I can still recall the journey from KLIA to London. It was my first trip to Europe and I was filled with so much excitement!
50 days ago, my flight touched down in Heathrow Airport. At that time, I felt that it’s a still loooonnng way to go till the day I’m flying back. But hey, 50 days have passed and it’s time to get my ass back to Malaysia.
While reading through the comments – some thought I’m here to study. Some even thought I found a job here! How I wish! But the fact it, I’m just traveling. I gotta thank my parents for giving me this chance to come to Europe.
I couldn’t have asked for more.
I can still vividly remember the days I’m here. Things went quite slow in the beginning but in glimpse, time is up.
Anyway, I would like to recap the places I’ve been to during this trip. First of all, Leeds.
I stayed in Leeds for most of the time. It’s the place where my friends are staying. If I were to stay in a hotel throughout this trip, I wouldn’t have stayed so long. Expensive leh!
The only place around Leeds that attracted me was the Harewood House.
I find the place very beautiful and amazing.
Then, it was Paris and its magnificent Eiffel Tower! Bonjour!
It was fun to be there, but definitely not romantic at all. Probably due to the lack of friendliness of some French people I’ve encountered.
But if you’re a pervert arts lover, there are lots of nudity when you visit the museums over there. ;)
Then I managed to visit Disneyland for the very first time. The Paris one to be exact.
Kids are surely to love this place but I think I’m already too old for such excitement.
After Paris, I stayed in London for a while.
London is an interesting city. If I have the chance, I’ll bring my parents here in the future!
Besides the famous attractions I’ve mentioned in my London entry, I also visited 2 well-known stadiums. Firstly, Stamford Bridge.
And I became a Chelsea player. Carlo Ancelotti thinks I’m talented and signed me up as a professional footballer.
Emirates Stadium was on the visit list as well.
It was already closed when I got there. Never mind actually.
Then I flew over to Dublin, Ireland.
The city is not as magnificent as London and Paris, but it’s always interesting to explore a whole new city!
If you love Guinness, Dublin is the place you should be.
Next on the list was Liverpool.
Visited Anfield Stadium.
And became the new manager of Liverpool. Didn’t you know Rafa Benitez was sacked to make way for Ken Wooi? The team is currently happy with the change. Just look at the smiles on Gerrard, Torres and Carragher.
Then I went to Manchester as well.
Visited Old Trafford.
And became the new boss of Manchester United. For your information, Alex Ferguson used to sit at that particular seat during home matches.
My last destination, sadly, was York. It’s a small town about 30 minutes from Leeds by train.
I haven’t had the time to blog about York yet. (Updated 18/2/2010: York entry published) But this is the York City Walls – it was built around the town centuries ago.
Anyway, being here got me exposed to different lifestyles and cultures. I’m starting to love this place and sometimes dream of living here for the rest of my life. It’s the first time I experienced snow as well!
The weather is so cool and I rarely find myself sweating. Now I’m looking forward to the temperature-shock when I get back to Malaysia. It has always been less than 5° Celsius everyday here in UK whereas Malaysia is like 30° Celsius. Huge difference!
You know what – I’m so used to the cold weather, I think I can stay in the fridge when I’m back.
To be honest, it’s quite saddening to go back.
If you’re reading this entry moments after it’s published, I’m already on my way to London. Will be catching a flight soon to Dubai, and then to Malaysia. Sighs, I just wish that this day will never come.
Nevertheless, it was certainly a great experience. I’m really glad I had this opportunity. Goodbye Europe! Malaysia, I’m coming home! =)