Wandering Europe!
Here we go now

In May 2011 I set off on a 7 month journey. With nothing but a backpack on my back, my best friend by my side and a return ticket to EUROPE... Needless to say it was by far the most amazing 7 months of my absolute life!!! Somehow I was motivated enough (and stupid enough) to keep a travel blog going through the whole adventure, and so now, with technology being as fabulous as it is, our story is now roughly preserved on this silly blog.


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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
@ 7:53 PM


One week in London 

I'm dearly sorry about the lack of communication on here- We've been spending our days eating Portugese orange marmalade for brekfast  before going out to explore what London has to offer. I'm sad to say that yesterday was our last full day in the beautiful but dreary city. We had a blast, we saw so much, but it is so hard to cover all of London within 6 days!!!

We've come a LONG way with our beer drinking. Before we left I couldn't even take a sip without spluttering, let alone finish a pint of beer. However, on Monday we found ourselves at the FOODIES FESTIVAL at some Palace (i'm having a mental blank with the real name of it) in an 'Unusual Beer Tasting' event*! Oh, England you are making us fat and broke with your amazing food samples at markets and festivals!
*Brendan, you'll be so proud of us!



On our second night here we saw a live concert called 'Million Dollar Quartet.' Based on December 4th, the night where Johnny Cash, Elvis Presely, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded together. It was so captivating and had Sarah and I singing and dancing and laughing all the way home.
 

We also went to the famous PORTABELLO MARKET, bought some adorable posters of London to take home with us. Explored London Bridge (which was NOT exciting) and Tower Bridge (which was exciting.)


We had a nice night playing cards and drinking cider* with the people we are staying with, but after, we went to explore London's nightlife scene, and tried to get into clubs and pubs which we didn't realise had a  21+ age limit (so devastating!!!!)
*Sacha, you can buy two big pear ciders for 3 POUND here!!! I'm half contemplating shipping home a crate full of them.


I have to say the most memorable thing we've done was go to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and saw the Shakespeare play 'Much Ado About Nothing.' SO SO SO AMAZING! We were breathless! Neither of us had seen a Shakespeare comedy before, it was hilarious and the actors were just perfect! We didn't care that our 5 pound tickets meant we had to stand the whole time, nor the fact that it was open roof and we were rained on for three hours.






 And so for now, we say farewell to Saint Rule Street, our home for the last week and goodbye to London. This morning we boarded a National Express to BRIGHTON, checked into St. Christophers Hostel which is pretty spanky with a club on the ground floor, pub on the first floor, beach on the doorstep and cheap drinks every night. (I think we're going to like it here!)