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The next morning we checked out and kept our bags in their baggage room and then went to the tour, which was so much fun. We saw Oxford and many of the different colleges including this one dining hall where the story Alice in Wonderland was inspired. We also saw Stratford and Warwick Castle. We saw so much!
After the tour, however, we had to find our way to the boondocks of London known as West Croydon. We made it there, it wasn´t too bad...this Scottish guy on the train helped us get to where we were staying. When we arrived at the hostel it was more like a cheap hotel, we had our own room and shower and A TV!!! We definitely watched Law and Order that night....it was amazing. The next morning we awoke at 6 am in order to get to the train on time. We took a cab to the WRONG train station...then wandered around until we found the one we needed. Took the earliest train they had and made it to the center of London to catch the train out to Stansted airport. Well...turns out the trains don´t run on that day in order to do ¨maintainence¨ whatever that´s about. We had to take the bus. And to make a long story short...we miss our flight. We have to buy another ticket, but the only ones they had available were to Venice. So we took what we could get, and then from Venice, we took a train to Torino. What can I say, backpacking is an experience!