Thursday, January 31, 2019

Greetings From London

Hola! Today is my 3rd day in London. We flew in by Singapore Airlines to London's Heathrow Airport and the whole plane was carrying 99% of English passengers!! 


The 13 hour flight at midnight from Changi airport was very pleasant as the English passengers were very quiet and polite. I used to experience noisy people on board from mainland China who would talk loudly all night besides packing and unpacking their cabin bags & shopping loots all night.



We have done a bit of sightseeing around the famous landmarks of London and ate their famous Fish & Chips at St. James Tavern at Soho. It was so good and delicious!


My London friend Michael who married my best friend who was our former beauty queen, so kindly took us sightseeing. We strolled across the Green Parks beside Buckingham Palace and headed to St. James posh area.



We posed outside the Buckingham Palace. It is Winter time so the tourists are much lesser while hotels are offering the lowest rates!


Here I boarded a train from Paddington to Oxford for a night before continuing our journey to Cardiff. We will cover England, Scotland and Wales over 2 weeks with a Chinese New Year reunion dinner with some good friends in London on Sunday.

I am writing this blog on my smartphone inside the train to Oxford. Stay tuned my friends.





37 comments:

  1. Wow. Enjoy your time with friends there and less tourist will let you experience more places i guess.

    Have fun

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  2. Wah...so nice lah! My favorite photo is the second one of your wifey sitting at a table filled with food! Have a great Chinese New Year in London! Wishing you and wifey a very happy Keong Hee Huat Chye in advance!

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind wishes! Huaaat Aarrrrrrr!
      We ate so much and walked too much, so I didn;t put on any weight but felt fitter now.

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  3. Wow, TM. Just by looking at your food photo, I knew you're in London. Fish & Chips! :)

    Enjoy!

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    1. You must try their Fish & chips here in England. It is different from what I ate in Pennsylvania and New York City. Mabuhay!

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  4. wah, shioknyer! Someone is celebrating CNY in London....I so jeles~~~The fish & chips portion is so huge!!! Anyway, enjoy ur holiday!

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    1. Thank you buddy. You have made me jeles so many times with your globe trotting countries visited. I am just breathing some fresh air after a year long of sufferings at work.

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  5. Enjoy oyur trip, Anay & Letchumi!

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  6. Jealous lah, celebrating CNY in London! I got flower eyes or what, I thought the fish and chips in the second photo look like they are shaped like piggy LOL!

    Wishing you and your wifey heng ah ong ah huat ah in the year 2019!

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    1. What flower eyes?? You are still so young!
      Hope you had a good Chinese New Year! Happy Chap Goh Meh!

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  7. How exciting to celebrate cny in uk! Enjoy yourselves, the both of you and eat all the fish and chips as you can because they are so delicious!

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    1. Yes I ate 3 times in different places but the one in Soho is the very best!

      I was thinking of you while I was there as I tried to recall how you lived in England.

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  8. Enjoy lots, Tan! Happy CNY to you & family!

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    1. Thank you very much Shirley.
      Happy Chap Goh Meh to you.

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  9. Looks like someone will be enjoying himself lots during this CNY! ;) Wishing you and your wifey a Happy Lunar New Year :)

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    1. I sure enjoyed and came home with a terrible jet lag that lasted for many days. Gosh! I must be getting old.
      Happy Chap Goh Meh to you.

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    1. Letchumy looked gorgeous there enjoying the meal. Big portion leh

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    2. Gong Xi fatt Chai and Xin Nian Kuai Ler, to Anay and Letchumy

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    3. Happy Chap Goh Meh to you and family. Hope Kaldip will bring you to holiday in England someday.

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  11. Wow...Awesome flight to London without any interference from Chinese Mainlanders. :p

    I am sure you will enjoy yourself in England. wish I could have such a CNY too. :D

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    1. We both enjoyed the flight both ways. Seems like better behaved people fly with Singapore Airlines on long haul flights.

      Happy Chap Goh Meh to you.

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  12. NJHL! CNY in Engrand woohoo!!! Gong Xi Fa Chai!!!

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    1. I am waiting for the day I could conquer all the exotic places you have visited. Your list was so long!

      Happy Chap Goh Meh to you.

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  13. Enjoy your holidays TM and Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes.
      Happy Chap Goh Meh to you and family.

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  14. I was in London 18 years ago. I should plan for my 2nd visit.

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    1. You have too much money and still feel so itchy all over your body. What's waiting for you to visit London again? It has not changed too much.

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  15. Hi! It's a nice trip for you. I envy your 2 week holidays in UK.

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  16. Thank you Saito-San. I should envy you as you have been visiting so many exotic countries and stayed at fabulous hotels. Where will you fly next after Sapporo? I am looking forward to hear your updates.

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  17. Fantastic tour plan! My eyes were glued to the Fish & Chips dinner.

    Yoko

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  18. Be able to travel and spend cny in another country, sounds good.

    Wonderful and relaxing holiday. I love the dome.

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  19. Their castles are really spectacular. Nice to be able to travel around. Look like you have a very busy year this year.

    Have fun in Korea. My hubby just back from Laos, a classmates reunion over there.

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