In honor of the royal wedding going on today...I thought I would share some pictures from my weekend trip to England last semester!! In case you missed it, I studied abroad in France last semester and got to travel around a bunch, which was a blast.
One trip was a weekend trip to England. When I mean weekend I mean like... 2 and a half days. That was it. TOTALLY worth it though. Two other guys from my program, Ryan and Eric, and I went on the fun little excursion. Here are some pics of the trip!
PS: If you don't want to see the touristy photos skip to the end to see some funny quirky ones :)
Just about to cross the border for my first time ever!!! Pretty sure this picture was illegal to be taking...whoops....
Riding in a classic English double decker bus
We visited the changing of the guards....very hectic. Lots of people crowded around a little fence to see the fuzzy heads.
London has lots of pretty parks...I loved this homeless guy playing with squirrels since I love them so much haha.
This is the closet I got to one of those non-moving guard types. He wiggled his nose a couple times...I was disappointed to say the least.
What trip to London isn't complete without a photo booth picture???
....and a visit to Big Ben...
Fact: it costs a ridiculous amount of money to go into most of the touristy site in London. So we would walk to the place...take a picture from the outside...then leave. However, the British Museum was free so we could go in! Saw the Rosetta Stone. I feel so much more intelligent now. I could go out and learn 12 new languages RIGHT NOW...right???
Also saw some real live ...er I mean dead...mummies.
Saw the Tower Bridge
And London Bridge! Which is actually really lame looking compared to the Tower Bridge. Why do we all sing a song about this particular bridge?? It's just a concrete stretch across a river...not pretty at all.
Keeping things classy
And had some good times in the hostel room. Hostels are definitely an experience...but overall I had a really good time staying in them. Meet some fun people, and you can't beat the price!!
Now...Fun Facts about London/the English
Apparently it's Happy Christmas...not Merry Christmas
I think London Bridge is going to fall down again...look at these cracks!!!
Apparently they have a large population of humped pelicans
They also apparently think everyone from PA like me belongs in a psychiatric ward....
And their bidet/toilets combos apparently are not easy to understand for American boys....no...he did not pee his pants...just had a little run in with a bidet...
Other highlights of the trip:
-Saying words with accents like prooooogress and scccchule
-Airport worker looking at my umbrella going through the scanner and saying "Were you expecting rain love??"
-Riding the tube. Don't I sound so cool? "Oh, let's just take the tube to Camden Town." No big deal.
-ALMOST being cut off from my friends at the tube doors, and them having to force the doors to stay open so I could get on. I saw the doors closing...wanted to move...body wouldn't...it was like a bad dream!! Eventually I snapped out of my funk and hopped on real fast so I would not be stranded alone in the city...
-Singing the Glee version duet of Don't Stop Believing with the Karaoke man at a bar. I felt soooo cool.
-Listening to little English children talk. THEY HAVE THE CUTEST ACCENTS EVER.
Haha. That's all. Happy Royal Wedding Day!