22 March 2015
Not as many photos for this day because half the day was spent shopping! Thapa had to help his sister for her house-moving so we decided to check out Tottenham and Oxford area where all the shoppings are! 😀
Wanted to try to The Breakfast Club that Nad recommended but the queue was damn long! 😦 Bro figured that the queue might take us 1 hour and he wasn’t very keen to queue. Furthermore we might have very limited time to shop before meeting Thapa in the late afternoon~
A pity the shops there only open around 12pm on weekends, so we also wasted some time roaming around waiting for them to open. I wasn’t expecting this would be much of a shopping trip because everything there is pretty pricey, but I figured that I have to get something to keep myself warmer for the remaining 11 days x.x
Got another thicker pair of tights and a heat-tech from Uniqlo to wear inside. Not that they helped a lot but because everything else is too expensive 😦 The only, only cheap shopping place we could find is Primark, as recommended by Nadine too!
Totally loveeeeeee that place and it’s basically a 4-5 storey store selling all affordable clothes, shoes, bags and accessories!!! And by affordable I mean like tank tops @ S$3, shorts @ probably S$5, shoes @ less than 8 bucks too! It’s a complete heaven for every girl and I could totally spend the whole day there!!! Hahaha!
So while I was shopping for my stuff, my caveman brother was shopping for our dearest nephew~ The only thing I remember him buying for himself was socks. SOCKS, seriously? -_- Or maybe Primark is more of a female paradise, since most of the levels are ladies’ stuff…hehe!
Did not manage to cover the whole store because it’s just too big! Only hastily finished like 2 levels and Bro was done~ Went back to the hostel to put our loots first and had our microwavable lunch again! This is why I got fatter during this trip, it’s always pasta (or later on, pizza) there T.T
Set off to Bro’s long-awaited Abbey Road, which was apparently The Beatles’ recording studio. But he wasn’t there to see the studio (it’s not open to public), he was there to see this zebra crossing!!!
I was kinda shocked to see so many people trying to take a picture with the zebra crossing, but apparently it’s a really famous one because Beatles used to cross them! FAINT~ Left to meet Thapa after le pig brother snapped enough pictures of the zebra crossing -_-|||
There wasn’t much plan for the day either except for visiting Hyde Park and checking out a museum at night. Walked aimlessly around the park because it’s so damn big that we couldn’t quite figure out which way to go, so we just walked randomly in the cold…haha!
Sunset by the lake! It was so, so, so beautiful! Totally worth the cold and I think Hyde Park is one place that I would wanna come back again! Could have spent the whole day there and it would be even better with a book!
Thapa was famished and he wanted to bring us to their “Orchard Road” area to find food~ Supposedly the bus goes straight there but somehow he decided to hop off one train station earlier, so we got off with him hurriedly and I left my gloves on the bus! –CRYYY!!!– Ended up walking in the cold and had to endure the night with numb hands T.T
We walked a long way before we finally reached where he wanted to go~ Wanted to buy gloves because I definitely need them, but it turned out that Bro already bought a pair for me prior the trip but he didn’t give me because I already had mine! Awwwww~ Unfortunately, they were in the hostel so I still wasn’t spared from the cold x.x
Many shops were closed by the time we reached because I think the shops in London all close pretty early? Thapa didn’t wanna eat at the remaining restaurants because they were too expensive, so he decided to bring us to their Chinatown instead, which is another long walk away!
Bro and I were not hungry yet but we just wanna accompany Thapa for his meal, since he had not eaten since noon~ So when we finally arrived at Chinatown and Thapa still couldn’t decide on what he wanna eat, Bro randomly picked a Japanese place and we were finally saved from the cold! My hands were so numb and painful by then; did not even wanna take anymore photos D:
Finally back to the hostel and ended the short 1.5 days with Thapa~ I think I was more “annoyed” by the cold than to really enjoy and cherish our time together… But still glad to see him after so many years! If not for this trip, it may be many more years till I will fly to Nepal to visit him. So still happy to reunite with him and catch up with him! ❤