EuroTrip 2008 Day 4 (London)
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June 7th, 2008 – by: GiovanniRuiz
I woke up today looking for an adventure. I still find it kind of weird sleeping in a room with a few strangers. Like it doesn't bother me, but sometimes I feel bad if I wake up early and make a little noise opening my locker and stuff getting my clothes/stuff out. Anyways, today my new friends from Spain and my roommate Song decided to go site seeing together.
Oh, before I forget, my roommate Song (The Korean Chicago architect). Well, I forgot to mention that he’s been going through A LOT of crap lately. The first day I met him, I noticed he was a little worried about something. After asking him if he’s ok, he just kept saying he was fine. Yesterday, however, he fessed up and told me what was up. So apparently, the night before I got here, there was a sheisty guy staying in the room.
To make matters even worse for Song, the hostel informed him his two weeks were up today. I guess there’s a time limit about how long you can stay in a hostel (or at least the YHA London Central).
So we set out and went to the Tower of London. I must say, it was pretty touristy, but still somewhat entertaining. It's not everyday you can visit a thousand year old castle in the United States so I enjoyed the experience. So we walked through looking at all of castle, the exhibitions, etc. We were there for about 3 hours. I added some pics so you can see what the Tower is all about.
After the Tower, we headed over to the Tower Bridge, another typical attraction of London. We took a group pic (which you'll see). However, after the pic and on the way there, Song kind of pussied out. He said he was tired (couldn't hang with the partying he did the night before) haha, even though he got back to the room early.
Anyways, so once he left, my Spanish friends and I continued to Tower Bridge. Pepa (Josefa) was feeling kind of tired, so she decided to just sit down outside while Alejandro and I went up the Tower, did the whole bridge experience etc. It was chill. Got some decent panorama views from up there.
After that, we headed towards St. Paul's Cathedral. By this time our feet were KILLING us, but whatever, we trekked on. We got there a little late. Apparently the entrance was closed and we accidentally walked in the exit and didn't pay. No, seriously, I know what you're thinking. Normally, I'm more than down to bypass paying, but this time it was really on accident.
Since Pepa and Alejandro had to leave tomorrow, they really wanted to see Buckingham Palace after St. Paul's Cathedral. We went, they did the deal with the pics and stuff, then we went back to the hostel. We chilled, drank some beers, and just chit chatted. We just talked about all kinds of stuff. From our friends and fam, to culture, to different kinds of music.
Since they had a long day ahead of them, they went to sleep around 1. After that, I decided to hit up a local pub. I ended up talking with some locals and had a good time for a couple of hours. However, I had to wake up early tomorrow morning to bid the Spanish friends adieu, so I kept the partying within reason and got to the hostel pretty early (3am).
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