London was pretty awesome and i agreed that its kinda similar to Singapore except for the architecture of the buildings and all. Onn 14 May, we went to Shangyi's University; Goldsmith University for lunch and i met Jiahui. After that we went to Greenwich, it was like a park kinda thing and there were pretty pink flowers everywhere! then we went over to Trinity College of music.
Above, Shangyi's College and below was a shot at Trinity University of music.
On 14 May at night, we took a night bus to Edinburgh, Scotland!
15, 16 May 2010- Edinburgh, Scotland.
We arrived at Edinburgh at about 8am, oh my. the weather there was super cold, colder than London! i was shivering and the wind was mad. we took about an hour to search for our hostel. when we arrived at our hostel, to our knowledge we can only checked in at 1030am. crappped!
so we toured and travelled around. Edinburgh was a place of castles. the buildings are definitely damn pretty. it has a rich rich history and it was also believed to be a ghost town. boo! hahaha.
on the 16 may, we travelled to the highlands of Edinburgh. damn pretty. there're so many mountains and beautiful scenary. its so calm and peaceful, definitely not the same as the pace of life in Singapore! ahh! damn pretty. =DD its a must come for nature lovers!
okay. lets see whats next. then back to Londres we went.
17 May 2010- Londres.
Shangyi has to help her senior out in school and therefore, she marked out a route in London for us to travel. We took the London bus and went to St Paul's Cathedral, then to Marks and Spensers! oh my M&S in London is awesome, it isnt like the ones in Singapore whereby the food section is just filled with biscuits chips sweets and blah blah. but in London, there's like chilled food, meats salads and even a bakery. we bought a cheese muffin. it tastes pretty good.
then to the tate modern we went. it was an arty kinda place. i bought a pencil case from there which i love since first sight. there were art works of picasso, roy lichtenstein, andy warhol and so on. quite pretty though im not a great fan of art works. but yeah. haha.
After that we went to look at the Millenia bridge London bridge and tower bridge. We went past Shakespeare Globe and Southward Cathedral. i swear by the time we were here we're dead tired from the past few days of non-stop chionging and the neck aching bus ride. so we decided to take a break at pret a manger, which means ready to eat in french. Jocelyn and i shared a wrap and a weird light tasting popcorn.
We took the overground rail to Shangyi's place. We rested abit bit then head to Saintsbury (a local supermarket like our NTUC) to do some grocery shopping then picked Ben up from the bus stop. We dined in today, I cooked dinner! YAY! =)
18 May 2010- London
We went to see Big Ben(a big clock), Westminister Abbey (St Magaret Cathedral), then went to watch some parade for the queen. there were horses and carriages and people were crowding and running along with the horses to look and video the whole ceremonial process. i think these people are mainly the tourists, as there were tour guides holding flags guiding them to it. and to guess whats for lunch? SUBWAY! =D my favourite. i had tuna tuna tuna wrap which was like foot long! and we shared a cheesy nachos. yummy. After lunch was our shopping along oxford street, there were shops ranging from the high end classy goods to the cheaper ones like primark where we stayed in there for almost 4 hours, i think. hahaha. the clothes there are dirt cheap with shirts as cheap as 1pound? man, how can i resist the temptation to hold back my shopping! i bought a whole lot of clothes. =X whee.
dinner that night was amazing. we went to a belgium restaurant for dinner. the waitresses and waiters there are dressed them quirkily, they look like elfs. hahha. the food there was unqiue though a little pricey. aziz and koon hwee's friend joined us for dinner too. then after that we went to watch the musical, oliver! ohhh man, i was so tired till i fell asleep. sianzzzz.
19 May 2010- Still in London
Harrods here we come! Harrods are mentioned in various storybooks and movies like Princess Diaries. for those of you who dont know what harrods is like, it is this tall erected 7 storey building filled with damn expensive goods, when i saw the price of a few items, i turned off and stopped shopping. the only thing ive gotten from there was a cup of coffee from krispe kreme that was shared with ben, thats all i can afford. poor girl i am. After that was a visit to the national musuem which was the musuem where the movie at the night of the museum was filmed at, oh and have i mentioned it, admission to any musuem in London is free. and we went for lunch at some fish and chips store, i'm sick of fish and chips! hahah too much though its my fave! then we went for a walk at Hyde's Park. then met ziz for dinner then for a musical, the grease. and grease was awesome. its like high school musical, hairspray. along those line kinda musical. i love it!
20 May 2010- Mad rush to Paris.
It was crazy i swear, a whole night of not sleeping to pack and squeeze all our souvenirs in our luggage and the packing of Shangyi's present. i almost went crazy. after that we had to rush to the trainstation to take a train to our eurostar station. my god. we missed our train and we have to wait for the next one. we were damn scared that we miss our eurostar. if we do, we'll have to pay a bomb for another train ride to Paris. it was a close shave, we almost missed our eurostar. but i think god was on our side, and we caught the train by just a close shave. phew.
Gare Du Nord Station. We had our first meal in Paris at macs. my goodness. i had caesar salad and it costs 6euros which amounts to about S$11? its madness. and then we took another train ride to our Uni of Troyes. then we looked around the school and ahhh. thats it for the day!