Reaching my new home..

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NOT exactly backpacking..

The flight from Budapest to London with Wizzair was quite early. Check-in at the airport was at 04.00 in the morning. The flight took about 2,5 hours, and was quite horrible, possible to worst flight I´ve had the misfortune of beeing on. The plane was shaking backe and forth the whole flight, supposedly some sort of turbulence. When we were approaching the airstrip on luton airport the wings were going up and down constantly. I had serious problems understanding how they would avoid touching the ground when we would be landing. I think many felt the same, as the tension in the plane could almost be felt. We did however survive the landing...and most the people looked quite relived.

On the airport I had no clue how to actually get to Andover, which is a 1,5 hour journey south-east of London.

Not 35 C anymore...I do miss it...
I was no longer backpacking...my pack consisted of no less then 5 big bags of a total of 50kg or more. Witout a trolley I could´nt carry the pack for longer then a few meters....a horrible level of mobility.
The weather was also quite british...icey cold and raining. For the first time in a very long time I could actually see my own breath.
I knew it would be impossible for me to pass through London...which is where every form of transport actually goes to.
In the end I found my way to Andover through some complex bus-bus-train route through Heathrow, all-in-all costing me much more then the price of the flight. Treavelling in this country is riddicuosly expensive.

Andover is a nice little city to live in. I enjoy the little shopping mall in the centre, and the modern library in the centre.
Andover christmas decoration
There is also multitudes of different social clubs to join in this town. Maybe that will be something for me in my coming time of unenployment.

I dragged my girlfriend out for a trip today. It was actually a quite nice winterday, sunny from blue skies. I´m trying to get my girlfriend interested in our new hobby of geocaching. This is a hobby where we use our new GPS to discover hidden "treasures" from other people with the same hobby living in the area. It has the potential of beeing something fun. We completely failed on finding any of them though... mostly because our GPS is made for cars, not for walking...and not for discovering hidden boxes.
So we did the british solution instead, by going to the closest pub for a pint.
On the trip we got to see some landmarks of the city though. Like the Church of St.Mary, and the amazing Andover museum of the iron age...

The latest trip has made her hate geocaching though. We were walking along a road without sidewalk, and with cars roaming past us constantly. It was´nt to cozy, so now our new hobby has taken a smack...

 

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NOT exactly backpacking..
NOT exactly backpacking..
Not 35 C anymore...I do miss it...
Not 35 C anymore...I do miss it...
Andover christmas decoration
Andover christmas decoration
My new home...
My new home...
Andover
photo by: Stigen