Liquid Lunching in London – London, United Kingdom

I met up with Katrina and we had the best day in Covent Gardens. We sat on the second level in front of the huge glass windows inside Burger King watching Leicester Square with our very own musical serenade from four talented boys. We then did a bit of shopping before going to meet up with Jacques and his friends in Greenwich.

I have no idea where the night went but all of sudden, magically it was morning…too soon. Katrina and I made our way home in the very chilly morning air. Later on, read more

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Studentness in Oxford – Oxford, United Kingdom

Next, we stopped at Oxford where there were what seemed like a million students milling around buying supplies and calming down concerned parents. It is the weekend before classes start so there is a feeling of anxious excitement. I felt more intelligent just walking around this town as Oxford boasts the oldest university in Britain. From Oxford it was straight on back to London. Amy, Mark and Sarah kept me company today making me laugh for almost half the ride.

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Don’t eat the acorns in Sherwood Forest – York, United Kingdom

Yesterday, I left York which has a center of medieval streets which would be hard to get lost in. There is a huge cathedral called Minster which is the largest in England that you can see from pretty much anywhere in town. We stopped off in Sherwood Forest where we saw Major Oak Tree (GIANT) which is held up with poles of sorts. I have now witnessed a tree on life support. The forest was really magical and peaceful at the same time. I didn`t see Robin Hood anywhere but there were some strange el read more

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Tea and TV – Ambleside, United Kingdom

I took a 30 minute train ride to Bangor where I waited another 2.5 hours for my bus. I have to say that I was glad that it was sunny and warm out or I just may not have made it. The bus turned up late but at least it turned up.

The first stop was Liverpool where I got a picture beside the yellow submarine and the went grocery shopping at M & S. The downtown area was quite busy so I was glad to leave as I am just starting to get my voice back and would rather not be exposed to any more ger read more

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Big Rocks and Greasy Pies – Bath, United Kingdom

I left London and went through Windsor to see Windsor Castle where the Queen lives in the summer. Apparently it is too expensive to heat it through the winter so they move to Buckingham Palace for those months. It was very impressive from the outside and I wondered what on earth they do with all that space.

Next I visited Stonehenge and Avebury where there are famous rock formations which are still a mystery of why and how they got there. The rocks were very large and I are placed in some read more

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Stuffed Squirrels and Tube Cats – London, United Kingdom

On Saturday I slept until late afternoon and went to the Queen Mary which is a boat turned into a bar/nite club on the Thames river. It was really fun but we made it an early night as we were all pretty tired from the night before. It was located very close to the club we went to Friday night and it was hard for me not to think about what a crazy nite that was.

Sunday, we lazed around then went shopping for groceries at the local supermarket. I am still surprised by some of the different f read more

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First Clubbing Experience – Gatecrasher in London – London, United Kingdom

I just had the most excellent experience. Last night, James, Kirsty and I went out with 25 other kiwis to a club called Heaven. The event was called Gatecrasher and the DJ was Paul Van Dyk.

After a scrumptious dinner that James made us we made our way on the tube to the club. I was nervous and excited at the same time as walked in. People were dressed up in the craziest costumes but somehow it all seemed to fit. There were three major rooms with different atmospheres and music.

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London Life – London, United Kingdom

The ferry ride to London was surreal as Steve and I sat watching a wall of TVs playing music videos, eating McDonald’s (mcds even on ferries?), and finishing up what goodies we had left from Amsterdam. They have movie theatres playing Scooby Do and Spider-man. It was like a floating mall resort type deal. I wondered how many people commuted on a weekly basis on this contraption.

I am now in London and it has been wonderful. I met kiwi Kirsty at the train station where I said goodbye to Stev read more

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