Last day in Europe! This is the only day where the schedule is tight. Here we go!
SEE YA LATER PRAGUE
It was another early one this morning, but I jumped out of bed with an enthusiasm that I didn’t have when we were leaving Scotland. After packing up the flat and double checking that we had everything, we headed down to the street for meet the car.
Our driver sweated a little as he lifted my luggage and said “is very heavy.” You bet it is buddy, I have loot from two different countries in that bag. He then drove like we were filming a scene from Fast & Furious Prague, which I have to admit that I kind of loved.
When we got to the airport I weighed my bag to find that it was 13 pounds too heavy. Clearly too much looting happened on this trip. I threw somethings away, made Nick put some stuff in his bag and just managed to slip by just under the limit, whew!
We then walked up to security and I was a little startled to see that it was only border control. First, I haven’t been to many countries that have border control when you’re leaving the country, and second there was no actual security checkpoint.
We stopped to grab some water and a snack, and were swindled one last time as I ended up paying 25 USD for two small bottles and two pastries. I was officially ready to leave the country.
Nick and I walked down the corridor arguing about how it’s possible for a country to not have a security checkpoint, he is TSA after all, when we arrived at our gate and found….a security checkpoint. So weird! The gates all have checkpoints instead of one big one. At first I was relieved. I’d had visions of terrorists just routing through the Czech Republic, then I was mad because that meant my overpriced water couldn’t go!!
We sat outside the gate and tried to drink as much water as possible before going through. Then, to add insult to injury I keep going off while going through the x-Ray machine which meant that I had to get patted down…
We landed to sunshine in London! We went through border control and for once had no issues with the border control agents. We did, however, have trouble with the Tube. When got about halfway to Central London before we had to get off of the train, and get on a bus which took a half an hour to go what would have been three stops. This was annoying, to say the least.
However, we got off the Tube in South Kensington and it was beautiful day in London! We went to the Victoria & Albert museum and walked around for a bit, and then took the bus to Earls Court to go to our favorite Chinese restaurant in the city. While waiting for the food I ran by the Post Office to get more stamps, and went to the Marks and Spencer one last time to grab more tea, biscuits, and delicious M&S mints.
I was so happy to see that airplane. My feet were seriously bothering me at this point, and I was just so tired. Adventuring is hard work!
I learned so much on this trip. I learned about letting go of my planes in schedules to allow for God’s plan. Multiple times on this trip my well-laid plans were completely destroyed and i just had to go with the flow, which is not natural for me. I had such a wonderful time!