March 1, 2016, I arrived in London. Looking back, I felt a sense of excitement and disbelief as I trek my way out of Heathrow airport. I can't believe I have stepped foot in Europe! I was filled with gratitude but I remided myself not to get too emotional as I still need to find my hostel. :D
I made my way to the Underground Piccadilly line with my big 20-L backpack and cabin size luggage trolley. I changed to the Jubilee line at GreenPark and alight at Swiss Cottage Station. I then walked to find my hostel Palmer's Lodge to wait for my friend Dimsk to arrive there that day as well. I got a little lost finding tthe hostel as there is no visible sign and it looked like an old English school on the outside. A good Samaritan might have noticed me being lost in the rain and stopped to help me. It was a really good start despite of the rainy weather.
I was happy to meet up with Dimsk. I also love r hostel as it is a very old English building including the interiors. Their lounge area was very cozy and relaxing. It seems lots of young people stayed at the hostel.
I am a Filipina, formerly based in Singapore and is now living permanently in Melbourne. Yet, I am really a global citizen at heart. :)