Delphi and the Temple of Poseidon

On our third day in Athens, we got up early to take a bus to Delphi. We decided not to take a tour but rather take a public bus, which was really straightforward and comfortable, and saved us about 60 Euros each!  We spent the day exploring the Sanctuary of Apollo and the Sanctuary of Athena,…

Athens

We left London on a bleak, cold morning and stepped out into the sun and heat of Athens – it was beautiful!  We had four days in Athens but used one of them to do a day trip to Delphi. On our first day we took the metro from just outside our apartment and emerged…

A few days in London

We arrived in London a little weary after our Icelandic adventures, so we took our first day rather sedately.  We plan to come back to London later in our travels, so we relaxed and enjoyed what we could.  We stayed with a friend of my parents’ in Clapham, and so spent our first day walking…

Jökulsárlón

Okay, there are probably going to be a crazy amount of pictures in this post, because Iceland was outstandingly beautiful! When we woke up on our second day, the rain had stopped and the sun had come out…well,there was some intermittent rain, but nothing like the deluge from the day before.  We drove towards south…

Piako goes to Greece

Piako tried to take photos at the Acropolis in Athens…but after being shouted at by security decided it might be wiser to take photos from Lykavitos hill looking down on the Acropolis.  Fortunately there were no such restrictions on the island of Santorini!                        

The Golden Circle

We decided to fly to Europe on Icelandic Air as it was the cheapest option and were delighted when we found out we could stopover in Iceland for free.  We arrived at 6 in the morning (which felt like 2am) into wind and a bitingly cold rain. With some trepidation we picked up our rental…

Herndon, Virginia

To finish our time in the USA we spent a long weekend with my Uncle Joe, Aunt Anne, and cousins Aidan and Christopher. It was really special to spend family time with them.  On the Saturday we went to Aidan’s ice hockey game and then went apple picking at Stribling Orchard before taking part in…

Monuments and Memorials

We spent a day touring the most famous monuments in Washington D.C, including: The Washington Monument     World War II memorial   Vietnam war memorial Lincoln memorial         Korean war memorial   Franklin Delano  Roosevelt memorial (our favourite for its words and design)     The new Martin Luther King Jr…

Washington D.C

We had a great three days in the USA’s capital city.  My mum is from this area and as children my brother and I really enjoyed visiting here. I was eager to share it with Reuben!  We stayed with my friend Sam and his wife Jean, and really appreciated their hospitality.  Some of our highlights…

Piako visits London

Piako loved London! His favourite place was the Tower of London – he had a lot of fun here!            

Piako goes to Iceland

Piako was outraged that we left him in the car when we went to see all the beautiful things in Iceland.  He managed his emotions by sampling the local alcohol, Brennivin!                      

Attending church in Harlem

As part of our journey around the world, we have been checking out different churches and experiences of faith. From a small church in Ecuador to the Billy Graham library, we have been trying to attend with friends where possible and learn how others worship.  We had been talking for awhile about wanting to see…