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Maanantain ja tiistain välisenä yönä pilvien yllä lennellessämme laitoimme matkan niinsanotusti pakettiin eli Lontoon reissaajien kommentit reissusta, olkaapas hyvät!

Huippu reissu! Hyvät säät sattu, joten tarkeni shoppailla 🙂 Dirty Dancing-musikaali oli hyvä. Anna

Ihana reissu hyvässä seurassa 🙂 Loistavat ilmat oli, ei olisi parempaa voinut toivoakaan… Nyt on rahat ja voimat loppu, mutta hyvä mieli 🙂 Ilona

Tosi mukavaa, sää vain oli liian lämmin. Johanna

Tykkäsin reissusta ja kaupungista tosi paljon. Sää oli toooosi hyvä 🙂 Haluaisin mahdollisimman pian takas. Katri

Lentokoneessa istutaan, tuntemattomien vieressä ja jalat huutaa hoosiannaa, mutta reissu oli upeampi kuin osasin kuvitella ja kaikki punnat ja pennit meni. Säät oli ihanan kesäiset ja seura mitä mainiointa! Kiitos reissaajille tästä upeasta kokemuksesta! Laura

Reissu oli hyvä ja piristi kivasti. Oli mukava päästä pois lumen keskeltä lämpimään. Hotelli toi matkaan ainoan miinuksen, sillä hanoista tuli joko kylmää tai kiehuvan kuumaa vettä… Melissa

Ilmat oli ihanan lämpimät, tuntui ihan varaslähdöltä kesään! Jalat on vähän hellinä, mutta tulipahan ainakin nähtyä paljon (ja shoppailtua…). Vois vaikka heti alkaa suunnittelemaan uutta reissua! Emilja

Oli tosi mukava reissu ja sää oli tosi hyvä! Regent’s Park oli tosi kaunis! Miia-Riikka

Luulot Lontoosta ennen reissua muuttuivat tiedoksi todella hienolla tavalla. Nyt kun on nähtävyydet nähty, sekä tuliaiset ostettu – liian pitkistä kävelyreissuista puhumattakaan – voi palata kotiin iloisin mielin. Markus

Reissu ylitti kaikki odotukset. Oli aivan uskomattoman hienoa päästä katsomaan Mamma Mia-musikaalia aivan parhaiden paikkojen vierestä. Bändi/orkesteri soitti todella hyvin, kuunneltiin aivan täpinöissään. Globe oli mielenkiintoinen paikka. Sää ei ollut hullumpi, taisi alkaa satamaan juuri kun lähdimme kohti Helsinkiä? Rahat loppui, mutta oli kivaa. Mukava päästä kotiin. Tommi

Jo lentokoneesta käsin oli ihanaa nähdä Lontoon maamerkit: Thames-joki Tower-siltoineen, Big Beneineen ja London Eye-pyörineen. Ilma oli lempeä kuin Suomen alkukesällä. Parasta koko reissussa oli tiimi, joka toimi! Porukka oli aivan upea ja asenne kaikilla kohdallaan. Niinpä pienet vastoinkäymisetkin vain naurattivat ja niistä selvittiin. Jälleen musikaaleista jäi kaikkein hienoimmat elämysmuistot joka aistille, ja Lontoon hektinen, loppumaton syke piristi arkea. Kiva on palata kotiinkin! 🙂 Marja

Aivan upea reissu, jossa elämyksiä riitti jokaiseen makuun. Aurinkoa, taidetta, katusoittajia, musikaalielämyksiä ja Shakespearea – voiko opintomatkalta vielä jotain muuta vaatia? Kiitos mahtavasta matkaseurasta! Tällä sakilla todella on asenne kohdillaan – I’m proud of you all! Marjo

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Monday 11 April

On Monday morning we were a bit sad to check out from the cozy and authentic London hotel. It was time to head towards Oulu, and our trip together was about to end. After the first shock Hotel Blair Victoria proved to be a very good choice for this kind of a trip. It is near the centre and there are two underground stations (Pimlico and Victoria) within a five-minute walk. The rooms are a bit worn out but extremely clean and to our amazement the beds were made and towels changed every single day!

Having checked out from the hotel the group divided into different activities: some went to the Natural History Museum, others to the King’s Cross to see Harry Potter’s platform 9 3/4, some visited Regent’s park and supposedly also some shopping still took place.

In the afternoon it was time for our adventure: we couldn’t get tickets for the bus going from Victoria Coach Station to Heathrow, and we had to change to plan C which was the underground. Dragging the suitcases from the coach station to the railway station and then again to the underground most certainly wasn’t a pleasant experience. And when the tube was so full that there was barely space to lift your finger (the one desperately trying to keep the suitcase in one place) we were more than delighted to get into the airport. After that everything went magnificently smoothly: no long queues, our flights were on time and our luggage arrived in Oulu on the same plane as us 🙂

All in all this was an amazing trip. Our team worked excellently and we had a very good time. We saw a lot, experienced a lot and enjoyed ourselves a lot. Thank you for the company!

