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Tourist Trip: London

Getting to London from Berlin is quite simple and cheap. If you are looking for short weekend, London is close and relatively inexpensive to get there. Once your there, the prices can be high, depending on where you stay.

There are a few transportation options, but I personally prefer to take a flight. You can find cheap flights through RyanAir or GermanWings. I normally check the website, Fluege.de
for cheaper flights, since they obviously specifically cater to the German market. Flights from the Schoenefeld airport are typically cheaper than those flying out of Tegel. They also offer direct flights.

My travel companion was my boyfriend. This is our third trip together, and I was excited. We started at the W, but due to some unintended consequences, we were moved to their sister hotel, Le Meridien. That place was a bit of a mess. We were in the Picadilly area, which was located near landmarks such as the Buckingham Palace and Big Ben. To say the place was expensive, was an understatement. I wish the quality of the food coincided with the prices that we paid for it. We were close to landmarks, so we managed to walk around and see what we can while enjoying the rare gorgeous weather we were having in London.

Walking around alone. I don't do too many full body selfies anymore.

Walking around alone. I don’t do too many full body selfies anymore.

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The boyfriend has to jet off for some business meetings, so I decided to meet an old friend of mine who just happened to be in London. We met each other which in summer school at University. He was on his own world tour, and graced me with his presence. We went off to Brixton for the day, and caught up on our respective lives. To my surprise, Brixton was a short train ride away. I have been to London a few times, but it was nice to be so centrally located to things I actually wanted to see this time around.

Brixton!!

Brixton!!

Ty and I. Remember this dude, he is  hilarious

Ty and I. Remember this dude, he is hilarious

Smoking at the park across the street.

Smoking at the park across the street.

I broke down and had meat. There were not so many good veggie options available.

I broke down and had meat. There were not so many good veggie options available.

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One of the pieces we saw while walking around

One of the pieces we saw while walking around

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The last few days was back with the boyfriend. We switched hotels to the Hyatts- Andaz that was located in the financial district. We had some breakfast and made a plan to see the British Museum. I heard they had a huge Egypt collection that I just had to see before we left. We also walked over to see big ben, or at least the clock in front of the bell that is actually big ben (thanks Max for that heads up). I donned my red coat again, which I feel makes me look like Carmen Sandiego (totally my outfit for this years Halloween). We managed to find some meatless food for me, and ended our time at London’s oldest Indian Restaurant- Veeraswamy. I had a good time overall, but dang, central London is expensive for a girl on a Berlin budget like me.

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The clock in front of big ben

The clock in front of big ben

Me trying to eat an American breakfast

Me trying to eat an American breakfast

The Gherkin as the Londoners call it.

The Gherkin as the Londoners call it.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Hmm Pancakes

Hmm Pancakes

Lion Goddess - Sekhmet

Lion Goddess – Sekhmet

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Me eating lunch

Me eating lunch

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Where in the world is Kimmy Sandiego

Where in the world is Kimmy Sandiego

This is the actual Carmen San Diego

This is the actual Carmen San Diego

  • Dai

    Am glad you enjoyed your time in the Smoke, chuck. Come over for Notting Hill’s carnival in August. Nice photos. Wish your bloke was rather less camera conscious.
    D’you know a “dilly” means a lady of low repute? Pick a dilly. Not saying nowt, not saying nowt.

  • Old Boss,New Boss, Meh!

    “I wish the quality of the food coincided with the prices that we paid for it.”

    Next time go to Canary Wharf and West Ferry Circus. The food is cheaper and actually edible. In Piccadilly it’s just inedible rubbish designed to fleece the Tourist, Failing that, go to Blackheath, Greenwich, Hampstead or Camden.