EuroTrip 2008 Day 3 (London)
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June 6th, 2008 – by: GiovanniRuiz
Hello everyone! So I woke up this morning around 10am, after going to bed at 6am. Thank god I wasn't hungover. So I got up, did the usual routine and came down to get some grub and check emails and stuff. By the time I did all that, it was already 12 something. Not good when I'm trying to get to everything on my itinerary. As I stepped outside, I saw why people always complain about Londons weather. It was very cloudy and it looked like there was gonna be some showers.
My first order of business was to over to Westminster Abbey. However, on the way there, I saw the Westminster Cathedral. It's kind of odd looking with it's striped color scheme. Anyways, after that I scurried over to Westminster Abbey.
So back to the pictures. My plan was to put my camera in positions where the guards couldn't see (or block it with my body) and take photos. Granted, I didn't get a chance to look at the view finder too often and since I had to be quick, a lot of the shots came out blurry :( Either way, Westminster Abbey has been the best attraction by far in my opinion.
After Westminster Abbey I wandered around a bit. I passed by 10 Downing Street and saw a crowd of people taking pictures. I wondered what the commotion about. Apparently, that's their version of the White House. It was pretty lame though. I took a picture, but you can barely see anything through the gates.
By this time, I was getting hungry and decided to get some lunch at this authentic looking place.
With a satisfied appetite, I headed over to Trafalgar Square to check it out. I stopped, took a pic with one of the dope lions and snapped a couple other shots. Squares I think are something I believe the U.
After spending a few hours at the National Gallery, I headed over to Piccadilly Circus. According to my guide book, it's named after a type of shirt (pickadils). I still think it's a weird name. This is definitely a hustle and bustle area of London. It's been compared to New York's Time Square. I was taking pictures, but apparently my camera's battery couldn't hang as long as I could. Also, I passed by there last night on the way to the clubs, but I forgot my freakin' memory card so I still need night shots of Piccadilly Circus.
Also, as I sit in the hang out room at the YHA London Central, I met a really cool couple from Spain.
Well, I have to get ready and meet up with a friend for dinner, so I'll talk to you ladies and gents later. I'll try to update what I do the rest of the night tomorrow. Lates!
UPDATE: So last night I ended up meeting my friend for dinner at a little pub/tavern. I figured I had been doing the touristy side of London up until that point, so I decided to get a more authentic experience last night. With some help from the hostel employees they pointed me over to this pretty popular tavern with the locals. When we got there, we noticed there was a band playing (as you'll see in the pic).
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