i have one of those hats in cream!!my advice: travel in groups and you're right, just be smart! also - i never actually carried my passport with me when i was just walking around (only when i traveled from city to city) i made a photocopy and then laminated it - that way you don't get your passport stolen!have fun - and i look forward to your video blogs!
i agree with the passport photocopy idea. im also going to add braking up your money into different areas... basically don't keep all your money in your purse, hide some emergency stash somewhere else like in your bra, shoe or pocket, just in case.
1) Utilize the Underground (and public transportation in general for that matter) and learn it quick! Buy an Oyster card and you can load money on that at intervals and it'll get you anywhere you want to go in London quick. It's used for the tube, the bus system, and essentially saved me a ton of cash on taxi's when I was there.2) Always go out in groups.3) Avoid the parks at night, especially Hyde Park and Green Park. Green Park is beautiful during the day, but avoid cutting through there at night to get to Buckingham Palace because it has an unusually high crime rate. 4) Henry's: TREMENDOUS food and the best fish and chips I had while I was there. Take the Underground to the Green Park stop and its right across from the exit. Such good food and a cool bar, too.5) Bond Street is great for window shopping; go there just for kicks.6) Camden Market is fabulous for shopping; go there early on the weekend to avoid the crowds.
Love the hat, especially in red. Your headbands are so cute! I feel like I should invest more in them.You and Jesse are adorable! Also, you're much better at scrapbooking than I am. Have an awesome time in London! Be prepared for the rain. Definitely check out a play or museums. I saw Lion King, and it was amazing. Awesome Indian food in London too if you're interested.Your hand seems fine, but definitely get it checked out while you're still stateside if it's bothering you.Good luck! I'll pray for you and your family.
Thank you so much Hannah! The encouragement is so helpful for Jesse and I. And scrapbooking is definitely something that you have to be in the "creative-mood" for. I can only do it like once a year, but when I am in the mood I do like 10 pages at once, haha. I will definitely be prepared for the rain in London. I just waterproof-ed all of my outerwear/shoes. And I've never tried Indian food before, but I will give it a shot! :)Thanks for the prayers too! I heard that you checked out my sister's Caring Bridge page. You're such a sweetheart!!Love you! Dylan
And @Sam, thank you for the tips! I actually live super close to those places. I won't say where exactly, but close by. Haha, I gotta watch out for the stalkers. Camden market sounds amazing :)Love, Dylan
@Rhonda Carol and @Caitlin: great tips on carrying money and the passport! I'll definitely laminate the copy of the passport. Also, I'm planning on putting money in an empty Tootsie Roll box. So sneaky, right!? Haha!Love, Dylan