Vivien, I have spent over one month in the UK, traveled through Scotland and Ireland. London happens to be one of my favorite destinations. One of the primary reasons for my visit last month was to meet up with other A2Kers at the London Meet on March 20 at ye olde Cheshire Cheese and dinner at the Bombay Palace, but also to make it my last visit to London. I have probably seen more of London than most Londoners. I've visited almost every major museum, walked the streets in most areas - even met the owner of London Walks, seen dozens of shows including three on my last visit of seven days/six nites, visited the Tate Modern, rode the London Eye, and visited the Courtauld Gallery at the Somerset House. When I visit most countries, I travel with Overseas Adventure Travel, because they provide the people to meet natives to have tea or have dinner at the home of a private citizen. Sometimes we stay over night. We have visited villages and schools in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Namibia, China, Egypt, India, Cape Town, and Fiji. I usually bring school supplies to donate to the schools we visit. I have mailed school supplies and/or money from home after our visit. I still keep in touch with six tour guides in five countries by email. I also have friends all around the world including Tanzania, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, UK, Germany, Amsterdam, Paris, and all across the US. I travel two or three times every year to foreign lands, and I usually like to come home having met a new friend or two. On April 30, I will be traveling to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands for 17 days. In early August, my wife and I will be on the Trans-Canada Train Tour from Montreal/Toronto to Vancouver. Finally, I've invited the A2K London Gathering folks to a private tour of Northern California when they visit. A couple I met on my first Egypt trip lives in Utah, and my wife and I took them to Jelly Belly Candy Factory and to Napa Wine Country for lunch. They visited once again a couple years later, and we had lunch at a local fish food restaurant. The tour guide I had in Egypt was on a speaking tour of the US. When he visited our area, I took him on a tour of Sausalito and San Francisco. I always invite my tour guides for a visit and promise them a great tour of Northern California. I think I do more than just visit the major cities of a country.