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Europe at Christmas {London}

I embarked on my Europe at Christmastime trip on December 14th.  I caught a flight out that would put me in London on December 15th at 7:25 a.m.  Initially, London wasn't part of the trip, but once I found out that in order to fly to Prague, I had to change planes in London, I wasn't capable of not stopping over for the day.  I discovered if your layover was 24 hours or less, then it didn't cost any more for the ticket.  So I booked a 23 hour and 55 minute layover in London.

If you know me at all, you know that London is my favorite place on this entire earth.  I love every little thing about it.  Turns out, I love it even more at Christmastime!

I stayed at the Hilton Heathrow Hotel since I had to be at the airport so early on the 16th.  Once I made it through customs, I went straight to the hotel.  I lucky to be able to check into my room that early.  I showered and changed and then headed into London for the day.  I took the Heathrow Express for the first time since I w…

ICE! 2015 {Christmas Around The World}

I've actually been on a mission to see Christmas Around the World this year!  I just got back last night after a 23 hour travel day {sigh} from a week in London, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest.  I greatly enjoyed the Christmas decorations and Christmas Markets of Europe {more posts to come on all of that}, but then I hit the ground running this morning and took my mom over to the Gaylord Texan to see the ICE! exhibit...

{Germany}
{England}
{USA} {Ethiopia} {Netherlands} {Mexico}





There was also a North Pole and Santa's Workshop portion As always, the last part of the exhibit is the Nativity, which I recently learned is not called a Nativity around the world.  In Prague, I pointed out and item, and I said "Nativity".  They looked at me like I was nuts, and corrected me that it was "Bethlehem". 
We finished up with a Gigi's cupcake at the end.