DO I LOOK LIKE A TOURIST YET???
So I’m in Florida just under 100 days so I figured I would start a journal-type thing… more for my own purposes to remember my experiences by- but you guys can follow it with me if you want xD I guess it would be useful if you’re doing the icp in the future :)
So today I was in London to get my Visa approved at the US Embassy. Considering I’d never actually gotten the London Underground on my own before I was quite proud of myself for not getting lost once! :D
There was a Pharmacy and a Starbucks on the same road as the Embassy, so after putting my things in the lockers at the Pharmacy (not allowed to take bags/electronics into the embassy) I sat outside Starbucks and met someone else who was on the ICP, so I wasn’t so alone xD
We then queued up outside the US embassy for about ten minutes before going through security. Inside the embassy is kind of like an airport waiting lounge. Just hundreds of people waiting to get various types of visa. We waited about forty minutes to be called to the desk to hand our documents in, they took our fingerprints and told us to sit down and wait for our numbers to be called for the interview. It was about two hours before that happened but we met another cast member inside so the time went by a lot smoother. They really didn’t ask anything trivial during the interview- just what you’re going to be doing in America and then you’re good to pay the courier fee and go.
Thheennnn I had like an afternoon to kill so I picked my stuff up and got more Starbucks (I’m a Frappuccino junkie xD) AND THEN I WENT TO THE DISNEY STORE ON OXFORD STREET YAYYY!!! They had a cool under water grotto thing to show off Finding Nemo 3D so that was cool :D Then I walked to Marble Arch, through Hyde Park, to Buckingham Palace, to the swapping of the guard thing, to Big Ben, the houses of Parliament, West Minister, and then I got the tube to Monument place, went to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, had lunch, got the tube back to Euston station and got a Virgin train outta there.
All in all, a nice little day out :D
(Oh and my visa was approved by the way.. just in case you were waiting with baited breath to see if it was :p
You probably weren’t)I guess day two of this will probably be June 2nd when I leave for the airport, till then:
Have a magical day!!!