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London Trip

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Just got back home in Malaysia after spending more than a week in London.

It was a very exciting trip for me as it was my first time in London and I really needed to take a few days off my work – by the time I came back from the trip my work ended up piling up high again…^^;

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First up is Oxford Circus- one of London’s most popular shopping destinations, though I did not buy anything when I was here ^^;

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It was the New Year when I arrived in London so the streets were still beautifully decorated with Christmas stuffs.

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Picture taken at Oxford street, it was cold and raining so there wasn’t many people when I was there.

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The good ol’ red telephone box found at the streets of London.

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My breakfast at the Holiday Inn, English breakfast tastes good ^^

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Taking the underground trains to travel around in London.

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One has to use these Oyster card which you can top-up with money that enables you to use the transportation system. I wonder why they are naming it as oyster as the word oyster can be used to describe other things…^^;

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A random wall advertisement in underground train station. How many of you have got a PS4?

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At the Buckingham Palace – with tons of people there to see the changing of guards. I had lots of fun being squashed like sardines ><

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Just barely managed to take these photos – had to hold up my camera really high as there were layers of crowds in front of me ^^;

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Walking towards St.Jame’s park after seeing the changing of guards.

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Had a delicious traditional Fish and Chips meal. It tastes good – have no idea of why people dislike Britain food.

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St.Paul’s Cathedral in London.

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Had a stroll at River Thames with the Tower Bridge. When I was young I always thought this was called the London Bridge ><

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Buildings along the River Thames. Picture taken on the Tower Bridge.

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During my visit to London I also visited Bicester Village, it’s about one hour of bus ride from central London. This is the place if you’re on a hunt for branded goods – the price here is so much cheaper than the stores in everywhere else.

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A simple sandwich meal at Pret A Manger.

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This crepes filled with Nutella Chocolate cost me about 4 pounds – expensive but it was so good!

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The Hard Rock Cafe in London.

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On the streets of London – forgot the name of the place ^^;

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Photo taken at a Souvenir shop in London, I love that mini ^^

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Some Gunpla found at a Anime Toy Store at around Leicester Square.

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Walking towards the M&M’s World shop in Leicester Square.

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In the M&M World store and here is a painting of England Flags which are made of…

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You guessed it – all made of M&Ms ^^

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A wall of M&M of different colors.

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Tried the cheeseburgers of Five Guys – the beef patties were so juicy & delicious. Also like the fact that you can refill the drinks as much as you want to.

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At the train station in King’s Cross. Seeing this place reminds me of the scenes from Harry Potter movies.

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Me boarding a train to Cambridge as I have a younger brother studying in a college there. Now that I think of it, I have not taken any photos during my stay at Cambridge ^^;

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Had  a quick visit to the Big Ben/Elizabeth Tower.

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Had a Thai-style Fried Rice for lunch. Nom Nom Nom.

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Shopping at a local grocery store in London.

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Found some cookies and foods that I have never seen before in Malaysia or Singapore.

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At the huge Westfield Shopping mall – for some reason it was voted as one of the ugliest building in 2009.

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Tesla’s Electric Car on display in Westfield, looks awesome and I wish I can afford one ^^;

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Me at London Chinatown – located at Gerrard street. You can reach there from are Tottenham Court Road and Piccadilly Circus station. The Chinatown here is packed with a load of shops and Chinese restaurants.

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Also found Chatime in London Chinatown – a beverage company from Malaysia that served great bubble milk tea. For some reason I think that their bubble milk tea tastes better than the ones from Taiwan ^^

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Encountered some TV crews (probably from China) filming at Chinatown.

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Ate some delicious pizzas at Pizza Express. The left one is a bit too spicy for me ><

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Taking Malaysia Airline’s Airbus A380 back to home base. Had a few babies sitting right next to me and that 12-hour flight is a nightmare as I couldn’t sleep due to them crying all the time ^^;

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