Progress! Although I didn’t get out and about until around 11, I at least set an alarm for 9.
My first stop was the Pantheon, home of the decaying corpses of such French greats as Voltaire, Hugo, Rousseau, Dumas, Braille and the Curies.
The sign in Braille under Braille’s name was a nice touch, though how you’d manage
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London, Day 2
After a surprisingly jet-lag-free sleep thanks to Brewdog, I was up at a reasonable hour. I decided to follow the Thames from Limehouse to the city. Theoretically, one can follow the Thames Walk, but between closed gates and a wandering path, it’s better to just follow the road closest to the shore of the river for most of it. I ended up near Tower Bridge, which I then crossed to head toward my ultimate destination for the
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Following my shuttle adventure, my flights to Manchester were pretty uneventful. Nobody tried to sing to me, and nobody tried to kill me. I used miles to fly on U.S. Airways in first class and Envoy the whole way. Between it being off-season and having the US Airways credit card, the ticket was only 55,000 miles, which is a fantastic deal.
Port and Ice Cream for
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Given that San Francisco-based Virgin America is positioning itself as a trendier airline focusing on younger travelers, it was only a matter of time that they would make their way to Portland, Oregon.
I’m particularly excited about these new flights, since airfares from SFO to PDX are typically quite expensive, especially when compared to flying to Seattle. Hopefully the new routes from
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