Wimbledon Videos

The first video is from court 11 and the second video is from Centre Court.  Enjoy!

Bees On Regent Street

Wandering around on this ok-weathered day I stumbled upon a group of people on a street corner looking up.  I didn’t have anywhere to be so I decided to find out what as going on.

Everyone was staring at 3 bee keepers figuring out what to do with this giant bee’s nest that was formed on a traffic light!

This is why I ALWAYS carry my camera and flipcam in my bag. You just never know when you’ll need it!

I stood there for a good 10 minutes and nothing happened so I left.  The bee keepers didn’t even know what to do or maybe they were waiting for the right moment but either way I got a little bored so I left.  I’ll see if there are any newspaper articles to follow up with.  In the mean time I’ll leave you with a little video I made (because I have way too much time on my hands right now).

AC La Linea

In case you are catching up on our trip:

Gibraltar

Climbing the Rock

Marbella, Spain

We stayed at AC La Linea.  It’s a chain of hotels throughout Spain, Portugal and Italy.  The hotel itself was very nice, well priced and had a free mini bar.

Sorry about the messy photos.  I couldn’t get a photo before Jon plopped down his belongings EVERYWHERE.

Here was the view from our balcony which was also a plus.

I hope you enjoyed my commentary.

While there were plenty of good things about this hotel there were a couple of bad things.

1. The front desk weren’t much help.  We didn’t know where to eat dinner so we asked for some recommendations.  The women had to think and then gave us 3 places.  We tried one the first night and it was not good. We also about tours, day trips and things to during our stay and all the lady gave us was a map of La Linea.  She couldn’t give us any more information which was frustrating.

2. There wasn’t any conditioner in the bathroom.  I know most European (or outside of the US) hotels don’t provide conditioner but I’m still going to complain because I don’t understand why they don’t provide it.

3. Free wi-fi in the lobby but not in the room.  Just put it in the room too.

There were more pros than cons so I would recommend staying at an AC hotel if you are in Spain, Portugal or Italy.

5 Hours In Marbella, Spain

Day 1 of vacation

Day 2 of vacation

Day 3 was spent in Marbella, Spain.  It was a 1.5 hour bus ride up the coast.

I knew it was a beach town and it wasn’t going to be hot enough to lay out but we figured we might as well explore since we were close enough.  While doing research we saw a lot about the Bonsai Museum so we checked it out.  We were the only visitors and we didn’t have any guidebook or descriptions of the plants so it was pretty funny.  It was 2 rooms filled with different Bonsai trees that were up to 500 years old.  If you’re in the area don’t waste your time.

There you go.  You can now say you visited the museum.

After the museum visit we went down to the beach and the old town.

There were street artists in the old town and their work was very beautiful.  One in general stuck out.  Watch him do his thing in the video.

What do you think of his work?

Marbella was a great day trip but next time we will definitely bring our bathing suits so we can lay on the beach.

Paris On Purpose – Being A Tourist

First Post: Eiffel Tower at night

Second Post: Palace of Versailles

I came up with the perfect walking route through Paris to see most of the major sites and I want to share it with you incase you are heading there soon!

Start at the Eiffel Tower.

Climb to the top.

Cross the river. Climb up a lot of steps where the Palais de Tokyo is on your right. Walk up Avenue d’lena until you come to the Arc de Triomphe.

Walk down the Champs Elysees.

Walk through the Jardin des Tuileries and hope there are actual tulips there.

Go to the Louvre.

After the Louvre walk along the river to see Notre Dame.

Then loop around to visit the Pompidou Museum.

That’s only the first day.  I’ve got another great route for the second day.

Total miles walked: 4.36 miles.  Way to go!!

Bowling: The Universal Sport

One of my classmates put together a bowling night at a local bowling alley and we  had a great time.  We went to Palace Superbowl in Elephant & Castle. Since we made reservation beforehand and were a big group they gave us a special rate of £7.50 for 3 games.

It was half casino half bowling alley.  I’ve never seen that before but I guess they kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

The group!

Anne (follow American) has a blog too!

I didn’t take that many photos from the night because I was having more fun with my new-ish Flip Cam!

For Your Entertainment

Not that much going on right now.  London has gotten cold (High 30s/Low 40s). We do have trips and visitors lined up for the next couple of weeks so I promise there will be better posts coming soon.  Until then enjoy these videos.

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