When my dad and I first booked my plane ticket to England, I wasn’t expecting to be doing anything my first weekend there besides spending time with my grandparents and sleeping away my jetlag. After all, I would be arriving mid-December, so I was expecting it to be freezing cold with lots of snow. You know, like one of those Christmas TV specials. Beautiful, but not exactly the kind of weather you’d want to go out in.
(Ironically it never snowed while I was there.)
On top of never getting any snow, something else unexpected happened during my trip: a coach trip to London! When I found out that my grandmother had booked this trip for my aunt and I, I was absolutely ecstatic. I mean, London in Christmastime?! Could there be anything better than that?!
However, the trip would be very short, and I would have less than 24 hours in London to see and experience as much as I could. So even though I didn’t get to see/do everything on my bucket list, touring such a large and famous city under such a small time restriction (especially in the Christmas crowds) taught me a lot about how to do as much as possible in the little time I had! This is what I learned: [Read more…]