London: We didn’t like our hotel. It was nothing like we expected. We complained and we were upgraded to a Club Suite that really looked like a regular room. We had to pay 15 pounds per night for WiFi. That wasn’t in my lifestyle so I opted out of WiFi. Because we arrived in London so late, we decided to have a drink in the hotel’s bar. It was cool. The next morning we got out and went sightseeing. I love London. I got in a four mile run in the Royal Park. Loved it! My second international run. This black girl runs and travel! Paris has more touristy stuff but I was so comfortable in London. I think I want to live there for a couple of years. The fashion in London is better than Paris and I expected it to be the other way around.
Cons of the trip: It really doesn’t feel like a vacation when you are always on the go and not able to relax. So, we spent a few nights just relaxing and reading books. We didn’t go to any clubs and I’m kind of happy that we didn’t. It would have been too much. The currency conversion was a major downer. For every $1 we converted, we received like .72 Euros. So, I passed the lady $100 and received 72 Euros. Anyone who knows me know the look that I gave. But the British Pound was even more concerning. If I had given the lady $100, I would have received 62 pounds or less.
Pros of the trip: It really was an experience of a lifetime. The memories will last forever. I can’t wait for our next international trip. I will provide day by day details later. This post is already long enough! Make sure you travel the world and explore other cultures!