31.07.2010 21 °C
I'm here now, managed to make it in one piece. I cannot believe how stupid I can be sometimes, I ended up leaving all my money behind (USD and the money I converted to GBP) and I showed up to the UK with nothing at hand! Talk about a good memory. Luckily I didn't clean out my wallet before I left like I normally do before long trips - I tend to take out credit cards and things that I believe I won't be using when I get to my destination out of fear of losing things. I didn't really think to do this and hence had my ATM card with me. I used that to get some money out and I'm hoping that's enough to tide me through the next couple of days/weeks!
Other than that, the journey was pretty uneventful. I sat in the middle seat on the way here - British Airways has gone down the drain when it comes to service. I don't mean to be thankless, I am quite thankful to be able to get here but it was a nightmare trying to spend 8 hrs on the plane, things were rather sticky in my seat and nothing seemed to work. I stayed awake and had a chat with the Welsh gentleman sitting next to me for a long time. After landing at Heathrow and reaching Abindgon, I had to go to the local Tesco's (Supermarket) to get a SIM card so I could have a phone number. Having done all that I then took the local bus to Oxford to meet Iria - a good friend from Spain who happened to be there for work. It was great meeting her after so long!
It was a fun night in Oxford, right from trying to figure out the buses and grabbing a few drinks. I must also mention that Oxford is quite a beautiful little place...it has nice architecture and an interesting mix of people from different parts of Europe. Anyways, I'm a bit tired now and should really be sleeping since I didn't get any sleep whatsoever on the way here. I think I'll stop now write back again soon with more updates. Until then, thanks for reading...
This is Sandeep, signing out!