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london, we meet again

it felt so good to be back. a little colder than i anticipated but still, it felt so right. the red double deckers, people hustling in and out of the tube, dogs! yes, dogs everywhere, and oh the christmas lights.

since comfort is the key when it comes to long haul flights..

“blue jasmine” – a movie about a rich new york socialite whose life unravels before us making a clear point that lives constructed on pretense can only stand for so long.

“the light between oceans” – a heartbreaking story about fate, love and moral dilemmas that the couple face. what do you do when justice for one person is another’s tragic loss?

after two movies, countless documentaries, sudoku and some decent nap, finally arrived at heathrow in one piece.

i remember some of my friends mentioning that it’s strange how in thailand we have 1st and a g floor – g floor being ground floor which means first floor. and when i saw -1 i think i understood where they were coming from.

so after arriving in heathrow we realized we won’t be able to catch the train to exeter on time so decided to stay the night in london near paddington station. i wasn’t suprised when all the hotels we stumbled upon were fully booked but very luckily we found this gem a little down the street called blakemore hyde park hotel. the bathroom was squeaky clean and the bed was fluffy. i mean, what more can i ask for after a 13 hours flight…

the next morning came,

oh london, you so gloomy yet still beautiful.

was hunting for breakfast when came across this little cafe on the corner of the street.

london travelthe smell of fresh baked pastries,

the feeling of holding a hot cup of a coffee when it’s freezing out,

it was just as i remembered, maybe even better now that things seem a little more familiar than last time.

but not gonna lie, it was so cold, thought my ear drums were about to burst and nose about the fall out.

london travel pack, pack, pack again

and hopped on a train to exeter…

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  • Reply Elizabeth T.

    You’re so cute Annie! Loving all of these amazing photos :) I’ve always wanted to visit London, but haven’t had the chance to just yet. Hope you had lots of fun, and wishing you a great week ahead! <3

    XO, Elizabeth
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    January 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply Christa Sagmoe

    Looks like an amazing trip. So glad you made it back to London. 😀 Christa

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    January 30, 2017 at 8:44 pm
  • Reply pinayskattebasse

    Looks like your London trip was a blast. :) And after 13 hours, London welcomed you with some chilly weather but still charming for you! Too bad we did not had time to catch up. Next time.

    January 30, 2017 at 9:21 pm
  • Reply Hanna

    Cute doggies and beautiful flowers, what else can you ask for? There is something about London and I keep going back like you do.

    January 31, 2017 at 11:23 am
  • Reply Lena

    What a fun travel post! Looks like you had a great time, ah that picture of you two just makes me smile :). Hope all is well on your end Annie! :) xo~ Lena
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    February 1, 2017 at 10:19 am
  • Reply Mitzie Mee

    I want togo to London too! But most of all, I want to head back to Seoul. I’m so not done with that city:) Love your white coat:)

    February 3, 2017 at 4:55 am
  • Reply sileas

    You even look pretty in sweat pants, Annie! And oh – the mirror selfie of both of you is so cute, I had to giggle :) Looking forward to your Exeter post!

    February 3, 2017 at 8:50 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      hahahahahaha you’re just being nice julia :P i look… lazy!

      February 18, 2017 at 10:32 am
  • Reply Waz

    Beautiful photos from your London vacay! Good thing you got all bundled up before exploring. I imagine it must be so cold, eek! That mirror shot of the two of you is so cute. <3!

    February 4, 2017 at 5:31 am
    • Reply annie lee

      haha thank you waz.. i thought i was super prepared to brave the weather but it wasn’t enough :|

      February 18, 2017 at 10:31 am
  • Reply Sofia

    I love London and haven’t been back for a few years, thanks for the photos! I adore your black bag by the way :)

    February 5, 2017 at 2:20 am
    • Reply annie lee

      aww thank you sofia!! it carries so much stuff. the only thing i care about in a bag! lol

      February 18, 2017 at 10:28 am
  • Reply Joyce

    Omg how cute are you?? Your version of airport comfort is definitely super glam at the same time! Also love that selfie mirror pic and i definitely gotta check out blue jasmine! and oh man, can’t imagine how cold London was

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    February 8, 2017 at 9:03 am
    • Reply annie lee

      i don’t cope well with cold weathers but man, london made it all okay haha

      February 18, 2017 at 10:24 am
  • Reply sophie

    Amazing trip <3 and you look so cute in those photos <3

    xoxo, Best Wallets for Women and Men 2016

    February 18, 2017 at 12:11 pm
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