The first time I visited England was over a year ago but it was one of the most memorable trips ever. It was a really spontaneous trip after graduating school. Back then I didn’t know I was visiting my new home and I fell in love with this amazing country. Some of you might or might not know that I moved to England a few months later. I have been living there for almost a year now and moving there was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I will probably write a blog post about my life in England a little bit later.
So, I was a senior in high school more than a year ago and I had my final exams in June. These exams are usually really stressful for most of us because we want to graduate and continue our studies in universities or colleges. Because of it me and my cousin decided to go on holiday right after our exams. Since we were students and didn’t have much money, we had to find a pretty cheap destination. Then we saw some really cheap flights from Lithuania to England and we both have never been there, so we booked our holiday right away. Since I really like travelling, I didn’t want to spend all of that time in London. I booked some train tickets to Manchester and Leeds.
Our journey started in London. We were so lucky that the weather was pretty good all the time. It would rain for like 2 hours a day which is not that bad in London. The only thing I regret before going to London is booking the hotel so far from the city centre. We would have to walk about an hour every day just to get to the city centre every day and do the same every evening when we go back. After that trip I always try to find a hotel/apartment which is not so far from the city centre.
We decided to go on bus tour and I think it is the best way to see everything in London. It would take so much time and energy to see everything just by walking since London is a really big city. I love bus tours because you can hop off and on whenever you want, they come every 15 minutes and they have a tour guide. We only paid 20 pounds for 2 days bus tour which also included a boat trip in River Thames. Both these tours were enjoyable and 2 days were enough to see everything in London. Like Big Ben, London Eye, Tower of London, Trafalgar square, Oxford street Buckingham palace etc. (You can see all the places I visited from my pictures). I also really enjoyed China Town since I am a big fan of Asian culture. Bought so many Chinese and Japanese snacks and makeup. Of course, I had to get some bubble tea from there.
Our next stop was Manchester. We only had one day there but we tried to see as much as possible. The first places we went to were Manchester Town hall and Manchester cathedral because I guess these are the most popular landmarks in Manchester. I really loved the architecture there. After that me and my cousin got some coffee at Albert square. We couldn’t walk too much because it was raining all day so were constantly looking for places where we could hide from the rain. At the end of the day we traveled to Leeds.
We spent about 3 days in Leeds and it only took us 1 day to see everything there so we were just relaxing for the rest of those days. We went to places like Civic Quarter, Headrow and Brigitte, Leeds university, Leeds-Liverpool Canal etc. After seeing all those landmarks, we went to the cinema and shopping. After those 3 days we got a train from Leeds to London. We had a flight to Germany where we continued our trip. I am going to write another post about my holiday in Germany.
Thank you for reading! I forgot to take my camera on this trip, so all pictures are taken with my phone. Sorry for bad quality. I hope you will enjoy .