Round the World – October 2015 – 23,643 miles.

 

lst Sector

ALPINE to LOS ANGELES by Amtrak.

1,036 miles. $100. 19. 5 hours. 9.7 c per mile.

Alpine station, Holland Hotel in background

Alpine station, Holland Hotel in background. Amtrak runs three times weekly.

Amtrak seat

Amtrak seat, surprisingly comfortable.

 

 

With the back fully reclined, and the leg supports

extended, using both seats you have a small

platform on which to curl up. Don’t expect a

pillow or blanket, however.

The Observation Car

The Observation Car. A good place to chat. Coffee and snacks are available below. The dining car is adjacent.

Union Station - comfortable and stylish

Union Station – comfortable and stylish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES. Places to go – free. Walking distance from Union Station.

Disney Concert Hall.

Disney Concert Hall. Free guided tours of Frank Gehry’s marvel.

From the top of City Hall.

From the top of City Hall. Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Broad

The Broad for Modern Art. Free.

Philipe's restaurant

 

Also to visit:

Cathedral of Our Lady of Los Angeles for its design and organ recitals.

Right opposite Union Station is Olivera Street, the original part of Los Angeles.

Grand Central Market. For lunch, food from around the world in a casual setting. In operation since 1917.

 

Philipe’s Restaurant. 3 blocks from Union Station. Coffee is 47c, and

their French dip sandwiches have been famous for 50 years.

 

From the bus station next to Union Station, catch a service bus to

Los Angeles International Airport, which leaves every half hour and costs $8.

 

2nd Sector.                                    LOS ANGELES to LONDON (Gatwick) with NORWEGIAN AIRLINES.

5,473 miles. 10 hours 30 minutes. $333. 6.1c/mile

The flight left early and arrived early. Dreamliner 787. Very full. Seat assignment, meals, checked baggage, head sets all cost extra. Tip: buy a foot-long Subway sandwich before boarding.

OXFORD, City of Dreaming Spires (Byron)

Broad Street, Oxford

Broad Street, Oxford

 

 

 

Bodleian Library Earl of Pembroke observes a tourist group

Bodleian Library
Earl of Pembroke observes a tourist group

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashmolean Museum (1683) Oldest museum in the UK.

Ashmolean Museum (1683) Oldest museum in the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oxford Market Buying a kipper - a split, smoked herring

Oxford Market
Buying a kipper – a split, smoked herring

 

 

 

Rugby game in the Parks

Rugby game in the Parks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Half Marathon October 2015

Half Marathon
October 2015

Porter's Lodge, Front Quadrangle, Oriel College

Porter’s Lodge, Front Quadrangle, Oriel College

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Sector

LONDON (GATWICK) to KIEV to TBILISI

2,253 mile. $231. 11.50 hours with stopover. 10.23c/mile.

Tbilisi New Town and River

Tbilisi New Town and River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House in the Old Town

House in the Old Town

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. George statue

St. George statue

Subway (Metro) system

Subway (Metro) system

Street Vendor

Street Vendor

Vegetables and Fruits (Nuts in casings at back)

Vegetables and Fruits
(Nuts in casings at back)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot sulphur bathhouse

Hot sulphur bathhouse

Sign for festivl

Sign for festival

Singers and Orchestra

Audience

 

 

 

RTW TBL 26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th Sector

TBILISI to DUBAI with FLY DUBAI

1,284 miles. 2 hours 35. $140. 10.90c/mile.

 

DUBAI to NEW DELHI to KOLKATA

2,179 miles. 6 hours 15. $224. 10.28c/mile.

KOLKATA, City of Palaces

Bus unloading

Bus unloading

Traffic on bridge

Traffic on bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howrah Station

Howrah Station

Waiting for a train

Waiting for a train

Station Interior

Station Interior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goats in the street

Goats in the street

 

 

Jim Glendinning About Jim Glendinning

I am a Footloose Scot who has traveled to 136 countries. "I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." Robert Louis Stevenson
Read about Jim Glendinning and his book Footloose Scot: Travels In A Time Of Change

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