What’s up, readers! First of all, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I live in Amsterdam and I want you to see the way I spent this Christmas Eve on Friday, December, 23rd. That day I decided to go to London.
Actually, Christmas is not the best day for travelling because people want to spend this day with their loved ones and they don’t want to work on this day. So, going on a tour at Christmas, be ready that the only open cafe you may find in the city will be Starbucks. However, places from my list I planned to visit were worth risking.
I had to go to the airport early that day so I woke up at…
Actually, I’m not an early riser and I usually wake up a couple of hours later. In the morning, I go to a gym and nothing can stop me.
That morning, I was packing up my things instead of my usual work out.
For breakfast, I had a coffee with some sweetened condensed milk.
It was dark on the street so I didn’t take pictures of the city. Waiting for my tram…
I’m heading to the airport called Schiphol. This place used to be a ship cemetery (Schiphol=Ship Hole).
As far as you can see, I’m not the only one who decided to go on a trip today.
The airport has a Christmas atmosphere too.
They say that in new year everything will be great!
At the airport, I found this spring zone.
While I’m waiting, I can sit and watch other passengers.
Boarded. Destination: London.
The flight from Amsterdam to London lasts for just an hour and fifteen minutes or less, given a fair wind.
I have to get to the City. To do that, I have to take a bus and electric train and then go by underground.
An hour later I was there!
The hotel I booked a room in, was located nearby so I decided to go there on foot.
Traditional Christmas flowers.
My room was situated on the 7th floor and offered these magnificent views.
All those views are a good thing but I had to go for a walk.
The City was crammed with clerks hurrying home from work to be able to go to a store and have a beer before going to the country for Christmas dinner. I can imagine those traffic jams people will have to face tonight! All that reminded me of an atmosphere on the threshold of a hurricane.
This monument is called ‘The Monument’. Not really original…
For just three pounds you can enjoy the view of the city from above.
After that, you’ll receive this certificate (signed by the Mayor, by the way) that proves that you did climb 311 steps up to get to the top of the monument.
I can celebrate the event with chocolate cakes, can’t I?
Those to whom this certificate didn’t come easily, can have something bigger than just cakes.
What time is it?
Meanwhile, I’m heading to St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Did any of you doubt that Christmas will not make London residents forget about their habit of drinking beer after work?
I wasn’t sure if I will make it to the cathedral because the line of people wanting to get in there was endless. So I decided to keep on walking and visit the cathedral next time.
On my way to the Tower of London, I came across plenty of beautiful views too.
I saw Tower Bridge which meant that I was close.
Unfortunately, I forgot that it was Christmas Eve and the Tower of London was open until 4.30 p.m. Neither my ticket, no entreaty in my eyes, helped me get inside.
Soon, it began to rain and I had to go back to the hotel where I realized that I didn’t have lunch.
My lunch… That’s all I could find in the nearest store.
The best way to warm up after rain is a hot bath.
But it was about 6 p.m. and I didn’t have time for that. I had one more thing to do that day.
In the underground.
Musical ‘We Will Rock You’ was a perfect Christmas present I could make for myself.
I didn’t take pictures during the show because it was prohibited. So you have to trust my word that it was really awesome!
Three hours later I went to a restaurant near the theater because I was starving.
In the hotel, I realized that I woke up 18 hours ago and I was very tired.
So, just one cup of tea was enough to make me fall asleep…
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