It’s been a little over 3 weeks now since I got back from London and I’ll be honest I’ve been avoiding writing this post. See the problem with this post is not that I don’t want to write about London, is just that I don’t want to write about London as if I’m no longer there.
But alas, I am not. I’m currently writing this from my bedroom in New York City…yeah yeah yeahh the city that never sleeps. NYC is supposed to be one of the greatest cities in the world right? Yeah well I went to London for 5 days and I couldn’t help thinking how much of a dump NYC actually is. I can sit here and say things like “it was magical and I didn’t want to leave” which in it’s own right is true but that wouldn’t be the point in the end. New York City is the equivalent of a slow killing poison, actually I should say America is, but NYC isn’t exactly any better. It’s better than most places but its also more expensive than most places too. NYC a mixture of so many different cultures hanging on by a thread to just make it here. It gets to the point where it’s just depressing, stressful and meaningless.
I’ve been wanting to visit London since I was a little girl. It all started, I think, from books. All these stories and mysteries that that I grew up reading. In school all the history I mainly learned about was world history. In many ways, historically speaking, you cant learn about world history without learning about the England. Compared to England the United States is still just a toddler. Every bit of London seemed to have so much history. All I wanted to do was explore.
I knew I didn’t have a lot of time so knew I had to get all the nerdy things out of the way. I didn’t get to go to Cardiff to the Doctor Who Experience but I did get to go to 221 B Baker St.
I was generally geeking out obviously and I bought my own deerstalker hat at the Sherlock Holmes museum. I was surprised I found a size that fit my curly hair/fro. But I was SO happy because I’ve wanted this hat since forever I think. I also bought a magnifying glass so when I decide to be Sherlock for Halloween I just need to buy a long coat. It was magic really. I always feel like I was born in the wrong era so I just felt like in every room of 221 B Baker st I was back in time.
Next was Harry Potter studios!
Walking through the studio was surreal and so much fun. There was so much to do. They had some really fun activities too but I wont spoil it! I also went to King Cross Station to visit platform 9 3/4.
Everything was magic really.
So I did a lot of the tourist stops and they were interesting and beautiful. The stories were amazing as well. I’m planning on going back, maybe for the summer. There’s still so many adventures to be had.
While I was on the plane on my way back to NYC I realized that I don’t belong in the United States anymore, I want to enjoy the planet as much as I can but I can’t do that here.
Not when there’s so much to explore.