Thursday, July 14, 2011

Day 2--Windsor, Harrods, Picadilly, Busaba

Day 2 was pretty awesome.

We started by taking the tube to Waterloo, where we took the train to Windsor. If you go to London, highly consider taking a train for a day trip out of the city. It's so much fun, and gives you time to catch up on your sleep.

What's in Windsor? Well, that's where the Queen lives, and it's a pretty awesome castle.

In this picture you can get an idea of how big the castle is.
Also, King Henry VIII is buried at the castle. This was a must see for us. You would think that he would have a very big and ornate grave, but after he died the family did not have that much money to give him a grave like he wanted, so he shares it with a few others. 

Yep, that's it.
After Windsor, it was back to the city for Harrods. 

If you know me, you know I love Harrods. I told my family that I needed at least 2 hours in there to just explore around. If you aren't familiar with Harrods, they are one of the biggest department stores in the world (I think). There are so many floors, including one floor with a pet store. You know Christian the lion back in 70's? Where he was bought and then raised by 2 guys and years later let out into the wild. And then, the guys went back to see if they could find him, but Christian found them and knew who they were. Well, Christian was bought way back when at the Harrods pet store. 

I was so excited to see it in the distance

Harrods also has the amazing food hall. It's amazing. The smells are wonderful. The confectionery is the best. That's where you'll find us. 

Truffles and sweets. Please look at the lady bending down to get a good look.

More truffles.

We ended up spending 2 1/2 hours in Harrods, so I was very pleased.

After Harrods, we headed to Picadilly.

When Olivia lived in England, she visited London with her friend. They found a super good restaurant, and this time Olivia was determined to find it again. Well, she did and we were very glad. Busaba Ethai is the best restaurant in London. We all loved it so much, we went twice while we were there.

Chicken Tikka is so good!
After Busaba we were all pretty tired. It doesn't get dark in the UK until about 11, so we found ourselves eating dinner at about 9 every night and by the time dinner was over, it was time for bed.

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