It’s a new year and I still forget to post at least once a week! *laughs* Blogging is really something you need to put time and effort on, I guess. And maybe, I’ll have more time once I’ve finished Uni and gotten a boring ol’ job in an office with a desk, and this will be my outlet for innovative ideas and thoughts.
Anyway, enough about that. So for 2015, I have started the oh-so-famous 365 days of Happiness, on my Instagram account mainly. And I’ve had an incredible start of 2015 as we were on a trip in London!
My friends and I got to see most of the sites that people crowd and line up for, and since it was a holiday, there were a lot, LIKE A LOT, of people from different countries and cultures but all wanting to do the same thing – sightseeing.
On our first day – which was 31 of December by the way, we familiarized our selves first with the tube. It was crazy confusing because they had a lot of tube lines from one point to another, having exchanges from one point to another as well. But I must say, the system in London for tube lines are great. It is color coded, labeled well, and there are maps provided on each station. We mainly used tube lines and undergrounds more than any other transportation because well, we didn’t know how. :’)
If you are planning to go to London for a long vacation, say a week or so, then I suggest you get a London Pass (all details here: http://www.londonpass.com/?aid=238&gclid=CMWRqcjygcMCFQHJtAodGQ8AYQ) because it would save you the trouble of queueing for a ticket and the queueing for the actual ride, and it would probably save you from costs as well. While you are at it, might as well get an Oyster Card for the Tube, Tram, Buses, and many more different transportation available for this card (all details here:https://account.tfl.gov.uk/oyster?App=8ead5cf4-4624-4389-b90c-b1fd1937bf1f&returnURL=https://oyster.tfl.gov.uk/oyster/security_check). It has a £5 deposit – which you can get back once you return the card, and you can easily load it up on any station.
If you are planning to go for a short period of time, then I suggest you weigh your options on getting an Oyster Card against getting an All Day Rider – unlimited all day travel. See, what we did was to get an Oyster Card even if we stayed for only four (4) days because we mainly walked around the city to see more of the sights, and to save on transportation as well.
So, yeah, we got to see a lot of places because we made a roadmap on what to see first and how to roam around without having additional costs. See the map below:
We encircled the ones we wanted to see first and then we tried to see the other places that we were not able to see. Unfortunately, four days wasn’t really enough for a London Tour.
The highlight of the trip was probably the London Eye Experience. We rode the London Eye at night and the view of the city was just absolutely breath-taking. I did not have my camera with me so my phone had to do.
So that’s how I spent my holidays. It was quite expensive but every penny worth it.