London Yah!

After a massive twenty four hours of flying, I had finally arrived and set foot on English soil.

Yesterday morning was a chilly one even by New Zealand standards. Shivering with the temperature being only a mere 3 degrees, I awoke far too early Saturday morning and rode to the airport with my parents. With tearful hugs (partly too from kicking my shin into a table), I headed onto the plane.

My thoughts were many during the long flights. A little bit of uncertainty and homesickness already. Also a lot of rubbing my sore shin. You should see the bruise. Quite impressive. I spent a night in Singapore in Little India just to break up the journey a little and to help reduce the jet lag.

Finally after what felt like forever and a zillion airplane movies, I had arrived. Customs was incredibly busy, but after surviving the hour-long queue, and succeeding in not looking like a terrorist or druggie, I made it out into the terminal to see Shelley’s smiling face waiting for me.

The next day was a massive sight-seeing day filled with English wonder. Best shown with some photos.

A typical English street filled with old buildings and history
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Yee old telephone box – call me
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Guards on horses just hanging out everywhere
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Westminster Abbey – A cathedral so beautiful and big, that your brain goes numb halfway through the tour and just can’t take more beauty in
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Me and Shellz rock it at the Tower Bridge
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Still rocking at the halfway bridge point
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Matthew and I at my first West End musical – The Phantom of the Opera! It was AMAZING
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Shelley and I checking out the Coronation ‘Bling’ Coach
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A photo of the Crown Jewels as promised for my Grandma (couldn’t take photos of the real thing though sadly!)
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Loved all the wax at Madam Tussards museum
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It was an amazing 48 hours and I can’t wait to go back and see more. But now it’s time for my contiki tour. Starting at the hideous time of 6am to head off to Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

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