Each evening they did touristy things (this one's for you Sweeney Todd fans)
But he was nice enough to pass on this one:
so I wouldn't be completely jealous.
The breakfast buffet at the hotel offered some typical morning fare as well as a few interesting things that we wouldn't normally think to eat for breakfast, like pork and beans on toast. During various meals he was able to try fish and chips and a pasty as well as cuisine from a good variety of other cultures.
Allen emailed us a few pictures each day and this was definitely one of the kids' favorites:
because he didn't even know he could have dialed 62443 and gotten into the Ministry of Magic! (He can be such a muggle sometimes.)
Oh, yeah - he did work, too.
They rode on either a really fast train or a subway system called The Tube to get to where they needed to be:
(on the tube)although that was a nice little bonus.
As much as I missed him while he was gone it was a lot of fun to be a world traveler vicariously and to hear about and see snapshots of everything he experienced.
My favorite part of his trip, however, was when he got home. And not just because he brought us these: