So far, summertime has been a great way to catch up on reading and binging on some of my recent favorites. I've been heavy on the fiction lately, but it's nice to allow myself some leeway to read for entertainment. So here are reviews of a few books I've enjoyed lately. And if you're on Goodreads, please be my friend - the more book recommendations I have, the better.Read More
Nearly two months after we left, I'm finally reaching the last day of photos from our trip! It's amazing how much you forget about a trip til you look back at photos and realize everything you saw and ate and experienced.
We decided to take a 'slow' day for our last 24 hours in London - sleeping in late, making breakfast at our friend's flat, then heading up to the Thames to walk along the river. We borrowed our friend's Tate Modern membership card, which gave us access to the amazing views from the upper levels.
Once again, the weather was blissfully sunny and warm, delightfully going against my every expectation of a damp, gray visit to London. We walked from the Tate over to Borough Market, passing centuries-old church ruins and catching soft breezes from the river.Read More
Our first 36 hours in London blew us away with its endless urban sprawl, overwhelming diversity, and ancient history. So we decided to take it easy on our second morning there and spend our last few hours wandering around the East End of London and checking out a few movie highlights before we met up with some friends in southern London.Read More
Finally, after a week and a half of traveling around England, we arrived at our last destination - London.
We took a two-hour bus ride on the Oxford Tube from Oxford, getting off at the Marble Arch Underground station on the northeast corner of Hyde Park. We took the Underground over to the East End of London, where we were staying with Nick and Kyra for a few nights, courtesy of AirBNB.Read More
I am finally resuming the story of our recent trip to England - this time, all about Oxford. The "city of dreaming spires" has been the scene of so much history, literature, and culture that we couldn't pass it by on our first trip to England.Read More