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Is the word that best describes the past two days; LONDON.

sunny 16 °C

Two days ago I was sitting on a Fremantle beach looking at my last Australian sunset; deeply wondering what had pushed me to want leave the easiness of Australia with its 30 degree days, blue beaches, consistent surf and friends and family.


For a city on the otherside of the world in a country i knew no one and a climate that every time it gets over 13 degrees at this time of the year everyone is beaming and sits outside soaking up the scattered sun rays.

The trip was long; with the QANTAS food making me feel like I'd just eating something cooked 4 years earlier. 2 hours in Singapore and some cheap sushi with a girl from the UK on her way to Cairns from Cambodia and I was beggining to realise just how many people you meet travelling alone.

The thing about Singapore is that no matter what the temperature, it is ALWAYS humid, very very very humid. Lucky however they have built a tropical waterfall in the very centre of the airport.


In an attempt to combat the humidity I headed to the Airport bar on the roof of the airport and in the overwhelming heat had a middy of Tiger and sat with two french girls who were returning home after several weeks on the Gold Coast. After my 2 hour Asiatic experience I boarded my 12 hour flight to Paris.

After being in darkness for over 15 hours you get a real sense of relief when you finally see the sunrise; and luckily for me when I arrived at the Paris airport raced from terminal to terminal in an attempt to not miss my flight I saw this sunrise over the Parisian Airport.


After flying for over 24 hours, sleeping for 2 hours, eating airline food and making it to the otherside of the world. The last thing you want to hear is;
'I am sorry sir, but your baggage has been left in Paris, but it will be sent to London on the next flight and delivered to your address this evening.' But I did; so I decided to hop on the Underground and make my way to Picadilly Circus to try on some £200 clothing, drink the famous Starbuck's; 'Spicy Chai Tea Latte with Vanilla' and yes ride on a double decker bus;


I was told to expect to see a lot of people with money in London; and I wasn't dissapointed. The number of BMW 4wd's for a city that barely even has a hill is incredibly; and some Kensington apartements at a lovely £1,250 a week. One thing that left me shocked and broke was London public transport with my first day of buses and trains leavin me $50 poorer.


All in all the weather has been great since I've been here; blue skies and a supposedly warm 16 degrees. I'm still waiting on my luggage a day later and hopefully it arrives so I can get a change of clothes and see how badly damaged my surfbaord is.

Garrett in London.

Posted by clancy_of_ 22:34 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged round_the_world

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