[UNITED KINGDOM] Hesitation Before Traveling

有朋友問我: 請問照片的愛丁堡公爵是誰?
愛丁堡公爵是伊莉莎白二世女王的先生- 菲利浦王子
所以他們家也是貴族嘛才有這稱號地位
Hmm, 他是, 但這可不一定噢, 因為凱特王妃就不是貴族世家, 但因為威廉王子是牛津公爵, 所以結婚後她就是牛津女公爵了
A friend asked me who was on the post of the pic: “Who is Prince of Edinburgh?”
Me: “It’s Queen Elizabeth II’s husband- Prince Philip”
Friend: “Does he come from a royal family as well to have this title?”
Me:”He is, but it depends, as we all know Princess Kate Middleton isn’t from a royal family, but after she married Prince William (Duke of Cambridge), she as well became the Duchess of Cambridge.”

英國這美麗的國度一直沒有在我的旅遊名單上, 畢竟毛頭小鬼四五歲時候就去過了, 只是搭乘從香港直飛倫敦的15小時飛機可是折磨我不少.
坐在飛機艙的上層, 按耐不住性子的我, 一下是睡覺一下是醒着踢前面的人的座位, 再找周公, 再踢前面的人, 然後就這樣過了15小時, 前面的人超討厭我的!!! 除此之外, 唯一在飛機上最開心的事是:喝了人生第一口咖啡!
England was never a destination on my list, since my pass experience over there wasn’t nice. It was a 15 hours direct flight from Hong Kong to London, I sat on the upper deck, however the flight haul was too long and I was only 4 or 5 years old that time. I had a hard time taking a nap, after I woke up I would stretch my leg and kick the person’s seat in front of me, then to dreams, and then kick, on and on….the person in front of me dislike me so bad….lol, such a brat. BUT it was my first time drinking coffee!!!!!! My first cup zip was on that plane, and I’ll always remember that delicious black coffee taste.

那是天氣變化正劇的三月, 英國又濕又冷, 下着冰雹, 我張大眼睛看從天上掉下來的大冰塊覺得’這一切正是不可思議! 每一天吃著軟綿綿的馬鈴薯泥, 到最後我真的受不了的眼睛瞪大楚楚可憐的跟我媽說: “我可不可以吃something “chewy’”
It was March, and the weather was gloomy, it was cold and had hail! Yup, it’s hail, my first time seeing ICE falling from the sky, and was such a surprised! I remembered having mash potatoes almost everyday and gave mom a sympathic look: “Can I eat something ‘chewy,’” Can’t bear eating smooshy things everyday, I wanna c-h-e-w, c-h-e-w, c-h-e-w!
And this was my first travel in London, an unforgettable one.

當然囉, 我這一次可沒有在飛機上一直踢前方座位的人. 這一次是從巴黎飛倫敦只要一小時的飛機, 最後沒有選擇歐洲之星的原因是我看錯時間與票價, 誤以為價錢比較貴, 其實卻不然, 所以還是推薦要搭歐洲之星體驗海底水道以及它很方便直接到達倫敦市中心.
This time I didn’t whine or kick the person in front of me, since I flew to London from Paris with just an hour flight, didn’t take the Euro Star coz I mistaken the date and fares and thought it was so expensive, however it was cheaper and recommend to take it since it’ll be a very nice experience arriving in downtown London directly.

(@ Portobello Market)

那這麼搞剛的我怎麼又選擇到英國旅行了呢, 一待又待一個半月?
甚麼! 去那麼久?!
But..WHY? Why do you choose to go to UK again and whatttttt….one and a half month?! So longgggggg!

#1 英國不是物價消費很貴嘛!!!!!!! 對! 旅行歐洲真的很貴, 不要被小數字的英鎊或是歐元給矇騙過去, 覺的東西很便宜一直買. 本人常會有錯覺的買, 不然就是什麼都不買, 最好要記住匯率, 時時提醒自己. 很幸運的那時候 英鎊是 1:48, 歐元1:38
但是還是有撇步的~~ 這一次去歐洲兩個半月加上飛機票及在巴黎上精品課, 共花了20萬有找
之後會跟大家分享哪一些網站可以拯救你的荷包, 怎麼花台幣8,000元有找看6部音樂劇, 還有進奧運會場看奧運!

#1 Aren’t things in England very expensive?
Yup, traveling in Europe is quiet expensive, and may mix up with our usual currency with Pounds & Euros, since their money number are much smaller comparing to NTD. I always end up buying nothing or too much of something. The currency of 2012 summer was really great with NTD, 1:48 with Pounds, 1:38 with Euros .
However, there are still ways to use money wiser when traveling, as I had spend 200,000NTD (around USD6,700≒€5,000≒₤4,000) with changes for 2.5 in Europe+ Plane Ticket+ Luxury Products summer program in Paris.
Will share with all useful websites traveling in UK, how to watch 6 musicals within ₤160 and attending the Olympic game?! 😉

#2 還有..英國人口音是不是很難聽的懂? Is British accent hard to understand?
#3 英國菜好吃嗎??? (這也是我第一次去之後, 對它不及格食物的印象) Are English food delicious? (I gave an F to it after my first visit…so let’s see)
#4雨都之城的倫敦是不是每一天都在下雨?! Does is rain a lot in London?
#5 那妳為什麼還是去英國??? Why do you still go to UK in despite of all those blah blah blah

這大概是去英國前, 腦中會有很多的os, 但在出發之前做了很多功課, 上網查了很多資料及問學姐之後來跟大家說怎麼好好玩倫敦又不破產噢 ❤
These are pretty much my murmurs before arriving in UK. Doing homeworks before traveling is essential and asking friends around, next few post will tell you: How to travel in London not getting broke! Hehehehe

Stay tuned 😀

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