European Wanderlust 2016: London (Part 1)

Dec 11, 16 at 3:09 am

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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