I’m back with another post about one of my previous adventures. In the summer of 2014 I traveled across the Atlantic to my favorite place, London, England. London has been on the top of my “places to travel” list for years, because to be honest I think I am secretly meant to be British, but don’t tell anyone. When my cousins invited me on an all girls trip across seas, there was no way I could deny returning to my secret home country. When I first got on the plane I think I went into shock, because that was the moment I realized I was actually going to London, and it was my first time on a plane, so there’s that! This magical city was just as I imagined, filled with beautiful people with beautiful accents.
Although, I am all for discovering the little things that make a city special, I was in full on tourist mode when I arrived. I took pictures of everything and even made a video of my adventure, which I may upload in another post. If I had to pick one my favorite places it would have to be Buckingham Palace, which I had the honor of touring, but sadly was not aloud to bring in my camera…what was that about? This palace was by far the most gorgeous example of interior design I have ever seen, it was magnificent. I left in awe and with the urge to buy a palace. Then, there was the British Museum, which was amazing. I am not one for museums at all, in fact, I hate them. But, the British sure know how to impress because I was so pleased with my experience. I found myself not wanting to leave, which let me tell you has NEVER happened before in a museum.
Yes, I was a complete tourist and took selfies with every amazing thing I came across, but there was one thing I knew I wanted to find. This one specific thing was a piece of Banksy graffiti art. I heard about him from a fellow brit, and because I am basically a brit I knew if I ever went to London I needed to find a piece of his work. Therefore, I took my cousins on a “treasure hunt”, little did they know the treasure was just a piece of art on the side of the building. But, to me it was amazing, it was so realistic, and so socially capturing that it automatically made me think. This specific piece was so hard to find, it was hidden on this little street, which I almost missed. But it was totally worth getting lost for, so if you are ever in the mood for a treasure hunt, go around London and look for famous Banksy pieces, you will not regret it.
The back of Buckingham Palace, because it was the only place I was allowed to take a picture, but it still came out pretty cool.
Banksy’s “Shop Until You Drop” on Bruton Street in Mayfair, London.
This is me, looking surprisingly happy at the British Museum.
In case you want to learn a little bit more about London, here is a blog post written by a Marist student, who spent a semester abroad in this magnificent city: http://www.thecollegetourist.com/study-abroad-my-abroad-experience-in-london/