Photo 1: A day of sight-seeing in London, which included riding the tube all over town (fun fact: my favorite part of riding the tube is reading the newspapers left behind by other passengers! London news is somehow much more interesting that any other kind of news…), shopping at H&M and Top Shop, eating at Burger King twice (what? the UK menu is kind of great), and wearing Birkenstocks, for some reason.
Photo 2: Me, modeling an extremely well-made £3 H&M tank top (the buttons of which came off in my hand about 7 minutes after I left the hotel) in front of Hampton Court Palace.
Photos 3&4: The Tower Bridge, which – contrary to what many people think – is not the London Bridge! This is a minor pet peeve of mine and Kayla’s (we have much stronger feelings about people who mistake the fortress in Salzburg for a castle).
Photo 5: Kaitlyn, pretending to be Cedric Diggory in a maze fit for the Tri-Wizard tournament.
Photo 6: Ready for a night out on the town, which was supposed to include running into Jim Sturgess, Robert Pattinson (speaking of Cedric) and Jason Schwartzman* at the Bank of Friendship (a pub that we discovered when googling things like ‘where do famous people hang out in London’, as if they all congregate at one collective meeting point), and ended with us eating at – you guessed it – Burger King. I would also like to mention that my lifelong dream of taking the Jack the Ripper night tour was not realized during this trip, despite my relentless attempts to persuade Kaitlyn to accompany me. Ahem.
*No, Jason Schwartzman is not English. We just really wanted to run into him, that’s all.