So after getting back from London we found another week off from work in late February and also found some good flights to Amsterdam. We decided to go for it! This first part covers Amsterdam and Vienna, Austria! Stay tuned for Video 2 which will include our first Austrian train ride and journey to Salzburg to visit Mozarts House!
So hitting up Calgary and Banff these next couple days and the first stop is of course the Calgary Zoo! This place was epic, total winter wonderland and every animal was out! Check out the quick 2 minute video I made on the experience instead of some photos. I’d recommend going to the Calgary Zoo during a winter wonderland event for sure, 0 people and it’s beautiful. Also they have gluten free bread, gluten free desserts, and a variety of other gluten free menu items. We flew United 737 from Houston, Texas.
Used my Sony A7III 4K. Tomorrow heading to Banff, that should be super super dope.
So we had an original trip planned to Switzerland but got cancelled due to family things so instead when you need to be cheered up, what’s a better place to go than the happiest place on earth!
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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!
Heres a photo video slideshow of my latest trip to Las Vegas. Checked out the new Luxor E-Sports Arena, had a full lunch at Gordon Ramsay’s newest spot Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace. Also flew United First class and experienced a gluten free dinner meal. Also tried a new spot at Paris “The Eiffel Restaurant”, was so good. Paris Casino is in fact the best gluten free casino in Las Vegas period.