United Kingdom – Oxford, The Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, Chester & Liverpool

Flights from Warsaw to London with LOT Polish Airlines were only $58 each including checked luggage so it was a great way for us to get to the United Kingdom to start the next leg of our adventure. The whole reason for this European getaway was to attend a wedding in England so after nearly 2 months of travel, we were finally getting to do what we came here for – celebrate with Jason and Hanna! The UK has never really been on our radar in the past due to prohibitively high costs but once we started to look into our options here, we found that there was a ton for us to do on the cheap. Even more so since we have a lot of friends living here that we could crash with. Our first 4 nights were spent in Oxford with Leanne and Ryan. What a great base to see this beautiful university town, explore the nearby Cotswolds, and attend a reunion with our travel buddies from Africa (Matt, Ruth, Hoff, Lars and Andreja). From Oxford, we made our way towards Straford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Our next stop was the wedding! Jason and Hanna’s ceremony was held at Park Farm, a rustic country wedding venue in Shuckburgh. We spent 2 nights here with friends and family to celebrate their union…what a gorgeous place to get married! The day after, we stayed with Jason and Hanna at their house for a night in Bidford before making our way to Worcester to spend more time with Ruth and Hoff and meet their mini-mes. From Worcester, we made our way to Chester which was an unexpected highlight. Such a gorgeous historic district and we would have loved to spend more time here but had to make our way to the Wirral Peninsula to link up with Kendra and George. So much fun hanging with these guys as they showed us all around their neck of the woods and nearby Liverpool. Phew, we are more than halfway through our time in the UK and time is flying by fast. Next up will be another week or so exploring Wales, Devon, Cornwall and London.

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