I’ve taken a long hiatus from the blogging world. I wish I could say it was due to the intense workload of school, but alas, that is not the case. At all. The truth is, I’ve been lazy. And those of you who know me know that I highly enjoy being lazy.
This past weekend was truly adventurous. While many of you spent American Thanksgiving dining on turkey, hanging out with family, and enjoying your time off, a friend of mine from back home and I headed to
The adventure started at the
Anyway, after my almost 9 hours of waiting at the airport, my flight finally arrived. One of the best things about
When I arrived at the airport, I waited for Carolyn to arrive. She stood in line for over 40 minutes at customs, so I had a long wait ahead of me. I started on my second book of the day, Wells’ The War of The Worlds. (Coincidentally, on our bus ride into the city of London, we saw a building that stated that H.G. Wells worked at this particular building 1930-1936…talk about coincidence!). I am still fascinated by that book regardless of how many times I read the book. I highly recommend this one as well.
Anyway, once Carolyn finally arrived, we settled down at the airport. See, we flew in after midnight, and the airport we arrived in is 40 km or so away from the actual city of
Around 10 a.m. we hitched a ride on a bus, which we had purchased a ticket for before the trip, into town. It was long and bumpy. But, we finally arrived into town, and purchased our three day pass for the Underground. We rode the tube to Brixton, where our hostel was. When we finally arrived, we were shocked by our hostel. The hostel’s name is Hootananny Hostel. I know, I know. The name is what drew me in too. Who wouldn’t want to stay at a hostel named the Hootananny? Apparently, our hostel was in the ghetto of the
The next day, Saturday, proved our most intense. In one day, we saw the
But the adventure did not stop once I got on the plane. Oh no, it can never be that easy for me. Once in
But in spite of all that,
So, I thought I’d leave you with some tips for planning a trip, especially to
1) Bring books. You’ll never know where you’ll be stuck, and for how long.
2) Don’t wear contacts for four days in a row without taking them out. It’s painful.
3) Always, always triple check where your accommodations are located before booking. Remember: location, location, location.
4) Sometimes, the Scandinavian travel system sucks.
5) KFC offers great meals at great prices.
6) Napkins are a fine substitute for paper when planning trips and excursions.