London in Winter 2016

​​Now that I’ve cleared the air about what was wrong about my traveling over the winter break, let’s get to what was so good about it.

First of all, I got to see my parents and siblings. The whole trip was a Christmas present to me, so I didn’t pay a dime. But don’t worry, my mom actually got an insanely good deal on the tickets. Yay mom.

In Europe, it’s a lot easier and cheaper to travel to other places in Europe than traveling from America. So my mom took me and my sister to London for a couple days. I’m realizing now that talking about all this kinda sounds like we have tons of money. But let me state this again for you – my mom got an insanely good deal on my tickets and the tickets to London were also cheaper than you would see going from the states.

Anyway, we also went to a few Christmas markets around Germany and did other stuff. It was all good fun. But obviously I’m going to talk about London here (see title…) because it was the newest thing to me. I’ve been to Christmas markets and all that other stuff before. It was my first time in London. 

It was only three days which is devastatingly short. In those few days, we did a few touristy things. We saw the London Eye and Big Ben. We didn’t do anything other than take pictures and walk by. (Shhh, I’m saving super touristy things like that for next time when I bring boyfriend). 

I dragged them to 221 B Baker street and King’s Cross. 

My sister dragged us to Lush (I’m really no complaining there…) My mom dragged us through the over-crowded Leicester square. We went to the Nickelodeon store and the M&M’s store. We went to the Hard Rock Cafe where we ate and bought the obligatory t-shirt.

We saw the angels in Picadilly Circus, big red busses, telephone boxes, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and the Thames. We walked along Southbank and saw a guy blowing bubbles and another guy building sand sculptures. We took the underground a lot and we walked even more.

It was wonderful, but far from perfect. As previously mentioned, boyfriend didn’t come along. So the next post will actually be about planning next time.

London in Winter 2016