How to Spend Ten Days in London
My five-year-old self is giddy with happiness right now, because guess who used to watch the Great Mouse Detective 4x a day, until the cassette broke?! (Insert favorite guilty emoji here).
Ever since relocating to London to visit Sonny’s family, it has been a huge whirlwind for me which is why I haven’t been able to post an update on here about it. From Christmas, traveling to Paris, and adjusting to a new city there just hasn’t been too much time.
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Over the past month-ish I’ve celebrated my first Christmas in London. I learned that pudding is not actually pudding here LOL *sigh and English people actually do drink TONS of tea.
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I’ve lived in two countries within the past year and a half! (More on that here!) I know people’s lives on Instagram can seem very glamorous and even when I lived in the Bahamas people used to tell me that my life was “so hard” because I lived on an island. But moving to an entirely new country with different culture, customs and ways of doing things is no easy feat. Doing it AGAIN so soon has been much harder.
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I’ve gotten lost multiple times (with Google maps), had difficulty grocery shopping (because English English is different) and have even accidentally walked into the men’s restroom in a main London train station. If you’re planning on coming to London in the near future, make sure you have plenty of contact lenses so you don’t repeat my mistakes;) More tips here
Also, the signs here in London are not posted in plain view. You can walk down a street and have no idea what street it is because the sign can be hidden on a gate, placed on a random side of a building or simply just not there.
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I’ve been in central London and it could still take you 30 minutes to get to another part of central London. Example: traveling from Liverpool Street to Notting Hill Area can take 20-30 on the tube.
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Read the Continuation of my story here.