So, about a week ago, Melissa & Azaria came to London!
Melissa’s friend Annie came along too, and the first day we walked around London, doing typical touristy sightseeing things. Annie was supposed to meet up with her parents that night, but their flight got delayed a full day – so they were SO nice and let us stay in their hotel room for the night.
The next day, Annie’s parents finally made it to London, and they were exhausted. Melissa, Azaria, Annie and I went to Leicester Square to see how much musical tickets would be for that day. They weren’t too bad, but we decided that we didn’t have time to see a play and go out. – Azaria’s mom had a friend who was a bouncer and got us into a nightclub for free! – We met up with Annie’s parents at the Museum of London and walked through the first floor, and decided after that we were done. We went to a pub for dinner, which ended up taking longer than we thought because we didn’t realize the Arsenal – Manchester game was on! Then we went back to the hotel to shower, and change for going out. (Azaria’s mom had booked us a room for that night)
Us girls got to the nightclub in Leicester Square okay, and we got in for free. But the drinks were so expensive! And it took us about an hour to hail a cab home. (There were a ton of unlicensed cabs, but they’re so unsafe, we wanted to wait for a black one… apparently 3am is a busy time in London, with so many people leaving bars and clubs.) We had lots of fun anyway! Before we went out, Melissa, Azaria, and I were saying that it was like we had only seen each other a week ago – but in reality, it’s been FOUR years! I can’t believe it. We got along so well on this trip it was like we were never apart, nothing was awkward or silent.
Sunday morning Annie decided to hang out with her parents so Melissa, Azaria, her mom, and I headed to South Kensington to see Harrods. We had a nice lunch/dinner at pizza express and then Melissa and I walked Azaria and Sheona to Victoria Station to see them on their train. It was sad, we all started crying, although I am going to visit Azaria (hopefully!) before I leave.
Monday Melissa got up to meet Annie & her parents to go to Stonehenge, and I went to class. I met them in the evening at the train station, where Annie and her Mom & Dad left to fly to Dublin. In the evening, I took Melissa to a school function, the Grand, with the rest of my flat.
Tuesday morning Melissa had to catch her train to meet her friends in Lisbon, Portugal (it was her spring break). The weekend flew by but I was so happy to see everyone!