Phew.. so the first 'real' day of the trip... o.o um... well. It was.. overwhelming. both good and bad kinds of overwhelming.. well.. I'll start from the beginning.
Strangely, it wasn't hard for me(and pretty much everyone else) to wake up early.. Quite odd since we went on a 13-hour flight, walked around for a while, and slept late.. o.o Ah, well. For our trip, breakfast and dinner are provided.. breakfast by the hotel, and dinner... by anyone/place. 8D At this hotel we were all given a card to fill out with different food/s to select~ I chose a blueberry muffin, cereal+milk, and peppermint tea. ^^ Ahhh speaking of tea.. my friends and I already had tea twice before breakfast! 8D The hotel provided lots of tea bags, sugar, cream, instant coffee, etc. and a hot water.. jug/canister/heater/?. Really nice~ ..but.. the only tea they had was English Breakfast. (LOL. OF COURSE.) >.< It's alright though.. the water makes it taste a bit different though.. not bad.. but different. Hm.. I think I became the unofficial tea maker in my room. LOL. Anyway, breakfast was pretty standard. The tea was refreshingly cool and hot at the same time, and a bit bitter.. but that's how tea is.
So for today we used the tube~ It was my very first time using a subway/train/thing ever! Not to mention the first time traveling in a group.. It's all very.. weird. I know I'll get used to it. ..so. I got confused with the whole system of the tube, and spent most of the time making sure I was with my group, but after a few rounds/connections/stops/whatever you call them, it got easier. ^^
So, my group of ~30 including high school girls, 3 chaperons, and 3 mothers weren't alone on this trip. We have another group with us.. from the state of Utah. o.o I guess they didn't arrive yet so we have an extra day. ^^ After using the tube, we all had the choice to go to the Natural History Museum, the V&A Museum, or the Science museum. We all had our groups of friends so these groups went with each other. My group decided to go to the Natural History Museum~ It was so cool! Guam really doesn't have ANYTHING educationally interesting.. OTL There were so many different kinds of exhibits, like minerals, fossil thingies, animal stuff, human body stuff(the school kids there were a bit too
excited about that stuff.. >_>), and other cool things!
RAWR!! She even moves!! So cool~ *A*
After staying in the museum for ~2 hours, we left to do a walking tour of some parts of London~ We used the tube soo many times and walked a lot!! I'm soo not used to this.. in Guam everyone drives.. and the only ones that use public transportation are tourists. Here, so many people use the tube! *o* Anyway, our walking tour was great!~ There were so many notable stops, but the one I like the most was Trafalgar Square. ZOMG the HUGE LIONS WITH PUPPY PAWS<333 So cute. We were just passing by.. our tour director said that we would go there again for a longer time when the other group arrives..
Anyway, after dinner we went to watch Wicked
, a completely awesome play! ..but while we were going to the theater, something terrible happened in the tube.. >.< While using the tube, there were these really long and steep escalators.. while we were going down one, an old man in the other one on the opposite side(the one going up) fell down.. >.< but as he fell down the escalator kept bringing him up.. ;A; When he was finally able to get to the bottom, his head was covered in blood, and one of the police/patrolmen got him help.. That happened right when we used the escalator so we saw it all happen.. Well.. personally I didn't see it (I don't think I would want to see it.. >.<), but I kept hearing the thud
as he fell. I think it's safe to say that we all are EXTREMELY scared now. Even while I watched the most amazing performance I've ever seen, I still felt something sick.. urgh.. I think we are all trying to block out that and enjoy the show(or sleep. Today was extremely tiring.. I was getting tired myself, but I tried to stay awake--it was soo GOOD!! *A*).. HOWEVER, after the show finishe, we got word from our tour director that the old man was alive, in the hospital with his family, but alive
. ;A; Thank goodness...
Well.. after THAT, we went straight home (we're already calling the hotel home xD), and went straight to sleep.. I think most of us did. I took a shower first though. o3o (On that note, I was extremely confused.. um.. not used to showers.. or baths.. I'm used to the extremely old-fashioned method of using a bucket and tabo, LOL. My room-mates couldn't believe I took so long. xDDDD)