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Enjoying the London Stage

I had the pleasure of getting to see two more shows while I was in London. I went to see Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera. I don’t think I’ve ever been quite so impressed with the stage as I was seeing those two shows. They had the most unbelievable effects and props. Special effects in movies are no longer impressive. Special effects in real life – now that’s impressive! Continue reading “Enjoying the London Stage”

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Exploring Kensington Palace

My visit to Kensington Palace was a pleasant one, although it did contain probably one of the biggest frights of my life, which is ironic considering I went to the London Dungeon the day before.

Kensington Palace focuses more on the modern line of royals (so, Queen Elizabeth II and her family), as well as on Queen Victoria, so if those are the things that interest you, Kensington is the palace to go to. Continue reading “Exploring Kensington Palace”

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Braving the London Dungeon

I am not a person who likes being scared. When I get really scared, which is pretty easily done, I cry and I panic and I feel like I’m going to die, and it’s no fun. That’s why I don’t watch scary movies. So what possessed me to try the London Dungeon, one of London’s scariest attractions? I honestly don’t know. Some kind of brain aneurysm, clearly. But it actually turned out to be a lot of fun! Continue reading “Braving the London Dungeon”

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The Tower of London

If I only had time to do one thing in London, it probably would have been the Tower of London. It’s an incredible fortress to visit, steeped in fascinating history and architecture worth marveling over. It was a place of celebration, but also of torture and execution – lucky for me, my day was spent celebrating and the only torturous part was having to leave at the end of the day. Continue reading “The Tower of London”

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Ghost Stories of London

One evening in London I decided to go on a ghost tour, because it seemed a very London-esque thing to do. There’s nothing quite like walking through the back streets of London at night on a ghost tour to make you feel like you’ve travelled back to the Victorian period. I neither believe nor don’t believe in ghosts, but it’s always good fun to go and scare yourself silly with the thought of them. I love me a good story after all, and you never know where inspiration might hit you for a good story of your own. Here are some of the best stories I heard that evening. Continue reading “Ghost Stories of London”

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Getting to London and Dealing With My Anxiety

Getting to London was an adventure and a half.

I checked out of my hostel in Amsterdam early in the morning and took the subway back to the train station. Somehow the time disappeared from me and I was in a panic that I would miss my train. I managed to find it just in time and settled into my seat, unaware the panic of the morning would be nothing compared to what was coming next. Continue reading “Getting to London and Dealing With My Anxiety”