Sunday, June 12, 2011

Goodbye London

Let's pretend that I wrote this before I left London.
Things I miss:
The pasta.
The baguette sandwhiches.
The British accents.
The tube.
Living in one of the biggest, most exciting cities in the world.

Things I will not miss:
The exchange rate
The bad restaurant service
The lack of trash cans. I swear, that country does not believe in trash cans.
That's all. I miss everything else.

I am having major withdrawls. I want to go back, I miss London so much already! Back to real life now. I had no sense of time when I was there. I didn't know what day of the week it was or the date, and often what time it was. All I did was play and have fun and it was the best! And now I to what.. go back to real life? Not cool.
It was the best experience of my life. Thanks for reading my blog and I enjoyed sharing all my adventures with you. Cheers!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wimbledon. Kind of......

Although the Wimbledon tournament isn't happening now, I still wanted to see it. So me and my friend Casmin went.  But we got lost. And got off at the wrong tube stop. So by the time we got there, it was closed.
And I wasn't even sure if the tennis courts we were looking at were the real official Wimbeldon courts, or if they were the tennis club courts.

Oh well. It was still cool to see.

That night we saw Pygmalion. It was starring Rupert Everett.

The next day, I went to Spitalfields. It was a market in a really cool part of town.

We went to a restaurant that had pizza from all over the world. Who knew they had pizza in Africa and Asia?

Casmin got Asian pizza.

The next day, we went to Henry VII's palace. It was really cool. We went to all his living quarters.

We got to wear cloaks around the palace. It made me feel like I was at Hogwarts.

I tried to take a picture in the grass tunnel. It didn't work out too well. Camille likes to photo bomb pictures.

I only have one day left in London. Next post will be sentimental. Prepare yourselves.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Shakespeare, Mummies, and Phantoms

There's going to be alot of information in this post. In the past 4 days, I have done ALOT. As a class, we set out for Stratford-Upon-Avon.  But we made alot of stops on the way.
First, we went to Coventry Cathedral. Let me preface by saying I have no idea where I was during any of this, and I don't really have much of an idea of what I was seeing. But I had fun and saw pretty things!

Then we went to Kenilworth Castle. Out of all the castles I have been to, this one was my favorite.

We climbed on everything.

I'm a princess! I'm never going to grow out of that desire I swear.

Then we went to Anne Hathaway's cottage

They had lots of pretty gardens and trails

We stayed at a Bed & Breakfast in Stratford. It was so nice and pretty!

And they made us the best traditional English breakfast!

The next day, we went to Shakespeare's birthplace.

They had actors doing scenes around the grounds.

Is that me doing the same pose I always do? Yes. What can I say, I have no creativity.

Stratford shot. It's a very small town.

Best sweet shoppe ever.  It was like Honeydukes.

This is Trinity Church, where good ol' Will is buried.

His grave. He is buried next to his wife, one daughter, and his daughter's husband.

Then we went to this beautiful palace called Blenheim Palace. A duke lives there.

Hello butt, what's up.

This duke has all these gardens at his leisure.

Me and my friends kept making fun at the name of the garden. Not so secret is it if it's on the map.

3 years ago, my sister and her husband lived in Oxford as my brother in law went there to get his masters. We went there after the palace and it was so fun to see the places they went.

This is Christ Church College. They filmed alot of the Harry Potter movies here.

What's up Hogwarts steps.

Hey Howarts Great Hall! I wanted to run down the aisles yelling "TROLL!"

I think I'll go learn to fly on a broom now.

Back in London, I went to the British Museum.

I saw the Rosetta Stone.

A mini Parthenon

A giant Egyptian head


Then I went to Phantom Of the Opera. It was AMAZING. I think one of my favorite shows I've seen since I've been here. The cast was fantastic, the set was so cool, and I want to steal every one of Christine's dresses. I snuck a picture of the theatre. I wasn't supposed to.

This was allowed though.

The guy who played the Phantom was one of the most amazing performers I have ever seen. His voice was like candy, I couldn't believe how good it was and I wanted more.

Thanks for reading! 5 days left before I'm back in the USA!