On the 27th of April 2016, I said goodbye to my family on Cape Town International Airport, and embarked on the most daring adventure of my life thus far. As I ventured through passport control and onto the air plane, even during take-off, my head kept repeating "this can't be real". Anyway, this is supposed to be a post on the places I visit, so let's get to it.
Arriving in London Heathrow Terminal 5 was not an entirely pleasant experience, it took about an hour and a half to get through passport control. But once that was over, and I got out of the airport, London was as welcoming as ever. It was about 3ºC outside, but the sun was shining!
I stayed with friends in a part of London called Richmond. It isn't very big, but it has a great vibe, the river runs right through it, and it has a beautiful park. Also, in terms of shops, it has everything you need, including a bunch of coffee shops and restaurants.
At the start of July, I go back to London for two weeks, so I didn't rush to do all sorts of sightseeing things. I did go to see 'The Changing of the Guard' at Buckingham Palace, and a good tip would be to make sure you stand at the gates closest to the Palace. The "guards" come marching down the street in turns, but most of the action happens within the palace grounds, and with all the tourists gathered around, you won't see a thing unless your right up against the gates.