Since I’ve double-posted extremely long posts about my company and cultural recaps, I thought it was time to interject with another photo diary of my second week in London. Here it goes!
A few girls and I headed to the Victoria & Albert Museum because we heard it was a must-see as well. It was free (as all London art museums are), and a lot bigger than I thought! I wish I had more time to explore but we went at night. I mostly wanted to see the fashion exhibit anyway!
The entrance of V&A – doesn’t it remind you of Chihuly in Seattle?
Beautiful gowns from the fashion exhibit.
A quick trip to Harrod‘s, where basically Qatar royalty shops! This is the Miu Miu area.
The rest of the week was pretty uneventful, until me and a few girls headed to Edinburgh, Scotland! We headed out really early one morning from King’s Cross Station (too bad I didn’t sit in a compartment coach like Harry does on his way to Hogwarts). I stayed at The Castle Rock Hostel, which I’d say is a great location but I had the worst experience due to opting for a 12-person, mixed dorm situation. Yikes.
The beautiful street called Circus Place!
Of course we stopped for a photo op!
Pretty views from Edinburgh Old Town.
Last breakfast at Southern Cross Cafe – highly recommend! I ordered a cappuccino and the eggs royale.
Making our way to the Alnwick Castle, where part of the first Harry Potter movie was filmed! We hiked through so much farm land because we missed the bus that wasn’t going to come for another hour. The Blair Witch Trials, much??
Made it!! Stopped by for some broom lessons, lol. Notice how short the broomstick is – obviously targeted for kids.
After my weekend in Edinburgh (which I highly recommend, but bring very warm clothes), me and a few girls on the program bought tickets to go see The Book of Mormon! It was extremely hilarious and I found myself dancing in my seat to so many of the numbers. Definitely worth the 48 pounds.
The next day, my program and I went to Cambridge! We had a company visit and then we got to do some fun exploring. We went on a punting tour (think gondolas in Venice). Our punter was very nice (and not bad-looking, too!).
A little piece of Venice in Britain!
Ate a meal at The Punter. Really delicious but pretty expensive for the portion sizes.
That’s all for week two! Stay tuned for my last week of company and cultural visits, and of course the last photo diary.