Hello, Hello! I don’t know why you say good-bye . . .
Jocelyn here, with an update: I’ve been to London and back! I was serious about that list, folks; and even though I’ve not quite chosen my final “to do,” I took the opportunity of an unexpected fall break to grab my mom and carry her across the pond.
Many of you have already seen the lovely UK (this was my first visit), so I won’t spend too much time gushing. But highlights included:
Westminster Abbey! (home of Elizabeth I’s bones, Poets’ Corner, and the oh-so-famous recent royal wedding)
Trafalgar Square (See, Nanch loved this place)
High Tea at the National Portrait Gallery
Tour of the Tower of London with a Yeoman Warder
. . . and all sorts of other things. We only had a few days, but I’ll say that we did pretty well to see the highlights, especially considering how the Tube was limited due to construction and the buses kept dropping us off at the wrong spots.
So! In celebration of bloggery, and in celebration of completing one of the first big tasks on my 30-before-30 list (“to go abroad again”), I’ve brought home some loot for one of you.
For a chance to win a box of Jasmine green tea from Fortnum & Mason (the Queen’s grocer) and a Beatles coaster straight from the British Library, leave a comment letting me know your favorite place you’ve ever travelled. Comments left before noon CST, November 1st, will be entered into a random number generator that will pick the winner. Update: The giveaway is now closed. Thanks to you all for the comments!
Have a happy Wednesday, friends!
PS – Here are a few links that might help you plan your own trip to London.
- Tkts London
- Tube Transport
- Airfare Watchdog (for cheap flight alerts)
- TimeOut London
- Royal Albert Hall (for great shows and concerts)