Hello guys! So after a short hiatus (4 months to be exact), I’m back to writing again. I’m currently in London(!!!) on the last leg of my Eurotrip. I’m going back to the Philippines in 6 days and I just want to update you all about life lately. (if there are readers left after my indefinite break. lol) The past month has been nothing short of amazing! If you told me 5 years ago that I would be able to travel around Europe ALONE for 2 months, I would just stare at you and laugh out loud. IMPOSSIBLE! Emphasis on bold and all caps! Thank God for His grace and that I was born stubborn and persevering so I was able to convince myself to just go for it and reach for my dreams.
This was the first solo international travel that I need to find my own way into my accommodation from the airport. I was fortunate enough that during my past travels, even if I got on the plane alone, friends would pick me up at the airport. Phoebe picked me up at the airport when I went to Japan and Ching did the same thing when I went to Singapore then we went to Bali together. Bless their kind souls! Anyway, from Heathrow, finding my accommodation was an adventure on its own. It required a lot of screencaps of directions from rome2rio on which train to take (I still didn’t know about google maps offline version during this time, okay), connecting to free public wifi at the airport to double check, and just having enough courage to go out after pep talking myself. I landed in London on July 15, 2016 9:30PM. Immigration check and getting my check-in baggage took almost an hour as it was pretty busy during that time. It was around 10:30PM that I was finally out of the arrival gates of the airport. I stayed there for another 15 minutes just to let everything sink in. I AM FINALLY IN LONDON!! I was internally screaming to myself at this point. LOL! Then I suddenly realized it was getting pretty late so I gathered my stuff, have some dollars changed to pounds, and then went to the underground station. (more…)