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London 2016

I know there has been a lot of talking about London, but after this post I’m done. I think. Anyway, I made a video, bits and pieces of what we saw and this may give you a brighter look of our experience. I hope you like it!

Elizabeth

London recommendations

London recommendations

Here’s a one-on-one on what I’ve learned and experienced through my London trip. I hope you enjoy and find these tips useful.


Flight: Ryan Air. I almost always use Ryan Air when I want to fly cheap. I haven’t found any other cheaper flights and it’s great when the flight isn’t longer then two hours! I couldn’t bear to be cramped in a tight space longer then that. We got our tickets for less then 100 pounds for 1 person, back and forth with a seat reservation. We decided to order one luggage and surprisingly that wasn’t so expensive.

Hotel: 27 Paddington hotel. This hotel I found through booking.com and before I made my deciton to upgrade from another hotel I also looked on trip advisor. It’s a great place to read reviews from people and also see how it actually looks because visitors can upload their own pictures. The rooms are very clean and you get room service every day if you’d like. The hotel is divided into to tall buildings besides each other. You get a continual breakfast included and this is served in a little room by the reception overlooking the street.

Outdoors: Hyde Park is a wonderful park with lots of nature and animals. We went there every day, feed the squirrels and also to go from one place to another. It has a river in the middle and a bridge half way through so that you’ll be able to cross to the other side. You can go through Hyde Park to get to Harrods or Oxford Street.

Sightseeing: London Eye & Sea Life <- Direct link to buy a one day pass to London Eye and a 30-day open pass to Sea Life. You’ll also get a 4D experience and the possibility to take ‘green shot’ photos with your choose of background. You’ll get the most amazing view from the paris wheel and it’s a sight to be seen at night. Suitable for adults and children. Sea Life is a big aquarium with all types of fish you can think of. It will take you approximately 1 hour to go through the whole aquarium and you’ll be able to take pictures or video.

Shopping: Oxford Street & Harrods are defiantly the two main shopping markets. Harrods is a huge mall with all designer brands you can think of. In the area you’ll also find Topshop and other high end brands. Oxford Street is legendary and I don’t think you can visit London without going to the o so famous shopping street. Form high end shops to middle class and cheap shops, you’ll find it all. River Island, Mango, Primark, Victoria Secret are just a few. If you’d like something to eat whilst shopping I recommend turning away from Oxford and in to smaller street where they usually have restaurant after restaurant to choose from.

Food: Chili Chutney Waterloo – European & Indian restaurant near London Eye. A cute little restaurant we found whilst we where at the London Eye. You’ll get a lot for your money without having to pay a fortune. They have a range of spicy foods, vegetarian options, meat and chicken or fish to choose from.

Taxi service: Exclusive airports <- you’ll often get a discount when booking online. The best spend money I could think of. I hate rushing with my suitcase through public transportation, especially in a city I don’t know. That’s why is was crucial to find a taxi service to and from the airport. You type in your dates, pick up and final declination, name and time, and they’ll pick you up wherever you need. Nice, clean cars with good drivers.


I hope you found this useful for your next London trip. I will defiantly go back if the opportunity arrives.

Elizabeth

 

Let’s talk about London

Let’s talk about London

Today I have an ‘home office’ day and I’m trying to edit my London video which will come out on YouTube soon. In the mean while I thought I’d tell you about London. I’ve been home since Friday and I already missed it the moment we had to leave.

We stayed 5 days, 4 nights. After my first booking I re-booked and found a cute, little hotel called 27 Paddington hotel. This was made through booking.com and we got free wi-fi and breakfast. The staff was nice and the rooms were very clean, which they cleaned every single day. The only downer was the hard bed. We had a nice big shower, closet and a little TV with some english channels. We also had access to a kettle and could make coffee or te with little milk containers. The hotel was very central, only a 10 minute walk to Hyde Park. We would go there almost every day and fead the squirrels or just look at them. Oxford Street was about a 15 minute walk from the hotel and then we often took black taxi’s if we were going further, like London Eye.

We managed to see a lot and experience a great deal and it’s defiantly a place I would come back to. I also highly recommend 27 Paddington hotel because it is quite cheap and very central which I think is uber important especially in a big city. It’s a great location for those who like shopping, sightseeing and parks.

Elizabeth

Friday

Friday

I’m overwhelmed by the things I have to do and book before Monday. Can time please slow down a little bit? I’ve had something to do almost every single day after work and it’s been quite exhausting. So this 5 day holiday will come good in hand once it arrives.

I usually start packing a good week before my take off, but now I’m pushing it to the last minute. Sunday is going to be my packing day and hopefully I won’t forget anything. When I do pack in advance I always have time to re-pack and to change things. Debating on weather I should rent a taxi from the airport or take public transportation to the hotel. Even though it is quite pricy, I do like the idea of a personal pick up.

