on the 26th of july I got to tour Buckingham palace but the queen wasn't there, I got to see Windsor castle, I visited chawton house, and, most exciting, highclere castle home of the 5th earl of Carnarvon, and if you know me you probably know that I've wanted to go there my whole life! since I love Egypt this was my dream come true. it was home to howard carter's partner- the 5th earl of Carnarvon who funded the expedition for tutankhamun a.k.a. king tut. any way long story short Carnarvon hid some artifacts in a cupboard in one of the thick doorways then he blocked the doorway off, years later they found the doorway and called in my friend (the curator for the Egyptian things in the metropolitan museum in NY) to see If there was any more artifacts hidden in the estate, there was and now there is a whole exhibit there that houses what they found!
the day after I arrived, I went to leavsden studios to see the place where they filmed most of Harry Potter. I got to see Harry's cupboard under the stairs, the great hall (where I got to open the doors to the whole exhibit since it was my birthday), Diagon alley, Hagrid's hut,the boys dormitory, the exterior of the Dursley's house, the exterior of the Potter's cottage, the chess pieces, the hair and makeup table, the costumes, the goblin masks, and etc.
my half cousin who lives in England had been there before and showed me every thing. I am staying with him for part of our trip.
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