Can you do that? Well when you are in Paris you can. We caught the Eurostar train in Paris which is a high speed train that goes direct to London under the English Channel via the Channel Tunnel. It travels at 188 mph and is very smooth. The rail cars actually lean into the turns although the chassis remains flat, creating a near zero G at 180+ mph. The tunnel itself is about 30 miles long but you are through it pretty quickly. We arrived at Waterloo Station which is on the Thames River in downtown London and were within a short distance of most of London’s most famous landmarks including; Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Harrods, Hyde Park, Picadilly Circus and oh yes, Starbucks! We just did a walking tour, took some photos and had lunch in Harrods. London is a very busy city and very expensive these days which became obvious when we walked by the Bentley and Rolls Royce dealerships. Us poor Americans with our weak dollar could only peer in the windows in amazement! We had a good day seeing the sights however and got back home after 10 that night.

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