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Europe 2018 {Day Four~Amsterdam}

On Saturday, July 14th, I had an 8:30 ticket on the Eurostar to Amsterdam.  This is a new direct route that the Eurostar is running from London.  (I actually read in a New York Times travel section article yesterday that you "have to change trains in Brussels", but this is not correct.  There are some direct trains.)

The Eurostar operates out of St. Pancras International Station, so I took the underground from Earl's Court to St. Pancras/Kings Cross.  It's around a 25-30 minute trip, plus with the Eurostar, you have to be there early.  Unlike when you are taking other trains in Europe and you just have to be there when the train leaves, with the Eurostar you have to be there early to go through security checks and go through border control to leave the UK, so I left my hotel about 6:40.

I'm always so sad to leave London! Here's the train route under the English Channel into Calais, through Lille, France, then on to Brussels, Belgium, into The Netherlands wit…

Europe 2018 {Day Three~London}

Day 3 was my last day in London and a very full day.  There's lots of pictures, but as promised today revolves around 2 Queens, a Princess, a President, and finally, a King.  Here we go...
My trip coincided with Trump's visit to London.  Luckily, it didn't really impact my plans too much.  I just had to make sure to do all my shopping on Wednesday, because it was all on Friday's protest route.  I was also very excited to see the Baby Trump blimp, and would have probably gone out of my way to do so, but luckily, I didn't have to!  They flew it in Parliament Square from 9:30-11:30 and that's right across from Westminster Abbey, where I planned to start my day.  
When I got there, they had inflated Baby Trump, but it wasn't time to fly him yet...
The people who were going to hold the balloon...
 Parliament building...
This is a photo of above the entry door to Westminster Abbey.  I have visited WA several times, but they just opened a new section for the firs…