UK Trip 2014 – Long Way Home

It was a long way home indeed! Everything went smoothly but it took me almost a day to get back home! After 6.5 hours of flying from Heathrow to Dubai International, I floated around the airport like a ghost to keep myself awake. I was NOT looking forward to another 10+ hours flight to Sydney even though … Continue reading UK Trip 2014 – Long Way Home

UK Trip 2014 – Live in Greenwich

I stayed in a serviced apartment (Apple Apartments) at Greenwich, London for a week during this trip. The apartment was nice and new. It was close to trains and shops. Most importantly, it was by the River Thames. One afternoon, on my way back to the apartment, I discovered Deutschland. It was right outside of my apartment, stopped in … Continue reading UK Trip 2014 – Live in Greenwich

UK Trip 2014 – Road Trip South England

I took the train back to London. It was cold comparing with the barmy 22 degrees in Edinburgh a few hours ago. Nevertheless, I was so excited. Here I come, road trip to south England! 1. Love The Car First thing first, I needed a car! It was booked a month ago with Avis. The Avis branch can … Continue reading UK Trip 2014 – Road Trip South England

UK Trip 2014 – Scotland Road Trip

I booked a 3 Day Skye Experience tour with the Highland Experience (Adult Price from £140). The tour would take us from: Edinburgh -> Glasgow -> Stirling -> Glen Coe -> Eilean Donan Castle -> Skye -> Inverness -> Loch ness -> Pitlochry -> Glasgow -> Edinburgh. I was pretty excited about this tour. Edinburgh impressed me so much that I had no doubt that … Continue reading UK Trip 2014 – Scotland Road Trip

UK Trip 2014 – Edinburgh

I love Edinburgh! The receptionist at the hotel told me that it would be quicker to go to the King's Cross train station by the Tube than taxi. It took me 30min on the Tube from Gloucester Road to the King's Cross train station, not difficult at all. Not many people were at the Platform 9 … Continue reading UK Trip 2014 – Edinburgh

UK Trip 2014 – Overnight in Sydney

I was still packing when Chris came to pick me up for the airport. 🙂 I definitely started packing early this time but still, it became a last minute thing again. The Qantas flight was late as usual (One day, they will surprise me by being on time). The airport hotel Sydney for a night of … Continue reading UK Trip 2014 – Overnight in Sydney

UK Trip 2014 – Planning

I'm so excited that I am planning my trip to UK! I've always wanted to visit UK, it feels like a dream becoming true! First thing first, Matt "educated" me with the Youtube video below on the differences between UK, England and the Great Britain. It turned out that UK = United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The fact that I'm only going to Britain … Continue reading UK Trip 2014 – Planning

UK Trip 2014 – Oyster Card

My visitor's Oyster Card arrived today. If you want to get an Oyster Card before travelling to London, do a Google search to find an agent in your own country so you can purchase the card in your local currency. Transport for London has more information on the Oyster Card and a list of agents around the world. London, … Continue reading UK Trip 2014 – Oyster Card