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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

London Part 1: Windsor



So I've been neglecting the blog for a few weeks because I was just at home preparing for my trip to London, and now that I'm back I have tons to share. I got back about two days ago and I'm definitely feeling the jet lag, but luckily I enjoy waking up early so it hasn't affected me too much. It feels really weird to be home after experiencing such a different place (even though I've been there before) but it feels like I was there for a lot longer than nine days. I can now safely say that if I could choose anywhere to live, it would be London. I just love the look & feel of everything and how easy it is to get around. Although I travel alone a lot, I usually get kind of anxious doing things by myself, but I feel like I could easily navigate the tube on my own and be completely fine. The only issue is of course the pound to dollar ratio, which I sort of got used to after a bit but it would definitely make living there a struggle. Maybe one day.

Anyway, I took an overnight flight and a friend picked us up and showed us around Windsor where the Queen's second home is (which I had no idea was a thing). It's like one of those cute little towns you would see in a movie with a bunch of shops and pubs everywhere. After walking around for a bit and making a pit stop at Nandos (of course), we spent the rest of the night in Reading with some friends. So in actuality these photos aren't even from London, but close enough right? I'm still trying to figure out how to break up the rest of the posts because I took so many photos, but stay tuned for a bunch more from actual London!




P.S. I'll also be posting lot of photos on my Instagram for the next few weeks, so follow me over at @dannifred if you want to see them!

Danielle

154 comments:

  1. Such lovely photos - Windsor is a beautiful little town!

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I've never been to Windsor but it looks lovely in your pictures :) xx

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  3. Lovely photos, im from Birmingham which is near London and I feel bad that I've never explored here! It's definitely a must one day. The caste building looks amazing x

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    1. You should go one day! I went to Birmingham when I was in the UK a couple years ago :)

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  4. Looks so beautiful! I've never been but I really want to visit one day.

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  5. Great pictures! If I could choose anywhere to live, it would definitely be London, too. x

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    1. It would be so amazing! Thanks Mira :)

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  6. These photos are beautiful! I've got major travel envy!

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  7. Hope you enjoyed your trip, have been meaning to go to Windsor Castle for ageeess but have never had the chance
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    1. I did thank you! You should it's so cute :)

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  8. I haven't been to Windsor for years! Hope you enjoyed your trip

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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  9. I love these photos! Windsor is so beautiful and underrated x

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  10. looks so pretty, hope you enjoyed it! x
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  11. Gorgeous photos - I am local to Windsor and love going there; everything is so pretty xo

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  12. Windsor is such a beautiful place... even in the rain! Glad you had a great time. You're completely right, it's one of the best cities to explore alone. It doesn't make you feel isolated, you just get wrapped up in the busy with everyone else :)

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    1. It was a bit rainy but still so nice! Definitely, I think it would be perfect for me. Maybe one day :)

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  13. Looks like you had a brilliant trip to London, Windsor looks really classically English-love it. We have a Windsor where I live but it doesn't look half as nice as this!

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    1. It was amazing, definitely one of those cities you picture when you think of England!

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  14. Great photos! Can't wait to see the other posts!

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    1. Thanks Renee, can't wait to share them!

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  15. I saw that were on London on instagram! Hope our city is treating you well :)

    Must visit Windsor at some point!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Unfortunately I'm back in the states now but I had such an amazing time!

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  16. I went to Windsor last year! The cobbled streets, the pastel painted buildings, the lush greenery... Ahh I absolutely loved every minute of it! x

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  17. Oh this city is just so beautiful! Lovely photos! <3

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  18. This town looks so nice! Love your photos, can't wait for more :)

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    1. Thanks Leta, can't wait to share the rest!

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  19. Wow! Love your photography!
    I've always wanted to go to Windsor, can't wait to see more of your blog posts! :) x
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  20. london is such a beautiful place, would love to live there.


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  21. Amazing pictures dear. Thanks for sharing.
    Xo, Christianne
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  22. So beautiful! I love London as well, but I've never been to Windsor before. Should definitely go there when I go to the UK!

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  23. I love London, wonderful pictures!

    xx Tara
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  24. Windsor looks like such an adorable, colourful little town. I'd really love to visit!
    Can't wait to see more photos of your trip. :)

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    1. You should! Can't wait to share the rest :)

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  25. These photos are gorgeous - I've lived in the UK my whole life and still not visited here - I definitely need to go and explore, it's beautiful. x

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    1. I'm so jealous! You should go sometime :)

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  26. I wish I'd had time to see Windsor when I was in London... your pics are beautiful! London is beautiful and I totally believe there will be tons of photos from there :) xx Maja
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  27. I love London, it's such a great city! I was so sad to leave when I was there last summer! You have some lovely photographs!


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  28. Wow, I would love to visit London, great photographs x
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    1. Hopefully you can one day, thanks Zoe!

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  29. Great place!
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  30. Windsor is beautiful i went there a few months ago and i loved it ! x

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  31. These photos are beaut! I live in London and I know it sounds crazy but I've never been to Windsor! These photos really make me want to though.. x

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    1. I'm so jealous! You should make a trip there sometime :)

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  32. Great photos! Windsor looks so nice :) I spent a week in London a month ago, and I fell so in love with the city. Just like you, I would also feel comfortable taking the tube on my own - I feel like the public transport in London is very effective and so easy to understand! The endless shopping opportunities are also a big plus for me because we don't have shops like Forever21 and New Look here in Denmark. I really enjoyed reading your post, Danielle!

