On the way to London, England.img_4415

Family photo in front of the Buckingham palace in London.

The Buckingham Palace has been the official home of the UK’s sovereigns since 1837, and today is the administrative head quarters for the Monarch.dsc09901

The beautiful gates of the Buckingham palace.dsc09898

The Big Ben clock tower.

The bell inside the tower weighs more than 13 tons.dsc09957

Westminster Abbey. The abbey has been a coronation church since 1066, and is the final resting place of the seventeen Monarchs.dsc09979

The view from the top of the Dover Castle in Kent, England.dsc00101

Historic cemetery in England.dsc00355

 

Getting on the Disney Magic Cruise ship.dsc00219

The pool on the ship with the huge TV always playing Disney classics. Such a fun place to hang with the family, get some food, relax, and enjoy.dsc00234

We spent the day in Newcastle, England.img_3681

Sandwich with crispy fries at the pub.dsc00432

Ruins in Newcastle, England, Surrounded by greenery and the ocean.img_3653

Our family sate room on the ship. With bunk beds that lower from the stowage in the ceiling.dsc00236

Next port, Edinburgh, Scotland. We had amazing food at highly rated Jamie Oliver restaurant.img_3988

 

Fried 4 Cheese Ravioli with home-made spaghetti sauce.img_3982

City hall. Edinburgh, Scotland.img_3980

Of course there is always time for a latte break.img_3872

Me in front of the Breathtaking Edinburgh Castle.img_3911

Family Picture in front of the castle in Edinburgh.  No fairytale castle, this is the real deal, growing on top of volcanic rock.img_8353

The view from the walls of the castle. The Edinburgh Castle occupies the summit of an ancient plug of volcanic rock towering 260ft or 80m above the city of Edinburgh, and is visible for tens of miles in every direction.img_3899

 

Horse drawn Carriage, In the fairytale land of Greenock, Scotland.img_3803

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Next port, The Island of Guernsey. We visited Victor Hugo’s Home. For fourteen years, Hauteville House was home to famous French writer Victor Hugo, during his time in exile from France. Hugo spent his time there writing his masterpieces, as well as personally decorating the house. img_4289

The garden of Victor Hugo’s Home.img_4261

The view of our Cruise ship from Guernsey.img_4286

Castle Cornet,Guernsey. incredible 800 year old castle. There are four historic gardens within the castle walls, lovingly tended by the castle Keepers who keep them free from weeds, dead-headed and watered daily.

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Victor Hugo’s front entrance. (Hauteville Home)img_4251

The dreamy carousel, in St. Tropez. Built in 1900img_4234

A cute bed and breakfast in the quaint town of St. Tropez, France.img_4443

The  harbor, of Le Harve, Franceimg_4183

My favorite dish, Steak tartare with french fries.img_8333

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The beautiful town of Le Havre, covered with flowers and fountains as far as you can see.img_5105img_4146img_4134

Fireworks over Liverpool, England. The home of the Beatles.img_4115

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Rainy Liverpool, Truly a beautiful city.img_4786img_5100

Next port,  Inverness, Scotland. We visited the Macallen scotch refinery.dsc00523

We took a tour of their scotch making facilities, and my parents tasted the scotch. Such a fun experience seeing how the make the scotch from scratch.dsc00479

We visited the Loch Ness, sadly we didn’t see Nessie, hopefully we catch a quick hello next time.dsc00454

 

Happy Travels,

Bella

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