Till date, all our days of the vacation were planned as to what we had to do or where we had to go, but today was an off day for us. There was no plan, we were just in a mood to chill and relax and do some shopping. So, we decided to spend the morning lazing around at home, enjoying a hot cup of coffee sitting in the balcony of Sugandha & Daniels beautiful house with a view of the gorgeous Thames river flowing across.
At noon we head to a flea market to do some cheap shopping, so we land up in Camden market and just across the road is Inverness street market where you can shop for about anything at a reasonable price. Biwi shops for some tops & dress and i get a good riding jacket for myself and we buy some souvenirs and posters. After our shopping, we stop for some light sandwich & coke lunch and since it is such a beautiful experience to walk around the city of London, we did not want to go back home early and decided to do some exploration of our own.
The more we see of this city, the more we fall in love with it. But finally, we decide to end our day early as we had to do our packing for the flight next day back home. It was a one hour journey from the house to the airport so we decide to leave for the airport at 3 am in the morning since our flight was departing at 7 am. Daniel suggested the best way to travel at this time of the day was by bus, as there are direct buses every 30 mins from just below their house to Heathrow airport.
The flight departs on time, we have a halt at Doha and here we do our shopping for gifts we wanted to take back for family and friends. With my fixation for scotch, i do my shopping for some chivas and JW's and we are headed back to the place where i belong and i must say after an amazing and adventurous backpacking trip we are happy to be home.
Finally, I would like to end this blog on a thanking note: Biwi - Thank you for planning and executing this entire trip in the perfect manner possible. Love You!!! Megh's & TJ - For helping us plan with places to see around London & Scotland. Daniel & Sughanda - A big thank you and hugs to you for your hospitalility in London and guiding us with the travel and all the beautiful place to see around London & Scotland. Without you this whole trip would not have been as enjoyable and easy as it turned out to be. The B&B Owner & All the people of England & Scotland we met and came across - Without doubt its one of the most beautiful countries we have been to, but its the people that makes it all the more beautiful. Thank you for all your help, support, warmth and kindness.