Journey to United Kingdom, Part II : Hello Watford, and Harry Potter!

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 ).

 

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palmers lodge swiss cottage hostel.

 

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!

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the houses in watford

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watford junction. if you’re going to the harry potter studio tour from London, you have to stop in here

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. =)

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lucky to be here!

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welcome to Diagon alley! =)

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6 Responses to Journey to United Kingdom, Part II : Hello Watford, and Harry Potter!

  1. Enjoy your time in the UK! If you get the chance, head to the Lake District. You won’t be disappointed!

    • paramita kelakan says:

      thanks! actually it was last November. i was planning to go to the Lake District but i have limited time. but since i really in love with UK, i will come back very soon! hope that i could visit Lake District on my next visit. really curious about the place where Beatrix Potter live! =)

  2. What a Wonderful Experience, Mbak Mitaaaaaa! :”) God bless u for everything happens there amin! 🙂 bagi-bagi pengalaman dan informasinya ya Mbak, kutungguu part2 slannjutnya 🙂

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