In January of 2015 I decided to take a trip to Europe all by myself. My first stop was in London, England. It was definitely me stepping out of my comfort zone! I had been out of the country before, but never alone! London was a great place; The city was very clean, very easy to travel around, and people were willing to help almost at every turn.
While I was there I stayed at a hostel. For those of you who don’t know what a hostel is, it is like a hotel but you share the room with other people. You can choose to have a private room but it cost more a night. My room had 4 people in it, including myself. It costed about 25 euro ($28) a night, including breakfast. I stayed at the Safestay (Elephant and Castle).
The staff and people I met there were very friendly. While I was there I took the Underground (subway) pretty much everywhere. It was about a 5min walk from my hostel. On the first day there I arrived very early, so once I checked into the hostel and dropped off all my stuff I went on an adventure to find some breakfast!
While I was wondering the streets near the hostel, I stumbled upon The Electric Elephant Cafe. They were very nice, and I enjoyed an amazing egg and ham sandwich on an English muffin! After my wonderful meal, I hustled back to the hostel to get some wifi so I can see what other kinds of adventures I could find since I was only going to be there for 2 days before I left for Paris. My first sightseeing spot was the Natural History Museum!
On the second day I was there I hit all the big stops! I started my morning at Buckingham Palace! And No, unfortunately I didn’t see any of the guards 😦
After I finished at Buckingham Palace and looking at the shops I decided to try and find the nearest underground and that’s where I kinda got lost. As I left Buckingham Palace I went the wrong way and got lost trying to find the Victoria stop for the underground. Then low and behold I stumbled upon the super fancy part of London!
Once I figured out where I was, I was able to just walk down the street and eventually see Big Ben and the London Eye in the distance. I was quite a nice walk, but it was windy as hell, and this was the one day I decided to look cute and wear a skirt!
After I finally got to that destination, I hoped on the underground right by the bridge and went to Trafalgar Square.
London is an amazing place and I can’t wait till one day I get to go back!