Tuesday, June 9, 2009
As mentioned in the previous post, we went exploring around after we got unpacked and a little rested!
Our hotel was in a great location; right down the road from Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, The London Eye, etc. We were also within a block to Victoria Underground station (which once figured out was a great means of transportation---Orlando needs one!)
Right around the corner from the hotel was this building, which housed an LA Fitness! Just fascinating because the LA Fitnesses around here certainly don't look like that!
We decided to continue down the road to try and find Big Ben, Parlaiment, and The London Eye! We could see the top of the London Eye, so we knew we were headed in the right direction! This was also our first sighting of a double decker bus!!!!
About a half mile down the road, we found everything we were looking for!
It was amazing to see these structures in person! They always appeared amazing through photographs, but nothing compares to actually seeing them in person! The architectural details, the size, just everything was breath taking!
Once we were through taking pictures here, we started to walk back an explore some more! We stumbled across some beautiful gardens and then Buckingham Palace!!
More to come soon!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Chris had kept the hotel a secret from me, so it was a lot of fun to see where we ended up! He booked a room for us at Hotel 41, very close to Buckingham Palace! In fact, the address was 41 Buckingham Palace Road! It’s a very quaint, boutique hotel with only a simple flag outside!
This is a 28-room hotel with a black and white theme. Everything on the inside from the floor tiling, wallpaper, room décor, etc. is all done in black and white with rich brown wood accents!
One thing that did not go unnoticed was the amazing customer service. The minute we stepped foot in the tiny lobby area, our bags were taken and we were whisked away to their upstairs “library,” which was where breakfast was served, their business center and concierge desk was located! Once we arrived in the library, we were served tea and a few pastries while we waited to check in!
After a pot of Earl Grey tea and a mini croissant or two, we were escorted to our room!
Since Chris must have mentioned we were on our honeymoon, they were kind enough to upgrade us to one of their best suites in the hotel; it was amazing! Three rooms, three bathrooms (which included heated tile floors and plasma screen TV’s), and a huge walk in closet! (Plus a fairly decent view!)
It even had a flat-screen TV that, with the touch of a button, would come up and lower back down into a chest! It was great; Chris loved it!
We spent the next hour or so unpacking and settling in! Afterwards, we were off to explore!!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
View of Downtown from plane window
Here are some pictures:
After strolling around, we headed for the Crumbs near Bryant Park to get some cupcakes and relax!
Orange CreamsicleLemon Meringue
We met up with Kelly for a glass of champagne before heading back to the airport!
More to come; stay tuned :)
Chris and I want to share our amazing experiences, pictures, and stories from our recent honeymoon trip in Europe! We thought a blog would be an easy and great way to do just that
As most of you know, we were in Europe for 9 days at the end of May and visited London, Paris, and Reims!
We have waited quite a while to have the opportunity to take our honeymoon; but it was well worth the wait!