In my last post, I mentioned that I will try to escape the airport. As I arrived in the early morning and my connected flight was at around early evening, I spontaneously decided to go for a city tour with my hand luggage and backpack. Very spontaneous indeed, I took the metro from Heathrow Airport to Piccadilly Circus. Somehow I wouldn’t suggest this mean of transportation if you are in a hurry as it took me around one hour to the centre. (the express train takes only 15 minutes)
But first, let me have a coffee
Coffee does make a difference to a good morning. Arrived in the centre, I strayed around and ended up at Soho district and opted for a cappuccino at Costa. I ordered a cappuccino with popcorn flavor and I would definitely recommend this one, if you like popcorn. (I haven’t had sweet popcorn in a long while, since Finland only serves salty popcorn)
Despite the lack of sleep and the carry-ons, I was surprisingly in a very good mood. I really enjoyed being by myself and as soon as I arrived in the centre, I started to wander around without any map, and without any specific goal in mind. As this was my third or fourth time in London, I was not completely lost. However, I did not know either where exactly to go as I did not intent to do any specific sightseeing. And off I went.
I walked for around two to three hours and saw quite some important monuments in the end. Unfortunately, as I had my luggage with me, I could not take out my actual camera to take the pictures, so I only took snapshots with my phone.
The National Gallery at the Trafalgar Square
It was a long walk but I felt great. I went back to the airport and encountered Taffy, a lovely friend I met last summer in Barcelona. It’s funny to realise how small this world is and how coincidence bring you together. Of course, when I knew that I was able to exit the airport I tried to contact her. But I did not actually expect that it would happen that we’d meet at the airport because she intended to go there anyway. It was a short but wonderful catch up.
The day in London very quickly came to an end. Happy but exhausted, I was looking forward to getting on the plane for my last destination of that day.
Final destination: Luxembourg
At some point, I still cannot believe that I’m home. It’s been such a long time I haven’t been waking up in my own bed and been spending quality time with my loved ones. This has been a week already since I’m back. I have decided to explore more around my own little home country and share some insights with you. let’s see what will be in my upcoming post.
Until then, take care.