My day in London

Trip Start May 02, 2013
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Sunday, May 12, 2013

After a good night's sleep I was ready to get up and explore London. It was amazing how much I like to sleep in when I have the opportunity.  This trip is very physically and mentally exhausting so when I can rest, I do.  When I got up I figured out the best way to get into the city of London was by train. I got a taxi from the hotel to the train station and worked my way onto a train. 

I got off the train and quickly found a place to eat because I was starving.  The night before I got to the hotel too late, therefore no dinner was available.  I ordered something from the bar and enjoyed my once piece of turkey on white bread sandwich.  It was nothing special, but it filled me up for the night.  After I was done eating in London, I hopped on one of those red bus tours.  People always make fun of me for using the red bus tour but I think they are great.  When you are only in a place for a day or two it really is not a bad idea.  You get to see the entire city without trying to figure it out on your own.

I did all of the very touristy things there are to do; saw the tower bridge, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, etc.  London is a very interesting place and I knew it was going to be one of the last English speaking countries I was going to be in for a while.  I think it would be a great place to study abroad, so I am going to look into that.  Doing sightseeing on your own is a bit lonely.  Normally you would want to share those experiences with other people.  I unfortunately do not have this luxury.  Nevertheless, I cannot complain for a single second. 

At the end of the day, everything was a lot of fun.  I am really glad I got to do all the stuff I did in London.  I was ready to go back to the hotel and get some major rest.  It had been a long day and I knew that tomorrow was going to be another long day.
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Your Sister Betsy on

Hey Noodle, holy cow this looks amazing! I'm so glad those good old Red Bus Tours are working out for ya. I am so proud of you and I cant believe I get to see you so soon, I'm really looking forward to it. Love you so so much and always remember to fly safe!

Alex S on

Way to go Jack. Been following your flight since you started and wishing you tailwinds all the way.
Love the flight information you posted on the first couple of hops but missing it from the last few. Trying to follow your flightpath using the VOR information. and checking your progress each day.
Best wishes. Alex S.

Martin Fallon on

Hey Jack.

Cool journey and you are doing brilliantly on it! Just thought I would drop you a line to wish you the best of luck for the rest of the journey!

I came across your trek on the Daily Mail website which is one of the top English newspapers. I think it was the forgetting the passport that was the story haha!

Anyway I thought that I would send you link to the article in case you hadn't seen it.

Fly safe bud!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2332020/Jack-Wiegand-American-aiming-youngest-pilot-fly-solo-world-forced-delay-journey--forgetting-passport.html

Jerry in Boulder on

Ever since you arrived in Thailand you have been in territory I have frequented so very often. I have an excellent mind's eye of just where you were. I suppose you went in Don Muang Airport for Bangkok. My first flight in there on Pan Am, a DC 6 in 1956 and the latest last year aboard a friend's Desault Falcon tri jet. I used to work in that part of SE Asia, loved it.

Just now you seem to be holed up in Kobe Japan, that's an airport with as clean an approach and departure as you can find. I haven't been into it for a few years but understand they are having sinking problems with the rising seas.

I suppose you will fly right along the Kuril Islands then over Kamchatka then the Aleutians. From the air Kamchatka is is spectacular, beautiful volcanoes and bays and a forbidding but magnificent landscape, keep the camera handy.
It won't be long now at the rate you are flattening the word.

Happy Landings, Jerry

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