However, being a travel writer, I can’t just mark off one of the most iconic and largest multi-cultural cities in the world. So in 2013, as I was finishing up my nearly eight month trek around Europe and northern Africa, I knew I would have to pass through London on my way out to Reykjavík, Iceland, and I decided to do everything I could to make it the best possible experience for me – I even wrote an article on the subject ahead of time.
For this time around, I wanted to make no mistakes, and I absolutely didn’t want to repeat any of my previous silly blunders. I researched, and I researched, and I asked around for the all of the advise I could get my hands on, and with some help from some industry friends, I made it the best time that I could. I researched accommodations and ended up finding a wicked great short-term apartment in Victoria. I researched transportation, considering Mint Coaches, among other options, and I was able to arrange everything accordingly. I made reservations and planned fun mini trips with friends that I met during my travels, who were all based in the area. I even winged a couple of random and interesting experiences, like a helicopter flight over the city – now, THAT was cool!
All in all, now that I’m writing about this in hindsight, I can say that London is a complex place, offering SO MUCH for every kind of person, so while I admit that I had a much more lovely time the second time around, I still have a lot to see and to experience. What was your favorite experience in London? Did you also have a difficult time when you first visited the city?