Today’s post will cover the sights we saw during our last four days in Europe, starting with London.
I have to say that London was one of my favorite parts of the trip: the city was pristine, the subway was efficient, the people were nicer, and best of all, everyone spoke English! Being in London for a couple days was definitely a nice break from the pretentious Frenchies and language barriers we met in Paris.
Since we were only in London for two days, we didn’t get a chance to see a whole lot, but what we did see was pretty exciting. The hotel we stayed in was right down the street from Buckingham Palace, so of course, that was our first stop.
My main plan for London was to cross #44 off of my Life List: “Visit London to see where Shakespeare lived.” Well, as it turns out, visiting Shakespeare’s old stomping grounds requires an entire day (which we didn’t have), so we just decided to visit his Globe Theater instead.
Once we got back to Paris on Wednesday, we decided to look for some places to go shopping. Long story short, we got lost a couple times, and found the Grand and Petite Palaises instead, as well as Pont Alexandre III.
We ended up saving the best sights for the last day of our trip: the Chateau de Versailles and the Eiffel Tower! If you ever go to Paris, you HAVE to go see Versailles. It’s absolutely beautiful, and not to mention ridiculously shiny and sparkly.
And that concludes all of the sights I saw in Paris and London! I had such a fun time unleashing my artsy fartsy side in the museums, and my inner English nerd in Shakespeare and Co. and Shakespeare’s Globe. I also feel like I learned a lot about French history just by visiting Versailles and the Eiffel Tower. Based on all of the beautiful sights I saw and informative knowledge I acquired, I’d say that the sight-seeing part of my trip was a huge success.