Only half a day has existed for us today as we left L.A. at 9pm last night and then arrived in London at 4pm this afternoon. I had the worst sleep ever on the plane! It was a ten hour flight and I think I would be lucky if I had 2 hours sleep. The man in front of me snored so LOUDLY all night that I literally couldn't get to sleep, even though I was so tired! I kept shaking and thumping his chair to try and stop him but I think he woke up once out of probably a couple of dozen times that I did it. I was so angry, and so super tired that I was in tears at one point. He was so loud that even when I had my movie headphones in, I could still hear him. So frustrating! And to go along with that there were 4 babies sitting next to us, so they kept setting each other off crying, and that went on half the night too. So as you can imagine, I was feeling completely wasted as I got into Heathrow.
We went through security and got our bags. International travel has got a lot more hardcore going to airports now. Each airport we've gone through, we had to give fingerprints taken. I've never had to do this before. We even had to give our fingerprints at Universal Studios yesterday (Not that they work very well there because the lockers we used were opened by fingerprints, and when we tried to unlock them, it couldn't recognize my fingerprint after half a dozen attempts. So we had to get a security man to override it and let us get our stuff out).
From here, we found the tube station at the airport and caught the tube up to Russell Square, for about a 2 minute walk to our hotel. The tube ride was about 45 minutes. Trying to keep our eyes open was a challenge. By the time we got to the hotel and checked in, and then found our room which was a mission in itself, we had an hour to dump our things, get changed, and then catch 2 tubes to our 'Wicked' show at 7:30pm. We found that pretty easy though and got there at 7:30 on the dot, without having any tea.
As fantastic as the show was, it was like torture trying to watch it and stay awake. For once I did actually manage to stay awake the whole time, but geez it was hard. We're back at the hotel now. We caught the tube back at 10:30pm and couldn't believe how many people are still out at that time on a Wednesday night. We're both such small town people. We're both sitting in the hotel lobby at the moment using the internet, starving because we didn't have time to eat tea, but we couldn't be bothered organising anything. Off to bed now though because my eyelids are drooping.
Tomorrow we're off to the London Eye and The Tower of London, before having a pre-departure meeting at the Contiki Basement tomorrow night.