I’m Going Back to London, Cue the Nostalgia

london nostalgia

I won’t be posting in this space for a few weeks but for good reason as I’ll be going to Europe! There will be a lot of talking and selling for work which can be very tiring but I know how lucky I am to be able to go. And for a travel-lover like myself it’s a blessing. It’s so nice to take a break from the routine and from sitting at a desk in front of a computer all day.

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My First Minutes in London

London Bridge

I was sure I was going to keel over right then and there in the customs line. I was hot and nauseous and the line was moving at a snails place that I didn’t know if I was going to actually make it onto the Heathrow Express. When it was finally my turn in line, the desk agent took just a few seconds to check my passport and BUNAC work visa and with a smirk, reminded me to write the day’s date in reverse from now on – 7th of September 2007, not September 7th, 2007.

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Are You a Leader or a Follower When You Travel?

I used to be the kind of traveler who relied on friends or family or whoever I was traveling with to make the plans and get us to and from our destination. While living in London a few years ago, my friends, Liz and Krissy, and I planned an upcoming two month trip through Europe together but one of us took the lead in booking hostels and finding flights and that one person wasn’t me.

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Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens

Ok, so technically Kew Gardens is in London but its on the outskirts so a few hours spent here makes you feel you are in the calmest corner of the world away from the chaos of the city. My friend Liz and I still had some time off from work around the holidays, (you know because European employers like to give their employees more than just a day or two off around Christmas) and I had heard wonderful things about Kew Gardens from my boss.

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15 Ways You Know You Have a Good Travel Mate

Europe 247

After working abroad in London and traveling around the rest of Europe, I look back now and don’t think I could have spent that time with any other two people than my friends Liz and Krissy. Before I left home, I worried that we would drive each other crazy during our eight month stint abroad. Traveling with someone else or a couple of people is not an easy feat as no two people are exactly the same. They inevitably want to go in different directions. However, the three of us just clicked.

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