European Wanderlust 2016: London (Part 1)

London – Barcelona – Sevilla – Madrid – Toledo – Manchester

16 days, 2 countries and 6 cities. A life long dream realized in 2016.

Day 0:

A red-eye, uneventful flight brought us to Jordan, where we had to endure 7 hours transit before making it to our intended destination. We zonked out very early that day but in reality, we caught in jetlag.

Day 0: Transit in Amman
7 hours transit is no fun!

Day 1:

Woke up at ungodly hour at 4 in the morning, tried to sleep again but the brain just wouldn’t listen. Headed out to Natural History Museum to take some photos of the interior. It is seriously beautiful. Too bad, too little time spent here so this is on my must visit list the next time I come back.

Day 1: Natural History Museum, London
The exterior of the museum on a gloomy day
Day 1: Natural History Museum, London
Winter fest is almost here
Day 1: Natural History Museum, London
The interior. It looks grand.
Day 1: Natural History Museum, London
The view is mesmerizing
Day 1: Natural History Museum, London
It took me a while to figure out the way up.
Day 1: Natural History Museum, London
The view is different when you are up there.

We took the tube to Camden where we visited the market (Camden Lock). I guess it was a little too much for us to soak in due to the crowd plus we got a little lost because there were just too much to see and explore. Personally, Camden can be a little intimidating especially for first time visitors but once you get used to the surroundings, it is actually a charming place and bursting with characters. Again, this is the place I’ll fondly remember as the first place where I had the famous (but so-so) fish and chips from Poppies and also where my camera was brutally attacked by the pigeon droppings.

Day 1: Camden
British donuts
Day 1: Camden
There are a lot of stalls selling food and varieties of stuffs
Day 1: Camden
According to a friend, this place has been re-vitalized
Day 1: Camden
There’s a running dock right in the middle of the market
Day 1: Camden
Shops in Camden

Our last stop of the day was the British Museum. This ranks well over number one in terms of the museums I’ve visited. Both the quality and the number of curated items are already worth the visit. It is just too bad that the timing didn’t permit us for longer stay.

Day 1: British Museum
Entrance from ground level
Day 1: British Museum
Inside one of the exhibits
Day 1: British Museum
Another view of the entrance from another angle

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A travel addict and food junkie. When he is not traveling, he loves penning his thoughts on his latest adventures, whether food, places or anything that fascinates him. His travelogues often include intriguing photos that capture the moments as he believes a photo speaks thousand words.

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