During the London Olympics, several countries had set up their own Olympic Houses. These consisted mainly of people from that country congregating to party and cheer on their national teams, but were open to the public as well. One of my favorites that I attended was the Holland Heineken House.
Prior to entering the ticket lottery for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, I had no idea that badminton was an Olympic sport. Of course it wasn’t my first choice of events to see, but out of the 10 events I submitted for, it was 1 of the 2 that I got. It turns out that Olympic Badminton isn’t too bad.
While in London for the Olympics, I had the opportunity to go on a Danish Bacon Cruise hosted by Visit Denmark and Danish Crown. Yes, you read that right: A DANISH BACON CRUISE! Since I have a hard time turning down free drinks and food (especially bacon), I decided I had to go!
Celebrating 125 years of bacon and other meat production, the Danish Crown folks sailed all the way from Denmark to London on the beautiful old Danish schooner Maja.
Wondering how to spend a rainy day in London? In a city where rain is a pretty common theme, it can sometimes be difficult to find things to do other than sitting at your hostel or hotel. Something I found quite interesting was walking around Harrods, an upscale department store in the Kensington area of London. Aside from the Egyptian-themed designs, Harrod’s also has an amazing food and wine section. Specifically, be sure to explore the chocolate, confectionary, and sweets area. The decadent display of chocolates, truffles, macaroons, and other delicacies will leave your mouth watering and your wallet a bit lighter. Here are some ideas to help you prepare for sugar overload!
Some of my favorites: the macaroons.
By the time you’re reading this, I should be about halfway across the Atlantic Ocean on my way to London for the 2012 Olympic Games. Throughout my time there, I’ll be writing as regularly as I can to keep you posted, but I’ll also be out a lot, so they may be shorter update posts.
Today, I thought I’d give some tips on preparing to go to a big event like the London Olympics in one of the greatest cities in the world. London is one my favorite places I’ve been to and I can’t wait to be back!