So, after few stressed months i finally got my visa and got the cheapest airplane ticket! It was only $850 return. =D
Dear UK, get ready for me! =D
I fly with Etihad from Jakarta to Abu Dhabi, then Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow. Since i live in Surabaya, i had to fly to Jakarta first using Garuda airlines. Both of these airlines were amazing. and after 20 hours flight, i finally made it to UK!!!
i remember how excited i was when i looked at the plane’s window. i saw the city lights (it was 5 am or so), and i heard the other plane passengers talked about the view. it was just awesome and priceless. =)
i remember after finishing the immigration things, i went to the declare room for asking if i’m allowed or not to take the sandwich that i got from the airplane. i knew it was so silly, but i just don’t wanna break some rules (i’m a perfectionist =D ).
the picture above is the place where i stayed in London. i planned to stay for 2 weeks in UK. 1 week to explore London and other cities, plus to adapt with the jet lag and the language, then the other week to attend the SheffMUN. about this hostel, it was a great one for me. take a look for its review here: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g186338-d612985-Reviews-Palmers_Lodge-London_England.html
it was about 3 degrees when i reached London. so freezing and windy. but i was so excited. i got free internet access from my cellphone provider for 1 day, so the first thing that i did was call my parent using LINE call. i’m not so close with my parents, but i do love them. and whenever i am so far away from them, i feel like i love them more. so, one of my favourite things while travelling is to call my parents =D
well, for the first day i was planning to go to the Harry Potter Studio Tour. so, after i put my bags at the hostel, i went to London Euston train station to take a train to watford junction. In my opinion, Watford is so calming and warm eventhough it was raining and the temperature was about 2 or 3 degrees. it’s not a busy place, but somehow i love it!
as one of Harry Potter fans i was really excited to go to the studio tour. when i was there, i just can say: “wow” or “thank you God for this” i was so amazed =D
since i was travelling alone, it’s a bit hard to take some photos of myself. i’m a bit nervous to ask the people. i feel like i dont want to disturb them. hahaha. but they all were really nice.
the best thing in this studio was the butterbeer. i taste like a root beer with some honey and cinnamon. i love it. =)