Goodbye London...once again!
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My last day in London was ... well like all my last days in London...busy till the last minute!
I woke up rather early but thanks to the long queue for breakfast, I ended up spending nearly 1 hour just to eat. Grabbed my iPod, got on the Tube to Trafalgar Square. This is one of my favourite spots in London and I was bummed I never got a chance to see it. I felt incomplete if I didn't! But my God! I must say compared to other stations, High Street Kensington is so badly connected with tubes that I had to wait forever to get one....and by the time I changed at Victoria and eventually reached the Square, it was already around 9:30am. Thank God I didn't miss much.... there was some scaffolding work going on, and Nelson's Tower was completely covered.
Thanks to the amount of time I spent on the tube, I couldn't quite spend the amount of time I wanted to here. So I headed back to the hostel, grabbed my stuff and took the Gatwick Express. Packing the previous night was a blessing I must say! Gatwick was the usual, grilled by Airport security before I got my boarding card, and once past Security Check, I spent some time eating all that I could @ Yo-Sushi!. Unlike last time when I bought my chocolates, clothes, etc...all last minute shopping @ LGW, I didn't have any last minute purchases this time so it was quite relaxing.
I got a great Exit row window seat, sat next to a Texan kid returning home from a golf holiday with his parents in Scotland (lucky sod!) and said he can't wait to get home. The flight was dismal as ever.
Dallas immigration was a breeze as usual, my colleague had come to pick me up and filled me in with all the latest goss at work. It felt nice being back in Dallas. I got home, placed my Oyster card on my study table which was strewn with pre-trip planning Frommers books. And unlike other trips of mine to the UK, I didn't feel *that* sad when I left Gatwick this time. Probably because I've gotten so used to going to the UK again and again that it's become like home, and I know it's only a matter of time before I'm there again. :)