Sam's description of travel from Spain to England
London Travel Blog› entry 7 of 18 › view all entries
Well to start off, the transportation to and around London is confusing, but for some reason not to Dad or Christyâ€¦ for once.
To start we needed to get our new travel packs all packed up for the start of our trek across Europe.
Next we had to return the â€ścar hireâ€ť or as we call it back home, the rental car. Then we took a plane from Malaga, Spain to London, England and it was funny but awkward at the same time. I say this because there was an English family sitting in front of us and there were two little kids with them, one was about 2 and the other was about 4 or 5. For most of the plane ride they were screaming or staring straight at me. But that was the only thing that was wrong with the flight.
So when we got off the plane (Gatwick, England) we had to take the â€śGatwick Expressâ€ť (train) to London. Next to the airport at the train terminal there were pigeons inside the terminal. When we got on the train we all looked at my backpack and there was bird poop on it. What made it worse it that we couldnâ€™t find a trash bin and we didnâ€™t want to liter so I had to put the dirty napkin in my bag! My bag was brand new and hadnâ€™t been used for 15 minutes. Dad said maybe itâ€™s good luck, but it didnâ€™t seem like good luck to get crapped on in the first place!
We took the train to London and it was a cool experience because the neighborhoods are way different than the US. After we arrived in London we had to jump on the underground (English version of the subway). That was the confusing part to me because there were so many stops and thereâ€™s no signs warning you that your stop is coming (unlike the light rail where you can see everything.) As it turned out the underground was on strike. Because of this we had to walk about a half a mile with our 3,000 pound backpacks on. But it was cool because we were in the middle of London. By the way when we were walking with the backpacks Dad was the one who was complaining the whole time.
Thatâ€™s it for now. Keep reading and I will keep writing.