Apologies for having not blogged a while. My hotel has no internet and I finally figured out how to get my phone's hotspot working. I'm currently in the UK visiting my family for the first time in sixteen years! The last time they saw me, I was four years old which is absolutely crazy to think. So far I've been mostly around London. Yesterday I visited Edinburgh and tomorrow I will be making my way over to Oxford. Over the next few days, I'm going to start posting what I've been up too so it's not a massive overwhelming post. I think I've basically covered all of the tourist attractions in London so I'm having a bit of a relaxing day today. I've been to the London Eye, Big Ben, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Kensington and Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral. I've also walked around Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square. My legs are very tired!
I flew from Melbourne to Abu Dhabi, then Abu Dhabi to London. All in all, an unfortunate twenty hours too long! I arrived very early in morning with typical wet, foggy London weather. My hotels check in time was 2pm so I had to just walk around aimlessly for a few hours. At this rate I had probably slept four hours in the last two days! I was in complete awe at the beauty of Hyde Park and all it's autumn leaves. Who thought it was a good idea to plant evergreens all around Melbourne? It looks like summer all the time. I then walked through the Royal Gardens and found myself outside Buckingham Palace. This sounds crazy but I actually saw Prince William walk out of his car and into the Palace! I know you're all going to scream 'pics or it didn't happen'. I'm not a paparazzi and my hand was so shaken I took the blurriest picture of him.
So far, I've been loving London! It's so nice to be back in my home city and I can't wait to see my family in a couple of days!