When were these taken?
This past weekend. August 4th.
Where did you go?
London! I mean, I’ve been to London a couple of times before, but I feel like this was the first time that I had the opportunity to experience London. My first time, I was wayyyy too tired. I walked around feigning interest in all the sights, but I was more concerned with sitting down and taking a nap, to be honest. My second time, I went to EDC London, and all my friends wanted to do was hang around Covent Gardens all day. This trip was about me. And I’m proud that I was able to make my own choices on what I wanted to do without much of a debate.
What did you do?
Most of the day I was museum hopping. I had the opportunity to visit the National History Museum, Science Museum, Victorian Albert Museum (briefly), and National Gallery (briefly). Sadly, I didn’t get a chance to go to the British Museum and see the Rosetta stone, but that’s alright. I’m very happy with what I was able to accomplish in a day.
Luckily, Rae accompanied me through most of my museum trips. We nerd-gasmed together looking at all the animals and dinosaurs. What I loved about having her as a traveling companion is that she is usually an introvert, the complete opposite of who I am. And she’s pretty damn knowledgeable. Subsequently, we had some pretty insightful conversations about traveling, social interactions, history.. etc.It balanced out.
After I dropped her off, I rented a bike (only two pounds!) and started biking all around London. If y’all get a chance to do that, I highly recommend that as a means of transport when you go sight-seeing. I loved it.
Most definitely biking around by myself. There was so much freedom in it. And I forgot how much I missed biking.. and taking pictures. I was trying to lift my bike up some stares and some creepy guy in a scary clown mask (those street vendor people), asked me, “Hey gorgeous. Want to take a picture?” His arm was over my shoulder and he gave me like.. five kisses on the cheek. I was winced and politely declined his offer, but another guy dressed up in a Shrek costume kept encouraging me. What.
I got lost at some point, and biked to the opposite end of the river of where I was supposed to meet up with the rest of the group.. Oops.
I ended having to dock the bike in a very dim-lit area and running to a subway. Probably not the smartest choice when I’m traveling on my own in a strange country.
Did you learn anything about yourself?
I lied about earlier. I’m capable of traveling on my own and being content/happy. It’s amazing when I have a map, an all-day subway pass, and my camera (a bike is awesome too). It makes the experience so much more enriching.
I also never realized how much I love and appreciate photography. I’m not any good at it, but I appreciate the art.
Also, Monet is freakin’ awesome. Probably one of my favorite painters of all time.
Did you learn something about others?
Many people are horrible photographers. I guess I’ll have to take a lot more selfies..
I did, however, encounter a nice French gentleman who was a professional photographer and snapped a few lovely pictures for me.
Is there anything you would do differently?
Lost my oyster card (subway card) with 11 pounds in it. Dammmiitttt. I need to keep better track of those things.
Any additional comments?
Wtf clown. No. Don’t touch me.
Also, this questionnaire thing is so much more fun than simple blogging.
This was supposed to go on my other blog.. sorry folks.