I’m still in my PJ’s so now I’ve gotta go. I’ve got a late shift at work today, last one this week, and then an early morning tomorrow.

Elizabeth

26th – 28th of June: Berlin

26th – 28th of June: Berlin

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Our trip to Berlin started early on the 26th of June. We were on our way for a  weekend trip, to relax, eat, shop and enjoy. Since we flew with Ryan Air and they no longer fly to Berlin, we flew to Szczecin in Poland and then took the bus to Berlin which took about 2 hours. A bit more complicated than flying direct but I guess this was the cheapest way.

We had to stop at a Starbucks, of course.

 


 

Enjoying our dinner outside the first night in Berlin

The holiday is not complete without Starbucks. After finishing this we went shopping.

           

Our last night in Berlin we went to a South American place, were we all tried some exotic foods.
Back in Poland again we enjoyed a three course meal and some light bear.


The trip home went smoothly and I was completely happy with my new clothes. The whole trip for me was to get away and get a break from reality, but also buy a complete new set of motorcycle clothes.

Elizabeth

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Crete, Greece 2015

This took a while to edit (I’m new to iMovie), but I hope you like my new holiday movie. If you are on YouTube, please find me and subscribe. I make videos about Beauty & Fashion, but also the occasional holiday movie mixed in with some lifestyle videos.

Here are some highlights from my 4 day vacation in Crete, Greece. Enjoy!

Elizabeth

Day 6: Early birthday celebration

Day 6: Early birthday celebration

Today I got spoiled with cake, gifts and food. Since we’re leaving tomorrow for Italy we had an early birthday celebration with the closest family. I really didn’t ask for anything other then a couple of things I order weeks beforehand from Amazon. But I did wish for a cake which I got and it was by far the best cake I’ve tasted in a long time. And it was no other then a NUTELLA cake, like seriously.. that there just needed caps lock cause I didn’t even know it was possible. But Oma did it so good but I couldn’t manage more then one piece.

We had dessert before dinner and after opening some presents we ate chicken and three well made salads.
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In the evening I finally got to drive our rented car up to Hohenpeissenberg where we saw the most beautiful sunset on the way down. I’m totally in love with sunsets because it’s such a beautiful end to a day. And every sunset I see always gets more beautiful which is hard to believe is possible, because just look at this..

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And of course the ‘Kicker’ had to find it’s way out from the garage so it could be played on a couple of times.

Now I’m almost done packing for tomorrow and I’m so tired I’m about to fall asleep so I’ll end it here.
Elizabeth

Day 5: Stanberg

Day 5: Stanberg

Today was an all day trip from 1 o’clock till 9 which can confirm that I’m about to fall asleep any minute. My mother, uncle and his girlfriend and I all drove to Stanberger sea which approximate is a 45 minute drive. Like yesterday the weather didn’t agree with us and the sun hardly showed up. Optimistically as I am I went in a long dress with ballerinas. It’s save to say that my feet still are cold even now under my blanket. We stopped at a ‘Beergarten’ on the way home where I got to taste Mr. Hugo – my drink after 3 months. It wasn’t worth it but it did taste good.

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We ended the day with dinner at a restaurant in Peiting where I had my favorite – Käsespätzle. Now we’re all back home and waiting for tomorrow, my early birthday celebration.

Oh, and sorry for the lack of photos. I do take my camera everywhere but today I forgot my memory card. It was waiting on me in my computer when I got home. It will be remembered tomorrow though.

Elizabeth

Day 2: Alpsee

Day 2: Alpsee

The day started off after finally sleeping in till half past ten. After a nice breakfast set at the table my day went on a bit slower then everyone else. I was so tired and we didn’t make our way out before noon. The day went to Alpsee where king Ludwig II had his castles. A total tourist attraction, something I hate, but I got the chance to test out my new lens for my camera and we had a nice meal.

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Elizabeth

Day 1: Weilheim

Day 1: Weilheim

Back again after a day with shopping, I’m setting in my bed, and like I said we went to Weilheim. I didn’t find everything I wanted to buy but some things at the drugstore and then two crop tops which weren’t planned at all. Still looking for a light jacket, workout clothes and shoes and maybe work shoes. I’ll see what I’ll find the next days but I’ll have to remember to save my money for Italy as well.

I finally got my objectives for my NIKON 1 camera which I’m so exited for. Still gotta figure out how everything works but I’m sooo happy. Of course I forgot my battery on my way to Weilheim so today’s outift pictures will come in iPhone quality.

Today’s buys:

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Now there’s some video editing on the plan but I’m sure I’ll lay my head down to rest soon.

Elizabeth