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All good things come to an end. And for me, that means my Big Blog Exchange adventure is finally over. INSERT BIGGEST SADFACE HERE. Ok, I’m not really sad. In fact, I’m happy and thankful for this once in a lifetime experience that has taught me a lot of things about myself and about the world. I believe that this is just the beginning of a new adventure; a new chapter in my life. But that’s not what I’m going to talk about, at least, not for now. I shall talk about how I spent the last two days of my BBE adventure in London.
On Sunday morning, I went back to London to enjoy the last few days of the Big Blog Exchange contest. I didn’t want to waste any time so right after dropping my bags at YHA Oxford Street, I explored London by foot and, later, by bus. What I love about London is that almost everything is reachable by foot. From Oxford Street, I was able to go to Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Convent Garden and Trafalgar Square. If I walked any further, I’ll be able to reach Westminster, Buckingham Palace… but LOL, my legs were starting to give up on me. So, I rode the Original London Sightseeing Tour Bus from Trafalgar Square and listened to the funny, quirky guide until we’ve reached Tower of London.
In a span of eight days, I visited the following: A place that celebrates a playwright that contributed to the English language and literature; I walked on the streets of a haunted but actually quite charming city; and I also visited a city that made a huge contribution to the Industrial Revolution. I saw valleys and mountains that made me feel like I’m in the world of Stardust or Lord of the Rings. Oh, and let’s not forget that I slept inside a really old manor!
And on the 8th day, I went to the beachside — at North Yorkshire!
Welcome to York, the most haunted city of all England!
Europe, in general, has a very bloody history of wars and plagues. Some people even got their heads decapitated for silly reasons! And while death was very common thing during the medieval times, a lot of them have unfinished business. According to the Ghost Research Foundation International (GRFI), York has the most number — 504, to be exact — recorded hauntings.
The Lake District is England’s largest national park, and the second largest in the UK. We have a lot of parks in Singapore but they’re not quite like the ones I’ve seen today. I feel like I was inside a medieval-themed movie like Stardust and Lord of the Rings, it was really a majestic view.