Last February 21- March 7, 2015, I got the chance to visit England and stayed there for free for the whole two weeks. Wooot! Yes, courtesy of our company. I'm so lucky to be part of the team to experience UK. It felt surreal even it is over, I still can't explain the feeling. I am overwhelmed. The weeks spent there were not all fun and games but mostly for work. I learned a lot from our trainers and  for sure we will incorporate those learning to the following months. I am expecting heavy workload too but it is alright. It is easy to work when you know you enjoy what you are doing, right? Anyways, I am happy to share with you my photos and my experiences in London, England. Of course during our free time, we incorporated some adventure time and visited some of the tourist destination in London. Let us start!

Who will miss the chance to take a selfie in front of Big Ben? I think that bridge was one of the busiest bridges because of the tourists/ people taking selfies in front of it. Every chance they have they will grabbed it for sure. Just like what we did. Hahaha

The London Eye. It is a 360 degrees ride to see the overview of the magnificent city of London. Too bad I did not have the chance to experience it. The queue of the line was always long. I think it will waste our time on queuing for the line. I rather start exploring other places instead. Hihi Maybe next time, if we still given a chance (crossing my fingers). 

Natural History Museum. It has the unique architectural design on this building. It is very detailed and amazing. Entering to this place makes me wonder how incredible the mind of the people who built it. On this museum, it is all about the nature's evolution. It focuses on Charles Darwin's Theory and other natural treasures such crystals, minerals and fossils of instinct species. Free admission.

National Gallery Museum. It is on Trafalgar square. Many performers showcase there talent in front of the National Gallery or in Trafalgar square. They entertain a lot the tourists. Inside this building are the paintings of the well known artist. Free admission.

London Beatles Store. If you are looking for authentic The Beatles merchandise, try visiting this store for amazing finds.

After visiting The Beatles store, we decided to go to Abbey Road. My road. Lol hahaha I am a little popular here. Haha houses, roads and even churches were named after me. Haha kidding. This is the Abbey House.

Abbey Road. The famous Abbey Road became very popular because of The Beatles, this was the road they decided to pose and made it the cover of their album. They did not realize it will be popular all over the world. Amazing! It was a tiny pedestrian near the Abbey House. It was hard to have a good shot on this road because it is a busy one and many tourist kept on posing and crossing like The Beatles too. Just like we did. Haha what a cliche move! Haha

Platform 9 3/4 @ King's Cross. Who would thought it would be a hit too. We queue on the line just to take photo on this wall. Haha Let me have a short detail about Platform 9 3/4, to those who are not a fan of harry potter movies. This was the scene where Harry Potter was looking for Hogwarts Express on the very first franchise movie. Because Platform 9 3/4 was hidden to muggles, it was a magical entrance to Hogwarts Express, Harry Potter needs to enter between the wall of Platform 9 with all of his things. Then, he disappeared and went to the world of wizards that's the time he saw Hogwarts Express.

The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4. They were selling items from Harry Potter like wands, sweaters, accessories and a lot more. You can also get the official photo of Platform 9 3/4 here. It was whooping £9! Hahaha Anyways, I still purchased it. Haha

Buckingham Palace. The palace where the king and queen and other royal blood of England lives. The residence of Queen Elizabeth. My auntie.. Hahaha char

The Westminster of Abbey. It was famous place because my name is on it. Haha I kid again. On a serious note, according to the tour guide it was the place, where the legendary people was buried such as Charles Dickens, Isaac Newton and a lot more. It was also the place where they held the ceremonies for the kings and queens of England.

London Transport Museum. It is near Covent Market. 

Ta-da! Covent Market. It has a lot of variety of boutiques and merchants that are selling unique and one of a kind items.

British Museum. Everything about the history of British and the other parts of the world were here. We also got the chance to see the mummy of Cleopatra. Free admission.

The London Dungeon. It is like horror but funny house/ tour from the dungeon about the old days in London. It narrated the scary days of London, where people got tortured, sick because of the plague and killed because of the serial killers in the loose like Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper. Try it. We got a discount for the entrance ticket £ 25.95 for two. Yey!

