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Packing was a drag, but I eventually got it done after having to keep it to a minimum of 20 kilograms and 5 kilograms in hand luggage. Everything was going well, had to check my luggage into Toronto International at about 10:20AM since my flight departed at 11:20AM on the first of July. It was a 12 hour flight, something I wasn't really looking forward to. Something I also wasn't looking forward to was leaving my family for a month or two. It really sucked, but this needed to be done, its something I've been wanting to do for a long time.

After a long and tiring but exciting flight I finally landed in Heathrow London at 11:20AM on the 2nd of July. My first order of business was definitely checking in the hotel, the Mariott Maida Vale in London. Was a long subway ride down there, but was definitely worth it in the end, the hotel was excellent and just fit for a single person like me. Sleeping on the plane was definitely a good idea since I was excited to see the rest of London in just one day.

The Big Ben

The Big Ben

Big Eye London

Big Eye London

I decided to go easy on my first day, I had 3 days to fill, I decided to go to the London Eye and The Big Ben, and I must say that it was amazing but not suprisingly packed. People were everywhere and it was definitely a hassle to try get a shot of the two sights without some random heads popping in the picture.

stonehenge

stonehenge

Day 2, I booked a tour down to Stonehenge. It was about 45 pounds, but I could totally worth it. It required a 2 hour bus drive down to the henge and it was really just amazing. They supplied a pre-recorded tour guide and just told me and other visitors what they think happened, and how it came about. Personally, I think that long ago, some people were just bored. But all in all, it was a real great experience to see that. After that, at about 15:00 we headed back to the meetup place for the tour, I was tired and sleepy. All I really wanted to do was go back to the hotel and sleep, and that's what I did. I went back to my room, and slept.

Day 3, I woke up pretty early since I slept at about 19:00 on day 2. And since today was my last and final day before heading to Paris to explore my next country. Since it was an early day, I decided to head to the British Museum, which I was just interested in the Egyptian and Chinese exhibits. After the British Museum I wanted to go to Madame Tussaud's, the famous British wax museum, it was about 25 Pounds for the entrance and totally worth it. All the wax figurines/sculptures all looked amazing and very realistic and according to the information it was the same measurements as the actual celebrity being sculptured. I spent a good 3 hours at Madame Tussaud's. It was about 15:00 when I decided that it was time for me to visit Oxford Street, the street with a lot of shops and malls. A woman's dream, even though I didn't purchase a lot, it was definitely a whirl winding experience, the shops there were incredibly huge and the crowd was just amazing, atmosphere felt like a real shopping experience.

Next thing you know, I had to pack up my stuff and leave for Paris the next day.

Posted by alexhalili 20:35 Archived in United Kingdom

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