August 17th, 2010


Hello from London! :D

After much swearing and almost crying I managed to make the hotel wireless connection work.
Hello my darlings! :D

I don't know where to start... what a day!
So, I arrived at the Milan airport 3 hours earlier (thanks dad XD), spent the time reading one of the guides yet again... I was too wired to eat so I only had orange juice as breakfast (and I paid it later). It was my first flight on time, gotta give it to these english people!
I was really worried about the taking the train for central London and most of all about getting to the hotel: I made some calculations and decided I could afford a taxi and it would probably be best than the underground considering a) the luggage b) my utter terror of London's underground system.
In the end, I didn't need to worry: train was easy to catch (even befriended 2 german girls who had trouble finding it XD) and the taxi was right outside, big and spacious and the driver was really helpful.
I arrived to the hotel 2 hours earlier than check-in time but again the girl at the reception was incredibly helpful and managed to give me the room in half an hour. In that half hour I took a first tour of the area... it's so nice!
Thankfully I managed to pick a very touristic area, there are restaurants and fast foods everywhere and from every possible country (so far I've seen Italian, American, Indian, Chinese, Libanese, Greek beside the usual Mc Donald's, Burger King, Starbucks and the likes).
I decided to pop into Starbucks for a quick bite for lunch, got a Lemon&Poppy Seed Muffin plus a Frappuccino: Mistake #2.

(God, I'm yapping, aren't I?)

Shortening it!
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So this was my first day in London!
The day ended on an ironic note cause after giving way too much thought over where to have dinner I settled on a pub advetising the best Fish&Chips of the area.
I get in and ask for it, only to be told they were out of it and I should check another pub down another street >_>
To which point I said "To hell with it", got Burger King stuff and came back here XD

Tomorrow I'm still a bit undecided on what to do: I want to make a Thames Cruise - London Eye - Westminster tour but if it's foggy as it was today the London Eye ticket might be just a waste of money...
Maybe I'll hit Madame Tussauds/Sherlock Holmes museum instead, if I can manage to beat my fear of the Underground. I'm so afraid to get lost! >_<
Now I'm off to study the stops...
Later guys! ♥