London.

Trying to keep true to my ‘note to self’ that I’d give my best to do at least a couple blog posts a month. Not so much because I have to, but because sometimes I’m reminded that writing/blogging makes me happy. I often get quite an unexplainable relief from doing so. It’s my way to de-stress in the most uncostly way (because I love retail therapy, too! Hah!)

I’ve been meaning to do this post and it has been long overdue, but I felt like it needed my undivided time and attention as I didn’t want to produce it with a sense of rush. I gifted myself with this solo trip back in the Spring of ’14.

As much as I hate to admit this now, London was not in my bucket list for travel destinations. The major reason which prompted me to head there was because I wanted to visit a very good friend of mine (who is basically my cousin in law), Elfie. She had lived there for over five years, which is the same length of time since I last saw her. She was the most gracious host to accommodate my stay and was the best field trip buddy. We took a day trip to see The Stonehenge, Roman Baths, and Windsor Castle-(which I realize rightfully deserves its own post). She has now since moved here in the States, and I have yet to visit her in California. And because it happened to be so close to one of the cities I’ve really dreamed of visiting- Paris, where I took an overnight trip to and wrote about it here.

When asked, there’s one word that truly defines London for me- POSH! The people were chic, stylish, and friendly! Oh, I was fortunate to meet up with a few of my friends from college and they taught me a thing or two about being a local. And this was to always carry an umbrella. Yes, it rains in London- a whole lot. I also learned that the best way to get around the city was hopping on and off the red London double-decker buses with your trusty Oyster card. It’s not only the cheaper way to get around, you also get a much better sense of the city- and the views are icing on the cake.

I’m definitely feeling the urge to travel again. But for now, here are some of my favorite photos from the trip.

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Until my next destination..

xx

 

2 Comments

  1. June 26, 2016 / 10:16 pm

    Makes me want to go to London now! We should go there sometime, Lovey!

    • June 26, 2016 / 10:41 pm

      Thank you, Loveeey! And yes, we definitely should! ❤️

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