Smart Hyde Park View Hostel
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Our flight to London was uneventful. Observation: Don't fly into Luton unless you have to. It's kind of a hassle to get into London from there. We had to take a 45 minute bus ride from the airport to where we were staying. The bus driver told us the hostel was only a few blocks away from the bus stop,ten minute walk maybe.
That guy was a liar …
... a rabbit warren inside. Showers are pretty cruddy... like the old jelly park showers where there's just one button. No temperature control and each push lasts 45 seconds or so. That sucked yesterday when all i wanted was a cold shower to wash 24 hours worth of sweat and fake tan residue off! So the rest of day one was pretty low key. Bree and I wandered around for a couple of hours and then headed back down ...
... hole, or should I say boat. Mored next to H.S. is the Tattershall Castle this is were we met Helen and Ian so far the most awesome people yet. Another 3 drinks here with lots of dirty jokes, taking the **** and heaps of laughter. We taught them the Aussie rhyming slang and funny sayings and lots of other stuff not appropriate for here. Hahahaha. We get back to the hotel by 1730 hr eat by 1830hr and out cold by 1930hr. Big day lots of walking, talking and ...
... in our apartment yesterday, we took a stroll around looking for a good cafe. We were going to need all the caffeine we could get to make it through the rest of the day, because neither of us could get any shut-eye on the plane. We stopped at Costa Coffee and took a quick break at the tables outside. It was nice a relaxing to just sit and sip coffee, watching everyone walk by and trying to figure out how a nearby 3-way controlled intersection worked. ...
... or the left-hand side of the road driving (and yes, that is freaky!) but the thing that tickled me the most was that they call speed bumps "humps" and overpasses "flyovers." I don't know why, but seeing that made this whole trip feel so real.
Anyway, we finally met our gracious, temporary landlord, Daniel, who lives with his family upstairs from our basement suite. He welcomed us to England and showed us around our flat, which was everything it was promised ...