On our last night in Quito a special dinner had been planned. We were to be entertained and dined at a very ancient convent. When we arrived we discovered that it was one of those dinners where we were the entertainment. 124 more words
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“They’re changing the guard at Buckingham Palace, Christopher Robin went down with Alice”; the words of the popular poem by A.A. Milne. I can hear it going round in my head right now. 1,374 more words
11:30. We just have to make it by 11:30.
We rushed from the half priced ticket booth at Picadilly Circus (cheap seats to Wicked secured for the evening show!) toward Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guard parade and ceremony. 614 more words
On Friday, there was a commemoration to mark 75 years from the beginning of the Battle of Britain. We were watching the morning news while eating our breakfast when we heard about it, so of course we were off to compete with the other thousands for a prime viewing site in front of Buckingham Palace.We decided to try for a view of the balcony so we weren’t able to see the enhanced Changing of the guard which was performed by the RAF Queen’s Colour Squadron in the Palace foreground.We managed to stand at the front of the barriers so got a grand view of everything happening outside the gates. 317 more words