Monday, November 14, 2011

London Bridge is Falling Down

London, England: The Big Smoke.
London is a little over 600 square meters and is home to almost 8,000,000 people. It is located in the southeast part of the United Kingdom and is the largest metropolitan area in the UK.

I have not been to London, but it is one of the places I have always dreamed of going. It is known as the most visited place on Earth and all my friends who have been there have nothing but great things to say about their visit. I would love to go see all the landmarks and get to experience the British lifestyle and see what all the hype is about! Hopefully I get to do this in the near future!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tropical Paradise

St. Maarten is a beautiful island located in the Caribbean. It is considered a part of French and Dutch territory (the French "own" the North and the Dutch "own" the South). It is home to about 38,000 people and is about 13 square miles in area.

St. Maarten is a big destination on many cruises. I have been here twice on the two cruises I went on, once in 2006 and again in 2007. It's beaches are breathtaking and the clear, turquoise water is an incredible sight to see. Not only that, but it is very warm and a lot of fun to swim in!

There isn't much to do here aside from go to the beach and do a little bit of shopping, but it is definitely somewhere I would love to go again and would recommend to anyone!