Hi loves! So we just got back from our trip to England and you know I had to share some travel diaries with you beauties! I am going to break it up into a few different ones. 1-2 for London and 1 for Scotland! So come back this week and next week to stay up to date. Btw, I’ve missed you guys! I have been a bit off the grid for a few weeks.
I know I promised I would be posting travel diaries while I was away but I thought you guys would be okay with me waiting until I got home. It’s so important to take time to yourself and detach from technology sometimes so that’s what I did! I also was meeting a ton of people so didn’t have much time for blogging. I met almost 20 new people.. all my boyfriend’s family and friends. In between meeting people, drinking tea and eating fish and chips my down time included sleep! Okay, let me show you some of my highlights from London below!
When we arrived we were both super jet lagged, I’m talking walking into plants jet lagged. Richard is from Manchester and lived in London for a while so he knew some really great spots. Also his very helpful friends helped us make a list of some go-to spots. Our first stop was Chamomile Cafe. This place was just adorable and we each got a full English breakfast which was legit amazing.
Eggs, toast, bacon, tomato, and a very large mushroom. So delicious! Some full English breakfasts also come with beans. The bacon in England is seriously on another level. It’s large and square shape and super thick and juicy. Not crispy and thin like American bacon. If I lived in England I’m pretty sure I would gain 20 pounds from bacon alone.
After a large breakfast we started our sight seeing for the day. The first site was the Palace of Westminister which was breathtakingly beautiful.
Theres a large park right by it so you can just relax, have a picnic and take in the beauty of this gorgeous building. I can’t believe it was built in the Middle Ages!
We also took a ride on the London Eye which is a gigantic ferris wheel basically but each individual section is closed off with glass walls and about 15-20 people fit in each one. Although most people would love this Richard and I quickly realized how we were both a bit more scared of heights than we remembered. Maybe its aging.. because when I was young I was so brave and the older I get the more I’m scared of these types of things.. anyone with me? Regardless, it was a great experience and I’m glad we did it so we could get amazing views of London!
This is the only photo I snapped on the London Eye. I love it though! I was a bit too scared to stand so I stood quickly for this photo and sat back down. Ha!
Here we are on the London Eye.. looking way more relaxed than we actually were. 🙂
One of my all time favorite things about London was just strolling around the adorable streets. I am a big fan of architecture and bright colors and you can find loads of both of these in London.
We actually ran a few times on our trip and during one run I had to stop and snap a photo of this adorable street. How pretty are these colors? Also digging the palm trees in London.. that was surely unexpected.
Have you ever been to London? What was your favorite part? Did you go to any of the places we went to? Come back next week for Travel Diaries part two loves. Have a great day.