Sunday, February 24, 2013

Amsterdam & Brussels

 Now that I am back home and get to reflect back on my travels, I must say I really enjoyed Amsterdam.  I loved the city itself, the dams, the bikes, and the history. I hope that the next time I go back I can rent a bike and ride around the whole city. I didn't get to stay in Brussels for very long, only a couple of hours one evening on our way back to Italy and I wish I could have stayed longer to explore the city.  

Seeing the Anne Frank house was one
 of the most amazing experiences

Amsterdam in the fall

Toured the Heineken factory

A carnival going on in Amsterdam
Get off the train in Belgium and what
 do we see but a waffle truck!

Manneken Pis

Some street art in Brussels

Found a Brandy Melville in Brussels
 but unfortunately it was closed!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Just Touched Down In London Town

American Boy by Estelle always pops into my head whenever I think about going to London.  I think my brain thinks back to the first time I went and how my friends and I sung that song the whole time while walking around! At this point in my study abroad experience I was so happy to go to an english speaking country!  It was almost a vacation to go somewhere I could understand and communicate so easily!  Since a lot of my friends had never been to London I played tour guide again, it was nice to see all the sites again and ride the London Eye! That was one thing I didn't get to do last time I was there.  I also think London had the best shopping between Topshop and Primark I found some amazing clothes!

Flight from Pisa to Gatwick

Victoria and Albert Museum

Some delicious desserts!

Central Saint Martins

The sunset outside Central Saint Martins

Saw Les Mis one night

Tower Bridge
A design museum

Tate Modern Art Museum
The London Eye

View from the London Eye
Buckingham Palace

The way up out of the Underground
Loved these books as a kid!

Rose Tea

Had to stop in at Lush

Some treats bought at boots!

Some quick shots of clothes back at the hotel, bought at Primark 

Harrods at night
King's Crossing