Here's what I want to tell you about London: I was enchanted by that city. I'm a first generation American made up of a fierce ethnic combo (mother from Scotland, father from Serbia). I married a man 'off the boat' as we like to say. Put me in any European country and I will feel at home almost instantly.
I've been to both Scotland & England, but this was my first time to the City of London. It's magnificent. I was so impressed by the people, the sights, the food, the underground tube, and the overall vibe of the city. I'm a talker ... I found the people I spoke with to be warm, inviting, and curious. I loved chatting with the barista who made my flat white every morning and he loved my NJ accent (PS.. I no longer drink the piss that Starbucks calls coffee ... and their flat white is nothing near what a flat white is supposed to be.)
London. I want to go back soon. I want to stay longer. I want to Eurostar to Paris and live out of a carry on bag. Five blissful days was not enough for the three of us. We are scheming to find a way to get back.
I set up all of my photos in an album on Facebook. You can find them here.
We enjoyed being the kind of tourists who visited different neighborhoods & blending in with the people. We did visit some touristy places because, hello ... London, and they exceeded our expectations.
Here's what I learned: the three of us travel well together. We each had at least one diva moment, and we each got called out at least once for our crabby behavior (traveling across time zones will do that to you). What I loved about traveling with my people is that we were all excited about seeing the same things and we all needed to rest at the same time.
It was a lovely experience. We hadn't planned on leaving the country anytime this year, but the deal was just too good to pass up -and- we scored a lot of travel miles towards our next trip.
London. Thank you. Xanthe!! Thank you for that morning - it was so much fun! Universe!!! Thank you for listening + answering the call.