First trip to Europe was a success and great adventures were had. Explored a lot of things I never though I’d see in this decade and got to visit another Disneyland Park! Now I’m planning on going back already, the only thing that delayed me was the 7 or 8 hour journey! Now I know to just buy an inflatable seat cushion off Amazon next time and I’m good to go. Premium Economy is the way to go, first class for $6000 for only 7 hour flight just doesn’t make sense to me, but I understand if you got it, spend it. Let’s roll out.
So on the day before we flew back home we adventured to the famous Louvre Museum which was pretty awesome. There was however a bunch of negatives, it was super hot, sweaty hot in that place lol, also after about being there for an hour it filled up to Disney World New Years Eve style packed. It was insane about the amount of people there. It was un-enjoyable and we planned on spending hours there, instead we hung out for about an hour literally. It was that packed and hot in the place we bailed. The things you don’t read online about the Louvre, also the 100,000 people in line to see the Mona Lisa, just because it got stolen once and a shitty painting if you ask me. There are a lot more interesting things there. Anyways lets start off walking to this amazing pastry shop that was gluten free (of course it didn’t open on time) it’s Paris! They do whatever the fuck they want!
L’église de la Madeleine (French pronunciation: [leɡliːz də la madəlɛn], Madeleine Church; more formally, L’église Sainte-Marie-Madeleine; less formally, just La Madeleine) is a Roman Catholic church occupying a commanding position in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. The Madeleine Church was designed in its present form as a temple to the glory of Napoleon’s army. To its south lies the Place de la Concorde, to the east is the Place Vendôme, and to the west Saint-Augustin, Paris.
Ok time to finally explore Paris, after the Disneyland attraction got out of the way it was time to see what everyone was talking about. It also happened to be “May Day” which was when all the riots were in full force, however we didn’t see any riots. Just police officers blocking off alot of tourist attractions, many ambulances driving places, and lots of tank looking trucks. Paris was kind of like I expected but it did grow on me, it was dirty like NYC but had a MUCH better charm to it. You get the France feel in the park, but actually being in Paris was a much more authentic experience.
So at the end of day 5 we flew British Airways to Paris to spend the next 3 days exploring Paris, Disneyland Paris, and to find some gluten free baguettes! It ended up being an awesome journey and even cooler place than I thought. Disneyland Paris has the top ranking of ride themes in my opinion so far. The food eh not so much. Check it out in the video vlog below! I’ll have to say it’s worth a visit to Disneyland Paris, not as magical as home base in Orlando but still, Paris has it’s charms. Also this video encompasses 2 days, since on the 29th we did the original Disneyland Paris Park, and then on the 30th we did the Studios Park which was eh, ok.
Can never go to a major place without visiting the Zoo, doh, we are professional Zoobyz.
London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. It was opened in London on 27 April 1828, and was originally intended to be used as a collection for scientific study. In 1831 or 1832, the animals of the Tower of London menagerie were transferred to the zoo’s collection. It was eventually opened to the public in 1847. Today, it houses a collection of 673 species of animals, with 19,289 individuals, making it one of the largest collections in the United Kingdom. The zoo is sometimes called Regent’s Zoo.
It is managed under the aegis of the Zoological Society of London (established in 1826), and is situated at the northern edge of Regent’s Park, on the boundary line between the City of Westminster and the borough of Camden (the Regent’s Canal runs through it). The Society also has a more spacious site at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire to which the larger animals such as elephants and rhinos have been moved. As well as being the first scientific zoo, ZSL London Zoo also opened the first reptile house (1849), first public aquarium (1853), first insect house (1881) and the first children’s zoo (1938).
ZSL receives no state funding and relies on ‘Fellows’ and ‘Friends’ memberships, entrance fees and sponsorship to generate income.
Check out my video slide show of visiting Warner Bro Harry Potter Studio Tour in London! It was an amazing time, be sure to watch the films! I regret not watching them, however I recently finished watching all 8 of them and I saw stuff going “Hey! I saw that!”. Was a totally rad experience and worth it for any fans to check out. The butter beer wasn’t nearly as good as Orlando’s but it’s still tasty. Also the chocolate frog hot chocolate is some of the best liquid I’ve ever drunk. Watch it below! I figured it would be easier for video than a blog post.
So after the Tower of London I had this Fish & Chips place bookmarked for months before to check out, even though it was about an hour away we had to make it happen. Ended up in some random small side of town but Gluten Free people, we go the distance sometimes to have things we normally can’t. One of those is Fish & Chips! So here we go! Also, a lot of photos so check it out of our journey below!
Today’s the day. Growing up playing Medieval Games, Castle Sims, Keeps, Dragons, I FINALLY GET TO SEE A REAL CASTLE! That did real castle shit, lol. Tower of London! Literally one block from my hotel (now sleeping in a castle, that’ll have to come real soon).
The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, separated from the eastern edge of the square mile of the City of London by the open space known as Tower Hill. It was founded towards the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England. The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite. The castle was used as a prison from 1100 (Ranulf Flambard) until 1952 (Kray twins),although that was not its primary purpose. A grand palace early in its history, it served as a royal residence. As a whole, the Tower is a complex of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls and a moat. There were several phases of expansion, mainly under kings Richard I, Henry III, and Edward I in the 12th and 13th centuries. The general layout established by the late 13th century remains despite later activity on the site.
This might be a posh shosh of 2 days not 100% sure, the Jet lag is real. We stayed at a hotel right next to the Tower of London, my first real castle and it was awesome! If your in London, be sure to check out the tower of London! Lot of photos incoming!