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Thursday, 29 December 2011

An English Arrival

The sun is just coming up over the mountains on a beautiful Cape TOwn morning. I am lying in my bed when i hear this dreadful noise. My alarm clock. I roll over and hit the snooze button hoping to fall back to sleep, after drifting off the alarm sparks back into life and i can't help but check the time. 5:12. Urrrghhh so early i thought, but today was the big day. THe day where i finally step out of the nest spread my wings and hopefully fly. Not like those unlucky birds who somehow manage to trip and fall. No i am not a sparrow i am a eagle, a bird of prey a bird out to hunt.
Being forced to wear long pants as apparently England is very cold i slip them on and get ready for the drive.
By the way - A true South African never ever gets cold, and i live up to that expectation. Us bokkies know how to live it up. SOmetimes i think that i am Bear Grylls from Man vs Wild. He does some crazy stuff and i have no idea how.. But people call me crazy when I wear shorts and it is pouring outside:)

Getting to the airport was alright thank goodness that it was early and that the taxi drivers were not awake yet. South AFrican taxi drivers are really a force to rekon with. A bit of advice if you are not from South Africa : Never get in their way , they are the kings of the road.
( Lunatics )

After sad good byes i managed to get through luggage check... And i am proud to say i lasted a whole 2 min before asking directions. Haha it was so bad...
After looking for gate A3 where i was to board i managed to make a friend:). Yup! already in the airport and making friends.
So this guy was called Ruan ( i think ) and he went on to tell me about how squash is terrible as no one sponsors them. He is ranked 4th in under 19 South Africa. So i am proud to say that i met someone soon to be famous.

I mentioned in my previous post that i hated flying, and i still stand by that but this flight was pleasantly suprising:)
to make a long 12 hour flight shorter i will break it down into what i did
Board - Sit down - Get served breakfast - Eat breakfast - Watch movies - Get drinks - Get lunch - Eat lunch - Watch movies - Land - Horrah!
it was incredibly boring and i hate sitting still for more that 1 hour time frames. But i braved it out and here i am:)

I want to apologize in advance for the lack of quality.

THe first photo was just waiting in line to board the plane

A view of the seats in front of me

YESSS!! arrival in LONDON! Now come the adventures

Driving down to where i am staying makes me think that i am living in an old school movie. The place is so nice and typically english:)

Thanks for reading this:)
be sure to catch me soon on :

My adventures around the UK!:D

Monday, 26 December 2011

Beginning of the Beginning

The time is slowly coming closer. I can feel it. My heart beats faster, my skin itches with anticipation and every few moments i have to stop myself from shaking. My mind is buzzing at all the new sights that i will encounter. The mission ahead : Gap trip to England.
First of all is the flight across to Heathrow Airport UK!. The flight, urgh where do i start.

I am not a big fan of flying, and have absolutely no idea where it started from. I guess its all the movies you watch where the planes crash into the sea and there is that one survivor who happens to find a plank of wood, and manages to find an island where he builds a house and meets native tribe members.
Ok actually i have no other complaints and i just think that it is a mind over matter problem.

When my plane touches down i am going to be picked up by my cousins who i have not seen in about 8 years. I often wonder if its going to be one of those moments when we run in slow motion. Muahaha sheez i have watched way to many movies indeed : MOving on!.

After the 10 days i am off to the lovely town of Stamford where i still have absolutly no idea where it is.
People ask me Warren where about are you going?

And all i can say is Stamford. Judging my the look on peoples faces they have not the foggiest idea as the where Stamford is.

Doing some research i have found that the town of Stamford is extremely small.. And when i mean small i mean pea size on a football field small.
To give you an idea as to what i am talking about.
I live in Cape Town with a population of over 3.5million (Estimated)
Stamford where i will be heading just falls under the 20 thousand mark. 19,525 to be exact.

So to keep you up on my journey i will be hoping to blog at least once a week.
Actually lets make it more.

Please give me your feedback:)

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Trip To England

Hello world.
first of all I would like to apologize for the lack of posts, I have been very busy with my school's final exams. I am pleased to say that i am finally finished!
After 12 years of work and waking up early it feels very good to kick back and just relax.

So to fill you in on what is going to be going down over the next year: I am off to England on the 28th December which is 3 days away. Pretty scary and daunting, and the fact that im going all on my own makes it more scary:).
But I am up for a challenge. I will be going to a school and working as a gap student. Then in the holidays i will be touring the rest of the continent. I will be going to many countries.

I have decided to make this blog about my travels and where i go etc. I will be uploading pictures, and just giving you information as to what i did:).
Sort of like an on line diary, then you can enjoy the pictures.