Fireworks over river Thames

NYE fireworks, London, England

Some years ago I started the tradition to not be at home on New Year’s Eve – I was always travelling with friends. This year we had only two and a half days and when I asked for the perfect destination, the answer of my fiancée was short and fast: London. That’s why I planned a trip to the United Kingdom and organized most things in advance to make the most of the limited time. Continue reading “Fireworks over river Thames”

The truth

Sherlock Holmes, Baker street, London, England, United Kingdom

“How often have I said to you
that when you have eliminated the impossible,
whatever remains,
however improbable,
must be the truth?”

– Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes in “The Sign of Four”

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross, London, England

When J. K. Rowling published her award-winning Harry Potter books she gave a new meaning to the King’s Cross railway station in London, United Kingdom. Students of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry take the steam engine Hogwarts Express from platform 9 3/4 of King’s Cross station. To reach this platform they have to push their trolleys into the wall between platforms 9 and 10. Continue reading “Platform 9 3/4”