My visit to the UK – but my heart remains in Illinois!
A slight change today, this is more of a personal blog post about my latest adventures and leaving Illinois!
For the very first time last month I not only left the state of Illinois but also left my beloved USA to travel across the atlantic to the UK.
Now I have wanted to visit the UK for a long time now and my sister marrying an english guy seemed the perfect excuse to visit. We had a fantastic flight with Virgin Airways which took around 9 hours and I must say that the time really did fly! The cabin crew were very friendly and the entertainment on board was first class, I ended up watching film after film and got to catch up on a lot of movies that I missed recently including the new Mission Impossible movie with Tom Cruise.
We arrived at London Heathrow airport at 9am and we had decided to spend at least 2 days in London before heading down to Devon in the South West of the UK for my sisters wedding.
London was an amazing city, I loved all the history and it really is the most amazing city, we got to see quite a few of the major tourist attractions including the Tower of London, Big Ben and Harrods. We also got to walk around some amazing parks like Hyde Park and Green Park.
We rented a car on the Friday morning to head down to Devon and started our drive through the british countryside which really was beautiful! I took us around 6 hours to reach Devon and we were staying in a lovely little fishing village called Appledore which I fell in love with, it was like being on a film set. We stayed in a lovely holiday cottage which we booked from this site and stayed in the village which we were renting over the weekend and we were right next to the local pub called ‘the beaver’!
My sisters wedding took place in a lovely hotel called Saunton Sands Hotel which overlooked the ocean and had some of the most amazing views (this is also a surfers paradise!). All in all we had a fantastic time in Devon and the UK, the people were really friendly and I really have got the travel bug now, a lot of my friends travelled around Europe after college and I feel now is the time I want to see a bit more of this amazing planet we live on….the next step is Paris France I think!