Ireland, United Kingdom · 3 Days · 3 Moments · January 2019

United Kingdom

2 February 2019

I’ll just preface this by saying I was a bit bitter towards London at the end. The morning started off great, we went to the London Eye. That was so freaking cool, everything was so much better higher up. After taking in the view, we hopped back on the Tube to get to Twinnings the oldest tea shop in London. It was cool, but wasn’t my ~cup of tea~...see what I did there? Anyways, we took the typical tourist photo in front of the phone booth and then headed to Tower Bridge. The history behind it, was pretty cool, especially seeing the all the modern changes. Again with a view high up, the skyline was breathtaking. There was a glass floor, which I at first didn’t want to sit on but eventually did. The final stop was Tower of London with so much history it made my head hurt..but basically it houses the Crown Jewels and 37 royals guards who live there. London’s views and history was great but the people were rude and snotty and kind of assholes. I’m hoping Paris is better

1 February 2019

We took a Harry Potter tour today, which was super awesome!! It has honestly made this trip so much better than the last time I visited London. We were able to see the inspirations of Diagon Alley, Gringotts bank, the outside (the muggle world) of the Ministry of Magic, Millennium Bridge and last but not least, the platform 9 3/4. Every stop I learned something new, for example, JK Rowling insisted every actor in the movies be British and everywhere the movies were filmed had to be in Britain. J.K Rowling released the first book in 1998, which is when the Battle of Hogwarts takes place in the last film. I took a picture of me running into the platform of 9 3/4, a dream come true, honestly. I just want to reread the books now. Michaela and I walked past Buckingham Palace and took photos there. Around 5, we went to the British museum which is open later on Fridays so that the people who work during the week can visit (Rosetta Stone). As the British would say, cheers (to another fun day)!

31 January 2019

January 31st, 2018 Today is our last morning in Dublin. We had a traditional Irish breakfast before heading to the airport. We stand out as “dumb Americans” but we’re figuring things out on our own. My goal before the end of this trip is to not look like an American who doesn’t know what’s going on. Every time we’ve been in the airport, my backpack is rechecked by security. I’m pulling everything out. I have no idea what’s going on, but it’s now expected that I have to wait until I get the all clear. We wione eververstepping on the tarmac yet again, hopefully I’ll get a picture this time. Stay tuned for our trip from an airport an hour away from our hotel. We took a train and then a taxi to get to our hotel. It’s pretty decent and right by the British museum. We decided to be adventurous and see Trafalgar Square and then walked to the Thames River. It was all lit up in blue lights and we had a beautiful view of the eye at night. Cheers to this London trip being better than the last o