London Easter Holiday 2009

The main reason for our short trip to London had nothing to do with a vacation: a friend is looking out for a room in the main capital city of the UK. But then we met the nice hotel manager of our Woodville Guest House who personally helped us with the organization of the difficult task to find a cheap place to stay for approximately 4 months. And last but not least he introduced us to the nightlife of this beautiful city.

A must-have: Fish & Chips
Easteregg-shaped Building in London with the Tower Bridge in the foreground

The first thing I realized about  London was the many different cultures. Many more different nationalities than I have ever seen here in Hamburg. The interesting side-effect is that I heard only a few times a real english accent without grammar mistakes. I did not talk lots of english in the past months and so this circumstance was quite pleasing for me. We met a lot of very kind people on our short trip with only a  few exceptions. But on top of these nice people was the manager our hotel: Usman Sunny B. He made our exiting trip much easier and made the big city feel a lot more like home. This wasn’t for sure the last time met each other, my friend.

a fresh guinness beer in a pub in Ilford/ London
A fresh guinness beer in a pub in Ilford/ London

Why is the currency still measured in Pound £ and not in Euro €? This makes a trip like this more difficult than it has to be. And if you ever plan a trip to London please consider the following: The Stansted Airport is far away from the center of the city. This means that you have to travel by train or by bus. In this case you will reach Liverpool Street Mainstation within 45 minutes. The problem is: normally your hotel will not be in the central of London but somewhere at the outer border. This means you have to travel by bus or train again. This will cost you a good amount of money and time. Especially at 2 o’clock in the morning in the rainy mist of the city. So please take my advice: use a cab. You spent only £30 for the distance between Stansted Airport and Ilford and this ride only takes 30 minutes of your time. This means more time for you to enjoy a Guinness with Fish & Chips in one the pubs.

17 Antworten auf „London Easter Holiday 2009“

  1. Scheint eine schöne Reise gewesen zu sein. Nachdem sich auf den Seiten hier lange nichts mehr getan hat, endlich mal wieder etwas Neues auf Marc.TV. Früher war mehr los! Wann kommen neue Kochrezepte, Marc? Koch mal Spargel!

    1. Ja, das liegt an mehreren Faktoren. Ich werde aber ab dem 11.5. wieder deutlich mehr und wieder deutlich extremer Bloggen. Dann lasse ich die Handbremse wieder los. =)

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