5.21.2012

248. London | Snapshots


I am now in Copenhagen - took a 7am flight here from London this morning & haven't really slept last night as I had to be at the airport a few hours early. Anyway before I get even more behind on my blog, I thought I'd do a quick post on London. I'm not even sure how I will be able to choose which pics to post since I took way too many (as always). I'll most likely be making like 5+ blog posts on each city.

A few thoughts:
  • This is my first time travelling alone and I REALLY love it so far. It's great being able to do whatever I want. To be honest at first I didn't know if I would be able to do it, but everything is going smoothly so far and I'm still alive hahah. It's also really easy to meet the locals this way. I didn't expect to stick out so much in London but apparently I do..it seems that most people know I'm foreign so they try to talk to me and ask where I'm from, etc..("are you from Japan? China?" pfftt..)
  • I hate crossing streets in London. It's so confusing with those "look left" and "look right" signals on the ground..sometimes when car stopped I start walking, then they go right away and start honking at me. I'm confused how to tell when the light is about the turn green. I was THIS close to getting run over twice already..sigh. & I also really hate those little bumps that are everywhere on the ground - usually on the curbs and the edge of the Tube platforms. Not high-heel-friendly AT ALL. Actually Copenhagen is a worse "heel-city" but I'll get to that next time..
  • The English accent has now become my favourite once again. omg I could listen to them talk all day. The people are all quite friendly. I try to ask for directions as much as I can just so I can listen to their accent.
  • The Tube is actually a lot of fun to take. Before I left Toronto, taking the Tube was like my biggest worry in London because it looks so confusing. But I tried it and it's SO convenient. I feel I'm a pro with the Tube now - even got the Diamond Jubilee Oyster Card and all..hahaha. Though transportation in London IS ridiculously expensive. I spent about $100 on cabs in 2 days and not even sure how much on the Tube..but I love the cabs so much. The cab drivers are so friendly (for the most part) and it's worth it when I need to get to/from the hotel.
  • I'm starting to get used to eating alone in restaurants, meaning I cringe less and less each time they ask "table for 1?" It's not so bad actually. But until now I haven't been to any formal restaurants yet. By the time I get to Paris I'll hopefully be able to.
  • I think I'm going to move to London someday. It's an awesome city and I understand why a lot of people love it/why they get so many tourists. I don't know what I was thinking before I left when I kept saying how much I'll miss Toronto..I don't ever want to go back!!
  • Lastly, the tourists - I'm pretty sure 90% of the people around on the weekends are tourists. Every time I took the Tube, everyone around me was looking at guidebooks or maps. I hear people speaking foreign languages even more than I hear English.
  • Hotel Costes = the perfect soundtrack to listen to on vacations. I always do whenever I go on my trips - I have it playing nonstop.
  • I like the style of guys here. A lot of them seem to wear bright green pants & dress really preppy! 











Here is where I'm sitting right now as I'm blogging - this is my hotel room in Copenhagen, inspired by the Louis XVI period so I had to book it. The bed is soooo comfortable. Oh yea, & that's the LV Azur keepall I bought yesterday at Harrods :]

I'll post more photos tomorrow so keep checking back!
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7 comments

  1. I admire you for travelling by yourself! I have been wanting to go and live in london for a few months. Everyone is telling me to just go by myself and that it's a great experience doing it that way.

    Xox Soph

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  2. Looks like a great trip so far! Stay safe! xoxo

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  3. aghhhhh your in london! Loving your pics, all looks very british! Im heading over to canada in less then 2 weeks, cant wait! May have to give your blog a good going over to check up on anything that needs to be added to my to do list whilst im there

    xxxxxxxxx

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  4. ya european men's style is so different from north americans eh? i think so. you can't really see these so-called golf pants and shirts you see here a lot. anyway, boys all look the same here. men i guess not so much but younger guys...
    lovin' these photos and excited to see more!!

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  5. LONDON ! MY CITY <33
    Yes of course I'd like to follow each other, I'm following you :))
    xx

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  6. thank you for sharing so beautiful photos xxx

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