I recently took a trip over to Europe and got to visit London and Madrid. London is where it is at! I love that place. While Londoner?s speak the same language, their slang seems to make their English a lot more witty and lyrical.
There were so many great things to see in London, from Westminster Abbey, the Tower Bridge, and getting to ride the London Eye (the huge ferris wheel on the banks of the River Thames). The highlight of London though was getting to walk around Buckingham Palace. Taking up an enormous two city blocks, the Palace is great for people watching. I particularly enjoyed getting to watch the changing of the guards at the Forecourt of Buckingham Palace. Truly.
London is proper brilliant to explore on foot, although it is always a good idea to bring a brolly (umbrella). There are just so many interesting buildings. So many gorgeous parks, filled with trees that have sprawling canopies. And getting to see all the red phone booths made it feel like I was in movie set in London.
While the food might not be the best (I did love the fish and chips), the people more than make up for their culture?s culinary shortcomings (a distinct lack of spices). Such friendly people. And even the pricks had good personalities!
While in England, I also went to visit Stonehenge. About a two hour drive from London, I have to say I was disappointed visiting Stonehenge. The disappointment primarily stems from the fact you can?t go up to the Stones anymore because people were writing graffiti on them. Who are these people?
As I mentioned at the beginning, I also visited Madrid. However, since Spain was in the middle of a monumental strike, my first foray to Espana was a bit of a disappointment. I?ll leave my thoughts on Spain unsaid. Still a fun trip, and as the English would say, I reckon I might just have become a well traveled chap by now.
Mahalo from Aina Imagery.