Friday, March 23, 2007

My Backpacking Tour of Hilton Hotels

Here is a conversation that I had with this cute little British man while standing in line at the Hilton in London:

Him: "Are you backpacking across the UK?"
Me: "Well, kind of. We are traveling through England/Scotland but our plans to stay in hostels changed."
Him: "So your trip turned into a backpacking tour of Hilton Hotels?"
Me: "Yeah, pretty much."

Since Sara, Stephanie and I all live in different parts of the US we decided to just meet up in London. After everyone arrived we hit the streets to check out some of the sights. One of the first things you'll see are the words 'look right' & 'look left' painted on the sidewalks warning pedestrians (tourists) of oncoming traffic.

Here we are in front of Big Ben:

Here is a better shot of Big Ben with the London Eye in the background:

And the Tower Bridge:

City Sign:

I just thought this building was cool - maybe because it reminded me of the flatiron building in NY - just not as tall!

Here is a cute little neighborhood that we walked by on our way to the underground station. The bright red was a nice change from all of the other dull colored buildings that we passed.

We spent more time in London at the end of the trip but next up was Stonehenge - more to come on that soon!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

All Good Things Must Come To An End

Ten days of vacation is just not enough. I had an amazing time in the UK and promise to write more about it soon. In the meantime, here is a photo that I took in Edinburgh, Scotland. Hope you enjoy.