Scott’s Tour of Europe, June-August 2013

At the end of June I departed on a big adventure! 6 weeks in Europe visiting, London, France, Spain and Italy! I was invited by a local family and their children. I am so glad all the other teddies were busy, this is a chance any Teddy would jump at!
I had my own teddy with me and one of the children kindly named him ‘Stitch’.

Our first stop was in London where we did a whistle stop tour and decided that on our return, we would be on the London Eye. I’m not sure, it looks very high!

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We went to see Big Ben, I don’t know what that man is doing up a ladder!

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There were lots of visitors at Downing Street.

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After this we started on our Continental journey.

We arrived in Paris!

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Our first visit was to the Louvre, I love the glass Pyramid outside and I couldn’t wait to see the Mona Lisa, only to find out the gallery was closed! As was the Eiffel Tower, what is going on here? We have come all this way to find everything shut! Oh well we live to try again another day!

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At least the Notre Dame was open for us,

and I walked up the  Champs Elysee to the Arc de Triomph!

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It is nice to see places I’ve only heard about!

Eventually we managed to get in to climb the Eiffel Tower, it was very high.

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One of the children, ‘Chopster’, said it was like a giant Lego city below, he was right!

After that exiting adventure, it is time to pack as we are setting off for Spain tomorrow!

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Now I’m on the train to Figuerres, from where we journey to Barcelona, then Tarragona.

We took the rack railway to Nuria, a small village high in the Pyrenees

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It was beautiful, nestled in the mountains, and the air was so fresh!

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After our stay here, we returned to Barcelona.

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I took a trip on the cable car which was quite high

Later we went to the mountains of Montserrat where we had a lovely time

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Our next stop was Italy!

We eventually arrived in Cresti, a tiny Alpine Hamlet, which was another beautiful place. We had a restful stay here. (Thank goodness, I’m exhausted with all this travel!)

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We took a day trip to Stresa, a lakeside town

Stresa looks on to Lake Maggiore and is encircled by the Alps. Another beautiful place!

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Sadly however, all too soon it seems, it was time to make our way back to the UK and the London Eye.

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Well I should be safe enough in one of these pods, they look quite roomy!

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This has been an experience of a lifetime, to see so many countries on one trip and I was not even on a cruise!

Initial calculations show that we have been on 47 trains, 74 metro or underground trains, 22 buses, 2 ferries, 6 funiculars, 3 trams and 7 cable cars!

The travelling was tiring but the whole, experience has been uplifting and one we will remember forever!

Thank you my friends, for taking me with you, and thank you to your children for looking after me so well!

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