Our first leg of 'real' travel was through Morocco, but getting there was half the fun. We spent a few days in Liverpool before flying to Sevilla, Spain and working our way down. Liverpool seemed like a relaxed (English) college town. Not a whole lot to do, but somehow enjoyable. It's also the home of the Beatles. We did the obligatory Cavern Club stop, but didn't make it to Penny Lane or Strawberry Fields before moving heading out to John Lennon International Airport.
After Morocco, we had a stop in London before moving on to Greece. London is really cool; there seems to be something going on just about everywhere. We stayed next to King's Cross rail station, so we popped in to see Harry Potter's famed platform 9 3/4. We'd also busted the display on our new Canon S80, so we hunted through the electronics shops looking for a now obsolete S80 to buy at outrageous (almost 2x) UK prices. We got super lucky and found a demo model for sale at US prices. A tour through the British Museum gave us an inkling of what we'd be seeing in the near future. We also managed to catch a bit of light opera as part of the Royal Albert Hall's summer Prom series.