Tate Modern. It is the place where the modern art where stored. Some of the rooms where free to visit while some of the other rooms has an entrance fee. 

Millennium Bridge. It is near the Tate Modern. Crossing the bridge has a great view on it. On the end the bridge, everyone could see the side of St. Paul Cathedral. It is the center of attention because around the cathedral was the modern buildings on it.

St. Paul Cathedral. It has an entrance fee £16 to enter the cathedral. I just took the photo in front of it. 

The Making of Harry Potter, Warner Bros. Studio Tour. I am soooo lucky I got a chance to visit this place. I am a potterhead so I was obviously excited to visit the place. I will post a separate blog for this tour. Hahaha Inside the magical place was everything you need to know about Harry Potter. I will spill the beans soon on the next post. Hihi


Till the next post! Ta-ta!!!

Have you recognize your type of sleep? I might say I am "The iSleeper". Hahaha Most of the time, I ended up looking at my phone and check the social media sites to make myself doze off to sleep. Haha For me, it works!

How about you? Which is yours?

Anyways, I also grabbed some useful ways to sleep in an instant. It is from, check it out:

From our bed to yours — follow these sleep tricks, and you’ll be nodding off in no time:
  • Chug all of the lattes you want —  but make sure you gulp your last venti before 2pm. It takes your body up to 10 hours to get rid of 75% of the caffeine in your system. If you get your Starbucks fix any later, and it could keep you up at night.
  • Can’t give up your caffeinated nightcaps? Try Counting Sheep coffee — it’s decaffeinated coffee blended with organic valerian root, an herbal sedative to help you zzz.
  • Use f.lux to reduce the blue hues emanating from your phone and laptop. It eliminates the eye strain from the harsh light that inhibits melatonin production — the hormone that’s responsible for making you feel tired.
  • Take the stairs. Exercise is obviously the best way to tire your body out, but when you don’t have time to hit the gym, it’s the little things that count. Like stairs. Flights of ‘em.
  • The trek to the bathroom is a long one. If you fall asleep with your makeup on, keep a pack of disposable wipes on your nightstand. The last thing you want to do is more scrub work in the morning.
  • Wake up on Sunday mornings with the spins? Darker drinks like red wine or rum contain congeners (substances produced during fermentation), which may contribute to that annoying morning hangover. So skip the whiskey ginger in favor of a vodka soda.
  • You can also avoid a hangover, and get a better night sleep, by going one-for-one. For every vodka shot, chug a glass of water. It keeps you hydrated to avoid any next-day pain.
  • A cold bedroom is a sleepy bedroom. Aim for somewhere between 60° and 67° F to catch some chill dreams.
  • Feng Sui 101: Add a headboard to the base of your bed. It represents stability and support to keep your stress levels down and sleep time up. You also don’t want to store anything emotional underneath it. Old memorabilia can cause subconscious blocks. Throw that box of your ex’s things in the trash.
  • If you’re in bed thinking about everything that keeps you up at night, try thinking in images, not words. It’s nearly impossible to clear your mind of all thoughts, but switching the language from sentences to shapes may help you doze off sooner.
  • Despite what you learned as a kid, do not count sheep when you can’t sleep! Keeping track of all those sheep is too much work. Instead, dream about where you want to go on your next vacation. Mmmm…. waves…
  • If all else fails, get out of bed for a few minutes. Take a lap around your apartment or move to the couch. Continuing to lie in bed tossing and turning may only stress you out more, making it even harder to nod off.
  • Don’t hit snooze! Sleep caught between the sounds of your alarm is barely sleep. The snooze button just disturbs REM sleep, which can make you feel groggier when you finally get up. Bonus: extra hot shower time.
  • Just enter in your wake-up time, and the calculator will give you a bedtime that ensures you wake up between REM sleep cycles.
  • Eat breakfast within one hour of waking up. Not only should your sleep be on a regular schedule, but so should your meals. Breakfast resets your body clock, much like sunlight.
…and to really get the best sleep of your life, peruse

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