I just can’t get enough of London.
No matter how many times I visit, flying into Heathrow gives me a thrill like no other city. (Even though the Heathrow experience usually leaves much to be desired!)
Tomorrow I’m making my way back to Londontown for the umpteenth time in the past few years, this time for a little networking at World Travel Market, the world’s largest travel exhibition featuring 5,000 exhibitors from more than 184 countries.
I’m so looking forward to meeting with some of my dream destinations and crafting a plan to visit them in 2014. It’s going to be a ton of work, an extreme amount of elevator pitching and quite a bit of walking throughout the ExCel Centre (it’s roughly the size of 4 Super Walmarts), but I’m up for it.
Me and my ibuprofen.
I’d be lying if I said it was all business though… I have a few fun surprises up my sleeve. (Harry Potter fans, stay tuned – there will be a fun post coming your way soon.)
My fingers are crossed that the Queen and I finally meet. But I’d take a fun shopping date with Kate, too.
I can’t wait to wander among the landmarks again; the London Eye and Big Ben and the giant Gherkin and the Tower and the palaces. Oh, the palaces!
And, I can’t even explain how excited I get the first time I’m politely reminded to Mind the Gap. I nerd out bigtime.
For some inexplicable reason, when I’m in London, just feel at home.
It might have something to do with the fact that I have more friends in London than I do in my current hometown. Like… a lot more.
And I haven’t seen many of them in a year or more, so catching up is going to be such a wonderful breath of fresh air.