Europe

London Day 2

So we made it through our jet-lagged night and managed a couple more hours of sleep. Now it was time for a traditional English breakfast.After we filled our tummies, we headed for the bus stop to tour the great city of London.We decided to give the traditional hop-on hop-off bus tour a try. With dozens of bus stops and several routes, we figured it would be a good way to get the lay of the land. From our hotel, it was a short ride to the heart of London.Trafalgar Square.

While here, we enjoyed the famous square, looked down the street towards Big Ben, and visited the National Gallery. There are so many free museums here in London filled with great works from all over the world, some of which are thousands of years old. Considering London is so expensive this is a great way to be entertained and help offset costs.

We finished off the day with a tour around Westminster, but it was so cold we didn’t stick around long. This should be the only location where it’s this cold, and because of our very small bags, jackets weren’t really an option. We’ve got some warm undershirts, but when it’s 37 outside, it doesn’t quite cut it. But we’re in London so who really cares!

Back at the hotel, we warmed up and then stepped out for a quick bite. Food isn’t cheap here, I mean it’s western Europe nothing will be cheap here, HA! We did find a burger place, and that did the trick.

So far, London is completely different than I expected. It actually reminds me of New York City. We’ll see what Day 3 has to offer.