A Suprising Visit to the United Kingdom
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March 5th, 2009 – by: moeddel
Passports were required as we actually had to go through passport control to get into the city even though there was no stamp and they seemed happy to act like they were actually checking the passport. When you cross the border it is pretty amazing that it is as if you are in the center of England. The city switches to street signs in English with an occasional red phone booth, but the drivers still stay on the right hand side of the street.
We only spent about 4 hours in the city but would have preferred to spend the evening. We took a taxi tour for 25 euros a piece to the top of the rock since the cable car was being replaced with a new one. We did have to carefully avoid the caravan of reporters and police getting in the way or getting people out of the way of the Princess. (Ana was disappointed that a princess could get so old, but I wasn't going to discuss this with the Royal Family.) We enjoyed the views from the top of the rock, a short walk through some of the tunnels that have been used in wartime for hundreds of years and then enjoyed the playful monkeys at the top of the Rock before heading back to the train station for the next leg of our journey.
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