Saturday, 27 July 2013

London

London



Oh what a city art' thou London




We went to his house and immediately took off to adore the adjoining gurdwara


Gurdwara sri guru singh sabha
Fact-named the best architecture of London in 2004
A beautiful and huge gurdwara


All this time I was searching for one thing
Free wifi
I know everybody is searching for free wifi ,hehe
And I found It at their home
 
After a restful sleep,we woke up around 8 in the morning and ate a indian breakfast. At least the yogurt was british .here is the lovely family that hosted us



Anyways after that we took a all day bus pass (by the way the best way to roam around London)

Sat on the front seat of the classic London bus and enjoyed the view

They took us to the west end mall –a huge mall by the way and we had a lovely time and in the evening we came back and took a taxi and went to our hotel and joined the group with whom we toured the rest of Europe


If you think that you can navigate entire Europe by yourself then you are kidding yourself
Benefits of travelling with a group
1.A group is less likely to be target of pickpockets and thieves
2.You are not roaming around like a lost lamb trying to figure out where to go
3.The French are allergic to English ,I mean literally
4. Europe is so god damn costly

Of course there are drawbacks like not having enough freedom and irritating and egotistical delhites but the benefits are greater
We all hopped on a bus in the morning and first we went to a tour of the major landmarks of the city like the london bridge,the bell tower and the british parliament and then we stopped at the most famous place in Britain-the Buckingham Palace


Where we were just in time for the famous changing of guard ceremony which was quite nice but no that amazing
I carefully searched for jatinder pal singh bhullar the only sikh turbaned guard of her highness
But I guess he was on the other shift


Fact-Most of the prominent buildings in London are constructed and owned by dubai sheikhs .london economy is on the verge of collapse

After a indian dinner(came with the package)we went to sleep.i slept after watching BBC for a few hours

DAY 2

We went of to the madame Tussaud's museum in London which was a wonderful experience
I have been to the one in New York,but this was way better
And me being a history and movie buff,it was a treat for me

After spending a few hours there we went for lunch at a local bistro and I had turkey for the first time in my life.Yum by the way.In Case i forgot to mention i am a foodie 

Then they dropped us of at the oxford street –the shopping street of England ,mostly costly stuff but some good showrooms too

After setting a rendezvous point I went around happily alone roaming oxford street

And after 3-4 hours of walking
And looking around we went back to the hotel

7’0 clock that night we boarded a cruise ship crossing from England to Belgium via the English channel


To be continued…

Monday, 22 July 2013

The trip begins

My trip to Europe


What I was feeling was agitation and excitement,sitting in the class repeatedly glancing at the clock waiting  for the lecture to be over
After it ended I said my farewells and rushed to the house for the packing ,had to make sure my I pad and my phone were completely charged for the journey .
We had to go to delhi first,stay for the night at the house of papa’s friend and make our way to the airport by 7 in the morning.
The flight left at 11 ,we were their quite early and everybody dressed casually for the journey.by casually I mean wearing sweaters or jackets anticipating the powerful air conditioning of the Finnair flight AY 021 ,I on the other hand was wearing half sleeves and knickers
First came the boarding announcement and it was for old people and premium finnair members.And guess what jokingly I had registered for a finnair membership and now I get to board with the business class ,how cool is that.
The takeoff of the plane was smooth and I hurriedly plugged their earphones in my ears so and started enjoying the wide variety of free entertainment on the plane ,for me it was 6 hours of continuous staring at the screen ,enjoying new movies and tv shows. In no time a sumptuous European breakfast was served which i specifically asked for before the flight ,rest everybody ate indian breakfast.And1 hour before the landing a delicious tuna sandwich was served ,we landed in finland after 7hours of entertaining flight and we hurried to catch our transit flight to London because it was on the other side of the terminal and after an hour of waiting we went on a small plane from  finland to London .A  3  hour journey considerably shortened by my ipad particularly the game injustice .A nice pasta salad was given on the flight.after landing on heathrow airport terminal 2 we went to claim our baggage

Fun Fact-On the heathrow airport you can literally see  planes landing after 45 seconds non stop.



We went to the exit and just in front with is proud beard and turban was papa’s childhood friend who was currently the jathedar in the southall gurdwara.


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