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Tag: castles

First Day in Brussels, Belgium

Hello from Brussels, Belgium! Brussels is the start of my little Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg) European vacation. I haven’t explored much of Benelux besides the main highlights so it is exciting to get to dive deeper into some new areas while eating as many waffles as possible. My friend from college is at the end of a work stint in Brussels so after I flew in, she met me at my hotel with a beer. Such a good friend. My hotel, the centrally located Ibis off Grand Place has quite the view. After my welcome drink, Lauren took me around Read More

Tower of London- Tower Bridge

Seeing the sights in London can be an expensive thing! Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Tower of London all cost between $20-35 USD to gain entrance. Out of the three main London attractions I wanted to see the Tower of London, the point of conflict, power, opulence, and death over the centuries. The Tower of London is not really a tower but a complex fort with gates and buildings strategically placed along the Thames River. Most famously, it is known as the place of beheadings of the wives of Henry VIII but was built long before that in Read More