|Everyone has to have this photo!|
|Ananda and me touring London|
Ananda and Jeanie gave me fabulous overview tours of the city, including Covent Gardens
(where I had an Eliza Doolittle moment,) Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square,
Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Kensington Palace,
the National Art Gallery, and some of the best pubs in town.
Stephanie invited me to go to the Notting Hill Carnival, the largest street festival in Europe, which originated in 1964 as a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their culture and traditions. Evidently, those traditions include dressing in fantastic parade costumes, eating delicious Caribbean food, and smearing yourself with chocolate pudding while dancing in the street.
|Preparing to Parade|
|Stephanie and me eating Caribbean |
|With a Friendly Bobby|
|Dancing with mops and dusters;|
good plan after the pudding dancers!
Each of my 3 London visits were unique and so much fun! They've left me with plenty of ideas for many future trips to this city that has so much to offer.