Hi friends!! Yeah, I know. I ditched all of you once again and went missing for months. I have been super busy, but I also know that, it is not an excuse to not blog and keep you guys in the waiting. I was involved in some work and then had a family wedding and so on. Whatever the excuse, I am back again to start off with where I left. In my last post I started sharing with you all my experience in London. This post and the posts to follow will be a continuation of my recent Europe trip. Please bear with me until I am done with my entire trip.
I had ended my last post with our visit to Tower of London. It was really amazing! From there we went to Covent Garden. It is truly a shopping, food and cultural destination of London. The place was so beautiful, I cannot explain it in words. Even camera cannot do justice to what your eyes can see at this place. It is a very colourful place. I will share a few photos of the same in this post. Neal’s Yard is located here. It is a very colourful place. We went in search of it as we had seen the pictures on the web and it looked really beautiful. Thanks to my sister (Oh yeah, she was the one who found this and believe me, she has a knack to find places that are hidden which are really picturesque). We couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw this. We, however, did not have much time at this place since we had to finish dinner and reach in time for our Night Bus Tour.
We enjoyed this place for about twenty minutes or so and then grabbed something for dinner at an eatery at Covent Garden and rushed to the tube. We made it to the Night Bus Tour on time. It was our second day in London and we were slowly getting used to the cold weather there. The open bus tour was an experience by itself. We were shivering in the cold and after about fifteen minutes or so, it started drizzling. The rain there was different from what we experience here. The droplets were tiny, the atmosphere was super cold but yet, you do not end up getting wet. It is very delicate.
The Night Bus Tour was very interesting. It left from the Green Park Bus Station. Piccadilly and it was a 90- minute tour. You get to see all the major attractions of London. It was quite informative as well. We got to see a very beautifully lit up London at night. We were happy that we took that. By the time we were done it was 10 pm. We took a tube back to our place and just plopped on the bed.
Our mornings there started off with some muesli and milk or some upma from the ready to eat stuff we carried. On day three, we started off with Buckingham Palace. It was an amazing experience. The palace is so huge, we walked and walked and then went on walking. We never got tired. There is something in the air abroad. The same walk in India would have tired me out like hell, but believe me, we were ready to walk for hours there, without getting tired. I still remember the ice cream we ate there. It was amazing.
From Buckingham palace we went to Westminster Abbey. We went around the entire place. It took us about an hour to go around. By that time, it was lunch time. We grabbed some sandwich outside Westminster Abbey for lunch and went on to St. Paul’s Cathedral. By the time we reached St. Paul’s Cathedral it was about 3.30 pm. They advised us not to get in as they were shutting in about an hour’s time. They told us that it would take more than an hour to go around the place. They advised us to come the next day. We decided to follow the advice. We sat in front of St. Paul’s Cathedral for about half an hour and then took a bus to London Bridge. We had booked the London Eye at 5:15 pm. We made it on time and our ride on London Eye was fun. It was a half an hour ride to reach the top and get back. It was so slow that at certain places we felt as if the Eye had stopped.
We did some shopping at the Souvenir Shop there and just went around the place walking. It was dusk time and it was really beautiful. We spent some time in a Café and then wandered around the place clicking billions of pictures for memory. We then decided to head back home since the next day was our Day Trip.
I think this much is sufficient in this post as it might get a little hard to digest. If I am allowed to go on, I might go on without stopping. For your own good folks, I will take your leave now and will see you soon.
Till then, Cheers!!!