I haven’t been keeping up with Travel Tuesdays over the last several months because I have only been using my own pictures and frankly, I just haven’t been to enough places around the world to keep a weekly update.

I guess I could just keep posting pictures of the Eiffel Tower every week though, how about that?

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I don’t think I would ever get tired of looking at that but you guys might.

Well, the last place we had a chance to visit during our time overseas together was just a short ride from Paris on the high speed rail…


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Quick trivia question: what is the name of this clock tower?

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It’s okay if you don’t know.

I mean, it’s only the quintessential icon of London, no big deal.

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How about the building that is adjacent to it…anyone know what that is?

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I’ll give you a hint: it has something to do with the government.

Speaking of the government, we saw an interesting bumper sticker on the side of a bus stop as we were walking through the city.

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After seeing that and the painting in Paris, I couldn’t help but think that Europeans prefer a democratic president.

Anyway, the decision for us (Brandon, my uncle and I) to go to London was made on a whim and unfortunately, I didn’t have a great deal of time to plan things which resulted in us doing a lot of “typical touristy” things.

We stopped by Buckingham Palace to observe the changing of the guards.


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There also happened to be a parade outside of the palace while we were there.

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Brandon got my uncle to do a Gig ‘Em for a picture even though he is a die-hard Florida Gator.


And we got a picture together too.


After that, we went on a hunt for The London Bridge and no, it wasn’t falling down.

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I guess I expected something more but that was it!

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The Tower Bridge, however, was much more impressive.

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Then, to get an aerial view of the city, we decided to take a ride on the London Eye.

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Unlike Paris which has historic architecture everywhere you look, London has more modern buildings dispersed within the old.

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Right below the London Eye is a small plaza that is home to a Salvador Dali museum.

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We didn’t go inside though.

We also took a tour of the Tower of London and got to see the Crown Jewels.


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No, those aren’t the jewels, but we got a kick out of the size and shape of the armor surrounding the genitalia area and took a picture. Whoever designed that suit was trying to attract the ladies, don’t ya think?

And lastly, Brandon got excited when we saw a Texas flag and had to take a picture.


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Well, that’s pretty much all I have of London. We were only there for two days so I’m sure there was a lot that we missed (shopping at Harrods!) but we had a good time while we were there and made sure to “mind the gap”!


Have a great day and I’ll see you soon with something edible!