London Travelogue: Day 5

To view all London Travelogue entries, click here. 1/2/13 After a restful and calm New Year’s Day, we hit the ground running again. We started the morning off by visiting the Tate Modern, one of four museums in the Tate group (the others being Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, and Tate St. Ives). This is the most…

London Travelogue: Day 4

To view all London Travelogue entries, click here. 1/1/13 After ringing in the New Year, January 1 was a day of sleeping in and relaxing. We lounged around the house for the afternoon, and then in the evening decided to watch The Hobbit at the O2 arena, located on the Greenwich Peninsula. The O2 arena…

London Travelogue: Day 3

To view all London Travelogue entries, click here. 12/31/12 Monday brought a visit to Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, and Trafalgar Square, all within walking distance of each other in Westminster. “Circus” refers back to the Latin word for circle, indicating “a round open space at a street junction.” There are several “circuses” in London, including Piccadilly…

London Travelogue: Day 2

To view all London Travelogue entries, click here. 12/30/12 The second day of our trip started off with breakfast at Westfield Mall in Stratford. I know what you’re thinking — a mall? I tend to avoid malls whenever possible because I dislike the crowds and glorification of materialism everywhere, but this mall is quite impressive as…

London Travelogue: Day 1

12/29/12 My husband and I had been looking forward to visiting London, the city in which he grew up, since the moment we knew we would get married. The main reason for our visit was to see his grandmother (whom we call Ba in Gujarati) who could not travel to the U.S. for our wedding due…