Sep 12, 2013

back from holiday + glimpse of London

I am back from Europe and am so excited to share some of our memories!
I have lots of catching up to do with my sweet bloggy buddies' posts (it seems so many of you were traveling or doing speculator things too, so I am eager to see what I've missed!) as well as still adjusting back into real life with work, so forgive me if I'm a little slow on posting in the next few weeks

Some of my top memories from our first stop, London:
  • Listening to street performers in the many public squares of Bath
  • Walking through the moat garden of Windsor Castle
  • Exploring the many parks of London (Regents, Hyde, Kensington, Primrose Hill)
  • Riding the double-decker buses as we passed by Big Ben, then stopping for a better view
We arrived on a Tuesday around noon. 
We mainly stayed in Hanwell that day, exploring Brent Lodge Park.  
 The following day, my friend arrived early morning from a small village in Africa, where she spent 10 days doing public health work in a community she has been working with. 
Here are some snapshots from our first full-day in London. 

We started off the afternoon by visiting Kings Cross and St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Do you recognize this staircase?  Sorry... no I'm not :)
We then went shopping in the fun Camden Market

We had lunch on the Canal

We then walked around and explored Primrose Hill area, climbed the hill to get a view of London, 

Then we walked on over to the beautiful Regent's Park where 
we grabbed ice-cream, found a bench, and chatted 

We had so much fun walking around without an itinerary and hanging out in areas that were not too tourist-y. It got us pumped for the rest of our trip!


  1. Your photos are beautiful! Sure looks like you had a great time and I loved following your instagram photos! Thanks for letting me travel vicariously! :D

    1. Thank you, Erica!! You're so sweet! I am excited to share more photos from the trip, but it'll take a little while to blog about it all!

  2. oh my goodness!
    looks like a beautiful start to a trip! :) GORGEOUS pictures, and a gorgeous place!

    1. Ahh, thanks, sweet Amy! It was! And I am gonna try to make an instagram-ready Artifacts Uprising book soon with some of the photos! Cant wait!!

  3. Goodness, girl! I am so jealous of your trip! I want to go back to England so badly! :-)

    1. Thanks, Susannah!! It was amazing ... You should definitely go! There's something so unique about Europe. I loved all of the history and architecture!


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