - Sydney and arrive in Melbourne June 9

End of my holiday!!!!


























7 comments:

  1. Have a very, very happy and restful holiday.

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  2. Glad to see arrived safely Helen, I mean Viv. Nice photos

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  3. Sandra - do you realise that you click on the Ireland link (placed below the photo and followers for all information about Ireland. Will you let everybody know as I think it has confused everyone. Love, Helen (Viv).....

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  4. I reckon it was a pick up line, or at the very least a nice compliment. haha take care and keep us posted xx

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  5. Welcome Mon and Jules and Greg

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  6. Hi Viv
    I have really enjoyed your excerpts from italy. It brings back such beautiful memories for me. It too was blown away by the Pantheon.
    don't worry about misplacing things - your phone and yourself... You wouldn't get lost for too long, just start laughing and they will find you soon enough heheh xxx
    Hope it warms up a bit for Venice, as you will be floating around on a gondola. enjoy viv xxx

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  7. YES that is certainly a pick up line! Helen Mirren is smokin hot!! :))
    Good to read about your travels Viv, sending you lots of love. -Leni.

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