Well, our two days in London are almost over, and tonight we “sit back, relax and enjoy the flight” for 11 hours to Johannesburg. I would have enjoyed the night flight from Miami to Heathrow much more, if the temperature on the plane hadn’t been so freezing cold, and also if the guy in front of me hadn’t had his seat fully reclined for the whole of the trip. The extra space one pays for in Premium Economy is somewhat negated when the seat in front is right in one’s face. I’m sure Virgin must have added an extra row of seats and squeezed everyone up.
We had fabulous sunny and warm weather for both days we were here, and took the train up to London to just wander around and do a little shopping. Eros seemed to be doing a happy dance under the beautiful blue sky.
I had to take a pic of the beautiful architecture in the Old Brompton Road.
Of course, no trip to London would be complete without a visit to Harrods., so we took the tube to Knightsbridge, and had a good browse around the amazing and pricey merchandise on all seven floors. A million square feet of luxury and everyday items, and all I bought was a box of crystallised ginger for my mom. I couldn’t resist having my photo taken with this giant Harrods teddy bear.
We walked our legs off around London’s streets, looking at nothing in particular and everything in general. There’s just something so unique about this city, and although it’s terribly crowded and noisy, there’s always something to admire. Here’s the historic London Pavilion, and the inevitable London red bus. Do any of you know what the statue is on the top?
One thing I didn’t get a photo of, was the metallic gold Ferrari convertible which roared away from the traffic lights like a bat out of hell with attitude. The last time we were in Knightsbridge, I saw this Gold Spider 458, so maybe the owner had swapped it for the latest model. Too much money, so little taste.
In a few minutes we’ll be on our way to Heathrow to await our eleven hour overnight flight to South Africa, and tomorrow we’ll be driving down to the coast, where we’ll meet up with our daughter who is flying down from Johannesburg. I’m so looking forward to seeing her, as well as my sister and my mom. See you on the other side of the ocean.
Have a great weekend.