Early morning Eurostar to London
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I woke up by 6am on Sunday morning and got ready. The whole town was empty! You could tell it was a Sunday morning. I thankfully took line 4 which took me all the way to Gare du Nord where I'd be boarding my Eurostar home. At first I was a bit upset seeing such a huge crowd, but I was surprised at how quickly the queue was handled. no problems with customs and immigration, and the train left on time. I also liked the fancy sloping escalators like things that take you to your respective train. Sat next to a charming French student learning Arts in england, we were chatting about cultural differences, life in the UK, France, India and the US! Reached St.Pancras on time - what a grand station this is. I can't help but marvel each time I come here. It truly is 21st century, and a good enough blueprint for the rest of the Tube stations in the UK to follow suit.
As usual, made my way to Earl's Court YHA, checked in, went to check my internet after a week (wow, can you believe that!), and then spent some time walking around Oxford Street as my first London fixture. From here, took the train to Victoria for my only stop on this UK trip - Hever Castle. It was nice being in Victoria - I really like the selection of eating joints here. Lots to choose from, from fast food to sit down, from healthy to croissants, just about everything is available here.