I can’t believe it, but I’m finally drifting! It was a long, hard road, but it was totally worth it.
After having hours long conversations with a 60 year-old woman from Ghana on the plane and getting held up at the UK Border, I’ve made it to London. I mastered the Underground Tube system and made it to King’s Cross Station only to discover that train tickets to Scotland were really expensive. Luckily, a friendly woman from Unicef saw me wandering aimlessly taking pictures outside and asked me if I was a tourist. She looked up “coach” tickets for me (which were 1/5 the cost of the train) and told me how to get there. So London gave me a pretty great first impression.
I’ve got my ticket to leave Victoria Coach Station at 11:00pm and will travel all night to Inverness, Scotland. I have no idea how I’ll get to Skye from there, but whatever. Sounds like a cool adventure to me (and a good story). Once I knew exactly what I was doing, I decided to “Tourist Out” and explore Central London with my all day subway pass. I totally checked out Buckingham Palace.
On the way back, I walked through a lovely. green park full of people just lounging in the grass. People laughing, dogs playing, it was beautiful.
I decided to take a breather and lay down in the shade using my backpack, Gautama (yes, I named it), as a pillow. Then, I accidentally took a nap for an unknown length of time and a barking dog woke me up. This was my view.
So now I’m exhausted and sore so I think I’m going to just hang out at the Coach Station until my bus leaves. Thank goodness the Victoria Library is right across from the station so I could post this.
Next stop: Scotland!