Alrighty, I have now been in London for two days and I am LOVING it. I got into the UK around 1 p.m. on Tuesday. I took my never-ending flights and went through airport security three times and went through border security four times in different countries… I don’t know how considering I had three flights but oh well! I started in Boston and flew to JFK, apparently first-class (which is funny because the plane ride is 45 minutes so the first-class luxury doesn’t really apply; there is no time). When I got to JFK it took me twenty minutes and a trip walking in a car lane outside to finally find the right terminal. Of course, after going through security again, I got to my gate and barely made it on the plane. I landed in Rome and took a shower in an airport club lounge; once I went through border control twice (entering and exiting the country). When I landed on Tuesday, I was a marshmallow; I was so tired and I was struggling to stay awake; I actually fell asleep in the taxi from Heathrow to our hotel.
I met Laurie at the hotel and we went for a walk around the city. Obviously, my heart would have palpitations if I am not connected to the internet 24/7 (LOL) so we took a trip to Harrods and I was able to get set up with a European phone plan where I was able to get connected to the internet. My goal was to stay awake until 8 p.m. so that I could get adjusted to the time change. Around 7 p.m. I was fading fast, Laurie and I quickly went to dinner and then headed to bed early. Their food is so fresh here, I don’t think they really use preservatives or growth hormones so therefore everything is just fresh and clean; I got eggs this morning the yolk was so orange it was beautiful.
On Wednesday, we had our private tour of London, the tour was a 6.5-hour walking tour. We went all over London and we got to take “The Tube” (The London Underground/Subway), where we finally heard the classic “Mind the Gap”. The city is impeccably clean, I was shocked when I didn’t see cigarette butts everywhere as well as just random trash anywhere. The entire city is somehow perfectly clean at all times.
Also, tap water is called still water here. I don’t know why this is so important but I just found it interesting. It is because, in certain countries, not Europe, you can’t drink tap water so therefore you buy still water.
P.S. We took a bunch of photos, see below: