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Visiting and Shopping in England

I am trying to find the albums of my pictures during my trip in England last autumn 2008. Wow! Time really flies so fast! I can't imagine that it was already four long years now since I visited this country. Before I will talk about my trip and  shopping escapade there, I just  want to clarify one thing. I want  you to know  that England is not UK or United Kingdom. To be more specific, England is a country that is part of United Kingdom or Great Britain, along with Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Republic Ireland. Of course UK has also a lot of territories worldwide.

The London Eye. I  had a ride in this wheel during my visit there. Simply a  fantastic experience!
My three weeks stay in England was a fantastic one. I experienced a lot during my visit. I also visited a lot of historical towns and cities. Thanks to all my friends in this part of Europe who were very kind, generous and accommodating. I always appreciate their time and effort in touring me around especially in their places.

I believed the highlight of my visit was when I stepped-on in London. Like many other capital cities in Europe, London is truly a must to see for tourists. I did see a lot of sights in England and UK's capital. The London Eye, the Westminster Abbey, Westminster Palace and the Big Ben, the Buckingham Palace, Picadilly Circus, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London and many others.

The memorial of Diana and Dodi in Harrods.
Visiting England without going to Harrods might be boring. If you love shopping especially with signature and branded items, this department store is perfect for you. I miss to go to their ladies watches department during my visit in Harrods. Don't you know that this department store is the biggest one in Europe? Yes, it is and I am glad to be there. I am also proud that I have been to the second biggest department store in Europe which is KaDeWe in Berlin. I was so happy with the items on sale  that I bought from these stores. You can also find the memorial of Princess Diana and Dodi inside Harrods. Other high-end stores in London are the Debenhams, House of Frasers, Selfridge and more.

The House of Fraser in London

Other places that I visited in England last 2008 are  Birmingham, Manchester, Windsor Castle, Leeds, York, Harrogate, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire and its Castle, Knaresborough and other sites in this country.

I believed shopping is always a part of traveling. I always shop for souvenirs and other stuffs everytime I travel. Lastly, I can say that my three weeks holiday in England was truly a memorable and fantastic one! Seeing some friends there  also made my trip more exciting.  I hope to be backed in England  again!

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