Just got back from spending almost two weeks in London, and while I’m glad to be back, I had a great time exploring all the city had to offer. I hadn’t planned on going to Europe for several years, but when I managed to get tickets to a play based on one of my favorite movies I figured why not. Thankfully I’d saved up some money otherwise I’d never have been able to do it since the dollar isn’t worth much right now; everything I bought cost around 1 1/2 times more.
I saw all the typical tourist sights (Big Ben, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace) while wandering around, and even managed to get to Portobello Road, the Sherlock Holmes Museum and the London Zoo which were a little out of the way but definitely worth it. I actually went to the Zoo on my birthday, which was a great way to spend the day since you get to get up close and personal with almost all of their animals, and then afterwards went to see Wicked at one of London’s many theaters.
Since I had a bit of free time I went up to Scotland for the day and then down in to Paris for a day as well. I enjoyed Scotland, it reminded me a lot of home, but France . . . not so much. I did get some pictures of the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower that I think turned out pretty good though so I wasn’t too disappointed.
All in all it was a great trip, long, but good.