Language – English

Currency- the pound

Bury St Edmunds– (August 2013) We stayed with Joe’s aunt and uncle and they took us to Greene King Brewery for the tour- after they let us pour our owns beers!!! We also saw the Abbey Ruins & gardens in Bury St Edmunds- it was so fun! You will noticed that in England they drive on the left side of the road and roads can be very narrow

Greene King Brewery

We did lots of eating and drinking! We even went to the Nutshell- the smallest pub in England- they taught us that Shepard’s pie is made out of sheep and that cottage pie is beef- so we have been saying it wrong this whole time!!

Nutshell Pub
British beef and ale pie
Gotta have fish and chips when in England

Windsor, England– (August 2013) This Palace is Europes longest occupied palace- you can find the queen here on the weekends! We also walked along the River Thames where we saw lots of swans and the coolest river boats

Windsor Castle

Bray, England– Monkey Island – (August 2013) We met Julian and Carol in Peru!! Peru was the first country Joe and I had been to together and could not have met better people to share it with- Julian and Carol also came to our wedding a couple month later in Mexico!! Their wedding was wild and so much fun- our first English wedding!

After such a fun wedding we headed to Salisbury, England- transportation was super easy and we found that eating at pubs was the cheapest and super yummy- you ordered your drinks and food at the bar and you told them your table number

Salisbury, England– (August 2013) this town is cute and close to Stonehenge- we stayed here to be able to explore the town and take a 20 min bus ride to Stonehenge- there is bus stops everywhere in the town to get you to wherever you needed to go- you pay as you get on the bus

Salisbury, England

Stonehenge, England– (August 2013) what energy here! It is in the middle of nowhere so you get to really just immerse yourself in it- when we went nothing was developed around here- a bus dropped you off – you got in line and it was just green hills, blue skies and Stonehenge – we laid in the grass and took it all in for hours – there is a rope that ropes off the stones so you can not touch the stones- the bus driver got our tickets for us and escorted us in – you could catch any bus back to Salisbury that said Salisbury – I believe they came every hour

Salisbury Cathedral- Back in Salisbury you wanna make sure to go to Salisbury Cathedral- the Magna Carta is there and the place is spectacular- built in 1238 – 750 years it’s been well taken care of and it a must to see- you can do this as a day trip from London as Salisbury is only and hour and a half train ride but I highly recommend staying a night or two in Salisbury- the town is so cute

Magna Carta- no photos inside

London, England– (August 2013) we left Salisbury and headed to London- it was a quick hour and a half train ride where we were staying with other friends that we had met in Peru as well- this England trip was super special as we got to see family and friends we met in Peru, Chile & Argentina and Central America ! We arrived in London and spent the night with Graham, Caroline and met their baby! The next day we headed to St Paul’s Cathedral to meet Anne and her boyfriend – we had met Anne for our Chile and Argentina trip- we did a big volcano hike in Pucon, Chile that bonded us so close- Anne’s boyfriend, now husband, is a historian – so he was the best tour guide- they took us to London Bridge, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Globe theatre and then we met up with Dave- who we had met in Central America – and he joined us at Big Ben- the we all did Buckingham Palace together and got some food- we did a lot of walking and hoping on and off the tube – so much fun to catch up and shown around their country

St Paul’s Cathedral with Anne
Tower Bridge with Anne
not to be confused with London Bridge
London Bridge
London Bridge
Globe Theatre
Big Ben with Dave
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace

Next day we had breakfast with Graham & Caroline and headed back home to the states- what an amazing trip! So lucky to reconnect with so many amazing people

Breakfast with Graham and Caroline