Back in Old Blighty
Trip Start Mar 27, 2006
95Trip End Dec 03, 2006
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Although on saying that I've had a great last few days in Los Angeles with Joey, Jess and Amy. On Tuesday, Joey and I went on a tour around all the star's homes in L.A. which included the homes of Sylvester Stylone, Jackie Chan, Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew Perry, the Osbournes, Bruce Willis and a fair few others. The houses were ridiculously huge as you'd expect but it did get a bit tedious after a while because we didn't see any stars and so it was just a tour of houses. They also took us to the world famous Rodeo Drive (which I had never heard of). After that we went on a second tour which took us to the Hollywood sign and the Hollywood Amphitheatre and with a legend of a tour guide that didn't stop cracking (very bad) jokes.
That night we met up with Jess and Amy and went to watch the Borat movie
So all in all L.A wasn't as bad as I might have first made out. In fact it has been a pretty action packed few days. Usually the trip home always drags but this one went quite fast because I Ended up sleeping for almost all the flight on the way home even though I wanted to watch the films I wasn't in the mood and was way too tired. When we touched down in Heathrow the wet drizzle outside summed up my mood on the inside. It helped to have Joey there who was going through exactly the same thing as me otherwise I'm pretty sure I would have been a lot more depressed about this trip coming to an end. Don't get me wrong I can't wait to see family and friends again and being home for Christmas is pretty cool but sat on that runway I realised how much I love the randomness of travelling and the unpredictability of never knowing what you could end up doing next.
After leaving Joey at the airport I got on the underground just in time for rush hour and made my way to a hostel in the Bayswater area of London where everyone from uni is coming tomorrow for a reunion. I went out for a wander around the shops (in the rain) and one thing that I did find odd was how much I was noticing everyones British accent. It is strange being back in the country where everything is so familiar but so different at the same time. Anyway enough waffling about how strange it is to be back. It ain't over yet.