Wednesday, November 23, 2011

My Trip to London

Day 9: A childhood memory.

When I was ten years old, my family and I went to England on my first overseas experience.  It was wonderful and part of the reason why I fell in love with traveling.  The things that I saw and did when I was there were unforgettable.  Honestly, I hope to be able to go back to study abroad within the next few years.

I remember I was soooooo excited because my parents got me a brand new suitcase.  It was light blue and transparent.  (Not sure why that was such a thrilling idea, now that I think about it.)  You can see it sitting beside me in the picture below.  The little girl watching me read is my little sister Amy, who turned seven on that trip.

We went to Madam Tussaud's wax museum in London.  I had never even heard of a wax museum before, so as you can imagine, I was amazed at all of the realistic sculptures of the famous people I'd always seen on TV.  There's me with President Bush.

Since we spent most of our time in London, we got the opportunity to see the changing of the guard.  I loved the guards' tall black hats.

Stone Henge was my favorite part of the trip.  For some reason, the mystery surrounding those large stones fascinated me.  I actually wrote a fictional "novella" about it over the next few months about how Stone Henge came to be.  (Now that's a story you'd have to pay to read... pretty embarrassing.)  I think it involves some orphaned kids who get stranded and decide to build themselves shelter or something.

I loved Stone Henge.

One of my other favorite parts of the trip was when we went to Bath.  Not only was the ancient bath fascinating, but the countryside surrounding the area was gorgeous.  After we toured the bath, my parents sat down and talked while my little sister and I got to run around the surrounding hills and play in the greenest grass I've ever seen.  It was lovely.

We also got to see some other famous attractions in London, including Big Ben, The London Eye, The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, and two broadway shows (Lion King and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang).  Overall, the experience was amazing.


  1. I have no idea why I always loved the idea of studying abroad in the UK. I guess it's because I loved Harry Potter and Narnia, and I like the British accent a lot. Next year I'll be going to college- and guess what? I'm going to study in the Exeter, UK! Thank God for that.

    p.s. I've been following your blog for quite a while- around the time when you made the new year's resolutions. I wasn't a big blogger-just once in a while- and I renamed my blog as "christy the person" because of the same reason and because you are such an inspiring person, Emily.

    I've gone through depression/esteem issues and God saved me too. It still gets hard sometimes, but the Lord is my strength! :D I'll never give up and I want to help little girls with the same problems as well.

    God bless and please, never stop writing ;)


  2. Thanks for the sweet comment, Christina! I am so happy for you that you get to study abroad. I hope to study in England my junior year. Have a great day and keep blogging! :)