Monday, April 13, 2009

London Del 1 ... Part 1

Min iagttegelse-- London er EN DEJLIG BY! Efter tre dage i byen har London flyttet til toppen af min "yndlingsstede i verden" list. Menneskene i London er HØFLIGE og VENLIGE. Arkitekturen er FORBLØFFENDE. Og London har alle "stor by bekvemmeligheder" plus masser historie plus utrolig shopping! Den eneste dårlig ting---London er "omvendt!" :o) Men hver gade har påmindelser så bilerne ikke kører over dig!

My observation-- London is an AWESOME CITY! After three days in the city, London has moved to the top of my "fave places in the world" list. The people in London are POLITE and SWEET. The architecture is AMAZING. And London has all the "big city conveniences" plus so much history plus incredible shopping! The only bad thing---London is "backwards!" :o) But each street has reminders so the cars don´t run over you!

Vi tjekkede ind hotellet og de gav os den "penthouse" med en forbløffende udsigt af Big Ben og London Eye.

We checked into the hotel and they gave us the penthouse with an awesome view of the Big Ben and the London Eye.

The TUBE er verdens ældste og største undergrund system og vi lærte hvor at bruge det meget hurtigt.

The TUBE is the world´s oldest and biggest underground train system and we learned how to use it very quickly.

Vores første ting at gøre i London var en "Hop On, Hop Off" bustur hvor vi lærte alle små gemt ting om London, hørte byens historie og hvor vi planlagde resten at vi ville at se imens i London.

Our first thing to do in London was a "Hop On, Hop Off" bus tour where we learned all the little hidden things about London, heard the city´s story, and where we planned the rest of the things we wanted to see while in London.

"London" er lavet af mange små byer så det er svært at ved hvornår du kører ind og ud af den ægte London. Men vi lærte.... "Se efter dragéerne" "meddeler" at du har ankommet i London.

"London" is made up of many small towns so it is difficult to know when you are driving in and out of the real London. But we learned... "Look for the dragons". They "announce" that you have arrived in London.

Min næste blog vil have billeder og historier om alting at vi så i London. Det var så surrealistik at se tingerne at jeg har lærte i historieklasser så mange år siden og jeg nød hver øjeblik af turen! (Og jeg vil gerne fortælle at Mads og jeg havde Starbucks 2 gange om dagen! Mads var meget improneret med min "Starbucks radar" som fandt hver Starbucks i området!)

My next blog will have pics and stories about everything we saw in London. It was so surreal to se the things that I have learned in history class so many years ago and I enjoyed every moment of the trip! (And I want to let everyone know that Mads and I had Starbucks twice a day! Mads was quite impressed with my "Starbucks radar" which found every Starbucks in the area!)


Skogkjerring said...

Looks wonderful!! Read this to the girls and they have some questions...we are investigating the possibility of a long weekend trip to London ourselves...since we will be busy with dog stuff this a longer trip might not be in the cards...the kids want shopping but I am thinking London is expensive?? You stayed in a penthouse? Wont even ask what that cost but would you recommend the hotel? Was it expensive for food and such? Looked so neat...can't wait for part 2!!!

Archaeogoddess said...

It looks like you had an awesome trip! How fun!!

Gutsy Living said...

Love your photos, and the two words you describe the people with are to the point. You lucked out with your room and the view. Wish the sky had been blue for you. My Danish friend and her husband often hop over to London, especially when they want to shop.

LadyFi said...

Gosh, I'm a Brit and yet I haven't been to London for yonks.. that British for ages!

Still, I could be tempted back. Used to be a tour guide for kids in London so got kind of Londoned out!

Caution/Lisa said...

What a lovely trip!! A penthouse would certainly make the trip worthwhile, but Starbucks twice a day? Will you ever be able to return to normal life again?

BABS said...

*sigh* Home. Thanks for the reminder in pics! Man, you got a good hotel room there, great view :)

N said...

Wow...I'm looking forward to see more pictures. I don't think 3 days is enough...I'd love to visit London and Stonehenge in the future:)

Jesper said...

Wow, it looks amazing and glad to hear that your Starbucks radar is intact ;-)

Anonymous said...

I loooooooove London. The big city feeling, the various shops, numerous delicious eateries...mmmm, they even have fantastic Malaysian/Indonesian food over there *sigh*

NotQuiteDanish said...

I all the times I've been to London, I've never heard that about the dragons!

Mom said...

Such a good looking couple - glad you had a wonderful trip! Memories in the making....have a great day!