West Lodge Park Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... with gusto and the realization that transport needed to be sorted sooner rather than later got us up and out on the town. It took us two days and several thousand miles of walking ( well it felt like it!) and we arrived at "Dodgey Cars Rus Ltd". A Jag had looked like a candidate until I looked underneath and saw the tell tale liberal coating of oil around the gearbox housing, mm a tough life I think. Eventually a 2005 Renault Lenuna wagon seemed to fit the bill, it ...
Today is a boring Thursday night (great start to a blog, huh?). I worked on some homework for my online classes and Skyped Lori. A few things I've noticed about London is that before the traffic light turns green, it turns yellow. Whoaaaaa, am I right? :P the weather has been pretty good here actually. It rained yesterday morning so I finally got to wear my rainboots only to notice that no one else had a pair on. What's up with these people? ...
So we got up bright and early again and took the train into Waterloo and made our way over to the Tower of London. I think we got there around 10:25 or so. There was a free guided tour by one of the beefeaters starting at 10:45 so we kinda milled about by the gates waiting for it to begin. Another opportunity for me to take poppy pictures. I lucked into a robin singing amongst the poppies and got a lovely photo of him (or her) ...
Although we may not have been flying back home to Aus, I couldn't help but feel like I was arriving back to some sort of normality when we touched down in London. Back to not being a minority anymore, back to understanding the local language, back to feeling safe to walk down the street on my own and back to being in some sort of a comfort zone. Not to mention back to being able to drink the water out of the ...
... every few minutes and it was really easy to navigate. Wish Adelaide’s public transport system was that good. If it was I probably wouldn’t drive!
Our first stop was Buckingham Palace which was getting pretty crowded already as people got good spots to see the changing of the guard. It was just as spectacular as I remember, and the guards just as pompous as I remember haha. Got to love those fluffy hats though.