Monday, 30 December 2013

#153: See Buckingham Palace

The day we went out to see Buckingham Palace there was a rainstorm.
But we saw it anyways.
London is full of historic, beautiful places and I couldn't not put Buckingham Palace on my bucketlist.

And for some reason all the guards were in grey, not red like I was made to believe in the movies.
I was a little disappointed... Anyone know the reason for the grey?

I'd love to tour the inside of it someday. Maybe I'll add go to a ball at Buckingham Palace to my bucketlist...

#24: Ride/see the London Eye

When writing my bucketlist for the first time around I had "Ride the London Eye" on it.
But after riding the Singapore Flyer for our anniversary I decided to consider just seeing it a tick.

It was the perfect day when we went out.
Blue skies, great friends, new city, it couldn't have been a better time to be exploring London.

#7: See Stonehenge in UK

This trip to England has allowed me to tick a whole lot of bucketlist boxes.

So without further ado I give you Stonehenge.

We didn't actually get up close to the ruins.
We wanted to but the queue was massive. 
Queue to get into the area, queue to park the car, queue for tickets, queue for transport to get to the site, queue to get out... too much queuing.
I was honestly a bit disappointed that something that belongs to the world, a piece of history of mankind, felt like it was being exploited.
I wouldn't mind paying a few dollars to see it but from doing a bit of research I believe the money is being used to build a gift shop, an expanded parking lot, and a food hall; and on top of that the website claims that a few of the areas are restricted to photography. 
Who needs a giftshop full of postcards and keyrings when you have the real thing right in front of you?
So we left the queue and did a little drive-by instead.

Not the best way to see it I must say but still a bucketlist tick none-the-less. 
I might try to go back for a solstice gathering of some sort, or maybe at day break one day to make the most of this mystical place without the tour group crowds.

Anyone else been here?
Did you have to battle your way through a horde of people? 
Or was is peaceful, beautiful and mystical like I imagined it would be?

Monday, 23 December 2013

English Countryside

If you follow me on Instagram [@yuli_lviv] you already know I'm on the road once again!

My itinerary has been nonstop adventuring in England, Ukraine, England so I haven't had time/Internet to update bloggy but now that I'm settled down (sort of) I'll update you with everything that's been happening in the last x amount of weeks.

The first place Chris and I went to was a little place in the South of England, also known as his home.
I love it here.
Dogs. Horses. Open fields. Meat. Chickens. Family. Fires.
Absolute perfection in my eyes.

My ideal day here would look like this.

1. Arrive. Take a look around at what the lands I have to play on look like.

2. Play with the animals.

3. Gather the food.

4. Prepare the food.

5. Take a walk around the country side, play sticks and feed pheasants while dinner cooks.

6. Have dinner, relax over a game of pool, and watch the sun set over a beautiful landscape.


What a perfect, amazing, wonderful day.
Complete change from the busy hustle-bustle of Singapore.
I think people need to be in nature as much as possible.
It can heal you, calm you, help you, teach you. Anything you need in this world for happiness you can find it in nature.
I can do this every single day.