Last week I was lucky enough to be able to spend time traveling around Paris and England! I went to Paris first, with my sister and my mom, and we did all the prerequisite touristy things.
Versailles was beautiful, despite the fact that me and my sister nearly got lost in Marie Antoinette‘s faux French Hamlet.
Walking along the Seine was spectacular as well – so many Parisians sitting along the banks playing music and talking, lots of boats, and absolutely wonderful weather to top it all off.
The Eiffel Tower was, well, the Eiffel Tower.
After almost a week in Paris, I took the Chunnel Train up to London, and then to Stoke on Trent in Northern England to visit my friend Henry. For those of you who have never been (all of you), Stoke on Trent is like the South Dakota of England – a few notable monuments, but mostly just a ton of countryside. That said, I have never seen green like I did when I was there!
I swear, it stretches on for miles like this.
(On my second day there, we went on a long bike ride through the countryside and I literally saw more cows and goats than I have ever seen in the previous 18 years of my life.)
We also visited the castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned. Somewhat niche, but pretty awesome. They even served us “cream tea” in the grand hall where she used to take guests!
On my last night there, we had dinner at a wonderful Indian restaurant full of twinkly lights.
Really, I just had so much fun goofing off and eating and exploring and really can’t wait until my next trip to Europe. Next stop.. Berlin?