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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Kensington May 14th 2008

I woke up to my alarm at 7:30 am. I stumbled out of bed because my legs were aching from all the walking from the day before. I went to the basement of my hostel where they were serving breakfast. I found some dishes and poured myself a bould of corn flakes. I made myself toast and poured an essential cup of coffee. I sat with Anna, from the Ukraine. She could barely understnad me, so conversation was simple. After being worried that Harry overslept or left without me, he finally walked into the kitchen still half asleep. He ate his meal and we decided we'd start out toward Buckingham Palace and explore Hyde Park. The coffee helped with my aching legs, so before I knew it I was approaching the glistening Victoria Memorial and golden ... read more
St. James Park
Royal Guard
Changing of the Guard

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Kensington October 19th 2007

So I managed to create the blog... I think that was the easy bit. I am at my desk at work. Watching the days pass and the to do list increase... 8 working days left :-) To do: Visas Vaccinations Book tickets Pack ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Kensington September 29th 2007

I've had a busy week at work and today was no exception, but after I was done I headed over to High Street Kensington. Just a bit of trivia...when you travel through London, many cities/towns have a High Street. This has generally been the place where VIPs are based, so it always attracted the upper-class/influential people. For example, just off High Street Kensington are many Embassies, as well as Kensington Palace. So anyway, my parents are staying at a different hotel than the first time around, but it's still in same general area. Since we had all eaten lunch already, I suggested that we have High Tea. I hadn't gone yet and since we were in Kensington, I wanted to try a place that was recommended by Daphne and both of my travel books. It was ... read more
The Orangery
The Orangery
The Orangery

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Kensington December 28th 2006

Well here I am in sunny England. No not really sunny, but certainly not cold as I was led to believe. I arrived yesterday at Heathrow airport. We touched down at 11.22am and I was on the train by 12.36. I am not adding photos at this stage as a) I only have a couple and b) I am not sure how I will do it on this machine I am using. Will probably try when I am at Erina's or at Geoff's. I left Auckland at 6.00pm on 26 December on board Emirate's flight EK433. The seats in economy are only a little bigger than what we are used to on Air New Zealand, flying to Sydney and places like that. There was a bit more room but not a lot of extra leg room. ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Kensington August 2nd 2006

Flight to London-Zoom Airline-uncomfortable, unbearable-too long, no sleep! Jack is the only one of us who managed to sleep at all. We landed at Stanstead-train to London-tube to South Kensington station- short walk to Mark Cranwell's flat-97 steps up up to Flat #6. Dumped our stuff, splashed cold water on our faces and out the door-Kensington Gardens-Lady Di's Palace.... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Kensington July 17th 2006

Here's a couple of contact numbers for the next couple of days, maybe longer, but they're cheap sims that dont let us call international, so we may not be able to recieve calls once outside the UK, who knows, but they'll be good up until at least the morning of the 19th (european time of course) Kane: +4479 6297 5281 Matt: +4479 6289 5146... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Kensington July 16th 2006

Well, so far, the UK has been a blast, with so much action (and drinking) its hard to know where to start, though the beginning would probably be a good place. Upon arrival at Vasteras airport on thursday, we met up with an irishman named Paddy (his actual name) and proceeded to have a few pre-flight beers at his insistence. We then found seats on the plane together, along with a german girl named Andrea who we had also met in the terminal. The first order of business after getting into the air was moving closer to the centre of the plane where the drinks were to be served from first. Our first order consisted of 2 beers each, and two shots of whiskey, which i shit you not, came in plastic bags. So after downing ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Kensington July 16th 2006

Its been a hard days night, and I've been working like a dog.... Love, Love me do, you know I love you.....All you need is love, da, da, da, da, da.....Sing along with me........ Ahh the Beatles, bringing back memories anyone? I happen to be a child of the seventies who for some strange reason, never really emerged from the era, oh well, I'm not ashamed to admit it, and I'm thrilled to say, we took a stoll across a famous pedestrian crossing where the brilliant Beatles filmed their clips, out the front of Abbey Road Studios! Woohoo! Actually, to be honest, its not all that, without the beatles actually standing on the crossing, it looks just like any ordinary crossing.....funny that! But nonetheless, we've posed there now, and thats what counts. So, our weekend consisted ... read more
I saw her standing there!
In spite of all the danger!
Abbey Road Studios

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Kensington June 15th 2006

Apparently as soon as someone stops to ask you for directions, you are then considered a londoner. Not sure what the rule is on actually being able to help them or not, cos our answer in all cases has been a rather useless, 'sorry, no idea', but nonetheless, we've now had three queries, so we're proud that we must atleast blend in like locals. Actually, we could be considered locals, as we actually put off doing the night bus tour, the one we mentioned in the last blog, due to, well, laziness for one, and the whole 'but we live here, you dont do touristy stuff in your home town' (considering we've never even been on the old bendigo talking tram, this theory runs true) thing. But we did get around to it last night (finally) ... read more
Big Ben!!!!!!!
Londons biggest shopping ctr
Trafalgar Square....by night!

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Kensington February 13th 2006

And six monthes until my 22nd Birthday!!! Geez I feel old today. Got up early and got ready for class. I went to Foundation house to find out that my 1000a class started 30 minutes earlier! And the great thing about it was that every other person in my BLC class from SNC was late as well! I laughed! Class was alright, but then after class I went to an empty classroom to work on my final paper for history. Which all that I got completed was the research. Then, when i got done with that, i had to go on the field trip to the British Museum. It was pretty lame, well, the tour was. The British Museum was fascinating, but I have already been there a few times and have seen the things i ... read more
British Museum
Kat's Bday1
Kats Bday2




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