Daily Wanderlust: The London Eye

Written by on August 8, 2012 in Destinations - 5 Comments

With everyone having Olympic Fever, I figured I’d open up the dusty photo album of London today and take a stroll down memory lane.

Travel back in time with me … there I was, fresh-faced, eyes wide open, wandering the streets of London during my first few days of long-term travel way back in March 2010 (which seems like a lifetime ago given that I am now living in Chiang Mai, Thailand).

I remember taking in the novelty of the cards driving down the “wrong side” of the road … the fish and chips and toads in the hole and the Tube. And of course, the gorgeous wheel of the London Eye.

Do I love London? No. It’s expensive. It reminds me a lot of Washington, DC, minus the accents and the way hipper fashion. But, it truly is a spectacular city to vista, filled with beautiful sights like this one.

 A view of the London Eye

About the Author

Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Spain. Previously, she lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she worked for Save Elephant Foundation and Elephant Nature Park, an organization dedicated to rescuing elephants and raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. A former career breaker and long-term solo traveler,  today, Diana is a responsible elephant tourism expert and the co-founder of #RTTC, the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective, which includes a weekly chat on Twitter focusing on responsible tourism. She has spoken about responsible tourism at TBEX Europe and Asia and has appeared as an elephant tourism expert in numerous documentaries. Recently, Diana was featured in an episode of House Hunters International. She is a regular contributor to Top 10 Vegas, and her writing has appeared in About.com, Thought Catalog, The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Luna Luna, Vegas Seven, World Nomads, Viator, CheapOair, OneTravel and more.

5 Comments on " Daily Wanderlust: The London Eye "

  1. Erica August 12, 2012 at 6:03 pm · Reply

    LOVE! It looks like a flashback picture!

    • Diana August 13, 2012 at 2:52 am · Reply

      Fun with iPhoto (even though I loathe the program). Thanks!! <3

  2. Diana August 13, 2012 at 2:53 am · Reply

    Dressing for the elements (and fitting into London fashion) is hard for a backpacker!! But, you are right, the sights are incredible.

  3. Andy July 11, 2013 at 4:29 pm · Reply

    That photo looks like it was taken decades ago so the view of the London Eye behind it looks.. well “odd”.

    I agree, London is a great city but boy it is expensive. That’s why so many people who work there commute in each day. The living costs are just TOO high but probably not unlike any other city.

    Great for a weekend away, but I wouldn’t want to live there.

    • Diana July 14, 2013 at 11:23 pm · Reply

      Same here!

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