I went to happy hour with my friend Chloe last week. Chloe writes a beautiful travel blog called the The Paper Airplane (go check her out). We talked about work, life, men and then we got to the good stuff, travel.
It becomes obvious by her writing, that Chloe is very passionate about traveling and seeing the world. It is one of the biggest things we have in common. We got to chatting about her upcoming travels and told tales of travels in the past. Truthfully, it is one of my favorite things to talk about, it makes my heart so full.
So our dinner date inspired me to start telling you some of the travel tales that didn’t make the blog. Some of you may know, I went to the London Olympics in 2012. I didn’t get a chance to write about it on the blog. This was my only recap. (which is funny to me now.)
I thought I would share some stories in more detail about that trip. So let’s start with day 3 (because thats logical) it was our first day of Olympic games.
We (my friend Mike who lives in London & I) had tickets to beach volleyball. The morning started pretty early for us (think 7am) but we made our way to the stadium. Everything took a lot longer because of the amount of people that had poured into London for the games.
We finally found our way to our seats and they were…pretty great seats…
So the games began with Russia vs China women’s match
Good seats huh?
Now we had a break in the action before the men’s match began. I started to look around the stadium and noticed something amazing. People from far reaches of the globe, various counties, and different languages laughing and having the time of their lives with each other. It didn’t matter the color of your skin, the faith you practiced, the clothes you wore- everyone was happy.
It still brings a smile to my face to think of the energy in that city.
Oh hey Dutch guys!
Back to the action! Men’s match up next Germany vs. Brazil
With a Brazil win, our day at the games was done for today. We were walking out as the sun was setting. It was just an incredible day. I was on cloud 9. The buzz was electrifying. I wish I could go back to that moment so many times over.
London still remains one of my favorite cities on earth. I miss parts of it everyday. There will be more on that later! Stay tuned for more travel stories coming up this week.
Signing out from London!
Love, Rachel xo