Warwick Castle

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This weekend I visited Warwick Castle. Just two hours away from London this castle was originally built original built by William the Conqueror in 1068. The castle is located in the town of Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon. Although the castle is now somewhat of an amusement park it was still a beautiful building to visit. I was able to climb to the top of one of the towers and see a gorgeous view, dispute the many steps. We had good weather for most of the day, however a thunderstorm which brought hail came upon us during the afternoon during the birds of prey show. Although the birds didn’t seem to mind, the show was cut brief, but not before I was able to see two different types of owls, one of which is in the pictures above. Overall it was an excellent afternoon in Warwick Castle.

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Transportation

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So the transportation system in London is quite different. It was a little confusing at first, but honestly it has been quite easy and user friendly. I bought an oster card, which is a card that you pre load money onto it in order to use the public transportation. The red buses that London is so famous for are really nothing special once you rode on them, particulary at rush hour. The tube and busses are framed full of people at rush hour, but it is not too bad because you only have to wait about 2 minutes for the next ride. But after a the first few days I can navigate my way around the city with easy.

 

Harrods Tea

 

 

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This week I went for Harrods Tea! Harrods was huge, the store seemed to never end. Tea however was fantastic. The loose leaf tea I choose was an english breakfast blend that Harrods makes themselves. There were a variety of items to eat. There were little sandwiches with the crusts cut off. On the second plate there were scone like biscuits  which could be adorned with clotted cream or jams. The top plate was the most impressive the little desserts were amazing! At the end of our meal there were a ton of left overs. Everyone in my group would not ask the waiter for a to go box ( they call them take away boxes) I of course had no problem asking for one. So now I have about 12 scones in the freezer. I like my food lol. After tea we explored Harrods. Although the most expensive thing I bought was  a keychain, there defiantly was a lot to choose from, but I am living on a budget so I splurged on a key chain of Big Ben, I mean after all I had a box full of scones in my possession……

Let The Journey Begin

Although the jet lag is slowly wearing off, the reality of where I am I slowly sinking in….. I am in London! The first few days in this mixing bowel of a city had been great, but the jet lag prevented me from truly soaking in the reality of where my feet had landed. The truth is it is I have finally had a chance to take a breath and reflect on where I am, and I must say it is a good feeling.

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