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This time Iâ€™m going to
Started to plan my tripe in September 2009 and bought a cheap ticket from Norwegian when they did have some offers.
After that I read on travbuddy nettpage that someone
else was going to
Sheâ€™s Flavia from
What do you want to do in
Think carefully. In
If not, you have to make a list of what you want to see, not get any planes like: first going toâ€¦ and than to â€¦ and so to â€¦ because than you will make your hell in running around London and not have any relaxing time.
Do lists like this:
In order to what you want to do most and what not so importuned if you not reach.
1. going to Buckingham palace
2. shopping in oxford street
3. see a theater or musical
4. dinner at nn restaurant
5. do some markets
6. teats a lot of English beer
Not be sad if you just have enough time to do one
thing or two everyday, you can always do a next time in
Where to stay?
If you in to be up late at nights and do a lot of pubs and sleep long in mornings, than you would get less time for tourist stuff and need more days in London if you not just want shopping and night life.
Than you have to take a hostel or hotel close to
But also know that there can be some nice local pubs in other areas.
If you want to be more a tourist and go to sights, than you can stay any where. Everything is in the line of an underground.
I and Flavia deseeded to try this couch surfing weâ€™re into. Itâ€™s not with out risk but can be trying.
But be shore of that
So three days before living for London we got a YES answer from someone up in Liverpool street, east end.
I write them and ask if I could come some hours before Flavia because I would come in the morning and she in the evening.
Got a "YES" at that too.
Come to London Gatwick was easy going from there to
Money on and use it. And when it is empty get some more money on.
First got up to Bayswater to see the hostel I order for my lost night.
There area up there is a street called queenâ€™s way and
it is full of restaurants, cafes and pubs and tourist Shoppeâ€™s. The hostel was
easy to found and it was called â€śhostel west two
From there I walked down to Kensington and the big park around Kensington castle. It is a nice park for children to play in and a nice area. The castle was closed and the weather not so nice.
Come to Kensington high street and took the
underground up to
There I seat down on the mc Donaldâ€™s. Found out on my map that the host was living out side my map and had forgotten to write on Google to found the local map.
But after calling the host and so I got there.
The host was nice couppel living in this old house with a small garden cared with the neighbours.
We had a nice relaxing evening together and wait for Flavia to come.
Flavia was there and we all had breakfast together.
The host was still nice and followed us down in the city. It was an area of
We Walked down to the
The tower seemed so small in a way where it was in between the new area of buildings at the bank of Themes.
But it was big en area not height. Mow high towers but lot of buildings around.
The tower costs 17p to visit, best is to order the ticket before on internet. You get this account and donâ€™t have to stay in line for ticket.
It was so much to see and we just walked around there for over 2 hours.
After we got hungry and there was some small fast food Shoppeâ€™s around the tower.
After we went down by the river and so all of
Got down to big Ben and took the underground to Piccadilly.
In Piccadilly there was lot of people and we just went in to a market area and look at stuff and I bought some postcards and other cards, and of course a pending watch. Have always wanted me that.
After the time was much so we seat down on a cafĂ©
hoping that the host as she told us would call us for coming down to eat with
us. But she didnâ€™t so we went on to the big bookstore. Itâ€™s one of the biggest
Have a friend telling me that she always stays here
for hours when she is in
Than the time was really late like over 8pm and in
So we harried up to
So went back to the hostess around midnight and they where already a sleep. They had got us some keys so we did get in.
Last day in
We went donâ€™t to city again with our host and she showed us the market around the area. Than we did some shopping and looking in the markets. Before going up to the hostel. Flavia was supposed to stay the last night with some friendâ€™s friend up in oak.
And I in the hostel.
It was easy getting back. The hostel was ok.
Got down again to Piccadilly and did see a bunch of Santa clauses coming in our way.
Got to the sports store in Piccadilly right after they closedL
Ended the day by eating in a restaurant in china town.
Didnâ€™t really know what I was eating but it was ok. The English in this menu of
food was not like the English in menus in china restaurants in
After that we live each other and hope the other one a got tripe home and I got to sleep in the hostel.
The hostel was ok for one night but I want recommend it more. Cheap, but not good.
Most say all the times of opening on the stores in
The time run fast in London, even than I been a lot of
times to Stockholm I always have some hours left at the evenings for beer and
pubs. But not there in