Good night,

Marja and Marjo

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Sunday 10 April

Today started with the girls waiting boys at the hotel lobby because we forgot to put the alarm on – again. So, we were a little bit tired throughout the whole day – Ilona & Anna as well. After we found 10£ in our pockets, we headed to the Shakespeare’s Globe. It was just a replica of the theatre that was built in 16th century with all the souvenir-shops, but still, it blew our minds. After that we went to a near park-like grass area to read some of the Shakespeare’s sonnets. Then we all parted to different groups, some of us went shopping to the nearby mall or to the Natural history museum, but boys went to Notting Hill to search the famous blue door from the movie – with no success. The girls went to the Camden Town markets and found some nice dresses.

Because this night was our last here in London, we decided to go to a pub with the whole group. The place was called Marquis and it was very close to our residence. Most of us ate fish & chips, and because the restaurant was nicer than just a kiosk on a street, the dish looked really awesome. Girls had small vegetable plates but they looked huge, and tasted really good – just as it should. When all the nice foods were stuffed into our stomachs and all the small change were counted for the bill, we went to see the last bit of the British nightlife. Though we didn’t manage to go any further than 200m, we had a blast. We tried not to be so tired the next day, so we didn’t stay out as late as the girls did the day before!

Sunday was a really good for our last full day, the air temperature was easily over +20 (perhaps even +30!) and there were no clouds on sight. Our luck for the weather on this trip was phenomenal!

With love, Inna & Anna, Markus and Tommi

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Here we are!

 

Shakespeare’s Globe was an amazing experience!

 

Shakespeare’s sonnets in Tate Modern’s garden.

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Thou art more lovely and more temperate.

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,

And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,

And often is his gold complexion dimmed,

And every fair from fair sometimes declines,

By chance or nature’s changing course untrimmed;

But thy eternal summer shall not fade

Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,

Nor shall death drag thou wander’st in his shade

When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st.

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,

So long lives this, and this gives live to thee.

 

 

A Sunday dinner in a local pub. Fish and chips, of course!

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We have had some technical problems with wi-fi connection, mainly due to the hotel receptionist whose English was incredibly poor… But here you are: you will find photos and hopefully new blogs pretty soon.

Marjo and Marja

P.S. We added some photos on the previous articles of this blog, so go and have a look!

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Saturday 9.4.2011

This is our third day here in London. Today’s schedule: Handel House museum and free time. We  had to hurry to Handel House museum because boys woke up too late. Handel ( 1685-1759 ) was a German composer who lived in London. He composed over 40 operas. The most famous works of Handel are Messiah and the Champions league hymn. We listened to a harpsichord performance after the museum tour and after the performance we had free time. Some of us went shopping and some of us went to see a musical. We don’t know what we are going to do tonight but let’s see…

Miia-Riikka, Laura and Katri

The Handel House Museum and the house next door - the one where Jimi Hendrix lived

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Friday 8 April

At 9.30 we gathered ourselves on the lobby of the hotel.
The weather was nice, sunny and very warm compared to the weather of Finland. We walked to the Victoria Station and took a subway to some other metro station where we all bought tickets for upcoming musicals. Our blog group chose a musical called ’We will rock you’ which includes songs by Queen.

After buying the tickets we headed to the National Gallery where we didn’t only look at the paintings but also chatted in groups about them in English.
When we had got enough of art we all went to see Big Ben near the National Gallery.
Then our ways separated – others went shopping and others kept looking around.

In the evening the others went to see the musicals while our blog group continued shopping and stayed at the hotel.

Emilja and Melissa

On Friday we bought tickets to musicals and went to a sightseeing tour. In National Gallery we talked about the paintings in English. After that everybody did what they wanted to do.

Johanna

Thursday 7 April

We are finally here in London, all twelve of us plus the luggage. London greeted us with the warmth of early summer (+20) with cherry trees in blossom and green leaves on trees. From the Heathrow airport’s central bus station we took a bus to Victoria Coach Station (a cheap and handy way to travel from the airport, only 5£) and after a few ’oops’ we managed to find our way to the hotel. Orienteering isn’t our strongest side…

We are staying in five hotel rooms (on two sides of the street) and some of our travellers find their rooms a little bit creepy. Photos are on their way! The hotel is a very cheap B&B and costs about 37 euros per night per person, so we didn’t expect to have any luxuries such as roomy corridors. There are some strange things in the rooms like extremely tiny bathrooms and you have use your imagination in order to find a way to recharge the mobiles and computers… However, the rooms are clean and warm, and the beds are ok.  And the biggest plus is that we are in the middle of everything (about 1 km from e.g. Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and Big Ben).

A room with a view 😉

Tomorrow we are going to conquer by underground or by foot some of the sights. Our tour includes also a visit to the National Gallery where the students are going to be sharing their views about art.

Now it’s time to turn in and pass the computer to the first blogging group, Melissa, Johanna and Emilja. Good night! Stay tuned!

Marja and Marjo

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