August 1993 (A selection of pictures scanned from an old photo album and written up in March 2012.)
Cynthia at LAX awaiting our international flight…
Day 1 and Day 2
A selection of impatiently scanned pictures from an old album of a tour with Cynthia.
Arriving in London late we went straight to the hotel (I think?) and then on the morning of Day 3 we enjoyed (quoted from the brochure) “morning sightseeing with a professional London guide includes all the famous landmarks: Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial, Kensington’s splendid museums, Chelsea, Knightsbridge with Harrods, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the River Thames.
“Highlights are a visit to Westminster Abbey…time in the afternoon for independent activities.”
After Amsterdam we travel by bus “through the heavily industrialized Ruhr area, backbone of Germany’s economic might. (I wonder if that is still true 20 years later?)
“Lunchtime we arrive in Cologne for a visit to the awesome Gothic Cathedral. Its twin 515-foot towers, five naves and splendid stained-glass windows are powerful testimony to the quality of medieval engineering and craftsmanship.”
I think this tour was a great choice for both of us. We didn’t have much time but we got to see so much and never had to stress about how to get there or where to stay plus we had plenty of time to fit in what we particularly wanted to do and to eat as we liked. Back in 1993 I stopped ragging on tours.
Day 12 Hotel Opera Cadet, Paris