The trip went to London
In September my friend and I decided to go on a trip. We choose London as my friend have been talking about going there and I have never been there. I were supposed to have gone to London together with my family, but it didn't really happen, so my friend were up to the idea. We decided we would go in November 2017 for five hole days. Even though she had school and I had intership, but I warned my intership, that I were going on a trip, but didn't know when. My friend... She skipped classes. I will devide this post in other five, since I think it would be better off to write it for five days. This will only be in english, because it is too much to translate to danish.
Day 1: The arrival
We got up around 2am to go to the Kastrup airport to leave around 7am. The morning didn't start well, since the metro didn't go at all and we left around 4am. The rejseplanen on her phone didn't work and I used some of my data to find out that there were a bus arriving soon to the Cph central station, so we could take the train to the airport. Thankfully we had 20 minuttes before drop off the laugages we have, so we sad and talked a bit and talked a lot about getting coffee otherwise some kids might not have survived that day. It's not that I am going to do so, it's just about the crying sound is not good that it's near me so early in the morning.
Anyways, we got our coffee boarded and flew to Standset airport. It were an hour away from central London. Very fast we found out how the underground functioned and we got the hostel we were supposed be live. The hostel were right next to Londons famous shopping street, Oxford street. The hostel name were SoHostel and you probalby also could have a room for yourself, but we decided to share, which we kinda regret now.
We went and got lunch at a pub called something with shakespears. At that time I didn't realize, that we were where the theatres were. So seing all those places in almost just one street amazed me a bit. We ate fish and chips, which were delish and it were my first time getting it. strongly recommended if you have never tried it.
Later that day we decided to go and see what there were on the street, but didn't go far. Around 5 we bought a cup of coffee and went to meet up with a friend who lived at that time in London. Ate dinner, had a great time went back to go to bed.
Day 2: The disaster
On our 2nd day, we decided to use it on shopping on Oxford street. But before that of course coffee and breakfast. We started shopping and actually did that for 6 hole hours. I bought new pairs of pants and a cardigan. But during the trip I bought more, but right now I can't really remember. Of course in the meantime we went to get lunch and I tried the meatpie with turkey and massed potatoes. Delisious.
After those 6 hours, we had walked past the John Lewis store. My friend took a picture of me and wrote, that I bought something. 5 minutes, and YES ONLY 5 MINUTES, the disaster broke out. We saw a huge amoung of people running towards us and my friend and I only looked at each other for a few seconds before we both started running. We both thought that if we didn't run we might be killed by either those humans who were running or something terror. We ran and also ran into John Lewis, which people shouted 'into the stores, into the stores'. So we did but I stopped running, because now I got pissed because something were off. I didn't know what the f*** I were running from. I started asking people and the same did my friend. No one knew it, so we went out to the street to ask for it. But then not long after the second time of running happened. We ran to the right instead of following the lead. We got evacuated into John Lewis for around 1,5 hours, before we heard that we could go out by the back door. Sadly for us, we needed to cross the Oxford street. Later we found out it were a false alarm and my friend and I went out to eat and get a bit of booze, not to get over it, but simply because we kinda wanted to. We stayed on the street where our hostel were.
day 3: sightseeing
After the disaster, we went out to go on sightseeing. We first went to Big Ben, which were nothing to see because of the constuctionwork it's undergoing. (you can see in the picture). But the London Eye were an eyecatch. It were one of the things I really wanted to see. I didn't go up in it, because I first of all don't wanna go alone and I don't think I am happy with the glass floor.
We afterwards went to Tower of London. I saw the crown jewels and they were beautiful and worth to watch if you ask my oppinion. I have never seen anything sparkle like that and also never seen so many Diamonds, sapphires, rubies and ameralds in my life. We also saw old armors for both horses and people and a minor torure room. We went out and there it were. Tower of London bridge. Also one of those I wanted to see.
Later that day, we went to winter wonderland which were happening in Hyde Park. Wonderful and we ate spanish cherros. No tivoli or something like that without cherros. I found those dog signs and wanted to buy one for my parents, so they have that in the door. Also because their dog is a labrador and is really just a spoiled one.
We went back to out hostel and bought food from a store called Wasabi. I bought a sushi bowl. Really tasty, but alsothe only healthy thing I got from that trip.
Day 4: the afternoon tea
We went out shopping again, because of what happened on our 2nd day. We bought more things.
Afterwards we took a nap, because we shared room with 16 other people and at least 4 of them were snoring. We went out and she have told me a lot about the afternoon tea. We went to a café called Caffe Concerto, which is probably italian. We ordered and there were a three layered plates. In the bottom you would find sandwiches, the middle layer were scones and the top layer were small cakes. The scones are not like you would see them if you're danish. It's not a chokolate bun, but a sweet muffin formed bread, which is served with something there's a mix between whipped cream and butter and marmelade with strawberry flavour. Very delisious and again I will strongly recommend it, if you never have tried it before. But if you give it a try, please, go there with empty stomaches. Because you will leave there, with a filled stomach and unable to eat dinner.
Day 5: going home
The day we would be returning to Denmark, we needed to check out at 10am, but our flights were in the evening, so we had a lot of time to kill. So we went and looked at the streets, which were nearby the hostel. We found a minor marked where they sold food. But the line were so big, that we didn't even bother.
We took the underground to the liverpool street station and gave up our cards and needed to pay. 5 pounds more. We left with the train to Standset airport. We stood in line and found out our big luggages were weighting 5kg more that it were supposed to. We moved all the chocolate and cookies and what we had which were packed in and not opened. We went 5kg down for moving the sweets and we went in. We flew back to Copenhagen and went home.
I started the day after my internship again, so it were straight back to the real life.
I know these pictures might not be tempting you to go to London, but I think London is a city, which you need to experience yourself. It's an amazing city, and I'll be going hopefully again in October or November this year.
And my two siblings (my twinsister and my bigbrother) are going in March and in May and I got asked about the underground by both of them and gave the map to my sister and I hope I get it back, so I can give it to my brother.
See you around!
the next travel I will be writing about will be Berlin, Germany