I love the Olympic Games so much. The drama of combat, inspiring stories, and thrilling feats of skill that give me goosebumps and make me teary.
I especially love watching them in different countries.
I’ve watched them in my homeland of Canada, my adopted country the United States, and now I get to see them from an Aussie perspective in my new country of Australia. It’s so fun!
Each country focuses on different sports, and here in Australia I’m discovering sports I didn’t even know were in the Olympics, things like field hockey, dressage and table tennis. I love it!
As I happily watch one event after another, I thought that today we’d take a trip down memory lane to the city hosting the Olympics and revisit the streets of London.
I visited London for the first time last October, excitedly wandering along the Thames with my dear English friend Katy from Starry-Eyed Travels.
Katy knows the city like the back of her hand, and we had so much fun seeing things I’d only read about or seen on movies.
Like this statue of the marvelous warrior queen Boadicea (Boudicca) who led her people in a valiant fight against the Roman invaders in AD 61.
And the soaring Saint Stephen’s Tower (aka Big Ben).
We strolled past London war memorials and houses of Parliament, and gazed in delight at the beautiful old buildings standing tall and dignified along the bustling streets.
London was nothing like I had imagined. It was better.
I will show you more of this incredible city next time.
Do you like the Olympics? If so, what is your favorite sport to watch?