I have lost count of the times I have been in the UK by now. Including London. Many years ago I was here on a regular basis on business. Albeit in the city of Milton Keynes. Since I met Alexandra we have been visiting London at least once a year. Oftentimes even more frequently.
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Many Europeans know London. It is the most visited city in the world, in terms of airport passengers (135 millions in 2012), and it is the second largest city in Europe, only surpassed by Paris. There are almost 9,6 million people living in London, but during everyday office hours it is estimated that apprx. 12 million people are present within the greater city limits. This requires a highly effective system for mass transportation and roads in top condition. The traffic density is high at all times, even at night. From apprx. 1831 until 1925 London was the largest city in the world. Today that honor goes to Tokyo, with a whopping 35 million inhabitants within “Greater Tokyo” (WOW!) - 13,2 million in the very center!
We are getting closer to the end of our one-year journey around the world. From early on we have always wanted England to be our last stop. A grand finale on a wonderful journey, and a wonderful year. We are staying with Alexandra’s family and thus Anton now has a great opportunity to play with his two cousins and slowly adjust to the fact that he has to share toys, books and attention with others once again.