London, UK

  Photographed by: Wandy Ortiz

Photographed by: Wandy Ortiz

  Photographed by: Wandy Ortiz

Photographed by: Wandy Ortiz

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Cheers lads! Another trip means another article. I've been traveling so much lately and I absolutely love it. I have a constant wanderlust and being in Europe satisfies it because I get to travel somewhere new every weekend during my time off from school. At the beginning of September I returned to London after 2 years and my experience was everything and more. I fell in love the first time and knew I had to come back during my time abroad. Yes we visited some of the staples in London, but I was extra excited because I got to explore more than I did the first time. I went back to the London Eye because I am a sucker for a good view and my friends had never been before, and after visiting the other essentials like the Buckingham Palace and Big Ben (which is actually called the Elizabeth Tower) we had time to do some extra meandering.

On one of the days we started off with traditional English breakfast and tea at the iconic Dorchester Hotel. Everything was so exquisite and I felt so bougie with the grandiose table setting and food presentation. We continued the upscale shenanigans walking around the Kensington neighborhood and visiting all the high-end stores including Harrods and of course Burberry. The Burberry store in London was out of this world and made me wish I could buy the entire store. Later on we did some more walking around the picadilly, oxford & regent areas before making our way to Abbey Road. It took us a good 30-40 minutes to attempt the perfect Beatles photo amidst oncoming cars and tons of other tourists wanting to do the same. Our walk didn't even come out synchronized but it's still a decent photo haha! It was such a jam packed trip, which I'm really happy about because we got to do and see a lot. We ate some fish & chips, saw Shakespeares Globe Theater, took a boat tour down the Thames River, went clubbing, and even visited the King's Cross Station for our Harry Potter movie moment.

Overall, I had such a great time in London. It was just as amazing and gloomy as I remembered. Something about the weather makes me love it even more for some strange reason. I especially cherish the old English aesthetic yet very modern vibe the city has. London it's been real and you will have a special place in my heart even if I almost died 234028 times when crossing the street because of the opposite lanes and different driving side situation.