London, Baby!

 

 

Hello Dear Readers!

Now, if you’ve been following my saga, you know that our flight cancellation led to a complete desertion of our plans (do you know how many hours I spent on those??) and the snap decision to head down to London for four days instead of staying in Scotland. Joni had already visited Scotland, you see, but still had never been to London.

So it was that after our very long day in Inverness, we again woke up at oh God help me o’ clock, and started the train ride from Edinburgh to London King’s Cross. In all actuality, it wasn’t so bad, as traveling by train is decidedly less stressful than flying. We merely showed up a few minutes early, got on, plugged in, and watched an entire season of Outlander. Easy peasy.

I’ve been to London quite a few times before, but somehow there’s still always so much to see. This trip I took Joni all around to the usual tourist things, but this time was also the first time we ever had a London Citypass, which meant we actually ended up doing tons of stuff I’d never done before.

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Such an astonishing view of Big Ben.
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On the city bus tour
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Westminster Abbey, where we got to skip the line. Thanks, Brit!
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Pictured: world’s most cultured dog.
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We even did a Harry Potter walking tour!
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Carlos (from University of Edinburgh) came into town to see us 😀
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We checked out the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London.

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I’m not even sorry.
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Have you guys heard of Choccywoccydoodah?
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And my favorite part? Business class back home!
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I’ve literally never been happier.

-Classy Carissa and Business Class Brit

 

Chrissy Wuz Here!

Hello Dear Readers!

Continuing in the same vein as yesterday, boatloads of photos with friends! This time, Chrissy (of Mexico fame) came to see me, and I showed her all around Edinburgh:

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Afternoon tea at The Balmoral, where J.K. Rowling finished the 7th Harry Potter book
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Drinks at the Dome, because obviously

Before we headed down to London, going to see…Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

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It was excellent, as you would expect. Katie and Shuaib flew down from Edinburgh for the weekend as well, and we all had a blast at the show.

Of course, we went and saw all the good touristy bits too:

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Me, immediately after getting to Big Ben and realizing it’s closed until, like, 2019.

Chrissy and I then went to see an interactive version of The Great Gatsby, in which she was hit on by one of the main characters (Tom Buchanan, the sly dog) and I chased after her in heels to save her virtue. I’m such a good friend.

We also got to stand in as background scenery simply because we were so good looking. True story.

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Hot enough to be props!

I love getting to see all these people that I care about, because while travel is amazing and fun, it’s the people you love who make all the difference.

Until next time.

-Carissa “Am I Popular Yet?” Rawson