I arrived in London at roughly 8 the next morning (I took a red-eye out of NY). Utterly exhausted and drained from the overnight flight, I fought through it and spent the day exploring as much as possible. We were headed to Nice the following morning, so there was no time to spare! Cindy did her best as tour guide (we were very short on time). Our first stop was Big Ben and the London Eye.
Now that I look back, I really regret not taking the chance to go on the London Eye. I’ve heard that it is a spectacular way to see London. Although it looks oh so small in this picture next to Big Ben, it is actually really, really large. Besides being a rather time-consuming activity, Cindy informed me that it was pretty expensive. At the time (well, and still now..) we were trying to keep our costs low. There’s always next time! Just another excuse to go back! Look at the London Eye from this angle:
[some photos courtesy of Cindy- she’s a great photographer!]