An English Experience
Trip Start Jul 11, 2008
20Trip End Aug 06, 2008
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I made it back to paris and tried to reserve my train tomorrow. This was a pain in the ass. I had to travel across all of London, made 4 phone calls, visited 3 rail stations and came to the result that they could not validate my Eurostar voucher until next week because all the "youth" spots on the train were sold out. So I had to resort to purchasing a NEW ticket that left at 6:40 in the morning. Luckily I can refund my voucher minus a 15% fee. I'll have to deal with the when I return to America.
I got my Eurostar now, and I had 2 1/2 hours until I was going to meet Caitlin. A girl who was born in San Deigo and studied at an American university in Switzerland and now is in London. Prior to meeting up with her, I went to a place called Picanies Circus. Basically, it is like a miniature Time Square.
Got my new Eurostar ticket and my reservation and I met up with Caitlin. She's 20 and studying law. We met at a bar, had a drink, and went on a tourist walk. We saw Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the London Eye and happened to come across the London Premiere for The Dark Night. She was the only person in London who I found had the same accent as me.
I made it back to the hostel. The only same people in my room from the night before are the French Brothers, we have some new Australian roommates. Two guys and one overweight girl who happened to stumble in our room at 4:30 am in the morning and wake everyone up. My French friend let me barrow his cell phone for the night and use his alarm clock so I would not miss my train. I woke up at 5:30 and made my way to the sation where I am now. Je suis fatigue et je veux dormir... Tonight I will be in Bayonne, in the Pays-Basque region of southern France. I'm hoping this will be a little bit better than my hostel experience in London. A bientot