Back Across the Pond

July 27, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Finally made my way back over the pond to my favorite continent. First stop: London Town! W59B0010W59B0010

It started off as a long journey having to drive all of the way to Chicago from Iowa City after not realizing there were no direct flights to ORD from CID, and if you are a non-rev then you will understand my stupidity with this one. I normally fly non-rev but wanted a confirmed seat this time around (totally regretting not having taken a chance because there are 10 open seats on the same flight - and in First Class). So here I drove 5 hours in awful traffic to get to ORD, then have to pay for parking, and then my 10:20PM redeye gets delayed... Lovely.

Another side note - don't fly a redeye thinking it will help you get on your destination's schedule. I think it did the exact opposite. 

Not to start this blog post off on the negative end but I'm realizing I was not fully prepared for everything this time around, shame on me. 

Once I arrived to LHR I took the tube to meet with my roomie from college. It was SO GREAT seeing her face again, especially in London where she's totally killin' it! 

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She took me to the cutest little cafe after arriving to her dorm room called Eat, Shop, Do. I wanted to move into this place. White walls, wood floors, eclectic tables and kitchen ware. Bright pops of color from teapots and tea cups to cake stands. So sweet. 

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This decor was the sweetest!

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Ladies were there enjoying tea and cakes along with making flower crowns and playing board games.

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Also the food was quite tasty. I wasn't sure to get while in London but I have read that Indian food is the way to go, so I ordered the only indian inspired item on the menu and was not disappointed! 

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And so the people watching and street photography begins! 

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It was more than a long day for me so I pretty much called it 'a day' after that. I went back to Mal's dorm and slept for a puny four hours before another long day of adventures. 

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xo

stephanie


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