LONDON PART 1

Finally I found some time to go through pictures from our London trip. We stayed two weeks at Hounslow near Heathrow airport and I must say it was maybe little too far away from centrum. It took 30-40 minutes to get into centrum and we weren't able to find nice park from Hounslow so it was exhausting to sit in the subway everyday so long to get somewhere.

Let's talk about our hotel room. We stayed two weeks at Hounslow Ibis Budget hotel and first of all I'm not recommending this hotel to anyone. When we picked this hotel we knew we didn't need any fancy TV or butt warmers, but electric kettle would have been nice. Hotel room was ok, but there was two major problems. First, room was insanely moist all the time and I don't mean hot moist, I mean moist moist. I had air conditioning on and window open but nope. Room was still "lovely" moist and after few days my clothes started to smell. It made me wonder that is there mold or water damage. Second: toilet didn't flush, which is the reason why I had little crisis everyday. When I tried to flush, nothing happened. Anssi has seen the worst sides of me, but I don't want him to witness my poop. There I am, standing in the smallest toilet ever, nervously flushing toilet again and again. Only seeing my poop dancing on the weak waves. I was already considering to collecting poop and tossing it outside, but world smallest toilet didn't have even trash can. Only roll of toilet paper and me. So no taking your shit out somewhere wasn't available option. After several tryings to flush toilet, my poop finally gave up and drowned (thank god). After one week (Imagine all those "flush poop! flush!" meltdowns) cleaners finally took a hint and fixed the toilet. Never again.

Anyway this was my fourth trip to London, but Anssi was here for the first time. So we walked around a lot and went through all "classic" sightseeing places. I didn't bring the camera everywhere, but I decided to share some of the photos with you. 

DAY 1

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On our first day we decided to see Natural History Museum and I must say it was a beautiful building and all those dinosaurs! I'm huge dinosaur fan, so of course I was pretty excited. When I was kid, I used to watch dinosaur documentary tv series with my dad every Saturday evening. In the picture I'm posing with plant-eating giant Diplodocus, which is one of the longest land animals that ever lived. From tip to tail it measures over 26 metres. As you can see Diplodocus was so tall that we weren't able to fit it's face to this picture.
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I was impressed how many dinosaur skeletons they had at Natural History museum and how cute and well made replicas they had made. Looking at skeletons made me remember how I wanted to archeologist when I was a kid. I wanted to find different dinosaurs, but after I grew up I realized there isn't much dinosaurs left to dig. So I gave up with that dream and now I'm just happy to be able to see them at museums. 
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Somehow I thought they had real tyrannosaurus rex skeleton here, but they didn't. Instead they had huge realistic tyrannosaurus rex robot, which moved around and was pretty cool. I would have loved the skeleton more but I was amused about this too. 

After wandering around several hours at Natural History Museum we decided to spend our evening at Hyde Park. We walked through The Diana Princess of Wales memorial walk and it was so beautiful. There were so many different colors of flowers everywhere. It was peaceful even the park was filled with people. We ended up visiting Hyde Park several times. 
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