August 15, 2022

Exploring England: That One Tour Life

When last did you go on tour? Now I haven’t travelled in a while but let me tell you about the last time I travelled. So I had just graduated, right? My dad thought “Oh you’ve done great, baby girl. You deserve your accolades and a treat”. How could I say no to that? Who would say no anyway?

I remember perfectly, it was a late Friday in July. I had gone shopping the previous days so I was well equipped with clothes and accessories. Oh! I was ready to shine, I was ready for everyone to know my “Ideniny”. First of all, I was so happy that I could not sleep for days. Friday came and I was so sleepy, I slept through much of the day and I almost missed my flight.

That would have been tragic!

Fast forward to actually coming to England. So we decided to tour England a bit. We went from Liverpool to London to Manchester to Brighton to Leicester and so many more cities. I was on a roll people. Dining out, going on bus tours, visiting Madame Tussauds, the London eye and a number other tourist sights.

We went from hotel to hotel; ultimately we were travel nomads at that point in mind. Can’t say I wasn’t sad when I had to leave and return back home. Of course, I knew there would be other chances to travel again but I’ll be honest, I did not want to return back home. I wanted to stay there forever. I honestly begged my parents to let me stay back but they answered “NO” and that was it.

You do not want to dispute with your parents, especially if they are Yoruba. Look, my mom is a no-nonsense woman. Yes indicates Yes and No means No. You get out of line, you are checked straight up.

You’re probably wondering “Isn’t she going to tell us about all the sites she went to”. Well, I could talk about visiting Madame Tussauds and seeing all those life-size wax statues. I was utterly intrigued. They looked very realistic. It was eerie; almost disturbing if I’m being absolutely honest.

I could also discuss about visiting Warner Bros. Studio. Look let me tell you, this specific excursion really was an adventure I’d love to repeat anytime. All day, every day. Call me a kid, but witnessing the studio where some of my favourite movies came to life, I was ecstatic. Lightheaded even. Guys!!!! Harry Potter was born in the studio. All 8 movies. How could I not be excited? *laughs in childish*

Now, if you want the best tour of London, get on the Big Bus Hop on Hop off tour. Best believe you’ll see practically everything you need to see. You’d be in a double-decker bus so you can seat in the lower deck or the open deck, depends on the weather actually. The weather in London can be very “bipolar” if I do say so myself. But whichever tickles your fancy. Popular destinations on this tour include the London Eye, Kensington Gardens, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London.

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