Going to England and Germany was amazing! There really is no better way of de-stressing than going on vacation. Luckily our flight was delayed from early morning to the evening so we were able to make one last run to the stores for more shopping!. It was such a great experience staying at a bed and breakfast in Bournesmouth for 2 days and enjoying the calmness of the beach and town. B&B's are pretty popular and the street we lived on was literally a long strip of them. It was actually similar to living at home with the exception of waking up to a huge English breakfast consisting of 2 rashers of bacon, sausage, tomatos, mushrooms, toast, egg/omlette (2 or 3 eggs), hash brown and baked beans. We were so stuffed that we ended up skipping lunch and went straight to dinner. Our first meal was none other than fish and chips!
The coolest part was actually watching them made right in front of our eyes.. fresh fish dipped in batter and then deep fried. In just a few moments, I had the best fish and chips ever.. very moist, fresh and not fishy at all. Next we arrived in London and stayed at a hotel close to the London Eye.
At our first dinner in London, we went to Locale, a really nice Italian restaurant and the waiter offered me a kids' menu... how embarassing! I just took that opportunity to get free icecream, which by the way was amazing. I wanted a smaller portion anyway after the huge English breakfast at the B&B.
During the rest of our stay in London, we took a bus and boat tour, visited Stonehenge, the art museum, Buckingham Palace for the changing of guards, London eye, London Tower, St. Paul's cathedral and saw Pygmalian at the Old Vic. It was tough work climbing the 500 or so steps at St Paul's, but I sure needed it after having meal after meal of food that was either deep fried, loaded with butter and or cheese. I don't think I'll be having another potato for a long time! Anyway, the view at the top of the cathedral was breath taking. Too bad my battery died on me and I only captured 2 pictures.
We also went to Harrods, the most beautiful department store I've ever been to. They have such an amazing selection and display of their products. I did not want to leave and could not help snapping a million pictures of chocolate, candy and other types of food.
I'm sure you get the idea...
Even though the weather is kind of crazy, I would love to visit England again!