Tuesday 16 October
New city, New adventures!!
Early in the morning we said goodbye to our hostfamilies and started our long trip to London. Of course this wasn't an ordinary day, it was actually very special... IT WAS CLAIRE'S 17th BIRTHDAY, which meant we started offby singing happy birthday, after which she treated us to some delicious donuts and cupcakes. We gave her a nice Oxford T-Shirt and a musical button.
Of course our dear friend Sunny (yesterday’s coach driver) drove us again, but this time all the way to St Paul's Youth Hostel in vibrant London. There we stored our luggage and after some technical difficulties regarding Google Maps we found our way to the Tower of London.
We marvelled at the Queen’s Crown Jewels and climbed a whopping 204 steps to the top of the White Tower after which we needed to regain some strength at the hostel. We continued our path to Sky Garden where we gazed at the magnificent view all around London as far as Greenwich. After this we parted ways. Some stayed at Sky Garden while others already left towards Piccadilly Circus.
Once again we met up. This time at Jamie's Italian where we had the most delicious dinner which ended with a surprise birthday dessert for Claire.
We finished of our busy day by walking through lively Soho with a variety of shops some of which we quite interesting. In conclusion, Claire's birthday was a very special one.
Ashley, Evi & Puck