“been around the world”
This is my last post for my summer Euro trip (sad). I ended the trip in the lovely city of London. It was my first visit to London and it was extra special because I got to spend time with my friend Sam who recently moved there. Ok before we begin, here’s a brief background. Almost exactly 4 years ago (sad), I went on a month long backpacking trip to Italy, Greece and France with my friend Lauren. (And yes I backpacked – the backpack weighed more than I did). We had the most amazing time and ended up meeting the most amazing group of ladies on our Greek Contiki tour. From that day on, we have kept in touch and met up in various cities around the world. I feel so fortunate to have made such good friends through my travels and it just reminds you how unexpected and wonderful life can be :).
Here we are all around the world in the last few years, although I realized that you can’t tell where we are from these pics lol. (Left to counter clockwise: Athens – the first night we all met, Sydney, the Hamptons and San Francisco).
So fast forward 4 years and one of the girls who I met, Gaetane moved from NYC to Paris, which is the main reason I visited Paris before going to London. Another one of the girls, Sam packed up a few suitcases and moved from Sydney to London with her boyfriend Matty this past summer. It’s amazing how much life can change in just a few years! I was sad Lauren and Jane couldn’t join us in Europe this time, but we are already discussing another reunion :).
I had the best time in London wandering around the city with good friends. We ate fish n’ chips, drank afternoon tea, watched Les Miserables, ate Indian food and I tried practicing my British accent the whole time but somehow I always ended up sounding more Australian. London has that big city feel which I love. And anything is better when you experience it with wonderful people around you :). I convinced Sam + Matty to let me capture them in their new city while we wandered around. Let me just say these two are this cute even when the camera isn’t in front of them. They are so in love and perfect for each other. I can’t wait to see as their new life in London evolves! Here are some photos of Sam + Matty and London from my eye:
Ok whenever I saw this recognizable bridge (which is really called the Tower Bridge but everyone thinks it’s the London Bridge), I kept on singing that Fergie song in my head. You know the one that goes “my London, London bridge, wanna go down like”…um yeah…
I just love them!
You can’t go to London without going to a pub:
Or taking a photo with a red telephone booth:
I have always wanted to go to Notting Hill after watching the movie!
If you ever plan on having afternoon tea in London, you absolutely have to go to a place called Sketch. It is such a unique venue and has the most charming tea room.
AND I have another big trip on the way. Can’t wait to share this news and the photos of course!