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London July 18-19

rain 15 °C

Day 1

We got to London via the euro star train, also known as the Chunnel. It was a breeze, two hours and we were already in our next destination. We did not plan on staying in London for more than a day because the weather was a little off and our time was precious. The UK is an amazing country but with all else to be seen we had to limit ourselves in certain places unfortunately. Instead of staying at a hotel, one of my fellow travelers had a family member in London that let us use her place for the night. On our first day we decided to go see on of the most iconic things in London.... The London eye. A giant Ferris wheel that was pretty awesome. It was not thrilling or anything but exciting to see the whole city while sitting in that little box like thing. After seeing the whole city we decided to go say good morning to the residence of the queen! It was nice to see the palace. This is where our countries identity all began. Right here in England. We got a Nice detailed tour that gave us the history behind everything. After a tiring walk around the palace we decided to go have a little fun with the guards.... It's true they DO NOT move for anything! It was odd. Anything we tried did not work. To end off the day we decided to go out for a quick dinner and headed back to our friends place. We hoped to squeeze s quick visit to one more place before our flight tomorrow. Lets hope it works out!

London Eye

London Eye

Day 2
Today we only had a couple hours to kill before our flight. I drifted off and decided to go visit the Shakespearean globe theater. It was an exact replica of what went on in the years back. It was amazing to see, if you enjoy Shakespeare then this is a must. I got to get the full experience of watching the play of Macbeth preformed by men only (like Elizabethan time) while sitting on the most uncomfortable bench in the world... True experience? I think so! i could have rented a pillow for my derriere but hey, why spoil the fun. It was nice to get a blast from the past and to enjoy what tons of others enjoyed before me. If you think about it, many people before my time sat in the same spot and watch the same thing being preformed.. who knows maybe even Shakespeare himself sat on this very bench! Before leaving I squeezed in the tour to get the whole low down on Shakespeare and the theater itself. Even though my time in London was so limited I am glad I got to see what I did. I got to enjoy a lot of history. Shakespeare is something that really amuses me, i love reading his work because it is simply brilliant. To actually experience it being acted out in front of me is something. Munich was going to be of a similar fashion time wise because people needed to get back to the daily grime of their lives. It is nice to be living in this fantasy but unfortunately we would have to get back to reality eventually. But for now, Munich calls!

Globe theater

Globe theater

Globe theater inside

Globe theater inside

Posted by oliviiaaaaaaa 15:50 Archived in United Kingdom

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