Day One in London:
I am breaking my London posts into 3 different ones because I have so many pictures and so much to tell! I will start by saying the trip didn’t start sowell and I was worried I wouldn’t like London as much as I’d hoped, but as the first day progressed, so did my feelings toward the city.
We had to get up at 3:30 am and leave by 4 am to make it to the airport in time for our flight to London. We all know how much of a morning person I am (are you sensing the sarcasm?). Also, don’t get me started on the exchange rate for pounds- it makes me really depressed. But anyway, back to the trip- when we got to London, I had to go through where they look at your passport and let you in and let’s just say I almost didn’t make it out of the airport. I don’t know if it was the giant camera around my neck or if they could just smell my enthusiasm, but either way I must have been suspicious. The guy asked me questions for 20 minutes! Why are you here, how long have you been here, how much money do you have, how much did you bring, who is supporting you, when are you here til, why are you in London, what do you do for a living, who are you traveling with, etc… Then, when he went to stamp my passport, he acted like he didn’t want to and it was a huge hassle!! Well I’m sorry you have to do your job sir but I am not here to blow up your city! The people at the airport were quite rude as well. I was very disappointed and not looking forward to dealing with more of that mess.
Once we made it to the city, things turned around very quickly- our hotel was very close to our underground station and we were a five minute train ride away from the city center. We were walking distance from Buckingham Palace, Kensington Park and much more. From this point on I am going to tell you about day one in London through pictures because there are so many. No point in boring you with words when pictures say so much more!