Ashley and I took a trip to London! It was a lot of fun, but really tiring. The first day we got there, we saw the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and then spent the rest of our day trying to get to our hotel. We wandered all over until we went to a travel desk who gave us directions. So we hopped on the subway, then a bus, and then we walked and finally made it to our hotel!
The hotel itself was really weird... the light switches on one wall would control the lights all the way on the other side of the room! And then some switches turned on one light, while another turned on three random lights.... so the first thing we did when we got there was flip on every single switch we could find to try and figure out what the hell was going on. It was so confusing. Even the bathroom light wouldn't turn on without two different switches being flipped on. Weeeird. Oh and did I mention that the bathroom door didn't have a door frame for the lock to go in? What's the point of putting a lock on the door if it doesn't lock anything? Hahah!
So weird hotel aside, we spend the next full day in London on a hop-on/hop-off tour bus. We stopped at Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye.... umm... Tower Bridge and the London Bridge.. St. Paul's Cathedral and a few other places. Ashley wanted to see Shakespeare's Globe, but the tour buses passed by them in about 2 seconds, while the tour guide goes "Oh yeah, that thing between the two buildings is Shakespeare's Globe. NEXT!" (that was me being sarcastic, by the way) and we passed right by it without catching even a glimpse of it. Urgh.
Then we took a boat back to where we started, which was pretty fun. It was dark by then, so everything on the river was all lit up and it was really pretty.. Ashley begged me to go shopping, so we stopped at Oxford Street. Ha, like we could afford anything there. It was fun to look at everything though.
We got back to Glasgow yesterday, and not even a few hours after we returned, a friend of mine called me and wanted to meet up with me. I was so excited to go meet her! We met up with her at a cafe and talked for at least 2 hours. She's really cool and I'm glad I got to meet her!
Ashley gets to go home tomorrow morning.... once she's gone I'll spend the day packing, most likely. And I go home on Wednesday morning! YAAAAY! No place like home. I got some Christmas presents for people too. :3