Adventures of London
As I got on the plane, the feeling of going overseas blew me away. On the plane all I could think about was the atmosphere and the different kinds of people I would meet. When I was sitting in first class with all the rich people, I dreamed of a place with amazing food and scenery but with a twist. But when the plane landed I felt this place was well suited for me because of all the young people in the city around me.
I entered the taxi and headed toward the North side of London. My taxi driver’s accent took a little time to get used to because of his different English accent but I could understand him perfectly through the whole trip. He and I would converse about Arsenal, the football club and different areas to visit around London. When I told him I was going to see an Arsenal game he was surprised because I was American and he didn’t think Americans really liked international football. He would then tell me about how his sons and he would go to the old Highbury Stadium where Arsenal used to play, but now that they moved to the Emirates its way too expensive to go. While driving through Western London, the traffic became insane. Most of the cars I saw were either Mercedes or Audi’s. Motorcyclists started swerving in and out of traffic almost hitting the cars mirrors and pissing off the British drivers. As I arrived at the Best Western in Highbury, I gave the guy a firm handshake and told him I was thankful for the safe ride.
At the hotel, the rooms were small and very petite with no room to move but just to sleep. When I put my luggage down I headed toward the train station. The train station was actually called the tube, and the tickets were bought by zones. So at the counter the lady gave me a weekly pass, which was the best idea because I was there for a week and the taxis cost an extreme amount of money. The tube had many different lines but I mostly stayed on the Victoria Line because it had mostly everything I...