    Hugs from Denmark x
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    1. So glad you enjoyed it Mathilde! It's definitely a lot easier than somewhere like NYC and other big cities, not to mention cleaner. Agreed about the shopping as well, wish I got to do more!

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  33. This place looks wonderful! London is definitely on my must travel to list and would really love to check this place out.

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    1. You definitely should, thanks for stopping by Joyce :)

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  34. lovely photos - as I'm UK based I think I should give winsor a visit :)

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  35. Great photos! I stayed inn Windsor recently and loved it! Would like to go back soon, maybe when its less rainy :)

    Frenchy xx
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  36. Your photos are gorgeous! Windsor looks so lovely and I've never been, but it's definitely on my bucket list now x

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  37. Amazing pics! Gemma xx
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  38. Despite living in London, I've never been to Windsor! Looks lush :) So happy you loved London!

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    1. It was so amazing! Thanks Ashleigh :)

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  39. Really lovely photos! London is such an incredible city, and I do hope that if you ever decide to move abroad, you can make your dream come true and move to London! If I weren't living in Berlin, it would be one of the cities I would probably consider. Glad you had such a lovely time and aren't suffering too bad with waking up early! Where are you originally from?

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    1. I'm originally from the east coast, near Boston. There's not much of anything to see or do around here and I can't handle the weather, so I think moving abroad would be an amazing change. I'd really love to visit Berlin one day as well. We'll see!

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  40. Really pretty pictures! I'm visiting London at the end of the month and this post has made me really excited :)

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    1. Thanks Kaytee! I'm so excited for you, I already want to go back!

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  41. Lovely photos!! Glad you had a good time in gorgeous, rainy England :)

    Eliza xo | www.lipglossandpaperbacks.blogspot.co.uk

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  42. Those photos are gorgeous! Thank you so much for the sweet note :) I followed you if you want to follow me back!

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    1. Thanks so much, really appreciate it!

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  43. Im dying to go here!! looks so beautiful
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  44. photos are amazing
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  45. Love these pictures!! Seems like so much fun x

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  46. Great place
    Love the photos
    kiss

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  47. lovely pictures ! I went there about 2 years ago and I kept a good memory of it :)

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  48. Great pictures, seems like you had a great time. I moved to London 3 years ago and it was the best decision I ever made, I love this city so much!

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    1. I did, thank you! I'm so jealous, I really want to try to!

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  49. I've only been to London once when I was much younger and I'm pretty sure the majority of it was wasted on me, haha. Love these photos!

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  50. Your pictures are gorg! Can't wait to see more London snaps :)

    Pingkan x

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  51. Ohhhh my goodness! I would give anything to take a trip to London. It's definitely on my bucket list. These are beautiful photos!
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    1. Hopefully you can one day, it's amazing! Thanks Jenny!

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  52. Fab photos, glad you enjoyed it - I love visiting Windsor, so beautiful! I'm from near Reading, hope you had a good time!!

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    1. Oh awesome, I really loved it! Thanks Josie!

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  53. Gorgeous photos. :) I live semi-close to London, so I've been there a fair few times - it is a beautiful city! x I just love how culturally diverse it is. x

    Kay
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  54. Such lovely photos I hope you had a nice time!
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  55. London is a beautiful city I have really wanted to visit !!!
    Brilliant photos,,
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  56. Aaah, Windsor! I love it there! Did you find the famous fudge shop?? :)

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    1. Ah no I didn't spend enough time there unfortunately!

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  57. This makes me miss England so so much! I live in Sweden so It's not too far but still haha... Love your blog :)

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  58. beautiful photos! I would love to go to London again!

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  59. Oh, such stunning photos, Danielle, I'm loving the colours!

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  60. It is amazing how much Windsor resembles Cape Town! Great post and beautiful pictures Danielle!

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    1. Oh really! I'd love to visit there one day as well. Thank you!

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  61. Love these photos!! Great locations!!
    Xoxo,
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  62. Gorgeous pics! I live about an hour from there and it is a really lovely town! Hope you had a great time. If you come to London again, you should visit Oxford, especially in the spring - it is gorgeous! It has the river, the cute little pubs, you can see the students from the university all dressed up in their smart clothes... it's really awesome!

    Inma x
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    1. I'm so jealous! I would absolutely love to visit Oxford, I'll definitely put it on the list for next time. Thanks Imma :)

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  63. I love Windsor, such a romantic and magical place to be <3

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  64. Wonderful post, Danielle! It looks like you had a great time, thanks for sharing your amazing pictures and experience with us! I hope you have a marvelous day and week ahead!

    XO,

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  65. Windsor is a lovely place to visit. Glad you enjoyed your visit

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  66. Ah, the UK what a magical time it must have been. I love how you get ice cream even when it's cold out, but seriously. Is it ever too cold for ice cream? Lovely photos.

    XOXO
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    1. Haha definitely not! I had an amazing time, thanks Kelly :)

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  67. I marveled at the beauty of the first photo. What a beautiful architecture.

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  68. Beautiful photos Danielle! Looks like you had a lovely day in Windsor x

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  69. Awesome hair! & these photos are amazing! Looks like you had a great time :)

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  70. Windsor is cute! I really loved it when I visited the place a few years ago! Hope you had an amazing time in England! :) xx

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  71. The pictures are beautiful and your hair is amazing!!! You look gorgeous Danielle :)
    Hope you had a good time in England x

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