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London Shopping and Tax Refund

If you’re in London, shop European brands. They’re way cheaper than buying them in the US. Case in point. I bought a Wolford’s Fatal Dress in Harrods at full price for the equivalent of $153.00 including taxes. In Boston, that would have cost me $215 ex taxes. At the moment, some of the fashion colors are…

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Stonehenge and Bath – Rock of Ages and Steamy Rooms

**Oh dear. I thought I published this post before my Merseyside post. Obviously, not.*** We initially thought of going to Stonehenge on our own but after comparing the train prices as well as the time required to get to Salisbury then to Stonehenge then to Bath, getting on the tour was more cost-efficient. Premier Tours…

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London Day 3 – Princess Di and the Elgin Marbles

Princess Di and the Elgin Marbles What do these two have in common? One word. Legacy. Betcha you were thinking the C word – controversial. I did think about that word but to do so would diminish what they represent to the world. Whatever people may say about the late Princess Diana, there is no…

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London Day 2 – Stairs, Stairs, and more Stairs

Similar to Westminster Abbey, photography wasn’t allowed inside the baroque church designed by Christopher Wren, St. Paul’s Cathedral. 10.30 in the morning, the queues were manageable, perfect for the late risers. We paid £18 each but £2 less when purchased online. Words could not describe the awe-inspiring architecture. The striking mosaics, impressive dome, the simple memorials and…

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London Day 1 – Buckingham, Boots, Bliss

Huh? Let me explain. Yesterday, I planned for us to watch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace. Navigating the metro or Underground as their sign says or the Tube, as the locals call it, was initially confusing but conquerable. We arrived at the gates at 10.30 am to be greeted by a large number…

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