If you’ve seen my posts on Instagram, you’ll see that I’ve been out and about traveling to so many places. Whereabouts? Europe! My family and I just ended a fun-filled and exciting adventure along the streets of London, Paris, Venice, Florence and Rome. I’ve been wanting to go to Europe for who knows how long. You can’t imagine how excited we all were. It’s surely a trip to remember. So without further a do, here is the first of many posts on our summer holiday.
We began our journey in jolly old London. My brothers and I are so used to hanging around with Brits, but this time we were going to see how life is like for them. England reminds us of so much things: tea and scones, fish and chips, the queen, prince William and Kate Middleton, Big Ben and last but certainly not least, the posh British accent! You can see why London was a place we had to visit. By the way, everyone knows it’s rainy season now in the Philippines. Unfortunately, our flight was delayed because of typhoon Glenda, making us miss the HARRY POTTER STUDIO TOUR. I had to put that in all caps because my brother spent almost every evening watching all the Harry potter movies making us instant fans. I even consider reading the series. What do you think, should I? Anyway, it was such a bummer that we missed it but at the same time, we couldn’t wait for what else we would do and find in the amazing city.
The first day was just walking around the streets getting to have a taste of London. We went to places such as Harrods, M&Ms world, Piccadilly Square and Trafalgar Square which is actually where the premier of Harry potter and the deathly allows part 2 was held! (See I’ve done my research).
Piccadilly & Trafalgar Square
You absolutely cannot forget visiting the significant buildings and tourist spots like Big Ben, the London eye and Westminster abbey. Although we didn’t go inside these places, from the outside they looked beautiful. Sometimes you just can’t believe you’re standing in front of something so famous.
Windsor castle has been a highlight of our 5 days in London for sure. That is where her majesty, the queen lives. It’s so big and grand and hard to believe that anyone could have a home so astonishing. Honestly, I wasn’t so keen on seeing Windsor castle at all, but that completely changed once we visited the state apartments. Like my dad said, everything is just ‘priceless’ inside. I would have loved to take pictures for you all to see but we weren’t allowed. Sorry about that!
Some other places we visited were the changing of the guards in buckingham palace, Lego land Windsor and the Tower of London. These are a few other places to go to if you have spare time I’m your hands. To watch the changing of the guards you’ll have to go pretty early and wait for quite a long time. If you go to London in the summer time, don’t forget to put on some sunblock! We surprised my brothers and they loved it!Lego Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia! Whoaaa
On the Big Bus Tour, you could listen to the history about the places you are visiting. All thanks to the London Pass, we were able to ride a double decker bus and skip the lines when visiting well known places.
The last thing on our list was the barrio fiesta, a Philippine festival! It was great to see so many Filipinos in a different city. Performing on stage were artists/actors like Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. It was like a huge 7107 with more activities!
I have to have do be honest, we didn’t appreciate London as much as we hoped. That was because of the location of our hotel where everything was so busy, and the fact that it was very hot which was unexpected. But don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed our first stop of our trip to Europe and will remember it forever. And that was not about just it for our whole time in London. There’s more coming you’re way very soon 🙂 hope you liked this post!