First day...long walk...meeting jegs...mini TB meet up and more..
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August 9th, 2008 – by: RJ82
We left on a friday 8-8-08 which was sucky cause i missed the begginning of the olympics. our flight left at 11am to Not Toronto but the other city...i forgot the name.. it might be montreal..so stop over there..we almost missed our connecting flight but luckily they held our flight for us.
we arrived in london the next day. saturday.. we were arriving before jegs and we were supposed to meet up with him in the hostel then go the eye where we are supposed to meet up with other TBs from england.
we got off the plane and headed for the tube where we a ticket to paddington station via express tube.
first we had an "authentic" english breaky which was good.. not great.. then we headed off through hyde park where i got a pic infront of the peterpan statue... we got lost... went in a big circle around the park until we decided to just take the road.. when found oxford street! but then it started to rain.
so we headed to our hostel... took the tube to elephant and castle and walked down burough high street which was again another long walk... we couldnt find the hostel and it started raining again.. i called jegs and told him to come outside and find us. haha we met him infront of a church infront of our hostel.. HE LOOKED JUST LIKE HIS PICTURES.. haha so thats a good sign. we hugged eachother and i listened to him try to speak english which was funny.
we too the tube to the eye but we couldnt find them...so we stood out in the rain and called matt to pick us up.. we followed him to this arcade / bar place.. where i met Wayne, Bondy, Lori, Audrey, and Matt number 2. They had all started drinking and bough me a guiness which was really nice of them.. amy just sat there silent ofcourse... after they finished their snack.. we all went for a little game of bowling.. me and matt teamed up and amy and jegs teamed up.. they did end up beating us but by only 1 pin i think. they cheated probably. hahah
after bowling we headed across the bridge toward westminster and bigben.
Once we had a little rest... we headed off for another walk.. this time to see the bridges and the tower of london... we walked by the river thames and down the streets of london to see the egg shaped building... then we were getting hungry so we stopped by this chinese food place by our hostel..
it was GREAT DAY... but very tiring.. OooooO and i got a mug from Jegs!.. ahha
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