Bein in a different country Day 3

Hop on, hop off! That’s exactly what I did as I hopped on a tour bus, laid back into my seat atop the bus, popped in my earphones an’ listened to some British bloke narrate the fascinatin history o’ London’s monuments (St. Paul’s, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, Big Ben, etc, etc.) to me while I took in the sights an’ enjoyed the feel o’ fresh, nippy air.
Of course, an audio guide isn’t enough if yer interested in explorin the Tower of London. Simply hopped off an’ joined the Beefeaters on their tour of the Tower as they shared their experiences o’ guarding the Tower, the history o’ the Tower with its bloody torture chambers, dungeons, ravens (don’t touch em unless ya wanna get bitten!), peppered with a joke or two (Brit humor. Gotta love it!)- a must if ya don’t wanna risk gettin lost inside the vast Tower.
An’ how could I forget? Don’t leave without seein the Kohinoor, other crowns, armor an’ other royal bling housed within the Tower. No photos, por favor…cuz they’re really protective of their precious gems😁

Tales from the Tower:

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The Beefeater on his strolls

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The queue to view the crown jewels
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The Tower
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The chaps guarding the crown jewels: Standing ever so still- How do they do it?!
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Tents on the grounds
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A cannon on the grounds
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If the cannon doesn't get ya, this pit o' lions will!
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There used to be a zoo here too
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Murder holes to douse the enemy with hot oil
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Block and axe to chop off the enemies' heads
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Dragon made from arms and ammo that'll blow ur mind away
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Another photo o' the pit
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The resting place o'the crown jewels
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Chain mail and dagger from India

A treat after all the touring:

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Delicious 99 (milky ice cream topped with a Cadbury flake), just as Alec Hardy likes it!
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Get to lickin! Flake be gone! 😋
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The ravens: bigger and less friendly than crows!
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A well inside the Tower
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