Thursday, July 15, 2010


So, if you read my last post, you'll know that in April, my family took a vacation, we went to London for 4 days, then Malaga for 5 days, and back to London for 5 more days, or so we thought, about 2 days before we were supposed to leave, a volcano errupted in Iceland, and the ash cloud travelled down and covered most of the UK and other parts of Europe, apparently volcanic ash is bad news for planes. I thought we would be fine because our flight wasn't for 2 days, but every day on the news, they would announce that all flights to and from the UK are cancelled until the next day, so 2 days came and went, and we had no way to get home. After our first flight got cancelled, they rescheduled us for the next day, but that day came and went, still no flights, so they put us on a flight for a week later. I know being stuck in London doesn't sound like the worst thing, but it got a little scary not knowing when we would be able to go home, if it would be a week, a few weeks, maybe more. People were sleeping in the airport because they had no place to go. It was really strange.
So about 4 days before our next scheduled flight, airlines started doing test flights, because they were losing hundreds of millions of dollars, and they were getting tired of it, and stranded passengers weren't so happy either, so the test flights happened, and the planes were fine, but they still had to wait for approval to be able to begin flights again. The next day, still no flights, but the day after that, they started letting a few planes go, so we took that opportunity to call our airline and get the first available flight, which turned out to be in a few hours, so we gathered our luggage as quickly as possible and finally got flighy home, a week after we planned on coming home, it was certainly an adventure, but I still had a great time :]

The siblings at Broad Street mall in Reading

Cute pictures of the family on the tube

Me in Hyde Park

Me and sister in phone booths near Carnaby Street, touristy picture :]

the siblings in front of the Victoria monument outside Buckingham Palace

The girls in front of Buckingham palace

Siblings on the cute little scooters at the gelato stand in Westfield mall in London

My cute mom at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Brother, me, and sister in front of the British Museum

Me in front of Harrod's! My favorite place in London!

I have been to the UK a few times, I have had some amazing opportunities to travel, and I think this was my favorite trip, I loved it.

If you read this entire long post, thank you!

Have a lovely day!

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