I have nothing but good memories from my first trip to London six years ago. After all, it was a city I had been dreaming of visiting ever since 5th grade, when I first started learning English and read all about the great London, with its double deckers, changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and everything else that makes London unique.However, all these memories feel like they belong to someone else. Someone in a different state of mind, who hadn’t let go of friendships and had other dreams for the future. Someone who didn’t imagine he would get to travel the world, but dreamed of living in London in a few years, thinking some friendships last forever.
For years I’ve avoided going back to London because I didn’t want to ruin the perfect memories I’ve had from the first visit, especially after a rather disappointing second visit to Paris. But when I found ridiculously cheap plane tickets from London to Iceland, my excitement made me forget my doubts. Paul had never been to London before, so I was pretty excited to see all the touristy places (again), as well as explore some I’ve missed the first time.
Nevertheless, I’ve had a great time in London, remembering fondly my first time there, but making new memories along the way. I was pondering about writing this post, because what else can be said about London that hasn’t been already said so many times? Especially after a three day trip? That’s right, not a great deal.
Instead, let me take you on a journey around London through my photos. 🙂
Our first stop was Notting Hill, because I had missed it the first time and everyone was talking about how beautiful this part of Lodon is. What can I say, they’re absolutely right! What was even better was that there weren’t many tourists around, which made me enjoy London even more.
I have to say, after a few days in London, the number of tourists in Iceland made it seem like the whole island was deserted. I hate crowds and crossing the Westminster Bridge or being in Trafalgar Square was hell for me, I couldn’t wait to go back to the more quiet Covent Garden, it was because places like this that I fell in love (again) with London, wandering from one charming street to another, watching people pass by while I sit in the sun with a delicious cup of coffee. This is what I’ll picture every time I think of London from now on.