26.06.2005 19 °C
Well, yesterday we arrived in London safe and sound, but extremely jetlagged! We left Vancouver at 7 am on Friday the 24th headed for London via Toronto. After the 4 and a half hour flight to Toronto, we had a 3 hour lay over in the airport which we spent playing poker...thank goodness we bought a deck of cards while in Vancouver. We boarded our plane set for London at 5pm and settled in. The flight was so empty that Brett and I were able to sit in our own aisles
Although we had a few seats for ourselves, it didnt help us sleep at all, but finally we actually had some decent airplane meals! We were served chicken and rice for dinner with icecream for dessert and for breakfast were given a muffin, fruit, yoghurt and a muesli bar. Not bad if you ask me. Anyway we arrived in London 8 hours later at an early 6am on Saturday morning.
Because of the fact that I have a British Passport I made it through immigration in about 5 minutes, but had still had to wait for Brett who took about 20 to 30 minutes. Not too bad considering that Heathrow airport is one of the busiest airports in the world! We found our bags and headed for the underground tube. We hopped on the Piccadilly line and jumped off at Earl's Court.
At the moment we are staying with Dirk and Michelle. Michelle is the daughter of one of mum's friends, so it is great that we can stay here for our first two nights while we adjust to the time change. Since we arrived we have pretty much just been watching cable, eating and sleeping.
Tomorrow we are heading for Paddington where we will be staying in the Wake-Up London hostel for 4 nights...hopefully enough time to organise a more permanent residence!
Time to go,