Saturday, November 15, 2008

London at last

After another 12-hour flight, and nearly 48 hours after setting out from home, we've finally arrived in London. The flight was comfy again, and a very smooth landing at Heathrow. Some fun-and-games trying to find the right bus -- one person from the bus coach company very helpfully sent us to the wrong place to get a bus to Victoria Coach Station. Fortunately, the coach drivers were more on to it and quickly sent us to the right place.

So, three hours after landing at Heathrow, we're standing on Buckingham Palace Road wondering which direction to go to get to the Grosvenor hotel. We figured it out, and struggled off in the right direction (ever tried pulling five trundler suitcases, when there's only two of you?). By 5pm local time, we're booked into the Grosvenor hotel.

A quick pop out to the post office to send off packages to various locations in the UK and Finland, stop by a local Starbucks, and back to the hotel for room service.

Tomorrow, off to Abingdon to meet Auntie Joy and Uncle Fred.


  1. When we arrived in Auckland September 2004 from South Africa we arrived with 6 large suitcases, a car seat, a backpack, a handbag, a camera bag, a stuffed toy dog, a baby bag, a stroller and a squirmy little 14 month old.

    Not fun trying to move all that stuff around...

    How much luggage allowance did you have?

    Lea White

  2. Hi Lea,

    As we are coming back via the UK we were allowed 2 big suitcases each up to 23kg per piece.

    Juliette (aka Sweetie)