The London Diaries: Stonehenge

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We are so used to knowing all of the answers, or being able to easily access those answers, that it’s hard to fathom that there are wonders of the world that we can’t say we have 100% full understanding of.

There are endless theories about Stonehenge, but we can’t necessarily say with a complete surety that we know exactly why these huge rocks were arranged in the way that they were, in the location that they are. And although it may be frustrating to accept the notion that we don’t have all of the answers (and honestly, we may never), it’s pretty cool that people in the past have left us with real life mysteries to unfold and arrange together pieces of the puzzle as time evolves. DSC_0498

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The London Diaries: Edinburgh, Scotland

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It’s  weird to say, but the most persistent thought that I had while in Edinburgh was “Scotland is exactly what I imagined it to be”.

Let me explain.

You know how a lot of the time when you visit new places, you think it to be a certain way, but in reality it ends up being completely different from what you imagined? Well this was not the case for me with Edinburgh, in fact, it was pretty funny to me how similar it was to how I imagined.

Which was totally fine because I imagined it to be amazing… and it was!

Cobblestone walkways, bagpipes, pubs, Loch Ness monster references, plaid everything, shops selling kilts, it was all there.

I realize that a lot of this has to do with the fact that Edinburgh is  a tourist town, and for the most part we spent most of our time hanging out in these high traffic tourist areas, so of course they capitalize on much of the traditional things that Scotland is known for.

But I just found it funny that what I assumed would be my own stereotypical expectation of Edinburgh ended up being super similar to the reality. All in all, Edinburgh was a ton of fun and it was pretty hard to say goodbye to this rad town we had gotten to explore for a few days.

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The London Diaries: Buckingham Palace and Windsor Palace

We hear so much about the posh side of Great Britain that, after being in the country for over a couple of weeks and having not yet gone, I was pretty eager to finally get to see these notorious estates that Britain is known for.

I don’t think that I have ever felt so inferior and small than when I was walking the gold encrusted grounds of Buckingham Palace. I felt like if I were to look at something for too long I would soil it with my peasant eyes. I remember repeatedly gawking at the fact that people actually live like this, and how I could never imagine myself waking up in an estate worth 5 billion dollars. BILLION. This place was so grand and lavish and, to be honest, a bit over the top in my opinion. Still, I can’t deny the fact that it was absolutely stunning.

As you can imagine, you can’t take pictures inside the palace, which was a bummer because it truly was unreal. But we were still able to take fun pictures here and there on the grounds of these gorgeous castles.

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