On London squeezing adventures and ridiculous travel resolutions

The reputation of London‘s New Year fireworks can only be described as sparkingly magnificent and visually adventurous. (Is there an Oscar for the most ridiculus metaphor? Can I get it?) That is why I was only too happy to take part in the endless squeezing from Waterloo Station to the Southbank from 9pm – accompanied by what felt like the entire city.

Don’t get me wrong, this is a beautiful activity that may seem slightly challenging for claustrophobics at first but the moment fireworks were shooting across the sky right above our favorite river, everyone knew it was well worth it. Situated on the Victoria Embankment, we had the perfect view… for the first ten minutes. Then the air was so filled with smoke that the only party you could see was the one that people on the HMS President boat were having. Their fireworks made more sense from a camera point of view and I decided to ignore the long-exposure-tripod nightmare and took  a casual angle that couldn’t get endangered by the odd tourist that was drunkenly stumbling his way through.

Speaking of starting the new year, what are your travel resolutions? I have set myself the infamous target to stop getting on rather spontaneous getaways that always turn out pricier than expected and instead save for a big trip in summer whose destination will be unclear for quite some time. However, I won’t be able to restrict myself from exploring the UK a little further. That will mean getting some friends together, jumping in a cheap car and heading to Cornwall, Bath and the Highlands. Oh. And I’d also love to finally visit Lisbon and Budapest. And and and…

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One response to On London squeezing adventures and ridiculous travel resolutions

  1. […] The journey back led through Stuttgart, a large town with a beautiful Roman city centre in South Germany, where I caught up with some awesome people who I haven’t hugged in too long. We sipped hot chocolate and healthy German lemon drinks (the combination couldn’t be any more strange, I agree) in the beautiful Café Künstlerbund just off Schlossplatz – before heading to the airport just in time for the fireworks… […]

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