London

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51.5074° N
0.1278° W

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"London was my introduction to crossing the pond. I think that while it is expensive and touristy, it's also kind of must-see type of place. It's a treasure trove of history."

This is probably the only album which is a collection of photos from various trips to a city. I first flew out there in 2009 and spent a good 6 or so years flying there consistently a few times a year. It unlocked the wonder of travel for me and as I wrap up my European travels I couldn't think of a better place to start my journey.  Weather is usually kind of shit but there's always something happening and the city itself is changing at a rapid pace.  Like New York City, its an insanely expensive place to party in and if my trips weren't 3-4 days I think I would be broke halfway through.  The UK pound has lowered in value against the dollar as of late, so it's probably the best time to visit and save some coin.

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The first thing that reminds me I've made it to london is Paddington station. I love the lighting in this station.

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It doesn't snow often in London but it did when we went, this is the hip Camden Town area.

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The Ruins at Teotihuacan

I was able to get out of the city on a day trip to the ruins at Teotihuacan. The weather wasn't as hot as the previous days and it was surprisingly empty, I felt like I had the whole archaeological park to myself at times. Highly recommended!

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The giant bicycle wheel that is the London Eye. Never been up there.

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Early morning views from the balcony of our apartment facing the Thames.

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Final Thoughts

As I've mentioned before, London is a great introduction to Europe(I know its not part of the EU, shush).  Anytime I've gone, people were friendly, the language is of course a breeze and the tube is a very efficient way to get around. I think once you have experienced London, you owe it to yourself to explore the rest of England, as it's personality differs quite dramatically for such a small-ish country.  Even other major cities like Manchester have a noticeable change in personality and demeanor.

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