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Never my intention

I’m sitting here on the floor waiting for my new video to upload to youtube. It’s challenging having both a youtube channel and a blog to maintain because I feel like one or the other get forgotten, but that’s never my intention.

I really wanted to step back in Ramadan and not post anything meaningless. But now that we’re back in our everyday lifestyle it’s time to get back into some old routines as well. Leave your bad habits behind and focus on the positive. Take with everything good you’ve learned this Ramadan and implement it in your daily life.

For me that is working out and eating regularly and more healthy again. I usually don’t crave any sweets anyway, but I’ve missed the working out part. I’m already sore from yesterdays leg workout. I also want to make more videos but I won’t promise anything I can’t keep. Other than that there are some projects I’m working on here at home that I’ll hopefully be able to share when they are done.
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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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

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Day 9: Staffelsee & ootd

Yet again the whole family made its way out to a lake. It was quit pleasant to be honest and I even went in. Had no intention to do so but it simply got to warm just sitting and boiling in the sun. Later we all went to the “beergarten” just beside the beach and had dinner. I finally got my half a liter of german beer and a nice and big “bretzln”. We’re finishing off the evening with coffee and cake in Granny’s “wintergarten”. What the rest of the evening will bring only time will tell.

 

 

Elizabeth

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Day 8: Dietlhofer see

The day started of by waking up way to early for a Saturday let alone being on holiday. But I did have a lovely breakfast as always and in the early afternoon the whole family went to a lake. Today I stayed on familiar grounds though, in other words there was no swimming for me today. I hope my tan is getting along cause that’s one of the main things on my to-do list this summer.

After our stay at the lake we went to get some ice cream and yet again I ordered a “Früchteeisbecher“.
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In the evening we had a lovely dinner outside and finished of the day with watching “Ice Age 4“.

Elizabeth