Discovering The Streets
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October 26th, 2006 – by: ponynoble
Hey everybody, well since last time i was here i met up with Ant (Wei Lings boyfriend) at a nice local english pub out somewhere with a few of his housemates. nice evening chatting then managed to find my way back to the hostel. Not a bad hostel fairly clean very busy except there wasnt much of a communial area to sit and play cards or watch tv so didnt really chat to many of the people there. Most of the people i spoke to seemed to be aussies anyway. The hostel did however supply a breakfast of cornflakes, coffee and bread which was good. So on Wednesday bought another bus pass (about $9 for a daily) and headed off towards Westminster Abby, pretty awsome building and all so old (sure shows the Incas up a bit) to think that they could build a building that amazing in the 1200s, it cost £6 (£1 = $2.6) to get in which was a rip off but i thought i might as well see it and it was just fesiable. it was full of old graves of all the kings and queens and had the corination chair in (where all the kings and queens have sat to be corinated since the 1250's) so all pretty old stuff and amazingley intricate. Then wandered around Big Ben and the house of parliment for a while and off to Victoria station where got a bus ticket back to Cheltenham for Thursday avo (so expensive £17) but had to get it. then over to buckingham palace which wasnt all that spectacular but heaps of peole around and it started raining a little (i bought a brollie in cheltenham when grandpa was complaining about the rain there). Then nicked over to the House Guards place which was a giant building that looked cool. Same as everywhere there were statues of people everywhere and had a look at 10 Downing street before going over to the Princess Dianna memorial which i studies a bit at uni so that was interesting. For lunches I've mainly been getting fast food such as KFC or Subway which has usually been the cheepest (around £3-4 for a meal) or fish and chips from a local takeaway place (£4). After wandering in Hyde park for a while got another bus up Park Lane and along Oxford street back to the hotel by which time it was about 5pm. Its so funny traveling along all the streets as i already know all the names i just feels like a big game of monopoly. So relaxed and did a bit of reading, cooked 2 minute noodles for dinner and then headed off to a big night at the theatre. Managed to get tickets for Les Miserables during the day so that was nice. Awsome stage setup and lighting job and the actors looked pretty settled (apparently some have been doing it for 21 years). It was a good singalong as i recognised most of the songs except i got a little tired during one (really really long boring) song and nodded off for a minute, otherwise a very good night. especially as it was pooring rain outside and i actually remembered to bring my brollie. So headed back to the hostel again and crashed pretty quickely its hard in the dorm of 10 ppl as you've gotta be really quite all the time but a good system with lockup cages under the beds where you can fit your pack in so that was good not having to worry about stuff getting stolen (the padlock i brought was a good idea). Today sofar havent really done much about to go down to the sicence museum i think except ive got all my baggage with me. Then have to get the bus at 4pm back to the countryside. Hope all is well. Much love
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