Tuesday, December 7, 2010

London- Day 1

On the 16th of Nov, we flew to London via Doha and even the flight took us almost 24 hours plus the transit & we missed AidilAdha due to the exchange of time zone, we neglected all of that because we are too excited.
As soon as we reached London Heathrow Airport around 10.30pm local time, my cousin uncle fetched us at the airport to his mum's residence (my mum's aunty) at Isleworth, Hounslow, London. We stayed there throughout our stay in UK. My tok aunty has been the residence of United Kingdom for the past 38 years.

My cousin Yasmin, who's studied in Sunderland for a year, went back to our tok's house for holiday, very well versed in London show us around on the first day. The London Metro & buses are very 'friendly' I can say whereby we can understand the route & lines in a snap.

Waiting the bus near my tok's house

The travel card is quite expensive, which is 6.80 pounds (RM35) for a day card for a person, but the good thing is u don't have to buy any ticket anymore for a day and u can hop on to any public transport in London. Anyway, u can't translate every single thing in Ringgit as u will go crazy! U translate bila nak shopping je, but not makan & travelling cost. Anggap macam RM6.80..

Its my first time in London, so, tempat2 wajib kene pegi such as Oxford Street, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Westminster.

London Eye

Big Ben

 Petticoat Lane Market

We went to this market with the perception (from Internet) that we can get the cheap deal here. When we reached there, unfortunately a lot of the shops were closed and the things sold are not to my expectation, macam pasar malam. Of course, I didnt buy anything. Maybe because it's not Sunday.

Oxford Street

Personally I really like Oxford Street. The only thing that I don't like is because the number of people there. Its too many! You can see a different types of faces around here, as I guess London is among the highest city that received visitors every day.

Oxford Street, Look at the people!

Masa kat sini I called my buddy Aida, who's staying at London for the past 2 years (aida, kat sini la aku call ko) , didnt realize that your house was so near to Oxford Street! Tapi sorry aku tak sempat pun nak jumpa ko as my time is very limited (daytime ends at 4pm!) and I also bring a 'batalion', susahkan ko je nanti :) Anyway I guess u r busy too entertaining your lil sis kan..

In front of H&M wit cousin &sis

To be continued...


AyuKirana said...

fizah, ayie xikut ke?

Nurhafizah Fauzi said...

tak, aku gi for holiday ikut family, and dia kene jaga ofis, kitorg takde staff lagi...sian dia, nanti lain kali ada rezeki pegi lagi :)

Ernie Khairina said...

london day 2..

Nurhafizah Fauzi said...

kejap ernie, tak sempat lagi nihhh

Mommy AdaMia said...

fizah, nape tak pakai oyster card? (for travelling)it's the cheapest way around london..sorry fizah tak sempat nak jumpa...

Nurhafizah Fauzi said...

aku tak pakai oyster card sbb tak dpt nak predict esok tu nak buat ape. Kalau tiba2 ade org amek / hantar by car (coz my mum's cousins kat sana, so tak beli la oyster. Plus, from what I understand sama je kan still maximum is 6.8 pounds per day if we take tube & bus :) Since we are using tube most of the time sebab nak save time, so max will be 6.80pounds.

Anyway, nanti aku nak stay lama sikit boleh beli Oyster Card :)