8.31.2012

Last of London

Hello!!
I hope everyone is doing well

First thing's first
TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY!
Weeee! 20 years old.
Yay.

Moving on
Here are the last of my photos from London
Overall, it was absolutely spectacular. I seriously loved every moment of it. We walked almost everywhere, even in the torrential downpour on our second day. 
Everything about the city is wonderful.
I loved all of the history, the food was delicious, the men were [very] attractive, the fashion was unique and the city was breathtaking.
I need to go back at some point in my life.

From here we said goodbye London, and bonjour Paris.
Here are the last photos of my time in London.










 Westminster Abbey

 Big Ben and House of Parliament
 Restaurant in the Shepherd's Market
 Risotto with peas and pumpkin seeds and grilled chicken 
Sorry it's blurry, but we were on a bus when I took this photo
This is the Tower Bridge with the Paralympic Logo hanging from it

I hope you enjoyed and photos from Paris will be coming soon!!
XO Kara

8.30.2012

Buckingham Palace

Hi friends!!
We arrived in Paris two days ago; we took the EuroStar from London to Paris under the English Channel. I don't know what I was expecting, but you have no idea that you're going under the English Channel. Regardless, it was still really cool.
We arrived in Alicante, Spain-- my new home, last night.
And I just have one thing to say about it.



It's hot.



We went on a tour through Buckinham Palace the other day and it was absolutely phenomenal. I'm so so happy we did it. I just can't believe I walked through the Queen's home.
We got to look out at the huge courtyard, walk through the state rooms, see her drawing and music rooms, learn all about the ornate decorations and so much more. The feature presentation this year was the diamond display since it was a Jubilee Year.
We got to see some of the iconic crowns, necklaces and broaches.
Afterwards, we went out into the garden and had pastries.
It was something I'll never forget.
Before that we watched the changing of the guards, and it was so busy. But still pretty cool to see.












 I had a vanilla cheesecake
 Mom had a scone with clotted cream and strawberries
Margaret had a Strawberry Frasier

Thanks for reading!
Talk to you soon
XO Kara




8.27.2012

More of London

Hello lovelies!!
[I'm writing this on the 26th, but you're obviously reading this after that, in case the timing seems weird]
London is still so so wonderful
Today we went to the National Gallery in Trafalgar square and saw paintings by Monet and Van Gogh. No big deal right?
We stopped in House of Frasier and had coffee and pastries in a café
Then we did one of the most exciting things yet, we went for a tour through Buckinham palace
I'll tell you all about that in a future post
Here are some photos from yesterday
We stopped at a wonderful little café for coffee, and made our way around Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the House of Parliment
We did a lot more explore, but these are the photos I'm sharing with you today
We leave for Paris tomorrow and I can't wait to share more photos with you guys!!












 Westminster Abbey

Big Ben and House of Parliment

Talk to you soon!
XO Kara

8.26.2012

The London Eye

Hi friends!
I hope you liked the last post.
London has been so much more than I ever could have hoped for.
The food has been so delicious, the weather has been pretty good [always have to have my umbrella though], and we have been doing so so much walking.
We did a lot on day two of London, so I'm going to share it with you in several posts.

Today I'll be showing you the London Eye, which we actually went on the first day :)
We chose to go at night so we could see the lights all around London.
As we did so much exploring during the day, it really started to put everything into perspective as far as its location.


 We got some delicious ice cream before getting in line
 Big Ben and the House of Parliment




Another view of Big Ben after we got off the Eye

I hope you guys liked this post!
I've seriously loved everything so far
Can't wait to talk to you again soon!
XO Kara