You might or might not remember that I mentioned in a previous blog post that I feel the need to travel so badly. Anywhere! My heels are burning! Regardless if it’s a tropical country but let’s be serious, that happens slightly rarer, or to any city close to London. So this time we chose charming Windsor.
With the Royal Wedding and all the media attention that they get, this Royal Family is a very popular one. Whoever watches the series “The Crown” (that’s where most of my royal history knowledge comes from) knows that they don’t live in the Buckingham Palace all the time, but that they only use this building for official matters. So where do they live then? At least the Queen, from what I learned (from “The Crown”), lives in Windsor Castle.
And this is exactly where we went one of my days off. It’s a shorter ride than the one to Oxford because it only took us around an hour to get there. I love it when we need to drive through the countryside, but this was not the case now which is also the reason why we got there so quick.
When we got there, we were wondering who are the people who are the Queen’s neighbours so you can imagine the gymnastics our eyes did to spot the locals. After that, who stood out were the tourists (there are more than you can imagine can fit in such a small city), and especially many groups of 4-5 Asian women around 60. I kept on telling Paul – this is how I want to be at their age.
The queue was longer than the one for London Eye so we decided to skip visiting the Windsor Castle and instead, checked out the surroundings and the small, less known streets. It is indeed a charming city and seems to breath history through every building. Also, so many people had Meghan and Harry’s engagement photo in their windows. (Aww!)
For us, Windsor was a great city for a good old long walk and when we were hungry, I am sorry to say, we didn’t go to a British restaurant, but to a French one that I knew has dairy free options. Cafe Rough was such a good choice!
If you do decide to go, think of it as a more relaxing trip because there aren’t that many things to do, but a lot of things to admire. We went without any previous research so we had no idea what to expect of it which I love doing from time to time. This time to time refers to when I know we are not shooting which is almost never. But to enjoy it, we decided that we’ll only take pictures if we feel like it and if something nice will come out of it – we’ll post it, if not, we’re left just with the experience. So we’re posting it!:)
Hope you’ll enjoy our little introduction to Windsor
Dress – Zara (similar here)
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