- 出行天数/12 天
A glimpse of the Great Britain (preface)
It was a twelve-day journey to the other side of the globe.traveling across UK from the southern part to the northeast, I had a unforgettable time that I may cherish for the rest of life.I'v been preparing this trip half an year ahead，I even made a dressing schedule to plan out the outfit that I was going to wear every other day.In order to match up the local scenery，I did a lot research.My mom thought I was wasting my time ,but I have to ensure that I look in my best state.There is saying that the fun part of traveling is not only the trip itself ,it's also the process of anticipation and preparing before you set off.I can't agree more on this.
I got the airport with great excitement and waiting to meet my new tour leader.Its a “she” who looks like a "he",she is quite easy going and friendly. later，our group leader Handed out the passport replicates and ushered us to check the baggages. After all that long waited security check andother boring procedures ，we found out the flight is about 4 hours late from the announcement，bad start I have to addmit. Finally，it was the boarding time，I got on the plane and walked straight to my designated seat.The first meal served on the flight is crappy as it always be，but the second was tasty,Italian vegetarian pasta.As I was worried how I could spend the coming ten hours，I noticed the various audio program played the screen wich embed in the seat before me.I never watch videos on fight，cuz its such a detriment to my eyesight.Then I chose a horror novel to listen to， it scared the crap out of me，but its compelling plot atracted me ， great time killer.then I fell asleep and get unawared of the lapse of time.The next thing I know its we are officially in london.
along with other tour group members，I went through the custom .Steping out of he airport，I had my first breath of the air in london，it’s moist and surprisingly fresh，the moisture comes from the rain an the weather here is much coulder than where I come from，even its summer in london as well.The coach that supposed to pick us up did not arrive on time, the very mistake made by operator of travel agent contributed to a ride of london‘s most luxurious transportation，the black taxi.Our tour guid told the driver where to take us to,and five of us were are like the people been smuggled and sitting there without knowing where the destination is.luckily，they have me who speak english，not to brag but it really helps me out in many scenarios during this trip.I checked up my itinerary and told the driver what exactly the hotel’s name is and at last we got three safe and sound.Exuasted as I was after a whole day flight,Plus my stiff arms and legs,I still suffering from insomia due to the jet lag,this is the downsiede of overseas traveling I suppose.
First day among a long journey is always the most thrilling day of them all，everything I saw there is new and fresh.The uniqueness of 19th century's gothic architecture has blended perfectly with the modern charm of london. The historical remains lie silently on the banks of Thames river,seemingly telling the tale of the empire on which sun never sets.As I arrived at downtown area，the Big Ben，being quite conspicuous among all the other low rise buildings， suddenly appeared in my sight.Its tall and spectacular，almost as same as I saw in those postcards ，only more imposing.It is the indispensable part of london，the most iconic architect in UK. It is said the Big Ben survived from the second world war intact,I can't even imagine how much vicissitudes it has seen through.The chime of the clock owns the power to shake your heart , penetrate your soul，you ’d know thats no exaggeration once you hear it.
Wendsa castle and Oxford university
I have to mention beforehand that I even bought a bonnet resembles the one dutchess of kambridge wear.I have been longing to visit a castle since I was a little girl.The grandeur of the exterior ，the toughness of the fortress，and most importantly the luxury of internal decorations,they are all the factors that why I placed so much enthusiasm in today's visit.While we enter the gate，the staff give each of us a wrist band as ticket wich you can’t take it off unless using sissors to cut.I wrap it on the string of bag and got caught by one of the staff，she told me that I have to do as I was told and put it around my wrist and why thats cald wrist band.Its a little embarrassing especially in my not so ordinary costumes，I felt everyone is staring at me.My dressing style today fits in the ambience of the castle but fail to fit in today‘s crowd，everyone dresses casually.I grab a audio guide device and turn it in to english chanel，followed the instructions and started my tour from the queen marry’s doll house.Its was every little girls dream to possess a huge doll house，I uesd to pray everyday to have one when I was little.The doll house was put in a glass showcase with weak light lightened the dark room.I had never seen one doll house so exquisite and intricate like this one，at the end of the day，royals are royals.The other exhibition rooms are the living room ，dining hall，and slumber chamber of past monarchs.Its extravagant but its not even a little bit excessively decorated，every ornament is so enchanting and eye-catching.The canvas of the owner's patriot haning on the wall，striding on the soft carpet，I could literally feel the fantastic life they ever had