“It wasn’t exactly “love at first sight” with him. It was more of having an unexplainable feeling like “Hey, there’s something about you.”
We were formally introduced in mid-2017 at a friend’s birthday party. Since then, we kept quick and casual conversations whenever we happened to see each other, and whenever we were out of town, we would comment on each other’s Instagram Story about our individual travels, or talk about destinations we want to visit. We were both always somewhere else and rarely in the same place.
I knew of him since high school because we came from the same hometown and had the same circle of friends, but we never really hung out. In fact, we were not even aware of each other’s presence! It was only last year when we became single that our friends began to frequently tease us and try to get us to meet up because they thought we’d make a good match, since we shared similar interests and personalities.
To be honest, I never really gave it much thought, until he surprised me with a gift from his latest trip to Greece: a pair of earrings that he said I could use for my next trip. At that time, we weren’t even anything yet, but he was already starting to make thoughtful efforts. Time finally permitted us to consistently see and talk to each other late last year. I already knew how much I really liked this guy because I found him to be as driven, passionate, and adventurous as I am. And it was very rare to find someone you can connect so indescribably with.
Later that year, in December, I had a trip planned with a couple of my friends to Hokkaido, Japan. Without second thought or hesitation, I randomly asked him, “Meet me in Tokyo?”. And he really did!
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It's the Royal Wedding weekend! Like the rest of the world, we are excited to witness the upcoming grand nuptial of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle - a modern-day fairytale, if you ask us. Love is in the air, excitement is everywhere and inspiration is abound, but let's not forget: London is going to be hella crowded! When the whole nation is rejoicing and having a massive celebration, there are all kinds of street parties wherever you go. So what to do when you already booked a trip to London for this weekend? Fret not! We have a few tips for you to enjoy London during the Royal Wedding weekend to the fullest extent. Check them out!
A surefire way to escape traffic and mass of people blocking the roads holding their own parties. This is also a great chance for you to explore the hidden corners of London and really get the feel of the city. If you're the introvert kind, taking the public transportation will also allow you to observe all the fun from afar without having to take part!
There are plenty of venues - both small and large - across London that offer a public viewing of the Royal Wedding as well as their own activities inspired by or alluding to the Royal Wedding. If you feel like having some fun, why not join them? Check out the local listings or simply ask around to find the perfect venue!
The British public might not have got a day off for the wedding but pub fans certainly have something to thank Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for! The celebration period over the Royal Wedding weekend allows London pubs to open longer well until 1 A.M. the night after the wedding. Refresh yourself with a pint or two!
From museums, festivals and concerts, there are different going-ons in London over the Royal Wedding weekend too, so if you don't feel like taking part in the whole Royal Wedding madness, then it's time to plunge into another London trademark: the arts! Consult your guide on which event is most suitable to your heart's content!
Not into crowds or festivities and want to feel like a royal yourself? Then just stay in at one of the hotels in London with its own special Royal Wedding offers. We recommend the following: One Aldwych, Zetter Townhouse and Hotel Cafe Royal. We say you deserve your own royal treatment too!
SweetEscape is online platform that connects you with local photographers around the world. Our mission is to capture your life precious moments, anywhere in the world. SweetEscape is available in over 400 cities around the world.