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High Street Kensignton Hostel

Springs in the back, Showers with no Pressure and Still no Job..But we are still Alive!

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Gday Guys and Girls,

Well today is Monday and still no luck with jobs...at this stage we are going to settle for anything!!

Well we managed to find a place to stay on Saturday night. It is the High Street Kensignton Hostel in Kensignton, just around the corner from Earl's Court. The place is pretty dodgy but it has what we need - a roof, a bed, a shower and somewhere to make food! However, having said that, the beds are just like sleeping on a bed of nails with springs poking you everytime you move, the showers have little pressure and the kitchen has no plates or cutlery so we have had to buy plastic ones!

After checking in at about 11 on Saturday, Brett and I decided to do some sightseeing. We jumped on the tube and head for Westminster. As we walked out of the Tube station we found ourselves in the middle of Gay Pride Festival!!!! The place was full of half naked men dancing onto of buses, with men and women running around blowing wistles and throwing streamers etc. Anyway, we set about doing what we wanted and took in the sights.

First we checked out Big Ben...it lives up to its name...man its tall! From here we could see the London Eye, but decided not to ride due the cost and waiting time. We then decided to look at 10 Downing Street, but had to walk straight through the middle of the gay festival to get there! Once there we couldnt see much and moved onto the Horse Guards. They were surprising unorganised I recon and were not as strick in their movement as I thought they would have been. Anyhow, it was worth seeing.

Next we went to Trafalgar Square, but like the rest of the area, was littered with gays enjoying themselves...not sure how being in the arms of another man is enjoyable but meehhh!!

We continued walking around began taking photos of the Monopoly Streets...Regent St, Pall Mall, Piccadilly and a few others...we still have lots to get!

Somehow we ended up The Mall...this is that famous road that you see on TV when the Queen makes a trip out...or the one that Princess Diana's funeral procession went down. It leads up to Buckingham Palace and is quite a sight. Here, we saw the famous guards with the tall, fluffy hats (I dont know how else to describe them!)

By this stage we were stuffed (5 hours of walking often does that) and went back to the hostel. We are sharing a room with three other Aussie Blokes who are cool..there names are Liam, Chris and Andrew. We just sat around talking to them which was interesting enough.

The next morning, Sunday the 3rd, a whole group of the people from the hostel were heading out for the Camden Town markets and they asked us to come along, so we did. We caught the bus there and after 1 hr on a bus (bloody London Traffic) arrived amongst so many people ranging from people like us, toursits, gothics, drug users and dealers and a hell of a lot of police. Here it is legal for people to sell drugs such as Magic Mushrooms and almost every 2nd shop/stall has some for sale. We made our way down to the main market area and manged to pick oursleves up a good Chinese Meal and drink for £3...bloody good for London! There are so many shops and stalls you dont know where to look but Brett managed to find himself a ring. We spent about 4hrs in the area and eventually the group decided to head home. We jumped back on the bus and got back to the hostel at about 6. It was a good day out.

Last night we didnt do anthing...I went to bed at 10 but only got to sleep about an hour later because of the springs!!

At the moment Brett and I are sitting in an internet cafe in Earls Court. This morning Brett and I looked for jobs again but still no luck so this arvo we are just goona walk into places and hand them our CV's.

Anyway, better go.


Posted by chalkers 14:20 Archived in England

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