Early morning walk around town, and flight to America

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Never spend a day in the UK without my Onken

It's a bittersweet tradition the morning I leave London back to the States - I'm happy I'm going home but I'm sad I'm leaving London, but I'm also happy this is the day I force myself EARLY out of bed to go walking around London when the rest of London is asleep. So, as per my tradition, I woke up at 6am, was out by 730am after speaking to an Indian couple @ YHA and grabbing b'fast (my last Onken), and went to Leicester Square, my first stop. It's so different seeing London at 8am on a Sunday morning, it's quiet. Who'd have thunk??! I walked around Trafalgar Square, my favourite place Covent Garden and finally took the Tube back to the hostel, to grab my luggage to Heathrow.

Covent Garden at 8am on a Sunday morning

I took the Picadilly Line to Heathrow. The earlier me was a bit foolish - I'd spend at least 20 mins taking the Circle or District Line to Paddington and then paying through my nose for the Heathrow Express. But I realised that the Pic Line takes exactly 45 minutes from Earl's Court to Heathrow. Good bargain!

At Heathrow, I didn't do my usual chocolate shopping for friends back in the US. I bought myself a smoothie and potato wrap for the flight, proceeded rather early to the gate as it was quite far away and boarded on time. The flight was delayed as apparently, the afternoon departure to Dallas was cancelled and they had to fit some of them in. Flight was peaceful, no one sitting next to me and the food was surprisingly good as well (spicy chick peas). Flight landed in Boston on time, I love Boston so that was a whole cool feeling landing in one of America's more English towns.

YantiSoeparno says:
Feeling happy and sad at the same time at the end of a trip always happens to everybody, I think ;-)
Btw, I am still waiting for the chocolate, dear ;D
Posted on: Jun 04, 2009
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