My last day in London has finally come. With a bit of sadness, I got up and started packing. I had about 7 hours before my flight. So, I had to explore a little bit more. This time I didn’t have a plan. I just wanted to wander about.
With my small suitcase, I got on the tube and stopped at a random station. It was near downtown and close to the London Bridge. This was on the Mansion House Place. Walking around felt so unreal. I know I have done this many times. Yet, I started thinking deeper on this very topic while wandering around. As I walked reality hit me. The thought of waking up in one country than falling asleep in another that is across an ocean is amazing. We usually take this for granted. However, humanity has gone far. A trip from New York City to London would take months before airplanes. Writing this now that we are in a pandemic, my thoughts that day have a bigger impact looking back. Humanity even in dark times always finds a way to adapt and improve. It would be interesting how the future of travel will look like in 50 years. Will a flight from New York to Sydney take 5 hours by then? Will we be able to travel to Mars and other planets? All this thinking and being lost in my head was suddenly put to a stop. A few drops of rain brought me back into the present. However, it’s crazy we still don’t have a direct commercial flight to Sydney from New York City.
Got back on the tube and got off at the Piccadilly Circus. I was told by a friend to visit here. It wasn’t on my list of tourist attractions to see. However, the stop on the tube showed up and I got off. The reason why I wasn’t too excited to visit this landmark was the comparison to Times Square. I didn’t really want to see anything that reminds me of being back home. Yet, there I was. Seeing London’s “Times Square.” It was very small to it’s New York’s Counterpart. Also, there was a lot more traffic. Similar to when Times Square allowed cars to pass by. Now, you can only pass by on foot. Still felt very commercial-like. I wonder how much it would cost to put an ad up there.
The clouds started to darken up. I know this happens all the time. Rain is unavoidable here. Yet, it was like the city of London felt the same about me leaving. London is really beautiful in a sophisticated way. Everything started to get grey and gloomy. Sadly, I can see why the U.K has a big problem with Suicide. It’s actually the biggest cause of death to Men under 45. This constant grey sky can really affect the mood of the locals. I’m glad the Usa has options in what type of weather you would like to live in. Sometimes you can take your own country for granted.
On one of the stops I got off, a giant Ferris wheel was out in the distances. I made it my mission to see this Ferris wheel up close. Started asking the underground station workers how to reach this unmistakable landmark. Learned from the workers that this Ferris wheel is nicknamed The Eye Of London. After a quick tube ride and about a 15-minute walk, I was there. Being in front of this landmark, reminded me of my fear of heights. Still, the sight was beautiful. Only I wish I had more time to see it at night. Regardless, this trip to London was amazing and I can’t wait to go back.
Thank you so much for reading! Stay safe everyone! Wash your hands! Much Love! Sorry for not posting last week. I needed the time to sleep and relax. I wasn’t trying to burn out. Thank you so much for your support!!
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