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Before I die

As we grow older we often forget the dreams we had as little children. Dreams that never were too big for your imagination. But as you grow up you see the world for what it truly is. And you finally understand why Peter Pan never wanted to grow up. You start living a life you never saw yourself having. And those dreams once dreamed become a faded memory. But don’t forget them because they are here to make us feel invisible.


My greatest dream may be to love the love of my life till the day I die. And letting the world remember us by attaching a lock to a love bridge with our initials on it. Maybe we’ll even live in London. Have a picnic with our children in Hyde Park. Or watch the sunrise at the beach together.

And even though I’m not the most spontaneous person, I would love to buy a random ticket for a flight or throw a dart at a map and travel to that destination. Maybe even learn the language of that country fluently. And when I don’t spend all my money on traveling I would go on a shopping spree without a budge, or better yet have my own clothing line.

Right now it may seem impossible but hold on to the dreams you once dreamed.

Elizabeth

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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

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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

 

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London Eye

This time last week we were at the airport about to go trough security. I looked back the last week and thought about what I did exactly a week ago. It’s weird how time flies by before your eyes, and the next second you blink everything has changed. We try to enjoy the moment, but somehow time doesn’t want us to and it runs through our fingers.

Last Tuesday we had a great sightseeing day in London. We slept in, had breakfast and then around noon we went for a walk through Hyde park, as per usual. At the end we took a taxi to London Eye. We exchanged our tickets and waited a while before we went on the 30 minute ride. There was a lot of wind that day but still such a beautiful day. The sun was shinning and we got to see all of London from above.

The fairies wheel went slow, enough time to enjoy the view and take lots of pictures. I actually wanted to wait till the sun was setting, but we went on a little bit too early, but it was still so pretty.

Elizabeth

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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

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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

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London

The last couple of days have gone to planning, organizing, and stressing, just a little bit. I’m an expert at stressing. Everything should preferably be planned and perfected at all time. I’m traveling to London on Monday and as much as I do like traveling, I also get anxious. I want my holiday to go as smooth as possible without any detours. I want most things be pre-order so that I can enjoy my stay as much as possible.

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I’ve made a last minute re-booking of my hotel. After choosing a rather cheap but ok looking hotel, I went on trip advisor and was repulsed by the review that I needed to find a different hotel. Fingers crossed.

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Debating on weather I should go back to bed and close my eyes for a minute or two. Or stay awake and make myself some breakfast. Still got a days work ahead of me and so many things I should have done..

Elizabeth