Six months ago I ventured across the globe and traveled around Europe with the help of Contiki. I could have organised everything myself but because I wanted to do and see everything in such a short period of time, I figured that a tour would be the way to go. I really do think that I captured so much in so little time.
Here is a tiny tiny snapshot of the things I got to see….
The London Eye, London
I must say I was blessed with perfect weather for the days I was in London. England is usually gloomy and cold, even in the summer time, but I was super lucky with clear blue skies the day I went exploring around London.
Soldiers @ Buckingham Palace
I just had to do this trick photography with the soldiers outside of Buckingham Palace – they looked more like toy soldiers to me.
Tower Bridge, London
See the clouds? This is the usual weather for London. Day 3 in London brought upon clouds, clouds and more clouds. Luckily for me though, the rain held off until night time so my sight seeing was not interrupted. This is the Tower Bridge and many, many make the mistake by calling it the London Bridge. The London Bridge is another smaller bridge that is no where near iconic – it’s actually nothing special.
Eiffel Tower, Paris
It really does look as beautiful in real life as it does in pictures. I got the chance to see the Eiffel Tower during the day and sunset, and she was gorgeoussssssss! (Yes, I am calling her a she). Sadly I didn’t get to see her at night, with all those pretty lights but I guess that’s what google is for, or photo stalking all those that have gone to or will be going. No matter what time of the day, the lines to go up the Eiffel Tower are bonkers. Makes you realise how many tourists there are at any point in time.
Arc de Triomphe, Paris
I must admit I didn’t know too much about this momument prior to this trip. It is truly one amazing arch though. It is gorgeous by day and by night. The Arc de Tripomphe is located on the centre of a roundabout – and let me tell you it is one crazy roundabout. There are no lanes and there’s about a good 6-10 entrances and exits. You enter as you wish, all at the expense at your own life! My friend and I risked our lives and ran across to get to the Arc de Triomphe haha we both prayed to make it out alive, and we did. Phew!
Moulin Rouge, Paris
Hey sister, soul sister, gotta get that dough sister… yeah okay lame. The Moulin Rouge is so popular that people in the middle of the street stopped to take photos (like me). It did seem that more people were interested in taking a photo with it than going inside. I would have loved to have gone in but we were so strapped for time :(
Monaco City, Monaco
Sunsets in Europe are absolutely gorgeous (a few more sunrise/sunset shots to come). This was the first that I saw and it was in Monaco City. The tour only did a night trip to this “country”. Umm there was no way we can afford to stay in the country. Apparently you need to be a millionaire to even live in Monaco. What’s even more amazing is that the normal roads that cars drive on is in actual fact the Grand Prix Formula 1 Race Course!
It was the most perfect day to take a day trip out to Nice. Clear blue skies, burning sun, hot. Pictured above is Nice’s most famous Pebble Beach – yes it is a beach with pebbles. I swear it’s so clean – no sand in your bikini, no sand in your hair, nothing! I prefer it so much better than sand. The only downfall is that the pebbles are extremely uncomfortable to lie on, even with you towel. It’s so bumpy but then I guess it’s sort of like a hot stone massage, lol. Nice is absolutely stunning; definitely a place I would return to and stay for much longer.
There’s so much more I wish to include but for those who know me, I take photos of EVERYTHING so you can only imagine how hard it was for me to select those 8 photos. Part 2 is on its way……