Author Archives: KimiSlonkosky

The Adventures of London!

Well we finally made it to London! And I am happy to say that I have survived a night in London now! I have rode the tube (Which is the underground train system here) along with the famous double decker red buses! I thought that the tube or bus system would be much harder to figure out and learn but it seems to be just a matter of reading maps and following lines. Hopefully I don’t want to eat my words on that now! We have also officially toured the City of London along with all its connecting suburbs (for the most part). Going around the city was a lot of fun and it allowed us to place our surroundings a little more as well figure out where we wish to go later this week on our day off. We got to see the famous Tower of London and see the BEAUTIFUL crown jewels! Boys you have a lot to live up to now! Watch out! I am also very happy to report that we went over the London Bridge and (be ready for the shock here!) we did NOT fall down! Yay! Our hotel is filled with a much younger people this time around and we even made friends from Venice, Italy! Where we have been graced with funny stories, good jokes, and relaxing beautiful music. Well it’s just past midnight here and it is time for some much needed sleep before we go on our tour of the olympic venues tomorrow! Goodbye friends who are taking your glorious time reading this!

Flying, Walking, Eating and Pubs!

Hello fellow followers! We have officially made it safe and sound; plus we have survived the Jet lag and a whole day in Stratford Upon Avon! It has been an interesting trip so far by far so I’ll let you in on some details! First our plan rides were great once we took off, we didn’t have any bad weather and the flight went by quicker than I thought it was. Though I don’t think many people slept. But then we officially arrived and was able to meet the much talked about famous Vince! (AKA our coach driver/tour guide/joke maker/everything else needed!) We then went off in visited the Cottswalt village and walked around like zombies and ate amazing food and then got back on the bus to our hotel. Yesterday was quite a blur as it was all done in a daze driven only by excitment! But since arriving we have now visited Shakespear’s grave, his birthplace, Anne Hathoways grave, her childhood home, and the village of Stratford where we are staying. We have ate at extremely good places and have had some interesting drinks at a few pubs that I would highly reccommend! At one pub we liked it so much we made reservations for tomorrow evening and we also made some new friends! The PUB as I keep wanting to say bar was called Roses & Crowns and we met a group of people from Dublin, Ireland! They were extremely funny and were kind enough to explain to us how to play pool, the England form! So I look forward to playing tomorrow night and hopefully seeing them again as well! But for now I’m going to say Cherio` as that is how you say goodbye here!

A Dream becoming a Reality!

When people talk about having the chance to travel many talk about what it would be like to go to Africa or how much they would love to go the “Down Under” (Australia), but for me it has always been Europe, mainly England and the Wales. To be able to have the chance to see the buildings that so many historical events have taken place in, and to walk the same streets that people for hundreds of years have as well just seems unreal to me. Now to have the chance to not only walk those streets and visit the buildings I also get to do one of the things I love most, Traveling! However that also means packing which I hate.

For me I really want to be able to visit the castles along with Stonehedge. To think that people could live in the castles as part of everyday lives hundreds of years ago and that many have held several historical events just baffles me! Then there is Stonehedge that I am excited to see because of the sayings of the energy fields and how long that they have been standing there. I can’t wait to get there and not only see it but also to find out if there really are energy fields as well.

The one thing that I am not looking forward to and if you know me at all this will not come as a surprise; it’s called Packing! I always overpack no matter where I go and now I am limited down to only one bag and one carry on. And if that is not bad enough my one bag has to be under fifty pounds! This shall be an interesting night as that packing is getting done, or so I keep telling myslef. I will get it done though and I expect that I will survive as I will be having way too much fun overseas here soon enough.

When I’m in Europe I expect to learn a lot about the customs and the everyday life of England. I want to know and learn how they live not only in London but also in the country and what it is like to work in their healthcare system. I hope to learn how much I really love England the country as I’ve never been there but it has always been a place that I have wanted to live at. I hope to learn if it could possibly be a place that I could one day return to and live and work at.

As for now though I am just going to get through the dreadful thing of packing and repacking until my suitcasae looks empty to me and will therefore hopefully be under fifty pounds! Wish me luck!