London

 
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After 24 hours of flying, London started off a little rocky. Ryan was exhausted, and hadn't eaten so he basically fell apart and passed out at 6pm. Dang jet lag. I, on the other hand was so excited to be there, I couldn't sleep! We stayed right in the city at my friend's air bnb. She was there for her birthday from Maui and was our tour guide for two days. We saw everything in those two short days. My favorites were Borough Market, Oxford Circus, and Big Ben. We went to Sketch for tea, where we peed in the most beautiful egg shaped bathrooms and ate mini sandwiches and scones. We shopped at Liberty's, where they have an entire floor dedicated to Christmas, year round. We ate scotch eggs at the Borough Market- basically a hardboiled egg surrounded in sausage and deep fried-yum! We waved at the queen at Buckingham Palace, and memorized the tube lines. I noticed the design when we first got into the downtown; every single shop had incredible branding and typography. I was blown away with how well designed the outside and the insides were of everything- grocery stores, barber shops, drug stores. London had the perfect mix of old historic buildings with modern skyscrapers right next door. Notting Hill was something else. It was straight out of a movie-perfect little houses lined up in a row, with cute little streets, and people outside walking their kids to school. I can't even describe how cool this place is, and the pictures don't do it justice. I can't wait to go back!