Tuesday, January 31, 2012

lina in europe part 2: first meetings

meeting nicola at the airport was so surreal. there was a certain celebrity feel to it. that's the best i could describe it. us bloggers read each others' blogs & feel like we know each other - which we do, of course, to a certain extent. but actually meeting face-to-face is completely surreal. nicola & i kept looking at each other thinking & saying "this is really weird" : ) above is the first photo we took together!
riding the tube is quite neat. i love people watching... : ) this ad sign was cute i thought.

nicola's family was so very wonderful! they welcomed me with a cup of warm tea & specifically bought vegetarian food : ) it was amazing. & her family was so very sweet. nicola's sister, victoria, even let me stay in her room for the whole time while she slept somewhere else.
this is me (straight from the airport) enjoying my first (of many!!) cup of tea : )

once i got settled in, nicola & i got busy planning our time together. i loved all the little notes nicola wrote out in planning. i even brought my british issue nylon magazine with highlighted places i wanted to go. i knew it was going to be an amazing two weeks.

alexia: i'm not sure what happened to your comment on my blog. i think it got deleted somehow or something. but haha! i loved that you thought my trip would end like a movie. that is cute : ) made me smile.

brynna: yes, you really must take a plane trip somewhere! i LOVE flying. from going to the airport & people watching to eating at the overpriced little restaurants inside the airport, to taking off into the air to enjoying the amenities offered on the plane. i just really like it : )

lizzie: isn't the salt & pepper just adorable?? & how can salt & pepper be adorable? i don't know, but they are. & yes, i love the perspective that photos from the air give.

bookish.spazz & mayte michelle: don't they? the food boxes came & i was like, "oh dear. i seriously have to take photos of these"

Saturday, January 28, 2012

lina in europe part 1: airplane food!

so, i am not quite sure how to show you my trip, but i thought i would do it in little sections of small things i want to share with you : )
this time it is the airplane ride! although it sounds boring, & it was some of the time, i actually didn't mind it too much. 11 hours straight is a long time to fly, but when you fly virgin atlantic & have cute little meals every couple of hours & as many movies & tv shows as you can watch on your own entertainment center, it's not too bad! plus they gave us all little pouches of swag: eye mask, socks, pen, toothbrush, & toothpaste.
but non of that could keep my mind from what was about to happen - i would meet nicola soon & the hours were counting down!
i will try my best to reply to comments regularly : )


jane hyunjoo lee: i did watch some harry potter on my trip : )

brit: no worries! we managed to find amazingly cute shops in paris by just stumbling upon them - sometimes the best way to find new places : )

pauline: thank you! my travels were definitely cherished : )

alexia: so many photos were taken!

bookish.spazz: 'twas very exciting!

natalie: hehe, just reading your comment makes me so excited :D

that kate: had an excellent trip! thanks for all your help!

linda: for sure, linda : )

sarah~mechelle: thanks sarah! hopefully i can show bits & pieces of my trip to you.

kayleigh: thank you! & of course, send me a message! i would love to help with your trip. that is so exciting!!

the tea drinking english rose: hello! it was such a treat to meet you. & YOU are absolutely lovely! our adventures were fabulous.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

lina is back

my two weeks in england & paris was amazing! meeting nicola & her family was definitely the highlight of the trip : ). i have quite a lot of photos as well as a lot of little things to share with you, so i will try to make few posts about the trip.
this bunting is what my sister made to welcome me back to the apartment. although you can't really tell in the photo, it says "welcome home" on it : )
i'll be back with more posts as soon as i can!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

at the airport

leaving for london! will meet nicola at the airport & then we will explore england together & then visit paris :) be back soon!