This post is a little bit overdue, but I’ve written it none the less. If you have been reading my blog for a while you will know that this past summer I went to Europe with my sister and two of her friends. We knew that we couldn’t see all of Europe in a few weeks, so we picked two countries to visit and decided we would go back each summer (for as long as we could at least) until we had visited them all. We chose the Netherlands (obvious choice considering my father is Dutch and the majority of my family lives there) and England (we also have family there, and wanted to see London). My sister had a few more days to travel than I did because of our schedules, so she was able to go to Iceland, which I’m a little jealous of. Anyway. Here are some of the highlights from our time in England!
First Ryan Air flight ever! Now I understand why they are so cheap! Great for short flights and young travelers.
The Queen’s winter home: Sandringham. It was such a beautifully sunny day!
Sandringham House (panorama… its not actually curved…)
The church that the Queen attends when in Sandringham.
Looking out on the Norfolk coastline at low tide. It was a very very low tide.
I can’t exactly remember where this was. Perhaps Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk.
This is also Wells-next-the-Sea. There were a bunch of children crabbing off the high ledge.
This was taken just a few minutes away from Wells-next-the-Sea in a small town that I can’t remember the name of. We were waiting to go see some seals.
Its a literal house boat!
The beautiful seals of Norfolk basking in the sun.
This little guy popped up to say hello! I was practically hanging off of the boat with my camera glued to my face to capture these little guys.
When we went to London, we arrived at Buckingham Palace right at the changing of the guards. Typical tourists: we didn’t have a clue why so many people were gathering around the palace.
We found the Wellington Arch during our long walk around the whole Buckingham Palace.
How cheeky. I found a red telephone box by Westminster Abbey. The rumors are true: they all reek of urine.
Westminster Abbey with a red double decker bus. Can you get any more London than this?
I have roughly 100 pictures of Big Ben (simply because you can see it where ever you go in London) but this one was my favorite.
Oh lookie! The London Eye! We didn’t ride it, simply because we didn’t have the time or money. Next time!
I thought this was a really cool skate park that we stumbled across on our walk around London. Its all graffiti-ed and underground. Very cool London, very cool.
Here’s St. Pauls’s Cathedral from a distance. Again, we didn’t go in. There is just too much to do in London.
And here is a replica of Shakespeare’s Globe. Just because.
Here is the Monument to the Great Fire of London that we stumbled across on our way to the Tower of London.
Here is the Tower of London. Again, we didn’t go in just because its bloody expensive! Plus, we figured we would need a whole day to explore it and we were all getting tired.
So, yes. There is a brief overview of our trip to England. We stayed there for three or four days (my mind is a bit cloudy) and the weather was perfect until the last day. I enjoyed England, but I definitely want to go explore other countries before I go back. My sister and I have already begun planning our trip for this coming summer and we’re super excited. So far, Ireland and the Netherlands (we can’t go to Europe and not visit family!) are on our list, but I’m hoping to add a few more. We are also letting our mother join us to Ireland for a girlie trip. My aunt and possibly one of my mom’s friends may join us as well so it should be great fun! I’m already looking forward to it.
Well, that’s all for now. I hope you enjoyed those pictures and weren’t too bored by the steryotypical London photos.
I hope you are having a wonderful day, and I hope to see you again soon!
Peace out, enjoy life, and live the adventure!