We have arrived in London - actually in the town of Fulham, a suburb in the South-west portion of London, and part of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Formerly the seat of the diocese of "Fulham and Gibraltar", it's Fulham Palace(established in 691) served as the official home of the Bishop of London (now serves as a museum). Two European football clubs (read soccer here), Fulham and Chelsea, use this as their home base. Archeological excavations in the area have revealed that Neolithic people were living here by the river (Thames) 5000 years ago. Roman settlements dating from the third and fourth centuries have also been discovered. In addition, there are records to indicated that Danish invaders sailing up the Thames, wintered here. During the 18th century, Fulham became a sort of "Las Vegas retreat" for the wealthy of London. Today it is considered to be one of the most expensive parts of London.
Carl and Lorraine Aveni are two retirees planning on traveling through Europe for at least one year.