Summer of 2011: I went to Europe to visit my friend who was studying in England. We decided to tour around England, Paris, and Barcelona. I wanted to post on England first since it was my first stop. One of the first things I found out about England is the ever changing weather. One minute it’s sunny, the next minute it’s raining. I always carried my umbrella haha
My To Do’s in England:
High Tea (afternoon tea) – Harrods – Big Ben – Buckingham Palace – Shop – Photo of the iconic red telephone booth
Although this TO DO list is quite small, I was very happy to cross them all off!
One of the first things that I did once I arrived was have some afternoon tea, or high tea as they call it there. Simply elegant and delicious ! The smoked salmon, cream cheese sandwiches were good, but I LOVED the scones (as I do with almost all afternoon teas)
How can one go to London and not go to Harrods! Although I didn’t do much shopping there, we ended up indulging in some expensive hot chocolate and danish – it was to die for! Well worth the money!
Unfortunately, I experienced some racism while I was in London, and I suppose there is and will be racism anywhere you go, but I was just taken aback. My friend stated that it was not uncommon and that there are people there that are vocal about it…I was just shocked. Don’t get me wrong, I have experienced some form racism in my life, but my experience in London just takes the cake. I appreciated my home country all that more after that encounter. Nonetheless, I still had an amazing time in England and I didn’t let that stop my momentum- next stop: Paris!