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Leaving for Scotland Soon!

I’m only a couple of days away from my vacation in Edinburgh, Scotland, and I could not be more excited. We know what we’re doing for the first few days, and then we’ll wing it from there. It’s been so long since I’ve been anywhere, so I’m happy simply to be leaving home and exploring a new place, but the fact that I’m going back to Europe really takes the cake. Continue reading “Leaving for Scotland Soon!”

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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”